Black Eyed Pea and Smoked Sausage Soup – smoked sausage, black eyed peas, onion, garlic, RoTel, cajun seasoning, chicken broth and rice – Ready in 20 minutes! LOVE this soup. Serve with cornbread for an easy weeknight meal!!
It is a Southern tradition to eat black eyed peas on New Years. Eating black eyed peas is supposed to bring you good luck in the new year. I need all the luck I can get, so I always eat black eyed peas.
This year we are having this Black Eyed Pea and Smoked Sausage Soup. It is SO good!!! We served this soup over some rice, and it was delicious and filling. It had a little kick from the Rotel. Just make sure to buy mild Rotel if you are sensitive to heat. You can also make a few simple swaps to this recipe to make it a little healthier – try turkey smoked sausage and brown rice. Both swaps taste delicious!
Yield: serves 8
Black Eyed Pea and Smoked Sausage Soup
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 25 mins
1 lb smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces (can use turkey)