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Hoppin' John Skillet Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
This Hoppin' John Skillet Recipe is perfect for bringing good luck in the New Year! This one pot recipe is a classic Southern dish with black eyed peas, ham and rice. It's traditionally served on New Year's Day for good fortune in the coming year.
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked diced ham
  • 1 cup quick cooking rice, (Minute Rice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) black-eyed peas, well rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions, a pinch of salt, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and ham and continue to cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the rice and add seasoned salt, paprika, and pepper.
  • Add vegetable broth; mix in the black-eyed peas, then stir in the tomatoes.
  • Set heat on high and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Cover skillet and reduce heat to a simmer; continue to cook for 10 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in fresh parsley.
  • Serve.




Calories: 163 kcal | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 20 mg | Sodium: 1104 mg | Potassium: 173 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 457 IU | Vitamin C: 11 mg | Calcium: 34 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 18 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southern
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