Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe – homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year’s Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one-pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

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Black Eye Peas for New Year’s

Black eyed peas are a must for New Year’s Day. Southern tradition says black eyed peas bring you luck in the new year. I never take any chances with luck in the new year, so we always have to eat black eyed peas!

This Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole is loaded with all our favorites! Black eyed peas, sausage, jalapeños, green chiles, cheddar cheese, and cornbread. It is ridiculously good! All you need is a side of greens and you are all set for your New Year’s Day meal!

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

How to Make Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole

This looks like a lot of ingredients, but you are basically just making homemade cornbread and stirring everything else in the batter. Start with cooking some sausage. Next combine cornmeal, flour, salt, baking soda, eggs, and buttermilk. Stir in the cooked sausage, black eyed peas, cheese, creamed corn, jalapenos, and diced green chiles. Pour the batter into a baking dish and bake.

  • I used a roll of Jimmy Dean sausage.
  • This does have a kick from the jalapeños and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, I would suggest omitting the jalapeños.
  • You can make this ahead of time and freeze it for up to a month. Bake the casserole and then freeze it. To reheat the casserole, thaw it and bake covered for 30 minutes at uncovered for 10 minutes. If you want to reheat this casserole frozen, bake it covered for an hour and uncovered for 10 minutes.
Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

What to Serve with Black Eye Peas

This casserole is a must at our house for the holidays. This is also great at any time of the year. You don’t need a lot of sides with this casserole. It is a hearty one-pan meal. We usually serve this with some green beans or a salad.

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Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe – homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one-pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb hot pork sausage
  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15-oz) can black eyed peas, drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup creamed corn
  • 1 (4-oz) can diced jalapeños
  • 1 (4.5-oz) can diced green chiles

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium high heat, cook sausage until crumbled and no longer pink. Drain fat. Set aside.
  • Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, baking soda, eggs, buttermilk and oil.
  • Stir cooked sausage, black eyed peas, cheese, creamed corn, jalapeños and green chiles into cornbread batter. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Notes:

  • I used a roll of Jimmy Dean sausage.
  • This does have a kick from the jalapeños and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, I would suggest omitting the jalapeños.
  • You can make this ahead of time and freeze it for up to a month. Bake the casserole and then freeze it. To reheat the casserole, thaw it and bake covered for 30 minutes at uncovered for 10 minutes. If you want to reheat this casserole frozen, bake it covered for an hour and uncovered for 10 minutes.

Steph

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  1. I was on the search for a recipe to use a can of Hoppin’ John I had in my cabinet, and came across this casserole. I subbed a couple of things like the canned Hoppin’ John for the black eyed peas, and with no creamed corn in the house I used canned seasoned greens. I had everything else on hand, so I thought I’d give it a try. OMG!! This is a delicious casserole. I will definitely be adding this to New Year’s brunch next year. Thank you for the recipe!!

  2. Have to say I was surprised I liked it! I do not like black-eyes peas or cornbread. I found this not for me but for a church event. I used a white cornbread mix and did not add the salt or baking soda. I doubled the recipe so I measured out 2 cups of mix. I also had to do the vinegar in milk trick. I used 2 1/2 lbs of sausage because that’s how much what I had came in. I mixed cheddar and colby/jack to make 4 cups because I had it on hand. I didn’t add the jalapenos because I wasn’t sure everyone would like them. I will add them in just for me/family. I did top my serving off with salsa. Very tasty! Again, I doubled the recipe in a 9×13 pan and cooked it an hour. It came out perfect for my oven. I was concerned about 1 cup of oil! Yikes…but again it came out perfect and not oily. So, this will be a keeper for me. Finally, a way to eat black-eyed peas!

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