7 Peanut Butter for Dinner Recipes

By: Nikhita Mahtani
Peanut Butter for Dinner


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It's time to pack the kids up for school again, and that means making mounds of school lunches. But PB&J sandwiches can take you only so far. For a new twist on a classic ingredient that kids and adults love, look no further. Here are some inventive recipes that let you incorporate peanut butter into dinner for cold fall nights.

Peanut butter serves as the perfect marinade in this Pork Chops with Pineapple Relish recipe (pictured above).

Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Why order in when you can make your own Asian-inspired dishes, like this Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce from Ellie Krieger?

Grilled Tofu and Chicken Pad Thai


Bobby Flay's Grilled Tofu and Chicken Pad Thai

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Matt Armendariz, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Bobby Flay's Grilled Tofu and Chicken Pad Thai recipe uses peanut butter to give the dish a creamy, indulgent feel.

Tempeh with Peanut Sauce

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Yunhee Kim, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

This Pan-Seared Tempeh with Peanut Sauce recipe is a great pick for your next Meatless Monday.

Curry Soup with Pickle


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A warm and comforting bowl of Ted Allen's Chicken-Peanut Curry Soup with Achat Pickle is the ideal pick-me-up for a cold night.

Tomato-Peanut Soup


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Con Poulos

Spice up your next dinner with this curry-flavored Tomato-Peanut Soup recipe.

Chicken Mole

Ingrid Hoffman's Chocolate Chicken Mole recipe combines rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter for a milder twist on a famous spicy Mexican dish.

To learn how to make your own flavorful peanut butter without all the additives, follow Alton Brown's recipe.

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