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BBQ Black-Eyed Pea Dip

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This BBQ Black-Eyed Pea Dip is tangy and full of amazing flavor. Made with black-eyed peas and seasoned with bbq sauce, two kinds of cheese, and green chilies.

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I’m that person who must make black-eyed peas every New Year because of tradition. I like to change it up with whatever dish I create, so sometimes I keep it traditional with black-eyed peas seasoned with ham and other times I mix it up. 

This is what I consider mixing it up. A delicious dip made with black-eyed peas, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bbq sauce, green chilies, and tomatoes…from a can. This dip is so delicious that you won’t even want to wait until New Years to make it.

Seriously, I made it for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Now it’s one of my go to party dips.

How to make BBQ Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Shred a block of cheddar cheese and cut a block of cream cheese into small pieces. Set aside. 

grater with cheeses in front of it

Drain black-eyed peas and place in a large bowl. 

black eyed peas in large bowl with cheese in background

Drain the can of tomatoes with green chilies to get rid of any excess liquid. Place in bowl.

Add green chilies, bbq sauce, onion powder, cayenne pepper, ½ of the shredded cheddar cheese, and cream cheese to the bowl and stir until it’s all combined. 

Pour into a 2 qt baking dish. Top with the remainder of cheddar cheese and bake in preheated oven on the middle rack for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. 

Remove from oven and enjoy.

Tips:

  • This recipe is so much better with blocked cheddar cheese. It melts better than the pre-shredded kind in the bag. However, if you really need to sub pre-bagged cheese, I would just mix the cheese in the mixture and not spread it on the top before baking. Doing so will stop the cheese from clunking together on top. 
  • This dip is great with tortilla chips, especially the scoops
  • This dip is awesome with a bbq sauce that has a slight kick to it. I’ve used my homemade bbq sauce and Sweet Baby Ray’s
  • You can prep this dip and place it in the fridge before baking. To bake, remove from the fridge and allow it to get to room temperature before placing it in the oven.

BBQ Black-Eyed Pea Dip

This BBQ Black-Eyed Pea dip is tangy and full of amazing flavor. Made with black-eyed peas and seasoned with bbq sauce, two kinds of cheese, and green chilies. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword black-eyed pea dip, dip recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 301kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 14 oz can black-eyed peas drained
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened and cut into small cubes
  • 10 oz can tomatoes with green chilies
  • 4 oz green chilies
  • cup bbq sauce
  • 8 oz block sharp cheddar cheese shredded and separated in half
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add drained black-eyed peas, drained tomatoes with green chilies, green chilies, bbq sauce, cream cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and ½ cheese and stir until combined.
  • Pour into a 2 qt baking dish. Top with the remainder of cheddar cheese and bake in preheated oven on the middle rack for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy.

Notes

  • This recipe is so much better with blocked cheddar cheese. It melts better than the pre-shredded kind in the bag. However, if you really need to sub pre-bagged cheese, I would just mix the cheese in the mixture and not spread it on the top before baking. Doing so will stop the cheese from clunking together. 
  • You can prep this dip and place it in the fridge before baking. To bake, remove from the fridge and allow it to get to room temperature, about 30 minutes, before placing it in the oven.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 2mg
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SUSANNE HARRIS

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

DEAR MRS. TANYA. ''HAPPY NEW YEAR'S TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I TRIED YOUR AIRFRYER TURKEY BREAST RECIPE AND IT WAS THE BOMB IN MY HOUSE MY DAUGHTER AND DADDY LOVE IT. I HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO SEND MORE RECIPES TO MY BOX. i'm GETTING READY FOR NEW A NEW ADVENTURE WITH ME. JANUARY 15TH WILL BE MY DAY FOR THE SLEEVE SURGERY AND TRYING TO START WRITING HELP GETTING STARTED A BOOK JUST NEED A LITTLE HELP.