Jalapeno Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Jalapeno Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Jalapeno Soup

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"Serve topped with sour cream and green onion!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place broth, celery, onion and garlic salt in a large saucepan over high heat, and cook until mixture thickens, 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in cheese, and puree in a food processor or with an immersion blender until smooth. Return to pot.
  3. Stir in jalapenos and heat through. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2003

if you like hot peppers, you have to try this soup. It is very good! I dont have food processor, but my blender worked great! Very Nummy, and good for my sore throat too! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 27, 2011

Okay, very simple to make this right; saute' the onions and celery (and fresh garlic- 2 cloves, minced-forget the garlic salt!) in about 2 tablespoons of corn oil until soft. Add diced Jalapeño, stir and add 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook for about 3 minutes. (It's okay if it seems all clumpy. Just stir and cook.) Now slowly whisk in the chicken broth. bring it to a simmer for a few minutes. Now whisk in the 2 pounds of cheese, but use grated. Add 3 tablespoons of cream at the end. Now you will have a very silky smooth, creamy soup that does not break or separate. Liquid must have a thickening agent in order to incorporate any kind of fat, (such as cheese) I believe the cook here hopes that pulverizing it all with a blender will make it "mash" together enough, and hold just long enough for you to eat it, but it will never have the velvety texture you want for this kind of soup! Top each serving with a little more shredded cheese. Truly very easy and tasty! :)

Nov 09, 2009

Anyone with any cooking experience knows that you can't add cheese to an unthickened liquid and expect it to be smooth! All you have to do is heat the soup; add a couple of tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with cold water to thicken it BEFORE adding the cheese. Add the GRATED cheese (not cubed) slowly and stir. It will be as smooth as silk. If it turns out too thick, just thin it with milk to the right consistency. If you're not afraid of MSG, add a teaspoon.

Jun 22, 2009

I love this recipe and the first time I made it I also had a separation issue when I put the cheese in. Instead of cheddar I use velveeta and I haven't had an issue with it again. I also added some white pepper to the recipe to give it an extra kick. Then I added some cubed chicken. That gave this recipe exactly what it was missing. My family and I love this recipe! Thanks!!

Jan 27, 2011

Well, I have made this twice now. I read the reviews before making it and made adjustments to avoid the separation issue but I still had it. I used Velveeta the 2nd go around and still had separation as you can see in my photo. Not sure what to do about that because I have never found Velveeta to do this? The taste is great if you can get past the separation. One thing I will say is that if you go the Velveeta route, lose the garlic salt and use low sodium broth because that batch ended up really salty. This one has potential for sure but needs tweaked and I haven't perfected the tweaking yet but plan to do so.

Jul 17, 2008

This is a good recipe for the most part but I had the problem with seperation also. What I did was I added half a stick of butter, 1 cup of flower and 1 cup of milk. This helped everything come back togather and also made it very creamy.

Jan 27, 2011

5 stars because I love the idea of this recipe! But 3 1/2 - 4 for how I made it. Here's how I made this: 2 Cans Cream of Celery Soup 2 4 oz cans of diced jalapenos 1 C of Chicken Broth 1 C shredded Cheddar Cheese Garlic and onion powder to taste I didn't have the separation problems that everyone else has, probably because the cream of celery soup helped the cheese mix in nicely. The problem I had was it was way to spicy! As my husband said, "Pthis ith way thoo thpicy!" I'm going to make this again, but only with one can of jalapenos and more cheese. My husband did manage to eat all of his (he can't be defeated by spicy food!) I served it with tortillas and a dollop of sour cream on top.

Jan 27, 2011

For those who are having "separation problems" with this recipe, try an immersion blender. I find that it emulsifies most mixtures that would normally separate. It's so much easier to use than transferring everything to a blender or FP. For another dimension in flavors, try roasted green chile peppers (poblano, anaheim, etc.) They are not as hot as jalapenos and you can truly appreciate the flavor of the chiles.


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  • Calories
  • 644 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 159 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 50.4 g
  • 78%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 1273 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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