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Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Soup

Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Soup is tasty, super healthy AND good luck!

Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Soup

Hello happy healthy friends!

I hope you had an amazing Christmas weekend.  The Hubs and I had a calm weekend at home, which is just what we wanted this year.  It was lovely.  However, I’m still feeling super festive today as Christmas week continues.  Just ignore me if I start singing ALL THE CAROLS loudly and out of tune.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Even Rhett and Makena have been known to walk out of the room when I start singing…. but I digress.

As much as I’m feeling Christmas still today, I’m jumping ahead to New Years recipe-wise so you guys can have time to plan to make this Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyes Peas and Collard Greens Soup on New Year’s Day.  This is a recipe I have shared before, but I made some updates and know you will love it.  It’s the perfect way to kick off the year. In fact, all week I’ll be sharing posts to help get you ready for 2017 so get ready for some New Year’s fun, including healthy recipes ideas and resolution inspiration!

So back to that Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyes Peas and Collard Greens Soup recipe… I know I say this a lot… but trust me on this one.  You’ll want to make it!

Holy delicious-ness!

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So I’m  not sure if this is just a southern thing or not, but Collards and Black Eyes Peas go hand in hand on New Year’s Day.  Story is that they bring good luck!

I need ALL the good luck I can get, so I normally make a batch for the big day.

One of my favorite ways to cook them is to mix it all together in a soup… vegetarian crock pot style of course!

My Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyes Peas and Collard Greens Soup is surprisingly flavorful and  is a dish I love.  Hopefully that means the luck will keep rolling in…

I feel like after a shaky 2016 I could use some luck.

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My recipe uses dried peas, which can take a long to time soften in the Crock Pot.  So if you are short on time, use canned black eyes peas or pre-soften the peas by soaking them overnight.

The combination of flavors are hearty and balanced.  You can start the New Year off with a totally clean and easy meal.  Plus it’s just something really different to make in the Crock Pot.  These are ingredients that are a little more unique.

The beans provide protein and the greens are vitamin packed.  You could even consider this Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyes Peas and Collard Greens Soup a bit of a detox for the New Year.

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I hope ya’ll are enjoying Christmas week as much as I am!  Who’s in for making this Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyes Peas and Collard Greens Soup New Year’s Day?

Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Soup

Julie Wunder
My Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Soup is southern comfort food at it's best! Perfect for any winter day or to get good luck on New Year's Day!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 10 mins
Course Crock Pot, Soup
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 242 kcal


  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups dried black eyed peas, rinsed and sorted through **
  • 2 32 ounce boxes of high quality vegetable broth
  • 14.5 ounce canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, can adjust or omit
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt & pepper, to taste
  • 10 big collard leaves, stem removed and chopped


  • Rinse and sort through the peas removing any small pebbles or bad peas.
  • Put everything EXCEPT the collards in the Crock Pot and stir well.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Add collards and turn Crock Pot to high. Cook for an additional 2 hours or until peas are tender.


The amount of salt and pepper is dependent on how salty your broth is and your personal preference/ health needs. Start with less and add more! ** You can sub canned peas for the dry ones, just cook for less time!


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 16gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 311mgPotassium: 900mgFiber: 9gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1250IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 6mg
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Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Soup recipe

Thanks for stopping by today!  I know you’re busy with the holidays, but check back in tomorrow for some tips to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

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By | 2020-10-15T13:03:07-04:00 December 27th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Crock Pot Meals, Food, Soups, Vegetarian Meals|60 Comments


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  3. RT December 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    It is most definitely Southern…called Hoppinโ€™ John…just made different than this. Lol

  4. [Vegan Friendly] Black Eyed Peas. February 5, 2018 at 9:29 am - Reply

    […] recipes, but they weren’t exactly what I wanted. not soupy enough if that makes sense. But HERE, HERE & HERE are some good ones! I decided to go with my own recipe. I thought it was best to […]

  5. Monique January 1, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Five stars… I soaked the peas the night before with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and cooked all day. Used mustard greens instead of collard greens. Amazing flavor and this time made the soup nice and thick.

    • JulieWunder January 13, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Yay! It’s one of my favs. So glad you enjoyed it. Happy belated New Year.

  6. Eydie Merwitzer January 8, 2017 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Hi, Julie,
    Died this recipe freeze well?

    • JulieWunder January 8, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Hi Eydie! Yes! I’ve froze it before and it turned out good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. vicki January 5, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I always have black-eyed peas on New Years… will have to try your recipe next!

  8. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition January 4, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I was MIA a lot during the holidays so I totally missed this – I know it would have been perfect for new years day. BUT I think this soup would be delicious anytime!

    • JulieWunder January 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      I agree Mary Ellen! Hope you are having a good weekend.

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  10. Kimmythevegan January 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year Julie!! What a wonderful recipe to start off the new year with =) This is more of what I need after a little holiday indulging ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m pinning & sharing!

    • JulieWunder January 7, 2017 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Happy New Year Kimmy! Hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for hosting!

  11. Courtney January 2, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

    This looks super comforting and delicious! It’s so cold here– perfect soup weather!– and this looks incredibly cozy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Meghan January 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    This looks great! I want to make this for New Years but I was wondering if I could sub the greens with cabbage? Would the cook time for cabbage be the same?


    • JulieWunder January 1, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Hi Meghan! I’m not familiar with cooking cabbage, but I’d just make sure the beans were tender and then add the cabbage until it’s done!

  13. easypeasylifematters December 31, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    This looks so amazing, my mouth won’t stop watering!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Geneva December 31, 2016 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    I have this in my pot cooking right now, I’m very excited to try this for New Years ๐Ÿ™‚

    However I think you may have a typo in the ingredients. “1 4.5 ounce can diced tomatoes” surely you mean 1 14.5 ounce can? For this giant pot of soup, I couldn’t imagine using only 4.5 ounce of tomatoes, and finding a 4.5oz can would be impossible ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Can’t wait to try this though. It smells incredible so far!

    • JulieWunder December 31, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Geneva! Let me know how you like it!
      Yes, a badly placed space messed that up. Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it for everyone else. Sorry for the trouble!

      • Geneva January 3, 2017 at 10:27 am - Reply

        5 stars
        It was amazing! I had a lot of leftovers, so i made sure to freeze them for easy meals later. Thank you!

        • JulieWunder January 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm - Reply

          Yay! I’m so glad! Hope you are having a good weekend.

  15. Annmarie December 30, 2016 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    This looks like the perfect way to warm up on New Years Day! YUM!

  16. Blane Sherer December 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I have always eaten a good luck New Years Day meal
    with black eyes peas, collard greens and ham. Obviously
    you wouldn’t do the ham. The rest of the meal at my mom’s
    would be cole slaw and macaroni and cheese casserole
    among other items. There would also be tasty desserts.
    Glad you enjoyed your Christmas.

    • JulieWunder December 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      Ohhh! That sounds like a New Year’s Day feast! Hope you enjoy it this year.

  17. [email protected] December 27, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

    I never thought I liked black eyed peas but recently had them in a recipe and do like them. Going to have to try this this winter.

    • JulieWunder December 30, 2016 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      I love them! So tasty! It’s all in how they are prepared!

  18. Emily December 27, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply

    I totally agree Julie; the festive feeling is still going on over here too! ๐Ÿ™‚ And this stew looks really really delicious!

  19. Miz Helen January 4, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a very special New Year!
    Miz Helen

  20. Rachel December 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Great recipe. My SIL always has black eyed peas and collards with her family on New Year’s Day. Maybe I’ll add it to my list! Thanks for linking up with me and Annmarie today. Happy New Year!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Yum!! I bet hers are delish too! Thanks for hosting!

  21. Yum! I tend to be scared of dried beans but I could definitely start using them again. We have our monthly soup club next week

  22. Lauren December 28, 2015 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Yum! This soup sounds perfect for the winter (if it ever gets colder here in the Northeast!) Happy New Year!

  23. Susanna @Zealous Mom December 27, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Oh my yumminess! this looks so delicious. I have pinned and shared with my sis who is a vegetarian. Yum!

  24. Easypeasylifematters December 24, 2015 at 12:30 am - Reply

    This soup sounds yummy and healthy! Such a good way to start the new year ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing on Full Plate Thursday!

  25. Jess @hellotofit December 23, 2015 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    I’ve never had black eyed peas for the holiday season, but a lot of Vietnamese desserts use beans. Weird, but good!

  26. Rachel @ December 23, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Yes!! We love soup! This is perfect for our family. Thanks for this yummy recipe!

  27. Annmarie December 23, 2015 at 9:50 am - Reply

    YUM! This is my kinda soup!

  28. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 22, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I could have used this today with my sore throat!

  29. Susan December 22, 2015 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Looks yummy!!! I think I’ll make this soup rather than the usual Hoppin’ John for New Year’s! Question….should this use a 14.5 oz. can of tomatoes, rather than 4.5 oz can?

    • JulieWunder December 22, 2015 at 9:37 am - Reply

      Yes, of course! Sorry for the mistake! It’s fixed now. Thanks for catching it! xoxo

  30. [email protected] December 22, 2015 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I love black eyed peas!! I actually just made hummus with them recently as we were out of chick peas. And they do mix really well with collards! We don’t have a traditional dish we make on New Years per se, but this sounds like a good one!

    • JulieWunder December 22, 2015 at 9:39 am - Reply

      Oh!! I bet they make the yummiest hummus!!! YUMMY! You’ll love that this is set it and forget it too! Makes great leftovers too.

  31. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 22, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I’m the weirdest Southerner ever. Love me collards and collards in soup, but I can’t do black eyed peas. Probably because they are beans. Also I have an association with them and a restaurant called The Black Eyed Pea and an incident when I was a kid. I know, I’m weird.

    • JulieWunder December 22, 2015 at 9:38 am - Reply

      You could make this with another type of bean– well do you do beans at all? Lentil or pinto?

  32. Blane Sherer December 22, 2015 at 5:11 am - Reply

    That’s a nice good luck New Year’s Day recipe.
    I thought of you Monday night when Jason Boyer
    described the next few days as being more of a
    Florida Christmas than a NC Mountain Christmas
    with the unseasonably and record breaking forecast
    warmth with rain.

    • JulieWunder December 22, 2015 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Yes! Growing up a 70 degree Christmas was totally normal!

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