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Black-eyed Pea Soup with Ham and Greens

Prep Time:10 min
Cook Time:35 min
Yield:6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • OR 4 tablespoons Crisco® Puritan® Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound collard greens, stems and ribs removed, finely chopped
  • 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans black-eyed peas
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar


  1. 1.
    HEAT oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, ham, carrot and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft.

  2. 2.
    ADD collards, broth, water, bay leaf and crushed red pepper flakes to saucepan; simmer until greens are tender, about 25 minutes. Rinse and drain black-eyed peas.

  3. 3.
    MASH 1 can of peas in a medium bowl; stir mashed and whole peas into soup; simmer 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper; stir in vinegar.


Serving Size (6), Calories 290 (Calories from Fat 100), Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 800mg, Total Carbohydrate 31g (Dietary Fiber 8g, Sugars 4g), Protein 16g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 190%, Vitamin C 100%, Calcium 10%, Iron 20%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Tasty Soup I loved that the Black-eyed Pea Soup with Ham and Greens was healthy and nutritious and was all in one bowl. April 13, 2013
LOVED IT, WILL MAKE IT AGAIN MY FAMILY LOVED THIS....I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN, the flavors were great and meshed well.... March 16, 2013
not bad soup Pretty good, even though I'm not a big fan of black-eyed peas. February 11, 2013
Awesome New Year's Dish I made this for New Years Day for part of our traditional good luck regimine (all in fun) and everyone loved it, even my wife who doesn't like collard greens. Give it a try. January 1, 2013
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