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Black-Eyes Peas Side Dish

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Number of servings: 6


    • 4 slices turkey bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 2 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 cup dried black-eyed peas, rinsed
    • 2 celery stalks, sliced
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 1 tsp sage
    • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
    • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 1/2 cup low fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded


Cook bacon in a medium skillet until crisp. Remove bacon, blot with paper towels, and set aside. Drain fat from skillet.

Heat broth, black-eyed peas, celery, onion, thyme, sage, cayenne pepper, and garlic to boiling in the same skillet. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peas are almost tender.

Stir in carrots and peppers. Heat to simmering. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.

Sprinkle with cheese and crumbled bacon.

Nutrition Facts
Black-Eyed Peas Side Dish 
Serving Size 1/6 of recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 8g  
Vitamin A 200%
Vitamin C 100%
Calcium 10%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 0
Meat 1
Fruit 0
Vegetable 2
Milk 0
Fat 0
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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Recipes that are "low fat," "low calorie," low cholesterol," and/or "low sodium" conform to the relevant criteria from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.