15 Best New Years Recipes

Soul Food New Year's MenuBest New Years Recipes

Are you looking for traditional New Years Recipes? If so, I got you back with some of the best recipes.

Okay now that Christmas is over it's time to start thinking about New Year’s Day. If you want this year’s party to go well you must serve your guest some traditional New Year's Recipes. Why serve traditional recipes?

My simple answer is because your guests have grown to love and expect certain recipes to be served each year on the 1st of January. In my opinion you have to serve the all-time, New Year’s favorites, which include collard greens and black eyed peas at a minimum.

If you serve these two side dishes to your guest you can ensure they'll be blessed with plenty of money and luck throughout the new year. Below you will find a New Year’s menu that you will be proud to serve your guest.

Our Favorite New Years Recipes

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Fried ChickenFried Chicken

Fried Chicken
Perfect fried chicken is crunchy and crispy on the outside. Tender and juicy on the inside.   Break the hot sauce out the cabinets for some good eating.

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Black Eyed PeasBlack Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas
These peas can be cooked separately or with rice as hoppin' john. Black eyed peas is a popular soul food dish that many black folks look forward to eating on New Year's day. This is one of three must have New Years recipes.

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Homemade CornbreadHomemade Cornbread

Homemade Cornbread
This cornbread is often baked in a cast iron skillet and sometimes
seasoned with bacon fat. This bread is a go to staple that is served with
many soul food like collard greens and beans.

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Honey Baked HamHoney Baked Ham

Honey Baked Ham
You don't have to spend all your money buying an expensive prepared
ham from the store.  You can bake your own ham at home, that will taste
just as good as a store bought one.

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Collard GreensCollard Greens

Collard Greens
Most often cooked with ham hocks, but sometimes salt pork, who doesn't love collard greens?  When it's time to eat just pass the vinegar, hot sauce, and reach for a piece of cornbread. Of all New Years recipes this is one you do not want to pass up.

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Barbecue RibsBarbecue Ribs

Barbecue Ribs
We like to slow cook our barbecue ribs to the point where they
are so tender the meat will fall off the bone. You don't need a smoker,
you can use a regular charcoal grill to make melt-in-your mouth barbecue.

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Red Velvet CakeRed Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake
This is an incredible dessert with a cream cheese frosting. Although
most reserved for holidays and special occasions you can prepare this
dessert anytime.

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Although controversial, the cleaned and prepared intestines of a hog 
is a southern delicacy, if you can stand the smell. These cuts of pork are
slow-cooked and often eaten with vinegar and hot sauce. The chitlins
are sometimes parboiled, then battered and fried. Another one of my favorite New Years recipes.

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Neck bones and riceNeck bones and Rice

Pork Neck Bones and Rice
Pork neck bones and rice is classic comfort food for us southern folks.
Pour on the thick gravy for a filling meal. Neck bones can be served over rice or with boiled potatoes.

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Pulled Pork SandwichesPulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches
In my house, slow cooked and tender shredded pork sandwiches
is a family favorite. For a nice snack, we'll serve these up on New Year's
day a few hours before we eat our main meal.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie
Have you ever had classic pecan pie with a twist? Add in chocolate and
coconut for a delightfully tasting dessert. But don't just eat one
slice of pie, you'll want to eat two.

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Stuffed Cornish HensStuffed Cornish Hens

Stuffed Cornish Hens
If you're tired of roasted turkey, you should try stuffed Cornish hen. When roasted to perfection these little birds are tender, juicy, and taste so delicious.

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Banana PuddingBanana Pudding

Banana Pudding
Banana pudding is one of the best desserts you will ever taste. Freshly sliced bananas, vanilla wafers, and a few other ingredients are combined to me a creamy and rich dessert.

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Macaroni and CheeseMacaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese
The comfort food macaroni and cheese is a staple of soul food cooking.
Tender noodles with rich and creamy cheese is browned in the oven for some homemade crispy goodness.

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Deviled EggsDeviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs
These tasty deviled treats
by far are probably the second most popular appetizer, beating out many of the other party favorites such a jalapeno poppers, meatballs, and vegetable trays. 

New Years Recipes Menu

  • Fried Chicken – this crispy and crunch fried chicken will go good with some collard greens, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese.
  • Barbecue Ribs – we usually cook the fried chicken and also serve the barbecue ribs, because we like having the option of serving two meats. Most folks like the added variety.
  • Deviled Eggs Appetizer - these delicious appetizers, aka finger foods get passed around and are eaten up in no time.
  • Collard Greens – prepare and eat the collard greens so that you don’t end up broke. The greens are said to bring you the money.
  • Black Eyed Peas - it’s tradition to eat the black-eyed peas so that they bring you good luck the entire year.
  • Macaroni and Cheese – this dish compliments the black-eyed peas, collard greens and is consistently a favorite.
  • Corn Bread - if you’re eating collard greens you need to have some cornbread and this recipe will work for you.
  • Banana Pudding – this is one simple recipe you can prepare with all that fuss that normally comes along with preparing a dessert.
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie - we add chocolate to the traditional pecan pie to put on such a unique spin you will wonder why you didn’t discover this yourself.

Okay it's time for you to get in the kitchen and cook yourself a delicious meal.  If you like our new years recipes, we're sure you will likewise enjoy our New Year’s Dinner Menu and soul food menus.