Good Luck Soup

Good Luck Soup

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Cheryl Green


Also called New Year's Day Soup. We had leftover ham; so I searched through my cookbooks and found this recipe (in Southern Living book)! I made a few changes. It is absolutely wonderful and healthy! I could eat it everyday! It you would like a vegetarian version use vegetable broth and leave out the ham.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 to 8
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    ham, cooked, diced
  • 2
    celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 2
    carrots, chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 can(s)
    (15 oz each) black eyed peas, undrained (or 1 1/2 cups dried, cooked)
  • 2 can(s)
    14 1/2 oz each) low sodium, fat free chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1 can(s)
    (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can(s)
    (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 box
    frozen spinach, (or 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh)
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley, chopped (or 1/4 cup dried parsley)
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper

How to Make Good Luck Soup


  1. Saute first 5 ingredients over medium heat in a large soup pan, until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in black eyed peas and next 4 ingredients; bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Stir in spinach, parsley and pepper. Serve.
  3. Note: I used dried black eyed peas (soak over night), and then cook for 1 1/2 hours; drain most of the liquid and then proceed with recipe. I used frozen spinach and dried parsley and added when I added the beans to the sauteed veggies.
    If you want to cook in the slow cooker just throw everything in and cook for 5 or 6 hours.

Printable Recipe Card

About Good Luck Soup

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There’s no better way to warm up on a chilly night than with a delicious cup of soup! Especially when your crock pot does all the work. Check out these...

Get Lucky With These Black-eyed Pea New Year's Day Recipes

Get Lucky With These Black-Eyed Pea New Year's Day Recipes

Kitchen Crew

In the South, black-eyed peas are eaten on New Year's Day and are thought to bring prosperity. Folklore dates this tradition back to the Civil War and General Sherman thinking...

17 Best Fall Soups And Stews

17 Best Fall Soups and Stews

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There’s something so magical about enjoying a big bowl of a delicious fall soup on a crisp autumn day. Whether you prefer a thick stew or a creamy soup, we...