Purple Hull Peas Recipe

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Jordan Modified: December 14, 2021
Purple Hull Peas Recipe


How To Make Purple Hull Peas

Purple hull peas simmered until flavorful are a classic Southern side dish. They are also cooked with okra and bacon bits.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 10 mins


  • lb frozen purple hull peas
  • 8 oz fresh okra, optional
  • 4 oz bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • tsp baking soda
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Place the purple hull peas into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, add okra if using and boil for 2 minutes, stirring twice.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the bacon, sugar, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until tender for 1½ to 2 hours.


  • Sugar: 9g
  • :
  • Calcium: 61mg
  • Calories: 183kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 395mg
  • Protein: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 623mg
  • Vitamin A: 1150IU
  • Vitamin C: 54mg
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