Savory Cream of Peanut Soup

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A traditional Colonial recipe our children love. This soup is also excellent served cold.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 onion, very finely chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, very finely chopped

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 quarts chicken stock

  • 1 (18 ounce) jar crunchy peanut butter

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, or to taste

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and celery in hot butter until soft, about 8 minutes. Stir flour into butter to incorporate. Gradually whisk chicken stock into flour mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir peanut butter and evaporated milk into stock until peanut butter melts into the mixture. Return saucepan to low heat. Cook at a simmer until flavors have blended, about 15 minutes. Garnish with roasted peanuts to serve.

Cook's Note:

For a thicker, smoother soup, rub mixture of onion, celery, butter, and flour through a sieve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
32g Fat
19g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 756mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.