Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

September/October 2009

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This satisfying vegetarian, sweet potato soup is inspired by the flavors of West African peanut soup. We like the added zip of hot green chiles, but they can sometimes be very spicy. It’s best to take a small bite first and add them to taste. Try chopped peanuts and scallions for a different garnish. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.

"I always told my husband that I don't like sweet potatoes, but after he made this amazing soup, I became a converted fan of the spud! The flavors blend perfectly - there is no dominant aroma or taste despite the non-traditional...
Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

67 Reviews for Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque


New favorite soup recipe and super easy to make. I added some shredded chicken for extra protein. Delicious!


I'm making this soup AGAIN tonight. I love the taste & nuttiness imparted by the peanut butter. However it doesn't overrun the soup. This bisque is a perfect balance of filling vegetables without being "stuffed" afterward! I recommend this soup to any one. Also- hand blender do work far better with this soup than blenders or food processors!


First of all, I don't have a microwave so i roasted the sweet potatoes with allspice, salt and pepper @ 450 for about 25 min which added a deeper flavor over all.

Seconded, It's much easier to add the broth to all the ingredients and when time to blend just put the sweet potatoes in the blender and add the stock & PB. definitely save 1/4 of the potatoes for texture.

Third, I played with the flavor doubling the allspice and using 'sriracha' instead of chilies.
I also added more ginger which i thought was key to complementing/toning down the PB taste.

i garnished with cilantro and chives. yum. crushed peanuts would be nice too.

stock: 2 1/2 c. organic tomato juice, 2 1/2 c. water, 1 veggie bullion cube.

Little tip* for the ginger use a garlic press.


YUM. This soup is unique and tasty and I'm pretty sure I'll make it for years to come! Almost a Thai peanut sauce meets a mild curry. I love peanut butter and I love using it in creative ways. The only thing I would do differently is add more heat/spice and maybe add some roasted peanuts as garnish for a little crunch!


I followed this recipe almost exactly. I never really measure, so I just eyeballed all of the ingredients. I used V-8 rather than tomato juice/soup. I also added 2 or 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for a little extra heat. I hate cilantro, so I used scallions as a garnish. Although the soup looks and seems like it would be unappetizing, I thought it was truly unique and tasted fantastic. I've eaten it for 3 days in a row! It is filling and satisfying. I used Smart Balance peanut butter, and I did not find the PB taste to be overwhelming at all. Like others mentioned, I think this would be good as a sauce or served over rice. I will definitely make this again. Delicious!


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