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Spicy Peanut Soup with Candied Potato Kale

155 reviews / 4.9 average

Okay, YUMMMM. Ambrosial Peanut Soup with Candied Potatoes Kale! Abating and COOL nutritious. Artlessly vegan, gluten free, aesthetic amoroso free, ALL THE ACCEPTABLE THINGS.

Spicy Peanut Soup. Are you ready?

All the bodies shout: WE ARE READY!

When bistro able-bodied involves:

  • sweet potatoes
  • peanuts / peanut butter
  • fire broiled tomatoes
  • garlic and jalapeño
  • cilantro

…and a about creamy, spicy, APERITIVE vibe, there is no abstinent this.

You guys, this soup! Stew? It’s affectionate of both. It depends on how you accomplish it and how abundant aqueous you add, but EITHER WAY IT IS SO ABUSE GOOD. It actually checks all the boxes – creamy, acceptable texture; acutely alarming flavor; cool nutritious; doesn’t booty bristles and a bisected canicule to make. It doesn’t accept meat, but girl, if you appetite meat, add meat! Not huge on kale? Bandy for spinach. These are my admired kinds of recipes – ones that aloof affectionate of let you do whatever you appetite to do and accomplish it your actual own.

Spicy Peanut Soup in Instant Pot.

Some Options For Affable Peanut Soup

Okay, you’ve got choices here.

  • Instant Pot: Raise your duke if you got one for Christmas. Yeah? Acceptable news, because this can be fabricated in the Burning Pot!
  • Slow Cooker: additionally a yes!
  • Stovetop: ADDITIONALLY a yes! In about the aforementioned bulk of time! You aloof charge to babysit it a little more, but hey – babyminding garlic, onion, jalapeño, candied potatoes, and a buttery soup abject as it comes calm happens to be my best admired affectionate of babysitting.
  • Freezing it for meal prep: OF ADVANCE YES! Added on that HERE.
Spoonful of Spicy Peanut Soup.

Why I Adulation This Soup

This soup is comfortable and lovely. It’s not too spicy, although you could aloof omit the jalapeño altogether if you were afraid about that. It has aloof the appropriate antithesis of creaminess and bang and it reminds me of addition adaptation of a good-for-you curry. Speaking of which, this would go abundant over some amber rice or quinoa.

You would not be sad if you fabricated a bucket of socca (bread! hot, buttery, crispy, gluten-free chickpea collapsed bread!) to go with this soup.

You accept no excuses. I am not absolution you get out of authoritative this recipe.

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Sweet Potato Peanut Soup in bowls with crackers.

Spicy Peanut Soup with Candied Potato Kale

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 56 (about 1 1/2 cups per serving) 1x


Okay, YUMMMM. Ambrosial Peanut Soup with Candied Potatoes Kale! Abating and COOL nutritious. Artlessly vegan, gluten free, aesthetic amoroso free, ALL THE ACCEPTABLE THINGS.


Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • half an onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 ample sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • one 14-ounce can fire broiled tomatoes
  • one 14-ounce can light attic milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry and/or turmeric
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 12 cups kale, stems removed, chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a ample soup pot over average calefaction and add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Saute until bendable and fragrant.
  2. Add candied potatoes. I like to amber them a little bit with the aromatics to get them nice and flavorful.
  3. Add tomatoes, attic milk, water, spices, and peanuts. Simmer until candied potatoes are fork-tender.
  4. Add peanut adulate and kale. Simmer until aggregate is thick, creamy, and delicious. Top with added atom and a little cilantro if you’re bedeviled like me.


Instant Pot: Baker aggregate except peanut adulate and kale on aerial burden for about 3 account with a quick release. (Sometimes I abate the aqueous back I accomplish it in the Burning Pot by a cup or so, and again aloof add added as bare back it’s all done. But that is alternative – it should assignment accomplished either way.) Activity in the peanut adulate and kale afterwards cooking. Voila!

Slow Cooker: Cook aggregate except peanut adulate and kale on low for 6 hours. Activity in the peanut adulate and kale. Donezo! Don’t baker the candied potatoes too continued or they’ll abatement afar on ya! Aloof baker until they bore calmly with a fork. If you’re accomplishing Sugar Chargeless January with us, this is an accomplished compound that has accustomed acidity and alimental fats to accumulate you full. I like to dip into this with some ailing absurd – you can acquisition our artefact recommendations on this post.

One aftermost note. This compound is aggressive by an amazing West African compound alleged maafe, or groundnut soup. I did what I consistently do and changed/added some capacity based on what I adulation and what I had on duke (kale, jalapeño, attic milk, cilantro, etc.) authoritative it added of a cultural mash-up. That’s why I’m not calling it a able West African peanut soup alike admitting those are its roots. If you appetite a accepted West African adaptation of that soup, actuality are two sources – a blog post, and a video.

Freezer Meal Version

  1. Freeze Together:
    3 cups chopped sweet potatoes, beginning or frozen
    2 jalapeños, minced
    half of an onion, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon curry powder
    1 teaspoon turmeric
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 14-ounce can fire broiled tomatoes
    1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  2. Instant Pot Instructions: Aerial burden 8 mins 10 mins accustomed release
  3. Slow Cooker Instructions: Aerial ambience 6 hours
  4. Final Step: Activity in 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, and 1-2 cups chopped kale. Add baptize to attenuate to adapted consistency.
  5. Check out our abounding freezer meal posts with all recipes and instructions here!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: West African-Inspired

Keywords: peanut soup, peanut stew, Burning Pot soup, ambrosial soup, candied potato soup

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation this compound so abundant I’d like to accomplish it as a freezer meal for addition who aloof had a baby…but she doesn’t accept an burning pot or apathetic cooker. Is there a way to baker this on the stove top from freezer?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Annie! Yes, it should assignment aloof fine. I’d add aggregate to a pot over low calefaction to affectionate of defrost aggregate at first. Then, already aggregate is defrosted, you could simmer it, covered, for maybe 20-ish account until the candied potato is tender.

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    This may assume like a asinine question, but should I use cocktail atom or dry-roasted? I’m attractive advanced to authoritative this soup after in the week!

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    I adulation this soup!! I accomplishment it with an captivation blender. It is like a buttery bisque with a ton of veggies. Abundant recipe!!

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    Hands bottomward our admired accessible dinner! We accept fabricated 3 to 4 batches of this every few months for the aftermost few years and accept yet to get ailing of it. My continued ancestors generally requests that we accomplish it back we get together. It is so tasty! We add a lot of sriracha and top it with some bounded kettle broiled jalapeno peanuts. SO GOOD!

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    Brianne Barkley

    I’ve absent clue of how abounding times I’ve fabricated this. My aboriginal accumulation was the arctic adaptation while I was pregnant. My kid is now about two and actuality I am still! 😂 and now she eats it too.

    It’s SO acceptable and easy. I like to serve it array of like a curry, so with rice and naan.

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    Can’t accept how acceptable this was. Aboriginal time affable a back-scratch recipe. Alike my husband, who altar to best of my advantageous cooking, admired this recipe.

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    This is SO delicious! Fabricated it for my non-vegetarian ancestors and it was a hit. I angled the compound but 6 potatoes was too abundant for the insta pot. Fabricated it with 4.5 and one beneath cup of baptize and it came out great.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated to apprehend it, Liz! Acknowledgment for the comment!

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    Made this for my dad. I added added kale aloof for array and to use up the bag. Babble reviews from my dad. This was excellent! Not one compound from you all has alike hardly absent the mark. I accelerate all the recipes to my accompany and family. I admired the freezer to Burning Pot accumulating (which is area I begin this gem).

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We adulation audition this, Greta! Acknowledgment so abundant for the comment!

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    Noah S

    This is bifurcation incredible. So creamy, filling, and delicious. I aloof accomplished my aboriginal accumulation and I’m aggravating to abide the appetite to accomplish addition 😀

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    Has anyone approved a altered milk? I don’t like attic milk but was cerebration I’d use some almond milk or accustomed milk instead.

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    I adulation this compound and accept fabricated it abounding times! I’m authoritative it tonight but I’m out of peanuts. I accept cashews – do you anticipate it would be an accept acting for the crunch? I do accept peanut adulate so the acidity will be there. Acknowledge you!

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    I appetite to try this in the burning pot with chicken…about how continued do you anticipate it should booty to baker with cubes of craven breast?

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    This is AWESOME. I adapted up some craven breasts and thighs in turmeric, cayenne, salt, and attic oil, and added those, but contrarily followed the compound to a T. It came calm so bound and was cool satisfying, and guy approved. Absolutely will accomplish this again!

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    This is delicious!! Question, what do you anticipate about replacing butternut annihilate for all or some of the candied potatoes?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      I anticipate butternut annihilate would be a abundant barter for some or all of the candied potatoes! If you accord it a try, we’d adulation to apprehend back!

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    This is so good. I added craven from a rotisserie craven I bought at Sam’s Club . Afresh it was actual blubbery & Hearty. I admired the peanut adulate addition. Actual accessible to accomplish in the burning pot. Will accomplish again. Abundant recipe, acknowledge you.

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    Thank you for this adorable recipe! I am mother of three and a abounding time nursing apprentice – I charge fast, easy, alimental meals. You weren’t badinage back you said this checks all the boxes! This meal will go into my approved circling from now on. I had abnormal and my bedmate had thirds!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We adulation audition this, Amy! Acknowledgment so abundant for the comment!

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    So accessible and so tasty! I aloof fabricated this for the aboriginal time and will absolutely accomplish it again. Will acceptable add craven or shrimp abutting time. Accede it would be abundant over rice too, as it is nice and thick!

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    This isn’t article I’d commonly try but it was great. One catechism – what affectionate of peanut adulate do you use? I’m bold article bigger than the Skippy that we usually accept at home!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Glad to apprehend it Rachel! We like to use all accustomed peanut adulate with the alone capacity actuality atom and salt.

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    Ron McCutchan

    Made this for a amateur for Christmas banquet (as against to the accepted candied potatoes). It was amazing! Back I didn’t accept back-scratch powder, I added cumin, coriander, ginger, and chili crumb as able-bodied as the turmeric.

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    This looks good. It reminds me of the West African Peanut Bouillon dishes I accept had over the years. The capacity are about absolutely the aforementioned except, the bouillon is about served with formed yam instead of flatbread.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Yes, this is absolutely agnate to West African Peanut Stew. Formed yam sounds wonderful!

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    This was abundant on a algid winter evening. Will accomplish again. Acclimated a potato masher to brew up a bit of the candied potato.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So blessed to apprehend that it hit the spot! Acknowledgment for the comment!

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    I adulation all your recipes and am actual aflame to accomplish this soup. If I appetite to add skinless boneless craven breast, do I charge to acclimatize the time on the apathetic cooker or do annihilation abroad differently? Thanks!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      The craven should be adapted in 6 hours, so you shouldn’t charge to do annihilation differently!