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New Years Dinner (Black-eyed Peas Greens Sausage Hash)

This easy, 6-ingredient black-eyed peas, greens, and sausage hash makes a delicious New Years Dinner or New Years Brunch.

Easy 6-Ingredient Black-Eyed Peas Collard Greens Sausage Hash For New Years

For the past few years, my daughter and I have tried to incorporate some of the ingredients deemed “lucky” here in Georgia, into our New Years Day.

My mom is the one who first put a Sri Lankan spin on the South’s traditional black-eyed peas and greens dish. She sautéed up black-eyed peas with some collards and a whole bunch of spices, resulting in an aromatic and tasty dish that was hard to resist.

Since then, I’ve been trying to come up with unique ways to incorporate black-eyed peas and greens into our New Years Dinner or breakfast.

New Year Recipe Ideas:

Black Eyed Peas Collard Greens Croquettes

In years past there were the black-eyed peas and greens croquettes. These were breaded and fried veggie balls with a stuffing of black-eyed peas, greens, potatoes, and a plethora of spices.

Black Eyed Peas Collard Greens Curry

After that, we had black-eyed peas and greens curry. In which black-eyed peas and greens were cooked in a deliciously spiced tomato sauce. Served with roti, this curry was such a satisfying plant-based New Years Dinner.

Photo of Spicy Black Eyed Peas Greens Stuffed Buns for New Year!

Then, along came these black-eyed peas and greens stuffed buns. I chose to make this a super easy recipe and opted to use canned biscuit dough to make the buns – which were stuffed with a tasty concoction of sautéed onions, ginger, garlic, black-eyed peas, greens, and spices.

I have made those black-eyed peas and greens stuffed buns many times. And, some times I’ve used this made-from-scratch-dough I used to make these spicy chicken stuffed buns.

Ingredients to make New Years Hash

And today I have a super easy recipe to incorporate into your new years day meal plan. This recipe features 3 ingredients that are associated with good fortune here in the south – black-eyed peas, greens, and sausage.

While traditional Southern dishes for good luck call for black-eyed peas and greens cooked with ham hock, I figured it was time to incorporate pork in some form, into our little New Years Day meal, ~ so, I went with sausage.

Ingredient Substitutions:

Now, if pork isn’t your thing, then sub in turkey or chicken sausage instead.

If you are embarking on a plant-based diet in 2021, then grab some veggie sausage dogs or these veggie meatballs and use them instead.

If you would like to keep this keto, then leave out the potato and use some broccoli instead.

Making good luck new years hash for breakfast

One of the reasons I love this recipe is that it is as easy to make as it is easy to customize.

What are the 6 ingredients to make this New Years Dinner?

This recipe uses 6 pantry staple ingredients such as:
• Canned black eyed peas,
• Fresh Kale leaves (you can use bagged kale or spinach as well),
• An onion,
• Garlic cloves,
• Sausage, and
• A potato.

Simply sauté the ingredients, starting with the onion and then adding in the garlic, potato, sausage, greens, and black-eyed peas. And, New Years Dinner (or brunch) is done!

Easy 6-Ingredient New Years Dinner For Good Fortune

Wishing you and your loved one’s love, health, & happiness in the New Year. May your 2021 be filled with many, many blessings!

Easy 6-Ingredient New Years Dinner For Good Fortune

New Years Dinner (Black-eyed Peas Greens Sausage Hash)

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Shashi
This easy, 6-ingredient black-eyed peas, greens, and sausage hash makes a delicious New Years Dinner or New Years Brunch.


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 1 15.5 oz can of black-eyed peas
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 oz of sausage
  • 1 large russet potato
  • OPTIONAL: parsley/chili flakes to garnish


  • Peel and chop onion and garlic.
  • Rinse the kale leaves well, dry them on paper towels or in a salad spinner. Then, remove the leaves from the thick fibrous stalk. Discard the stalk for this recipe.
  • CLean the potato and chop it up. I left the peel on but feel free to peel it if you prefer.
  • Add oil to a large frying pan and add the onion to it. Set the heat to medium and saute onion for about 5 minutes – stirring often so the onion doesn’t burn.
  • Add in the garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Push the onion and garlic to the sides of the pan and add in the chopped potatoes. The smaller the potatoes are cut, the quicker they will cook. Saute potato for about 4 minutes with pan cover on. Remove cover around 4 minutes and stir potatoes, then recover and cook another 5-6 minutes until potato chunks are tender when pushed into with a fork.
  • As potatoes saute, slice the sausage.
  • Remove pan cover and push the potatoes to the side of the pan and add the sausage to the middle of the pan and saute sausage for about 5 minutes – uncovered.
  • Roughly chop the kale leaves and add it on top of the sauteing sausage. Stir well for about 3 more minutes or until kale begins to wilt a bit.
  • Garnish with parsley/chili flakes and enjoy!


* The smaller the potatoes are cut, the quicker they will cook.
**There is no need for salt and pepper for this as the sausage, onion, and garlic have so much flavor.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 398mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g
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  2. David @ Spiced says:

    What a fun take on a traditional Southern New Year’s meal! We don’t usually keep a ham hock around, but I always keep sausage around. This looks delicious, Shashi!! And speaking of the New Year, I hope you and Lil S have a very happy start to 2021!

  3. angiesrecipes says:

    Such a healthy and delicious meal! Definitely a right one to kick start the new year.
    Happy 2021, Shashi!

  4. Regina says:

    Love how easy this is – might have to add a smidge of bacon to this too! Thank you!