Peanut Butter Soup

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You know what goes really well with peanut butter? Here, I’ll tell you. Cilantro. Chili powder. Vegetable broth. And a spoon. Because guess what, peanut butter soup just works.

pb soup

No, I haven’t lost it. No, I’m not entirely “cray.” A few weeks ago, I was contacted by McCormick to create something to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. They offered me an amazing gift basket filled with Mexican themed goodies, like spices, an awesome molcajete and some fabulous props. When it came to using these ingredients, I knew I wanted it to be with something unique. Something with flavor. Something other than a taco, fajita or rice dish.

McCormick fun stuff

So clearly, I thought “why don’t I mix peanut butter with Mexican seasonings and add some broth?” I mean, that’s what you would say out-loud too when you receive a giant basket of Mexican goodies, right?

creamy soup

This soup sounds SO crazy. It sounds like something you’d hear someone babbling about in a state hospital. Trust me, though, it’s actually incredibly addictive. The flavors are so weird, but they work together. It’s filled with ingredients that are never paired together but work swimmingly. It’s like when you meet someone who is a polar opposite to who you are and end up completely meshing with. Opposites attract, in both real life and food.

Peanut Butter Soup

PB soup spicy

Serves about 6.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 28 ounces low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons McCormick chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro for garnish

For the directions on how to make this, grab the recipe here on SheKnows!

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 424
Fat: 18 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Fiber: 3.3 grams
Protein: 14.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7

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  1. Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
    What a creative recipe! Can't wait to try. ~ ashlee @
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
      Oh thanks Ashlee!!
  2. Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
    Okay, I don't even like soup but I want to try this. Like, a lot. :) Very creative and definitely thinking outside the box!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
      Oh please do!! Let me know what you think!
  3. Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
    Girl, you cray! Just kidding, this sounds really amazing. I could never in a million years be so creative. Beautiful recipe!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
      haha! I am a little nuts.
  4. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
    Actually, these flavors sound amazing together!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
      I know, right? I sort of love it!
  5. Posted by Beth on
    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
    This sounds DELISH! But at 7 points I just can't do it. Could it be made without the flour and milk? Maybe use something else to thicken it? Maybe I can make it and just smell it :-) (or bathe in it - now I sound cray!)
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
      hahah! You definitely don't sound crazy :) I'd say you can sub in a lower fat milk, like skim or soy, to reduce points! Maybe sub in some corn starch too to thicken.
  6. Posted by Carrian on
    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
    What a GREAT idea! I am so excited to try this!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      Yay!! do it! It's so crazy good!
  7. Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
    What! No way. Is this real life? I want a ladle to lap up this soup! Mmmm.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      I know. It's SO weird but so good
  8. Saturday, October 26th, 2013
    Peanut butter soup?! I love this idea! :)
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      Try it, it's life changing!
  9. Posted by Beth Young on
    Sunday, October 27th, 2013
    Never heard of peanut butter soup before! Can't wait to try it out!
  10. Posted by Kristina on
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
    This sounds so yummy Claire! So creative! I've made spicy peanut dips but never a soup, adding it to the list :)
  11. Monday, November 4th, 2013
    I never would have thought to create something like this but it looks delicious! I'm doing to have to try this with sunbutter :)