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jalapeño popper soup

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If you love jalapeño poppers. And who doesn’t?

And if you love soup … I can’t imagine not loving soup …

Then you’ll love this jalapeño popper soup!

It has everything there is to love about poppers; bacon, cream cheese and, of course, jalapeño.

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I have a jalapeño bush and I like to let my peppers turn red before picking. You may use green or red peppers for this and any recipe calling for jalapeño peppers.

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Jalapeño Popper Soup

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 5 jalapeño peppers, 4 seeded and minced and 1 sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 can cannellini white beans, undrained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, diced and at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips, garnish

cook bacon

Cook the bacon in a large pot until crispy, drain on paper towels, and pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings.

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Add the onion and minced jalapeño peppers and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

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Add the garlic and cook for one minute.

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Then add the broth, chicken, and beans and simmer for 15 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

add cheese

Add 3/4 of the bacon, cream cheese, and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and stir it in until the cheeses melt. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

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To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish with the remaining bacon, remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, the sliced jalapeño, and tortilla chips.

Serves 6


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2 comments

1 Marissa { 03.13.15 at 8:12 AM }

This looks amazing!

2 Anne { 03.13.15 at 9:54 AM }

I wish I had some of it in front of my face right now!

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