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Peanut Stew Recipe from EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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If you are taking a slightly less traditional approach to the holidays this year, the latest receipt shared from Disney might just be the well-timed dining solution you’ve been waiting for. It’s called Peanut Stew, and it can be found at the Refreshment Outpost throughout the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays until December 30th.

The Peanut Stew combines sweet potatoes, mustard greens, and roasted peanuts into a “can’t-miss treat that will leave you and your guests savoring every single bite.” This one is a great way to feed a family with diverse diet needs, as it is plant-based and gluten friendly.

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PEANUT STEWEPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth

Serves 4-6


  • 1 cup shelled raw peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt


  • 1/4 cup canola oil  
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium white potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus more, to taste
  • 1//4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 cups tightly packed chopped mustard greens
  • 1/4 cup ground chili paste
  • 2 cups peanut butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro


  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • Spiced peanuts
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. 
  2. Spread peanuts on baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, until oil begins to release from peanuts.
  3. Combine smoked paprika, ground cayenne, and coarse salt together in a small bowl. Add warm peanuts and stir until coated in spices.
  4. Cool to room temperature. Store in airtight container up to 1 week.


  1. Heat canola oil in a large pot over medium heat for 5 minutes, until hot. Add onion, garlic, and ginger, and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in diced sweet and white potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in salt, pepper, and tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Pour in vegetable stock. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and add mustard greens, ground chili paste, and 1 cup of peanut butter. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.
  3. Add remaining cup of peanut butter, diced tomatoes, and cilantro. Stir until peanut butter is fully incorporated. Season with additional salt, to taste.
  4. Keep warm until ready to serve. 


  1. Place rice in mesh strainer and rinse with cold water until water runs clear.
  2. Combine rice, water, coarse salt, and canola oil in a medium saucepan. Bring water to a boil, cover, and reduce to simmer.
  3. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. Season with additional salt, to taste. Keep warm until ready to serve.


Evenly divide white rice among bowls. Top with peanut stew. Garnish with spiced peanuts and sliced green onions.

Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

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Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

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