Sweet Potato Peanut Soup

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


1 tablespoon butter
1/2 large sweet onion, chopped
1 small celery rib, diced
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 1/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Nutmeg-Molasses Cream
1 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons molasses
1/4 ground nutmeg
Chopped toasted pecans


Melt butter in a large Dutch oven; add onion and next 3 ingredients and saute over medium heat 3 minutes. Add sweet potato cubes and chicken broth; cook over medium heat 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Process mixture, in batches, in an electric blender or food processor until smooth. Return mixture to Dutch oven; whisk in half-and-half and peanut butter. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, stirring often.

Serve with Nutmeg-Molasses Cream and chopped toasted pecans.

For the Nutmeg-Molasses Cream, beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; gradually beat in molasses and nutmeg. Chill until ready to serve.