Ring in the new year with a good-luck meal of black-eyed peas with the Southern classic Hoppin' John, lightened up to adhere to your healthy resolutions!
6 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Hoppin' John


  • 8 ounces slice Smoked Sausage
  • 1 ¼ cups dice Onion
  • 1 cup dice Carrot
  • 1 ⅓ cups dice Celery
  • 30 ounces drain and rinse Black Eyed Peas, Canned
  • 10 ½ ounces Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth/Stock, Reduced Fat
  • ¼ teaspoons Cajun Seasoning

Freezer Containers


  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 1.5 cups
  • 280 Calories
  • 12g Total Fat
  • 4g Sat Fat
  • 0g Trans Fat
  • 20mg Cholesterol
  • 1050mg Sodium
  • 28g Total Carb
  • 7g Fiber
  • 4g Total Sugars (Includes 0g Added Sugars)
  • 14g Protein
  • 4 WW SmartPoints
  • Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Fat
  • 0 Fruit
  • 0 Milk
  • 0 Other Carb
  • 1 Starch
  • 1 Veg
  • 1 Lean Meat

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide ingredients into indicated number of gallon freezer bags.
  2. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Cook in slow cooker on low for 8 hours.

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