Alabama Peanut Soup

This is a creamy peanut soup, and the taste is just heavenly. Garnish with small red peppers along with chopped peanuts for a memorable presentation.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 medium ribs celery, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth, warmed
  • 1 1⁄4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. celery salt
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped unsalted peanuts


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté celery and onion in butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Add flour, stirring until blended and bubbly. Stir in warm chicken broth. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in peanut butter, heavy cream, lemon juice, salt, and celery salt. Cook soup, stirring constantly, until hot.
  • If you would like a smooth soup, blend in batches until smooth. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with ground peanuts.