To many, New Year’s Day is all about football, resolutions… and yes, soup. In fact, southern cultures claim black-eyed peas, pork, and collards eaten on New Year’s Day will bring health and prosperity.
I don’t know about prosperity… but black-eyed peas and collards are healthy… any day of the year.
We’ve long had a family tradition of eating New Year’s Day Soup. A healthy start to a brand new year. Here are some of our favorite ideas for New Year’s Day Soup recipes.
Hoppin’ John Soup
“Hoppin’ John is traditionally served on New Year’s Day and is thought to bring good luck in the new year.”
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Black Eyed Pea Soup
“Made with onions, carrots, celery, ham, black-eyed peas, and mustard greens, this healthy winter soup will keep you warm and satisfied all season long.”
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Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup
“This Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup is an easy way to cook this hearty, cheap, and nutritious soup with dried black eyed peas in half the usual time! And it’s a great way to use up any leftover ham (or a ham bone) you have from the holidays.”
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Slow Cooker Good Luck Greens Soup
“This easy slow cooker Good Luck Greens Soup has black-eyed peas, greens, and pork for a healthy, lucky and prosperous year. Plus, it takes very little effort to prepare. Toss in the crockpot New Year’s Day morning or New Year’s Eve and let it cook all night.”
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New Year’s Day Dumpling Soup
“Brighten the flavors of this speedy, semi-homemade soup with fresh ginger, green onions, and carrots.”
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Slow Cooker Cream of Potato Soup
“This easy Slow Cooker Cream of Potato Soup is robust and hearty, thick with potatoes, a little butter, and savory with chopped bacon.”
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Chunky and Hearty Black Bean Soup
Switch out the black beans for black-eyed peas to make this soup New Year’s Day worthy. Unless, of course, you love black beans as do I!
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White Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage
“White Bean Soup with Turkey Kielbasa Sausage and Kale is a hearty dish of stick-to-your-ribs, warm-up-your-toes goodness. With a nod to its Italian origin, we mix it up by adding Kielbasa and bump up the nutrients with kale. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and crusty Italian bread.”
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Country Style Minestrone Soup
“When the weather turns chilly, a favorite soup is this hearty Country-Style Minestrone Soup. Packed with healthy veggies, it will warm you down to your toes.”
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Classic Ribolitta: A Tuscan Bean Soup
“Tuscan Bean Soup, otherwise known as Ribollita, is a 15th-century traditional fall and winter soup, brimming with seasonal superfoods like kale and squash.”
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