Delicious Peanut Soup
|Serves:||6-8 small or 3-4 main dish servings|
|32 oz||chicken stock, unsalted|
|5 1/2 c||water|
|12 oz||fat-free evaporated milk|
|2 c||uncooked garden rotini pasta **|
|1 c||frozen whole-kernal corn|
|1/2 c||creamy peanut butter|
|4 oz||crumbled feta cheese|
|1/4 c||real bacon pieces ( fried well, but not crispy; or use pre-pkg.d.)|
|4||green onions, chopped (save some for garnish)|
|1/2 c||grated sharp cheddar cheese or feta crumbles|
|1 c||planter's five alarm dry roasted peanuts|
Try Diamond of California Nuts
|2||green onions with tops, chopped|
This is possibly the best peanut soup I have ever eaten! These are the most common remarks heard when I serve this.
This makes a very elegant presentation and be prepared to give out the recipe if you serve it.
The vegetables and pasta will be very tender. Stir in evaporated milk the last 30 minutes of cooking.
You could substitute feta cheese for the garnish in place of cheddar. If you don't like hot and spicy peanuts, substitute any dry roasted peanut. But don't skip the peanuts they really add to this dish!
Add pasta to boiling stock/water and cook until al dente. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside to stir in with the evaporated milk 30 minutes before serving.
After the pasta is removed add everything else to stock and cook about 45 minutes. Put in slow cooker on low. 30 minutes before serving add pasta and milk, stir well. Heat through. Serve with garnishes.