Creamy Peanut Soup with Sage


This creamy peanut soup lets the flavor of the peanuts truly shine, and fresh sage adds a nice autumnal flavor. While we often call for natural peanut butters in our recipes, they're not recommended here, as they can make the soup gritty and oily.

a recipe photo of the Creamy Peanut Soup served in bowls with peanuts and green onions topping
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as canola or avocado, or ghee

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • Crushed red pepper to taste (Optional)

  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock

  • 2 cups conventional smooth peanut butter, preferably without added sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons malt vinegar or sherry vinegar

  • ½ cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives or flat-leaf parsley


  1. Heat oil (or ghee) in a large pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion, celery and salt; stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and begin to turn golden brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, sage, white pepper and crushed red pepper, if using. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add stock, increase heat to high and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add peanut butter, whisking until it melts into the stock. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the soup is slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Using an immersion blender or in batches in a blender, process the soup until it is very smooth. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Stir in vinegar. Serve the soup topped with chopped peanuts and chives (or parsley).

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Vitamin A 59IU 1%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Vitamin E 4mg 27%
Folate 42mcg 11%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 74mg 18%
Potassium 395mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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