Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

by Jennifer on February 15, 2012

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Last month I attended the annual Soup Swap (recall from last year?) and absolutely fell in love with a recipe for an African Peanut Soup. Out of the five soups I brought home, I knew I had to thaw and share this one with my hubby immediately.

Since then we have made it twice and fine tuned our adaptations. If you like more spice, feel free to add in some curry or red pepper flakes.

Prepare to share because when someone smells a peanut butter soup, they will grab your bowl and dig in!

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Soup (Yield = 8 servings)
Adapted from
1 tablespoons olive oil
¾ lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast, cooked chopped roughly into bite-sized pieces
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
2 carrots, peeled and cut into ‘coins’
2 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
Water, optional to thin soup

1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes every minute or so. Place the chicken and sauteed vegetables into the slow cooker set on High 6.

2. Add the tomatoes, sweet potato, carrot, chicken broth, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper into the slow cooker and mix well. Cook for 6 hours on high or 8 hours on low. If you notice the soup getting to thick, feel free to add a bit of water.

3.  When about an hour remains on the slow cooker clock, add in the peanut butter and stir very well. Serve warm.

Cassie February 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

YUM! What a great flavor combo. Can’t wait to try this, I’m sure it’s a keeper!

Maureen February 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I would NEVER think of putting peanut butter in a soup…awesome!

Teresa February 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Mmmm… you had me at peanut butter! This sounds delicious.

StoriesAndSweetPotatoes February 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Oh I can imagine how this would taste. This sounds fantastic.

kewkew February 16, 2012 at 12:06 am

Sounds and looks delicious. I pinned this. Num num

Christine February 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

Oh my goodness! I’m going to make this for dinner tonight. I think this might just be the thing to make my son eat his veggies!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

OMG! Sweet Potatoes and Peanut Butter! I need to make this! Sounds perfect for my Friday night dinner!! Yum!!

ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] February 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I’ve made a similar soup with butternut squash and it’s one of my favorites. Peanut butter makes everything delicious!

Marnely Rodriguez February 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

Gorgeous soup flavors!

Sylvie March 28, 2012 at 9:20 am

Really interesting recipe, I will try it !! Thanks for sharing ^^

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