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Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage

Black eyed peas and cabbage recipe is made on the stove like our Dutch Oven cabbage, but more delicious. Serve as a side dish or vegetarian main meal for dinner. Add a spicy element if you like, cooked to tender using frozen black eyed peas or canned, it is a quick way to make this Old Fashioned dish.

Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage

This easy black eyed peas recipe can be made for New Years Day for good luck, or year round as a healthy dish that can go with any protein. Made on the stovetop it is done in under 30 minutes so you can get the rest of your meal ready at the same time if desired. (affiliate links present)

Frozen Black Eyed Peas

Using these, in this form, is a convenient option for enjoying this nutritious legume without the need for soaking and long cooking times vs. cooking dried black-eyed peas. They can be used in a variety of dishes and are quick to prepare. I mean you can season them as is and enjoy that way, but with this vegetable takes it to the next level.

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We have a lot of cabbage recipes on our site. Once I hit 40 I loved it in all different forms, in all different ways. Of course it pairs well with corned beef but it really goes well with just about anything. Add legumes and you get a hearty dish that can be enjoyed as is y’all.

dutch oven black eyed peas

How to Cook Frozen Black Eyed Peas

While you can cook these frozen directly, it’s a good idea to thaw them first to ensure more even cooking. You can thaw them by placing the frozen peas in the refrigerator overnight or by using the defrost function on your microwave.

After thawing, or if you’re cooking them directly from frozen, rinse under cold running water to remove any ice crystals or excess frost. Now if you wanted to make slow cooker cabbage you could throw these right in at the beginning, toss together and low and slow they will get tender together.

  1. Place in a large soup pot – or follow our Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas and Ham instructions.
    • Add enough water to cover the peas by at least 2 inches.
    • Optionally, you can season the water with salt, pepper, garlic, onion, or other desired seasonings for added flavor. Start with a teaspoon of salt and adjust to taste.
    • Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Cover the pot with a lid.
  3. Allow to simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until they are tender. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the peas and whether you thawed them beforehand. Taste test to check for doneness. They should be soft but not mushy.
  4. Once they are cooked to your desired tenderness, drain them in a colander to remove excess water.

If you wanted to know How to Boil Cabbage separately we have instructions for you here. I get it, sometimes people don’t like their food to touch (my husband) so separately works too if you just. Whatever. 😉

Cabbage and Black Eyed Peas

Cabbage and Black Eyed Peas

If you’d rather cook Black Eyed Peas and Rice as a meal you would want to cook separate from one another. This will achieve the best texture for each one, then folded together at the end when served will give you the duo you want.

  • 2 c black eyed peas frozen, thawed
  • Cabbage small, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • Minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Smoked paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 2 c vegetable broth or chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste

A true Southern tradition served as is or this is How Long to Cook Collard Greens with it. You can in fact add a ham bone to either one of these to add meat and a smoky flavor to the dish.

Frozen Black Eyed Peas

Dutch Oven Black Eyed Peas

Thaw the frozen peas if they’re not already thawed. You could use canned black eyed peas, drained too. If you really wanted to start from scratch you’d need to soak black eyed peas overnight, cook on high in salted water for an hour or so and then proceed. Slice the cabbage thinly, and chop the onion.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion turns translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in the smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix well to coat the onions and garlic with the spices. Add the thawed black-eyed peas and sliced cabbage to the skillet. Stir to combine everything evenly.
  • Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth.
  • Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet or pot, and let it simmer – slow cook in pot for about 20-25 minutes, or until the black-eyed peas are tender and the cabbage is cooked through. Stir occasionally during this time.

Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more salt, pepper, garlic powder or other spices according to your preference. Once everything is cooked to your liking, remove the skillet from heat. Serve the Black-eyed Peas and Cabbage hot.

How to Cook Frozen Black Eyed Peas

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Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage

Black eyed peas and cabbage recipe made on the stove in a Dutch Oven is delicious as a side dish or vegetarian main meal for dinner.
Course Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword black eyed peas, cabbage, dutch oven
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 156kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Thaw the frozen black-eyed peas if they're not already thawed. (could use canned and drained too) Slice the cabbage thinly, and chop the onion.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion turns translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in the smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix well to coat the onions and garlic with the spices. Add the thawed black-eyed peas and sliced cabbage to the skillet. Stir to combine everything evenly.
  • Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet or pot, and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the black-eyed peas are tender and the cabbage is cooked through. Stir occasionally during this time.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more salt, pepper, or spices according to your preference. Once everything is cooked to your liking, remove the skillet from heat. Serve the Black-eyed Peas and Cabbage hot.

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Nutrition Facts
Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 344mg15%
Potassium 445mg13%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 558IU11%
Vitamin C 57mg69%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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