King's Arms Tavern Cream of Peanut Soup

King's Arms Tavern Cream of Peanut Soup

So good and so rich, this soup is a Virginia classic.

This version of peanut soup is adapted from the King's Arms Tavern in Williamsburg. This soup is also good served ice cold.

15 min Prep: 5 min Cook: 10 min
Serves: 10 Save

Ingredients (9)

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 3 T Butter
  • 3 T All Purpose Flour
  • 2 qrt Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cup Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 1¾ cup Light Cream
  • 5 T Chopped Peanuts (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a skillet; add onion and celery and saute until soft, but not brown. Stir in flour until well blended.
  2. Add chicken broth, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add peanut butter, salt and cream, stirring to blend thoroughly. Do not boil. Serve garnished with peanuts.