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Roasted Black-Eyed Peas


Crispy and spicy Roasted Black-Eyed Peas

Crispy and spicy Roasted Black-Eyed Peas are just the party food to serve for New Year’s to bring good luck in the new year. They also make a wonderful light and healthy snack which we all need plenty of after the holidays.

Crispy and spicy Roasted Black-Eyed Peas.


This recipe is fabulously easy. Drain and rinse 2 cans of black-eyed peas. Spread them out on some paper towels to dry them out a bit. Then place them on a lightly greased baking sheet and drizzle them with oil and sprinkle Cajun seasoning and paprika on them.


Crispy and spicy Roasted Black-Eyed Peas


I love to use Tony Chachere’s More Spice Seasoning. It’s something my roommates in college introduced my to. They were from New Iberia, Louisiana and put Tony Chachere’s on just about everything. Not only does it have lots of spice, but plenty of flavor from garlic powder and chili powder.


Crispy and spicy Roasted Black-Eyed Peas

It is salty though so you’ll have to watch how much you put on your food. And if you use a seasoning that is less salty for these Roasted Black-Eyed Peas, you may want to add some salt.

If you don’t have much luck getting the black-eyed peas to dry out, you either haven’t cooked them long enough or you may need to use a different brand of black-eyed peas. I had good success with Hanover Black-Eyed Peas.

Crispy and spicy Roasted Black-Eyed Peas

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Crispy and spicy Roasted Black-Eyed Peas

Roasted Black-Eyed Peas

Roasted Black-Eyed Peas are crispy and spicy and make a great healthy snack to munch on.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes
TOTAL: 45 minutes
SERVINGS: 6 servings


  • 2 cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Tony Chachere's seasoning or other cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Spread balck-eyed peas out on paper towels to dry some.
  • Transfer black-eyed peas to prepared baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with cajun seasoning and paprika.
  • Place in oven and roast for 40 to 50 minutes, stirring halfway through.


Tony Chachere's seasoning is fairly salty. If you use a less salty cajun seasoning, you will also want to season with some salt.


Calories: 136kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Snack

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12 thoughts on “Roasted Black-Eyed Peas”

  1. Can you please put less recipe on here? It’s making it hard to see the thousands of gaudy ads.


    They are popping an awful lot while baking… is that normal? Looking forward to trying these… they smell delicious!

  3. I’ve never tried roasting black-eyed peas before, but that’s such a great idea! I may have to give this a try for New Year’s!

  4. I always mean to make black eyed peas for new years and then never do! haha These look awesome! Hope you had a great holiday!!

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I need ALL the luck I can get in 2016, so I need to eat vats and vats of these peas!! 😉 Totally my pleasure to do so, because these look fabulous! Love that these are crunchy and spicy! Perfect, my dear! Cheers and warm wishes for a fabulous New Year! <3

  6. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    I’ve never had black eyed peas like this before – and Christin I cannot wait to try this! LOVE LOVE LOVE these roasted and spiced little peas!

  7. I know and looooove roasted chickpeas but I never would have thought to roast black eyed peas, they are actually beans, aren’t they? What a great idea, I can’t wait to try this!

  8. Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen

    I love that you roasted black eyed peas! I definitely need healthier snacks after all of the holiday cookies I’ve been eating! 😉

  9. I think I’ve only had black eyed peas about once in my life. This looks so tempting! And that spice seasoning is my dad’s absolute favorite. He loves it on everything.

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