Slow Cooker Peanut Soup ♥ Recipe

Today's soup recipe: An easy soup made with little more than peanut butter and chicken stock with a little rice for thickening. Will win no beauty awards but is surprisingly delicious and quite hearty.

With this recipe for peanut soup, I'm stretching the idea of 'vegetable'. Peanuts are, of course, not vegetables but legumes -- though they are not nuts, they're seeds of a small bush and actually -- did you know? I didn't! -- grow below ground.

Starting off, I had little hope for this soup, it tasted pretty flat. But after a few hours in my new programmable slow cooker, wow, what a change, the flavors really developed. Don't skip the jalapeños and red pepper flakes, they're needed to offset the peanut creaminess.

It is rich so for those watching calories, plan on a half cup serving and a big salad for lunch or supper.


Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Time to table: 6 - 7 hours
Makes 6 cups

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 jalapeño, minced
1/4 cup uncooked rice
5 cups chicken stock (I used homemade)

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chicken stock (I used homemade) '

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 jalapeño, minced
Kosher salt to taste

In a large skillet, heat the oil on MEDIUM HIGH til shimmery. Add the onion, celery and jalapeño as they're prepped, stirring to coat with fat, and cook til just beginning to turn golden. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add the rice and 5 cups chicken stock. Stir together peanut butter and 1 cup chicken stock, add to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 - 7 hours. (In my slow cooker, 6 was perfect.) Stir in the red pepper flakes, the second jalapeño and salt. Cook on LOW for 1 hour.

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  1. I just brought out my programmable slow cooker yesterday, and today have a nice beef and veggie stew working in there. I'm always looking for new recipes, and peanut soups -- especially with winter squashes added in -- are something I love to make on the stovetop and now will try in the slow cooker. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I can't wait to try this recipe. The perfect busy week night meal...put it in the crockpot in the morning and come home to a mouthwatering meal.
    thank you.

  3. Lydia ~ I have to really think ahead to use the slow cooker. But I'm getting better at it!

    Mama ~ Yes, it's a good one!

  4. I just made peanut soup last night! I like the addition of rice in yours. I also have to plan ahead for my slow cooker, and I don't have a programmable one yet.

  5. This recipe sounds wonderful. As a peanut butter fan this has my mouth watering. I think I would like to find some bits of peanut in the soup too. I could add a few plain chopped peanuts or maybe just use crunchy peanut butter. I will have to try it soon!

  6. Lisa ~ I'm not sure the programs help unless you have to be away from home at the time the soup finishes -- then, however, moving automatically from Low or High to 'Keep Warm' is huge.

    Lis ~ Either one would work. I like the idea of some identifiable peanut too.

  7. I made this soup last night and it was very yummy! I used crunchy peanut butter.

    Note that my husband asked that "next time" I use less jalepeno, but I thought it was perfect.

    So I think for him I will perhaps use only one total.


  8. PS I used vegie broth



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