Peanut Butter Soup and Fufu Recipe

Peanut butter soup and fufu is a delicious and hearty West African dish that is sure to satisfy your appetite. The soup is made with a flavorful blend of spices, vegetables, and peanut butter, which gives it a creamy and nutty taste. It is traditionally served with fufu, a starchy side dish made from cassava or yams, which is used to scoop up the soup. The combination of the soup and fufu creates a filling and satisfying meal that is perfect for cold nights or when you’re in the mood for a comforting and flavorful dish.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Food Recipes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 600 kcal


For the soup:

  • 2 lbs of chicken or beef (or any other meat of your choice)
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp of ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of coriander
  • 4 cups of chicken or beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the fufu:

  • 2 lbs of cassava, yams, or plantains
  • Water


For the soup:

  • In a large pot, heat up some oil and brown the chicken or beef until it is cooked through.
  • Remove the meat from the pot and set it aside.
  • In the same pot, sauté the onion and garlic until they are translucent.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, grated ginger, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and coriander to the pot and stir well.
  • Pour in the chicken or beef broth and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let the soup simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir in the peanut butter until it is completely incorporated into the soup.
  • Add the cooked meat back into the pot and let the soup simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with fufu.

For the fufu:

  • Peel the cassava, yams, or plantains and cut them into small pieces.
  • Boil the pieces in a large pot of water until they are soft and tender.
  • Drain the water and transfer the boiled pieces to a mortar or large bowl.
  • Pound the boiled pieces with a pestle or a large spoon until they become smooth and doughy.
  • Add a little bit of water to the mixture to make it more pliable, if necessary.
  • Roll the fufu into small balls and serve with the soup.


  • If you prefer a smoother soup, you can blend the onion, garlic, and tomato mixture in a food processor before adding it to the broth.
  • Don’t be afraid to adjust the spices to suit your taste preferences.
  • Fufu can be quite filling, so make sure to start with a small portion and work your way up if you’re still hungry.

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One Comment

  1. 4 stars
    I tried making the Peanut Butter Soup and Fufu Recipe for dinner last night, and it was absolutely delicious! The combination of the creamy peanut butter soup and the chewy fufu was perfect. The recipe was easy to follow and didn’t require too many ingredients. I especially loved how the soup had a nice kick of heat from the spices. This recipe is definitely going into my regular rotation!

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