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Recipes Using Peanut Butter (and My Favorite Low-Sugar Peanut Butter)

Here’s a shout-out for my favorite low-sugar peanut butter and a collection of tasty low-carb recipes using peanut butter! And there are links for some peanut butter recipes that are a bit higher in carbs as well.

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Recipes Using Peanut Butter (and My Favorite Low-Sugar Peanut Butter)

Is Peanut Butter something you always have in the house? I never liked peanut butter sandwiches as a kid, but as an adult I discovered low-sugar “natural” peanut butter and became a huge fan of using it as an ingredient. I love the creaminess and the flavor natural peanut butter adds to sauces and salad dressings, and of course it’s great for cookies! And Asian recipes using peanut butter are going to be a hit with me every time! 

And right now the world is going through an uncertain time when people need comfort food and are also trying to use things they already have in the pantry or fridge. So here’s a collection of My Favorite Recipes Using Peanut Butter, and a shout-out for the low-sugar peanut butter that’s the one I always buy! If you’re a fellow peanut butter fan who always has it on hand, I hope you find something here that you’d like to try!

(Check out Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Ingredients You May Have on Hand if you want more ideas for cooking while you’re stuck at home. And stay inside and stay safe everyone!)


Adams Natural Peanut Butter photo of peanut butter in jar

What Low-Sugar Peanut Butter do I Recommend?

I loved this Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter (affiliate link) from the first time I tried it. Now the chunky and smooth varieties are something I always have in my fridge. I use chunky the most, but I buy Adams No-Stir Creamy Peanut Butter (affiliate link) to use in sauces!

What to do if Natural Peanut Butter has Separated:

When you bring natural peanut butter home from the store it will be likely be separated with a layer of oil on top. I buy the big jars, and when I’m ready to start on a new jar from the pantry, I put the peanut butter and oil into my food processor and pulse until the oil is completely combined. It’s a bit of a messy job, but completely effective. Keep natural peanut butter in the fridge once it’s been opened.

Favorite Low-Carb Recipes Using Natural Peanut Butter:

Low-Carb Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce title photo
I’d guess this Low-Carb Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce might be the most popular peanut butter recipe on the blog. At any rate, this has definitely been popular!

Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies title photo
Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies are one of my favorite cookies, and if you’ve got peanut butter, sweetener, and an egg you can probably make these cookies!

Low-Carb West African Chicken and Peanut Stew 650 photo
Low-Carb West African Chicken and Peanut Stew is a delicious and quick dinner idea that uses leftover rotisserie chicken in a delightful peanut sauce!

Chicken and Broccoli Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing 650 image
Chicken and Broccoli Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing does have some carbs, but it’s also high in fiber, and this is so tasty!

Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu with Sriracha 650 image
Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu with Sriracha is great for a meatless dinner and you can replace the small amount of agave nectar with another sweetener if you want even less carbs! This recipe has been super popular through the years.

Top photo for Middle Eastern Ground Beef Zoodles with Peanut-Tahini Sauce
Middle Eastern Ground Beef Zoodles with Peanut-Tahini Sauce is a tasty dinner idea with spicy ground beef served over zucchini noodles, topped with a peanut butter and tahini sauce. And you can make this sauce with all peanut butter if you don’t have Tahini Sauce (affiliate link).

Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies found on KalynsKitchen.com
Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are another favorite sugar-free cookies that uses peanut butter!

Vegan Red Cabbage Bowl title photo
Vegan Red Cabbage Bowl with Tofu and Peanut Sriracha Sauce is another meatless dish with peanut butter that’s delicious and easy to make!

Grilled Curried Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Grilled Curried Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce have a peanut butter and coconut milk sauce that’s good on so many things!

Red Cabbage and Chicken Asian Salad Recipe with Tangy Cilantro Dressing
And this Red Cabbage and Chicken Asian Salad Recipe with Tangy Cilantro Dressingis one of my favorite salads with red cabbage and you can use sliced green onion in the peanut buttery dressing if you’re not a cilantro fan!

More Tasty Recipes Using Peanut Butter:
(Some of these recipes are a bit higher in carbs, but all are delicious!)
Julienned Zucchini Vegan Bowl with Peanut-Sriracha Sauce
Grilled Pork Kabobs with Spicy Peanut Butter, Sesame, and Soy Sauce Marinade
Chicken Breasts with Cilantro and Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce
Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Peanut-Tahini Dipping Sauce
Baked Sesame Tofu Sticks with Peanut Butter and Tahini Sauce
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Napa Cabbage and Red Cabbage Slaw with Peanuts and Herbs
Spicy Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Chicken, Green Onions, and Cilantro
Slow Cooker Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash and Peanut Soup
African-Inspired Crockpot Soup with Peanut Butter, Chiles, Brown Rice, and Lentils
Celery Stuffed with Peanut Butter

About the Food Products Featured Here:
I purchased the peanut butter in the photos myself and this company has no idea whatsoever that I’m writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I buy over and over, and so readers will know my opinions are completely unbiased I no longer accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen to feature at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.

Historical Notes for this Post:
This love letter to Adams Natural Peanut Butter was first posted September 2011 and updated with more information April 2020.

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    23 Comments on “Recipes Using Peanut Butter (and My Favorite Low-Sugar Peanut Butter)”

  1. Smucker’s Natural is low carb and easy to find everywhere! Only 2 net carbs per serving

  2. i love adams too! i always get the creamy version. It's so good! =D