Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter & Celery Soup

This is a super quick and easy soup to warm up your chilly autumn days

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If you like peanut butter on celery sticks, you are going to LOVE this soup!

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My mom invented this soup for me when I broke my jaw in a horseback riding accident in college… having it  wired together for 8 weeks, meant everything was through a straw…

Since I couldn’t eat a peanut butter sandwich, she made me peanut butter soup!

It is still one of my very favorites~ you’d think I’d have bad memories, but happily, I met a dental student soon after this and fell in love…and he has been taking very good care of me ever since!!


I lightened up her original recipe by replacing peanut butter with PB2, powdered peanut butter


Stir the powder into the soup as it is simmering, and use a whisk if it gets clumpy, to smooth everything out

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All the peanut butter flavor, with a significant reduction of fat and calories!

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I used regular Cream of Celery soup and 2% milk, with 3 Tablespoons of PB2

234 calories per serving,  verses 350 calories, and a lot less fat-

In this recipe, the peanut butter alone adds 12 grams of fat, but if you replace it with PB2, you reduce the fat grams from 12 grams to 2 grams,  see note below*


You can lighten this up even further by using Healthy Request Cream of Celery soup, skim milk, chicken broth, or water, but I prefer milk~

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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 can Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1 soup can milk or 10 oz, a little over 1 cup
  • 3 T peanut butter or 3 T of PB2 powdered peanut butter


  • Combine ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cook and stir until smooth and hot. Makes 2 servings

PB2 can be found in your grocery store in the peanut butter aisle, or order on line here

For another recipe using PB2, Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies click here

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*NOTE: By replacing peanut butter with PB2 you do lose some of the health benefits of real peanut butter. You can read more about that at livestrong.com here


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8 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter & Celery Soup”
  1. namenews says:

    I am a huge fan of this peanut butter creation. A soup? I have to tell my co-worker(s) about this one.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    N.N. Team

  2. Mary says:

    Jenna, I would have never thought of making a soup with peanut butter but I do love dunking my celery sticks in the jar! I cringed when I read you broke your jar horseback riding…ouch! Glad you met your dental student and had a happy ending 🙂

  3. Kitty says:

    Wasn’t that sweet of your mom to invent a soup for you as you were healing your poor jaw? Your lightened up version sounds perfect! I’m thinking that meeting that dental student turned out to be fate!

  4. I do love peanut buuter on celery but never thought of this winning pairing in a soup. Brilliant!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    What an interesting combination for soup, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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