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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 162.2
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.6 mg
  • Sodium: 1,678.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

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Jalapeno & Potato Soup

Submitted by: JEEP_GIRL
Jalapeno & Potato Soup

Introduction

I first thought this a strange combination when I saw this on the menu on an Alaskan Cruise. The head waiter told me to try it; that I wouldn't be dissapointed. True enough, it was amazing! The cruise ship didn't have the recipe in their cookbook, but I found a similar one easily enough online. This is now one of my family's favorites. I first thought this a strange combination when I saw this on the menu on an Alaskan Cruise. The head waiter told me to try it; that I wouldn't be dissapointed. True enough, it was amazing! The cruise ship didn't have the recipe in their cookbook, but I found a similar one easily enough online. This is now one of my family's favorites.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 1/2 lbs Potatoes (about 5 potatoes) peeled and chopped
    2 Tbsp Margarine
    1/2 cup Chopped Onion
    4 cups Chicken Broth (99% fat free)
    1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
    2 Tbsp* Chopped Jalapeno Peppers
    2 cups Evaporated Milk (nonfat)
    1 1/2 Tbsp Salt
    2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
    Baking Soda

Directions

Melt the margarine in large pot and saute chopped onions on medium heat. While they're sauteeing, start peeling cutting up your potatoes.

Once the onions have turned clear, add the potatoes, chicken broth, and cumin. Stir and bring to a boil. Then cover, reduce heat to medium, and allow the potatoes to cook until they soften enough to eat (about 20 minutes).

After the potatoes have cooked, remove the pot from the heat and add the chopped jalapeños, a pinch of baking soda, and the evaporated milk.

Mash the potatoes with a potato masher (or a large fork if you don't have a potato masher) while they're still in the pot. Stir thoroughly and add the salt and pepper.

Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.

*2 tbsp of jalapeno is spicy, adjust more or less to your taste. I have used both fresh and canned jalapenos, fresh does give a better flavor, but canned works perfectly fine. I do think canned gives a bit more spice though!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHYTEETEE.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I love potato soap in general, but I always have to add cheddar cheese, crackers, and other things to "doctor it up" beforehand, or it's just too bland. This needed no extras, though! I added nothing to it at all, and it was excellent! This is a definite keeper! - 11/30/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made in crockpot so no need for butter - crushed up the potatoes once they cooked. I only added 1 14oz can of evap. milk an hour before we ate. 2TBS of jalopeno made it a bit to spice for me so next time I'll only add about 1/2 TBS. - 1/27/10

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  • This recipe is awesome! I've made it twice. However, unless you want it incredibly spicy, don't cook it in a crock pot! I did that the first time around since I had to work and it was crazy spicy. On the stove it came out amazing. =) - 1/11/14

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  • Made this with cauliflower instead of potatoes and it was wonderful (with even less calories)!! - 5/23/13

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  • I made this for dinner tonight. My soup turned out a little grainy. Next time I would add more jalapeno, less salt, and use my immersion blender to get a finer texture. All in all not bad but it needs something else. - 1/5/13

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  • This is sooo delicious! Following others' advice, I reduced the jalapeno to 1 1/2 and the salt to 1. I used an immersion blender at the end. Perfection! - 11/16/12

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  • good soup, but WAY too much salt!!! Next time I'll cut down on the salt and add cheese before serving. - 2/2/12

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  • This soup is Amazing! So good! I only added 1 TBSP of Jalapeno pepper... Perfect for my family! Will FOR SURE be making it more! :) - 11/9/11

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  • I made this today for lunch and it was great! And so easy to make too! I used some homeade veggie stock and I fell short of the lowfat evap milk, so sub. with 2% milk. I used 1/2 of the salt and pepper and that was just fine for us. I put a whole fresh jalepeno(seeds removed) & it was fine for us. - 10/28/11

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  • Mmmmm bueno! I added minced garlic & bout 1/2 C taco cheese. 2 fresh jalapeños w/seeds was very spicy so I may use 1-1/2 next time. We love spicy! I used skim milk cause it's all I had & I'll be sure to use evaporated next time to make it creamier. Love this & it's going to be a favorite!! - 10/7/11

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  • So delicious and so easy to make! - 10/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I added a bit of cornstarch to thicken it a bit more, and a drip of bacon grease (I know it's not healthy, but just a drip won't kill ya). MMMMMMmmmmmmm!!!! - 9/15/11

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  • My husband loves this soup. I'm less of a fan, but it's a good, easy recipe and great for lunches. I like it better with 2 jalapeno peppers (fresh) with seeds for more of a kick. - 4/27/11

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  • Next time I would add a little turkey bacon and would decrease the amount of jalepenos... Good meal in the winter! - 1/25/11

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  • I made this tonight. I was very good! Thank you. - 1/24/11

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  • Potato soup is one of my favorites and this is a new twist! We loved it. - 10/19/10

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  • This sound really good. I can't do really spicy so may add fewer peppers, however I found a low fat turkey jalapenos sausage @ Trader Joe's (110 cal per sausage) and may dice and add them!? - 10/2/10

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  • This sounds wonderful. I will certainly try this one very soon. Thanks for sharing! - 9/26/10

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  • This soup is delicious!!! I added a little chopped turkey bacon. The jalapenos really give it flavor. - 9/19/10

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  • YUM - 4/4/10

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  • I really liked this. I think I might use chipotle peppers next time. I like stuff really hot! - 2/16/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this! I actually added a dash of shredded cheese and a little bit of crumbled bacon. Deeeelish! - 2/11/10

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  • There is way too much salt (and black pepper) in this! I wil use much less next time. - 11/21/09

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  • This is AMAZING. I made it with regular milk, but used a little less than the recipe called for to maintain the thickness. I used a hand blender to get a lovely creamy texture, and then added a little more jalapeno so that there were little spicy chunks throughout. Absolutely fantastic. - 11/15/09

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  • Really good! I found the soup base to be a bit runny so I added two tsp of corn starch to thicken it a bit. Kept the seeds in the jalapenos which added just the right amount of spice. May try with green chilies next time. - 10/3/09

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