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Granny Grace’s Easy Black Eyed Pea Casserole

Granny Grace and I always ate black-eyed peas at midnight on New Year’s Day; it was our tradition. In addition to the traditional black-eyed peas, she would also make a black-eyed pea casserole. It was delicious!

Black eyed pea casserole

Everyone knows that you have to have at least a bite of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to have good luck that year! It may be an old wives’ tale, but it is still a Southern tradition. If you are looking for a twist on regular black-eyed peas, keep reading. Granny Grace’s Black Eyed Pea Casserole is easy and delicious!

Black eyed pea casserole recipe

If you have followed me for very long, you know that I love a hand written recipe! I put the title on this one and Granny’s name at the bottom, but the rest is all her handwriting. She has been gone for almost 19 years, but it seems like just a month or so ago she gave this to me. Another treasure!

Black eyed pea casserole ingredients

Black Eyed Pea Casserole Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Corn Meal
  • 1/2 Cup of Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup of Cooking Oil
  • 1 Cup of Buttermilk
  • 1 Lb. Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Can of Black Eye Peas with Peppers (Drained) **Note: After making this myself, I would add a 2nd can of Black Eyed Peas.
  • 1 Chopped Onion
Black eyed pea casserole

Black Eyed Pea Casserole Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour into a well greased baking dish. (I use an olive oil spray.)
  • Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.
ove' glove for kitchen use

If you have never tried one of these Ove’ Gloves, they are great! My parents gave me one a few years ago, and I was just thinking about getting a second one. They just gave me another one! This is a set of two, so you would not have to use a hot pad to handle the baking dish. They are amazing!

Black eyed pea casserole

Other Additions

  • Chopped Jalapenos
  • Mild Rotel Tomatoes
  • Green Chilies
  • Chopped Green Peppers (Bell Pepper)
  • Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, or Other Spices
  • Browned Ground Beef

Serve With…

This Black-Eyed Pea recipe can be it’s own main course, or you can use it as a side dish.

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I know you are going to love this quick, easy, and delicious casserole. I’m making it for New Year’s Day, but it is a good casserole for any time of the year. Give it a try, and let me know how you like it.

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Black Eyed Pea Casserole

Black eyed pea casserole

This Black Eyed Pea Casserole is great as a side with any meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 Cup of Corn Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Lb. Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Cans of Black Eyed Peas with Peppers (Drained)
  • 1 Chopped Onion


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together well and pour into a sprayed baking dish.
  3. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.
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Have a Happy New Year and…

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  1. I have never heard of this Susan but it looks so delicious I can’t wait to try it. We were just talking the other day about why we don’t incoporate more New Years foods into our lives throughout the year and this feels like it would be the perfect solution. Hugs, CoCo

    1. I haven’t had this since my grandmother made it about 20 years ago. I had actually forgotten about it until I found the recipe the other day. I have made it twice since then! We love it!

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