BEST Left Over Black-Eyed Peas

Whip up this easy tasty dish with your left over black-eyed peas. 


What to do Left Over Blacked-Eyed Peas at:

Very Tasty Left Over Black-Eye Peas

What to do Left Over Blacked-Eyed Peas at:

Very Tasty Left Over Black-Eye Peas

This recipe was inspired by trying to think of a way to use some of the left over black-eyed peas and rice.  This is similar to how I make Rice and Eggs.   I start with a southern favorite, bacon, add some rice in the pan, and then add the black-eyed peas.  It is really easy and delicious.   This is one of those recipes that really does not need a recipe.  Just use equal amounts of rice and peas.

Serve this dish with melt in your mouth Southern Buttermilk Cornbread or Broccoli & Cheese Cornbread.  What a great combination.

What to do with Left Over Black-Eyed Peas?

What to do with Left Over Black-Eyed Peas? Make this Delicious Dish!!

Skillet black-eyed peas with rice

  • BEST Left Over Black-Eyed Peas

    BEST Left Over Black-Eyed Peas


    • * 4 to 5 slices of bacon cooked hard, crumbled
    • * 1 small onion, chopped fine
    • * 2 cups of rice, cooked according to directions
    • * 2 cups of black-eyed peas
    • * 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning
    • * 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • * 1/2 tsp granulated garlic


    1. In a large skillet cook bacon until it becomes hard enough to crumble.
    2. Remove from the pan, cool, and crumble it up. Do not remove the bacon grease from the pan. Caution: Keep the bacon under close watch to keep it from disappearing into eager stomachs until you are ready to add it back to the dish.
    3. Add the chopped onion to the bacon grease.
    4. Cook until the onions are tender.
    5. Add the rice, garlic seasoning, pepper, and Cajun seasonings.
    6. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes.
    7. Add the black-eyed peas and bacon and cook until well heated.
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Onions sauted in bacon grease.

Onions sautéed in bacon grease.

Add the rice to the sauted onions and bacon grease.

Add the rice to the sauted onions and bacon grease.

Add the leftover black-eyed peas to the sauted rice.

Add the leftover black-eyed peas to the sautéed rice.

Serve this dish with a little grated cheese on top and enjoy.

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  • dianeroark January 4, 2014, 9:38 PM


    I hope you had a great Christmas and are doing well. I also pray you were able to get a lot of things done on your blog. I know how stressful that was. I will go visit and pin your new pictures.

    I will be co-hosting this link up every week starting at 9:00 pm central on Friday nights.
    Diane Roark

  • dianeroark January 4, 2014, 9:26 PM


    Great! Let me know how you liked it. Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving me a comment.
    I hope you have a wonderful year!
    Diane Roark

  • Rachel January 4, 2014, 2:38 PM

    Gonna try this tonight! Thanks!

  • Teresa January 3, 2014, 8:36 PM

    Wow, this looks so wonderful, Diane. I will try this!

  • dianeroark January 2, 2014, 4:42 PM


    Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    Diane Roark

  • Janine Huldie January 2, 2014, 6:34 AM

    This looks delicious and have a feeling my husband would love it. Totally may have to try and thank you for sharing this recipe today, Diane. Happy Thursday and hope you are having a great day so far :)

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