The peanut is such a versatile ingredient. It’s a legume, but it’s also so much more. It can be used in salty, savory or creamy, sweet recipes. It can be a snack or the main ingredient in a dessert or dish. There’s nothing a peanut can’t do in the food world. If you love peanuts as much as we do, then get ready to celebrate National Peanut Day on Sunday in a salty sweet way. If you’re allergic to peanuts, we really feel for you today.

Chicken Pad Thai

Photo and recipe courtesy of Cooking Classy

This chicken pad thai features one specific flavor that makes it so flavorful and filling; peanut. So, if you’re in the mood for Thai food on National Peanut Day then we highly recommend this chicken pad thai recipe. It’s sure to hit the spot. Get the recipe here.

Soft and Puffy Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Cookies

Photo and recipe courtesy of Averie Cooks

This peanut butter cookie recipe tastes just as good as it looks, well, even better than it looks! Light, fluffy and peanut butter-y are the three thoughts that come to mind upon taking a bite into one of these. Plus, they’re much healthier than your average peanut butter cookie recipe and are easy to bake! Happy National Peanut Day. Get the recipe here.

Vegetarian West African Peanut Soup

Photo and recipe courtesy of Cookie + Kate 

Warm up your day with this vegetarian West African peanut soup that is full of flavor, a little spice and green collards. Not only is this soup filling, comforting and savory, but it’s easy to prepare making it an ideal weeknight meal. Get the recipe here.

Honey Roasted Peanuts

Photo and recipe courtesy of Serious Eats

Forget store-bought honey roasted peanuts. Easily make your own with this simple recipe that will give you freshly roasted, warm honey-flavored peanuts! This is a classic and delicious way to celebrate National Peanut Day. Get the recipe here.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Photo and recipe courtesy of Simply Designing

If National Peanut Day is your cheat day, then we can’t help but recommend this indulgent peanut butter cheesecake. It’s quite the recipe, but the end result makes it all worth it. Just one bite makes it worth it. Get the recipe here.