West African Peanut Stew

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If you’re planning a nice and cozy night in with the family, treat the entire bunch to a warm, delicious West African Peanut Stew. This meal is sure to fill the entire house with wonderful aromas, so it will bring the entire family to the dining table in a flash. This savory stew is extremely simple to make. It pulls the flavors from each ingredient, while it allows them to soak in simmering chicken broth. So, as you are spending time with the family, you can let the stew simmer for around an hour and a half. But if you leave it in for longer, no worries, because that just gives you more flavor!

All it takes is some sweet potatoes, collard greens, peanut butter, tomato paste, and few spices to let all the flavors marinate in broth. It hits almost every food group, so you don’t have to worry about lacking nutrition. This recipe can easily be doubled, so that you can enjoy it throughout the week!

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West African Peanut Stew

This delightful and comforting stew is a great choice for a chilly evening at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine African
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons ginger fresh, shredded
  • 1 red onion medium, diced
  • 2 sweet potatoes cubed
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounces tomato paste can
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter smooth
  • 4 cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • 2 cups collard greens chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce optional sriracha
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 3 minutes. Add the onion and cook for another 2 minutes then add the sweet potato, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Saute for a few more minutes then add in the tomato paste and peanut butter. Mix together until everything is coated.
  • Add the chicken broth and simmer for 90 minutes. Add the collard greens and chile-garlic sauce and let the collard greens wilt and mix into the soup. Serve, and garnish with the cilantro!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 687mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Gluten-Free

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