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hoppin' john

Hoppin' John Recipe

Hoppin' John is a combination of black-eyed peas, rice, and collard greens. This popular southern dish is a New Years treat. Whip this recipe together in less than 30 minutes!
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern/ Soul Food
Keyword Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas, Hoppin Joe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
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!