Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 5 Mins
Makes 11 cups

Bestow good luck on New Year's Day with bowls of Hoppin' John Soup. Smoky flavor shoots through this good-for-you soup of peas and collards.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring peas, turkey wings, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 45 minutes or until peas are tender, skimming any foam from surface. Drain peas, reserving 1 1/4 cups liquid. Remove turkey meat from bones. Chop meat.

Step 2

Sauté ham and next 7 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add peas, reserved 1 1/4 cups liquid, turkey meat, collards, hot sauce, and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf. Serve over rice with Cornbread Croutons and parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

Dougboy's Review

January 07, 2014
This was pretty tasty. I really liked how the croutons went with it. I couldn't find turkey wings so I used a turkey leg and that seemed to work well.

scarlettrae's Review

October 13, 2013

rockyhillgal's Review

January 15, 2013
Fantastic! Gets better with time.

pgree3's Review

January 07, 2013

EatandDrink's Review

January 04, 2013

oletak's Review

January 03, 2013
Very tasty!

bigalotbunches's Review

January 02, 2013
I used frozen collards because I misread the instructions. But it came out just fine. The smoked turkey wings gave it great flavor. (I found these at Publix. They have a great smoked meats section.) I even made the cornbread croutons which went great with the meal. My family ate it all!

Mfrancesg's Review

December 21, 2012