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BLACK-EYED PEA CASSEROLE

This delicious black-eyed pea casserole is so easy to make!

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

This hearty dish is one your family will love. Super easy to make and taste great. Wonderful addition to any meal. Sausage, black-eye peas and rice are just meant to go together. This black-eye pea casserole can easily be a main dish.

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole Ingredients you will need:

Pork breakfast sausage

Onion

Green peppers

1 can of Rotels diced tomatoes and green chilies

Black-eyed peas

Cajun seasoning

Oregano

Cream of chicken soup

Rice

Cheddar cheese, shredded

Recipe feedback: “This was absolutely delicious!! Going to become a staple in our house! The flavor is wonderful. I love all your recipes, your website and magazine are both so good!” – Jessica

“Great recipe! Easy to make my husband loved it! My sister wanted me to share recipe. Had everything on hand. Love this a real winner.” – Erika

“Made this today. Used Jimmy Dean Sausage and 2 cups of cheese. Poured 1/2 of mixture in dish sprinkled 1 cup of cheese over it. Spread the remaining mixture over the cheese then sprinkled the 2nd cup on top. Baked in a 9×13 dish. Served with toasted French Bread. We loved it.” -LaTerrel

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

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4.94 from 16 votes

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

This hearty dish is one your family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Black-Eyed Pea Casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of pork breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup of onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup of green peppers chopped
  • 1 can of Rotels diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 cans of black-eye peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Brown sausage, onions and peppers until sausage is no longer pink. Add can of Rotels, Cajun seasoning and oregano and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Next add the 2 cans of black-eyed peas, cooked rice and cream of chicken soup to meat mixture. Put entire mixture in 2 quart casserole dish. Top with one cup of cheddar cheese. Cook in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Notes

The canned black-eyed peas that we buy, are very thick and not in a lot of juice, so we don't drain them. You can certainly rinse and drain the peas if you like.

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37 Comments

  1. This was the best way EVER to eat black eyed peas!! So so good . I will be making this again and again.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      We’re thrilled you enjoyed it! Thank you for the kind comment.

  2. Very tasty, however I think that I will omit the oregano the next time I make.4 stars

  3. Stephanie Sicard says:

    I made this but substituted a pkg of shredded coleslaw for 1 cup of the rice. It was OUTSTANDING! I love this5 stars

  4. Cannot wait to try this. We love black eyed peas! I’m going to use spicy Italian sausage because that’s what I have on hand.5 stars

  5. Carol fletcher says:

    Made several times now, delicious5 stars

  6. EXCELLENT RECIPE! made it with leftover ham and pepper-jack cheese because that’s what I had– I probably added extra Cajun seasoning– I never measure (so this is a versatile recipe) SO GOOD. I served it with cornbread. My favorite part tho– not having to0 drain the Rotel tomatoes, or the black eye peas!5 stars

  7. Great recipe! Easy to make my husband loved it! My sister wanted me to share recipe. Had everything on hand. Love this a real winner.5 stars

  8. LaTerrell Hargrow says:

    Made this today. Used Jimmy Dean Sausage and 2 cups of cheese. Poured 1/2 of mixture in dish sprinkled 1 cup of cheese over it. Spread the remaining mixture over the cheese then sprinkled the 2nd cup on top. Baked in a 9×13 dish.

    Served with toasted French Bread.

    We loved it.5 stars

    1. Agree. This was amazing. Ingredients sounded bland but it was very tasty. Put half in the freezer for later. Can’t wait to eat that one.5 stars

  9. What is the Cajun seasoning made up of?

  10. This was absolutely delicious!! Going to become a staple in our house! The flavor is wonderful. I love all your recipes, your website and magazine are both so good!5 stars

  11. Carol Krenzke says:

    Are you supposed to drain the black-eyed peas or add them undrained?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      No, you do not drain them.

    2. I drained and it turned out fine.5 stars

  12. This dish is soooooo good! My family loves black eyed peas and this recipe didn’t disappoint. Thank you!5 stars

  13. If you made this as a side dish what would you serve with it? I am going to make this for sure!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      This dish is made with pork so if you serve it as a side maybe chicken or beef. Trust me, it’s good with anything. 🙂

  14. GLOW ANGEL says:

    I made The Black eye pea casserole with plant based protein for the meat, a can of coconut milk for the can of condensed chicken, cooked brown rice in place of the white rice & Daiya shreds for my cheese substitute. The Bomb!!! I’ve already forwarded it to a few family members who are plant based.5 stars

  15. Julia Piakis says:

    What is not to enjoy in this recipe?
    Love trying new recipes! Can’t wait to make. jewel5 stars

  16. I’m trying to find a casserole recipe that has black eyed peas, cabbage, and pork. Get all the good luck I can lol. Would you think a layer of cabbage at the bottom of the pan kind of like a bottom layer would work? Also would substituting cream of mushroom for the cream of chicken mess up the recipe too much?

  17. Patsy Brewer says:

    Sounds delicious and I’m very grateful to have a new and exciting recipe to try.

  18. Want to make this for New Years. Do you drain the cans of Rotel and black eyed peas or use the liquid?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I didn’t drain the peas.

      1. What about the Rotel? Should it be drained?

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        I don’t drain the rotels. You can if you want to.

  19. Mildred Hughes says:

    Is it 1 cup of cooked rice or 2 cups? I’m confused. Thanks.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It is one cup of uncooked rice.. then you cook it and that makes 2 cups of rice. One cup of uncooked rice.. cooked makes 2 cups.

  20. What can I use in place of the sausage?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Leave it out if you don’t want sausage in it.

  21. I can’t wait to make this for New Years!!!!!

    1. Patricia Barton says:

      What could you use in place of rice for this recipe, my husband does not like rice at all. Could you just omit it from the recipe and maybe put more cheese in it? Maybe some velvetia cubes stired into the mix before placing it in the oven and still putting cheese on top

      1. The Southern Lady says:

        You can try it, I am sure it would be fine.

  22. What kind of sausage is used in this recipe? I’m thinking either smoked sausage or perhaps a roll of breakfast sausage? It sounds delicious either way.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Brenda, we used pork breakfast sausage. Thanks!