Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Potato and Jalapeno Soup

I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to make this Potato and Jalapeno Soup-I absolutely loved it! Never would have dreamed of adding cumin to potatoes but it develops a nice earthy taste and I wanted my jalapenos to provide some bite and crunchy contrast so they went in during the last couple minutes of cooking. This recipe takes potato soup to a whole new level and if you like jalapenos, you'll love this!
I did make several changes to the original recipe:
I like my potato soup chunky, so I didn't blend it. Raw jalapenos were sprinkled on top for a crunchy garnish. I used regular milk with a little flour instead of evaporated milk. My ADD kicked in and I forgot to add the baking soda... Does anyone know why that's in a soup recipe???

And most importantly...
Instead of adding salt I sprinkled Lawry's Fire Roasted Chile and Garlic Seasoned Salt on top. If you haven't tried this yet I encourage you to, it's the greatest thing that's happened to potatoes since eggs!
Just a product I love folks, Lawry's doesn't even know who I am.
But if they see this and want to send a little love my way... well, my bottle's almost empty:@)

Potato and Jalapeno Soup-adapted from SparkRecipes
2 Tblsp butter
1/2 C onion, chopped
2 1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 C chicken broth
1/2 tsp ground cumin
*2 Tblsp jalapenos, 1/4" diced
2 C evaporated milk-I used regular milk and about 1 Tblsp flour
S&P to taste-or Lawry's Chile and Garlic Seasoned Salt
pinch of baking soda-I didn't use this
  1. Saute butter and onion in pot for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes, broth and cumin, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are just about tender-approx 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Add jalapenos and milk, cook for a few minutes. As soon as the potatoes are tender you can mash them in the pot if you'd like. *I de-seeded and removed the membrane from my jalapenos, use the whole pepper if you like it hot
  4. Add S&P to taste and baking soda if using. 
  5. Serve with fresh diced jalapenos if desired.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

I'm Joining:
Full Plate Thursday
Wildly Original Linky Party
Foodie Friday


  1. I rarely cook with jalapeños, mostly because I never have them here. I don't like things too spicy, but a little bite is always good. I do love potato soup (well, almost any soup) and like you, I like mine to have some texture and chunky pieces. This winter is so cold that I want soup every day!

  2. Yum! I think potato soup can be boring so a little kick would definitely interest me! That Lawry's seasoning looks fabulous, I need some asap!! This soup will be on the stove soon, we're freezing down south too!

  3. you had me at potato, but jalapeno? hmmm...

  4. Potato soup is one of my favorites but I would have never thought to add cumin and jalapenos! We love cumin too and hubby is always up for anything spicy. I never buy canned evaporated milk anymore, I just use my goat milk and everything always comes out just fine. :)

  5. I make a potato leek soup but I bet adding the cumin and jalapenos would add a nice kick to it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Oh yum! I just grabbed some jalapenos at the store the other day with no real recipe in mind! This sounds wonderful.

  7. I love cumin, but have never put it in potato soup. Love jalapenos too (those poppers are devine). Looks like a wonderful soup. I have no idea why baking soda would be in a soup. Joni

  8. Love jalapeños and potatoes. This looks divine. Thanks for sharing.

  9. you know... I was thinking the same thing ~ not a combination that I would think of. Now, having read through, I bet that it is good!! I'm gonna try this one for sure!! Thanks. Are you having fun in the snow yet? : )

  10. Oh, this sounds fabulous. I'll look for the Lawyr's seasoning. Don't think I've seen it, but then you know how you cruise right by things unless paying attention.

  11. I do a regular potato soup, handed down from my grandmother..nothing like your kicked up version, that's for sure!
    I will give this version a try next time, it does sound good...although, I will be leaving out the baking soda too. I have never seen it added to a soup and know of no reason it should be added.

  12. OK, this is perfect timing for me. I am on a huge soup kick anyway, but in particular I am finding ways to add "kick" to the soups. I have found that hot plus spicy hot makes for great diet food for me. You just can't snarf it in too fast.

  13. That really kicks it up a notch! Sounds good for winter time eating! Hugs!

  14. I know I would love this spicy soup, Lynn, and since I'm on a soup kick, I'll be trying this soon. xo

  15. Argh, I had a whole nice post typed and I deleted. :o( If you don't mind mixing your food, try this dip: I too had my doubts about oyster sauce, but it and fish sauce and pot stickers are great! And who is this Kitty posting great recipes. Must find her.

  16. Hi Lynn,
    You did an awesome job with that recipe, I would just love your version, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  17. Lynn, I'm a potato girl, this soup looks great and I like some texture in my soup too. Note to self: buy some Lawry's :)

  18. Lord have mercy! This sounds divine! XOXOXOX


Thanks for stopping by!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...