hoppin' john

Hoppin' John Recipe

This dish can be made in under 35 minutes is you follow my steps. I take some serious short cuts when it comes to making my southern hoppin’ john. I don’t make it the traditional way with dry black-eyed peas, ham hocks, and etc. I use frozen collard greens instead of using fresh, because it’s more convenient: no cleaning, cutting, and etc.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1/4 lb bacon cut
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 2 cups collard greens frozen
  • 15 oz can of black-eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp salt free seasoning or 1 tsp seasoning salt & 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Place the bacon into a large skillet, and fry it over medium heat.
  • Once the bacon starts to brown( do not drain the bacon grease), add in the collard greens.
  • Cook until the collards are tender, then add in the onions.
  • Sprinkle in the seasonings.
  • Next add in rice, and fold in.
  • Toss in the black-eyed peas, and carefully fold everything until well combined.
  • Serve and enjoy!