28 New Year’s Dinners to Bring You Luck


Did you know there are actual reasons behind the foods we eat for New Years? From black-eyed peas to bacon to cabbage to foods-shaped-like-rings (yes that’s a thing), they are all promised to bring you luck, wealth and prosperity in the upcoming year. We vote you try some of these tasty and lucky New Year’s dinner recipes and see if it works - what do you have to lose?

Click Here for Recipe: Hoppin' John A New Year Tradition - Dee...

Click Here for Recipe: Hoppin' John A New Year Tradition - Dee Dee's

Not only is Hoppin’ John a traditional and tasty New Year’s dinner recipe, it is also believed to bring you a year filled with plenty of luck and wealth. The black-eyed peas, ham and rice all promise financial luck in the upcoming year.

Fried Cabbage You really can’t beat fried cabbage. Especially when done in...

Fried Cabbage

You really can’t beat fried cabbage. Especially when done in bacon grease. Excuse me while we drool all over ourselves. This recipe will bring you a happy stomach and affluence in the upcoming year. Definitely save this one in your recipe box!

Beer Batter Fish Tacos Beer battered cod is one of our absolute...

Beer Batter Fish Tacos

Beer battered cod is one of our absolute favorites, so the fact that brings us fertility and long life is just perfection. And you guys, this fish taco recipe is da bomb! Plus, it’s topped with shredded cabbage to bring you prosperity in the New Year. We’re soooo excited about this one!

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries This is one of our favorite flavor...

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

This is one of our favorite flavor combos...so the fact that it is also brings us luck and prosperity? So many wins! The asparagus is green, green equals money - aka wealth in the New Year. The prosciutto brings you plenty and prosperity. Seriously can’t beat this combo!

Click Here for Recipe: Greek New Years Cake This Greek tradition not...

Click Here for Recipe: Greek New Years Cake

This Greek tradition not only includes a delicious cake, it also promises the lucky one to find the hidden coin a year of good luck...oh and wealth because obviously.

Braised Pork Chops with Cabbage and Apples Pork and cabbage are two...

Braised Pork Chops with Cabbage and Apples

Pork and cabbage are two of the more traditional New Year’s dinner foods, and this recipe hits it out of the park. “Cajun rubbed thick cut pork chops are nestled in a bed of savoy cabbage, onion and apples then simmered in apple cider until tender.” That description is making us drool! Plus, this meal will bring you lots of wealth in the New Year with the cabbage and pork chops. All the wins!

Click Here for Recipe: Creamed Collard Greens With Bread Crumbs  These creamed...

Click Here for Recipe: Creamed Collard Greens With Bread Crumbs


These creamed collard greens are lightly creamy with a great garlic and pepper flavor...but they’re also meant to bring you green (as in dolla-dolla bills y’all). Ready in 20 minutes, this is the easiest green you’ll earn all year ;)

Click Here for Recipe: Black-Eyed Peas for New Year’s Day If it...

Click Here for Recipe: Black-Eyed Peas for New Year’s Day

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This traditional black-eyed peas recipe has been eaten to bring many luck and prosperity in the new year - don’t mess with tradition people.

Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders Okay, so truth, a lot of these lucky...

Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

Okay, so truth, a lot of these lucky foods won’t tickle the tastebuds of young ones (or your picky significant other)...but you can’t go wrong with these Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders. Ham will bring those picky eaters prosperity in the New Year and we guarantee everyone will enjoy eating them!

Jamie's Blueberry Bundt Cake With Sauce Ring-shaped foods are said to symbolize...

Jamie's Blueberry Bundt Cake With Sauce

Ring-shaped foods are said to symbolize the circle of life - as one year ends, another begins. And bundt cakes are one of our favorite circle foods. And, y’all, this blueberry bundt cake. Wowza. It's buttery and moist with pops of sweetness from the blueberries. The cake's soft on the inside with a crunchy crust. You need this ring-shaped dessert in your life!

Southern Cornbread by Renae Important announcement - you know that golden color...

Southern Cornbread by Renae

Important announcement - you know that golden color of cornbread you love so much? Well, it symbolizes gold (aka wealth, money, riches...etc) in the New Year. What’s that mean? You obviously need to make your favorite cornbread recipe (like this one) for your New Year’s dinner. Pro tip: it’s a delicious way to soak up that extra black-eyed peas juice.

Sweet Cornbread Muffins Sweet cornbread more your thing? Good news! This recipe...

Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Sweet cornbread more your thing? Good news! This recipe will also bring you all that gold next year. Eat away!

Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce Crispy on the outside, moist and juicy...

Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce

Crispy on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside, bringing wealth to yourself has never been tastier. Serve with a side of collard greens (for more money luck) and rice (because more money never hurt, also fertility) for one lucky and yummy meal.

Click Here for Recipe: New Orleans Sausage Shrimp Crawfish Pasta Talk about...

Click Here for Recipe: New Orleans Sausage Shrimp Crawfish Pasta

Talk about a meal chocked-full of luck! The crawfish and shrimp are traditional symbols for fertility and long life. And the sausage is promised to bring plenty and prosperity in the New Year. Also - you can’t go wrong with New Orleans inspired recipes. YUM!

Pizza Casserole Here’s another recipe for all those picky eaters out there....

Pizza Casserole

Here’s another recipe for all those picky eaters out there. This quick, easy and delicious pizza casserole includes sausage and pepperoni, which will bring you prosperity in the New Year!

Comforting Cabbage Sausage Stew Cabbage and sausage in the same recipe? You...

Comforting Cabbage Sausage Stew

Cabbage and sausage in the same recipe? You know that’s a winning combination, and not just because of flavors. They both symbolize bringing you affluence in the upcoming year.

Citrus & Feta Salad, Homemade Honey-Lime Dressing This healthy recipe is packed...

Citrus & Feta Salad, Homemade Honey-Lime Dressing

This healthy recipe is packed with New Year’s luck. First, let’s talk pomegranate seeds, which traditionally bring you fertility, riches and good fortune. Next, we’ve got a healthy mix of greens and greens mean money (wahoo). Then, if you top it with fish or pork tenderloin, you’ll bring yourself fertility, long life and affluence. Future you will definitely thank you for this lucky meal.

Click Here for Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Creole Mayo This black-eyed...

Click Here for Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Creole Mayo

This black-eyed pea cakes recipe is a new and fun way to get the lucky and wealthy juju associated with this traditional food. And that mayo certainly makes my taste-buds feel lucky...so good!

Hamburger, Sausage, Broccoli Alfredo - Low Carb Decided to start a low...

Hamburger, Sausage, Broccoli Alfredo - Low Carb

Decided to start a low carb or keto diet in the New Year? Why not kick it off with a delicious recipe that will also help bring you luck. The sausage and broccoli in this recipe bring you wealth in the New Year! Also, y’all, this recipe is dang good!

Deep Fried Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce Because everyone loves an excuse...

Deep Fried Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce

Because everyone loves an excuse to eat homemade onion rings, right? This ring-shaped food represent the year coming full circle...and also our adoration for eating deep fried everything.

Dandan Noodles (Tantanmen Ramen) Noodles (particularly soba noodles) are meant to symbolize...

Dandan Noodles (Tantanmen Ramen)

Noodles (particularly soba noodles) are meant to symbolize long life. The longer your noodles, the longer your life. Topped with ground pork, this tasty recipe will bring you a long, prosperous life - yes please!

Collard Greens & Rice or Lentils Okay, if there ever was a...

Collard Greens & Rice or Lentils

Okay, if there ever was a recipe to make for New Year’s dinner, this would be it. This recipe has collard greens (aka wealth), rice/lentils (aka prosperity and fertility) and topped with kielbasa (affluence) in every bite...you’re pretty much guaranteed one of your best years with this one!

Spinach Salad With Pan Seared Salmon Not all lucky foods are loaded...

Spinach Salad With Pan Seared Salmon

Not all lucky foods are loaded with carbs and calories (not that we’re ever complaining about that), some are lighter - like this salmon and spinach salad. It is a great way if you’re trying to get a jump start on those New Year’s resolutions, plus the fish symbolizes fertility and a long life and the spinach is green...so money!

Blackberry Cake Donuts with Lemon Glaze Man-oh-man, these sound amazing. These blackberry...

Blackberry Cake Donuts with Lemon Glaze

Man-oh-man, these sound amazing. These blackberry cake donuts with lemon glaze symbolize the way life comes full circle and definitely qualify as a ring-shaped food. As if we needed another excuse to indulge in donuts...

Cherry Sesame Noodles with Lemon-Hoisin Sauce Bring on those long lives by...

Cherry Sesame Noodles with Lemon-Hoisin Sauce

Bring on those long lives by slurping up these soba noodles. And this is definitely the recipe to try them with. The tangy sweet caramelized lemon-hoisin sauce contrasts perfectly with the crunch broccoli and roasted almonds...just wowza!

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas If you’re going to eat black-eyed peas, this is...

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

If you’re going to eat black-eyed peas, this is the time of year to do it. This recipe chock-full of ham and black-eyed peas is going to make you one rich person next year. So grab another helping, can’t hurt!

Bean & Bacon Soup With Cornbread Waffles Y’all, this recipe has SO...

Bean & Bacon Soup With Cornbread Waffles

Y’all, this recipe has SO MUCH LUCK going on it, we don’t even know where to start. First, there’s the beans, which will bring you financial luck. Then there’s the ham and bacon, which brings you even more prosperity. And then there’s the cornbread waffles (be still my drooling heart) that symbolizes gold...so basically if you eat this recipe you’ll win the Powerball next year.*

*this is not guaranteed, don’t take us too seriously here people

Apple Pork Loin Juicy and flavorful, this savory pork will bring you...

Apple Pork Loin

Juicy and flavorful, this savory pork will bring you plenty and prosperity in the New Year...and bring joy to your holiday dinner table.




1 Comment
Cherie1952
Cheryl Freewalt - Dec 27, 2018
Of all these recipes, there is no sauerkraut. A lot of people like sauerkraut with sausage, and that is good; however, I cook western ribs and then add sauerkraut with the broth. Serve this over mashed potatoes or eat it plain. You can't beat it.