New Year's Day Good Luck Dip

Carol Elliott


I got this simple recipe from a lovely lady in Mathis, Texas, when I taught there in the mid-90s. She introduced it to me by challenging me to guess the secret ingredient (the black eyes). I couldn't guess it! It is our favorite New Year's Day or game-day (Hook 'em Horns!) snack. Even Aggies and Sooners love it! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


★★★★★ 1 vote

a crowd
10 Min
5 Min


  • 1 lb
    velveeta cheese
  • 1 can(s)
    black-eyed peas, with or without jalapenos
  • 1/2 to 1 stick
    margarine (start with 1/2 stick and adjust as desired)
  • 4-6
    green onions, diced

How to Make New Year's Day Good Luck Dip


  1. Carefully rinse and thoroughly drain black-eyes, then place in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Mash with the back of a fork until fairly smooth.
  2. Dice the green onions. Cube the Velveeta and margarine and place all into the bowl with the peas. Stir with a gentle folding motion to pre-mix the ingredients.
  3. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir and continue to heat until dip is creamy and smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir often to avoid burning.
  4. Enjoy with tortilla chips, crackers, pita chips, or top a baked potato with it. Delicious and so easy!

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About New Year's Day Good Luck Dip

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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