Hoppin’ John

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//cookanyday.com/cdn/shop/files/Anyday_Photos_Recipes_HoppinJohn_1040_360x.jpg?v=1703178585 New Year Easy Hoppin' John made and served in the glass Anyday dish, with a flavorful mix of black-eyed peas, rice, and vegetables, perfect for a festive meal.

Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

6 mins

Free Time

to relax before you eat

Hoppin' John, a Southern New Year's Eve tradition believed to bring good luck, gets a microwave makeover in this simple yet flavorful recipe. Black-eyed peas soak up the rich, brothy flavors while cooking in the microwave, and make for a great pairing with white rice, greens, and cornbread. This one-dish wonder allows you to cook them in the microwave infusing them with deep, savory notes. Embrace this easy, modern approach to a time-tested tradition.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Medium Deep Dish


  • 1 can (14 oz) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup (60g) bacon or ham steak, diced
  • ¼ cup (30g) yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup (30g) green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) chicken stock
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Add all the ingredients to Anyday dish and stir to combine. Cover with lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave 6 minutes, or until the veggies are tender and the beans are heated through. The sauce will thicken slightly as it cools.
  3. Serve hot over white rice. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Serve over cooked white rice or alongside collard greens.
  • Add some chili flakes for a spicy kick.
  • You can swap the black-eyed peas for your bean of choice.
  • Top with a poached egg for an original twist.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe works with any canned beans of your choice. 
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed

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