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Creamy Peanut Butter & Bacon Soup

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“Very heavily modified from an old recipe for boiled peanut soup when I had a hankering, but not all the ingredients I needed. A few rounds of tinkering later, voila! Delicious and indulgent.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice bacon strips and fry until crispy; remove the bacon pieces & reserve 3 tablespoons bacon grease.
  2. Dice 1 onion (medium to large) and cook in the reserved bacon grease until onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Add 3 cups of chicken stock.
  4. Add 1 cup of half and half (can also use 2% milk).
  5. Add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (more or less to taste).
  6. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt (more or less to taste).
  7. Add 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter.
  8. Optional: toss the crispy bacon bits back in the soup pot (healthy? not in this kitchen! And it tastes so good.).
  9. Stir until combined and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  10. Simmer for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. If you like a creamy soup, you can use a stick blender on this to blend in the onions.
  12. Serve hot, with an optional garnish of chopped green onions.

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