Crock Pot Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Soup

Crock Pot Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Soup: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This spicy and delicious soup starts out as a thick and creamy potato soup. Then some carrots and jalapeños are added, plus lots of delicious cheese. The end result is a creamy, cheesy and spicy soup.

Crock Pot Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Soup
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
3 small Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Garnish (optional):
fresh jalapeño slices
shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
In a large pot, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add in the onions, carrots and jalapeños. Sauté until the vegetables just begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and cayenne pepper and cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over top and cook for 1 minute or until lightly golden, stirring constantly. Slowly stir in the milk and cook until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Transfer the mixture to a crock pot. Slowly stir in the chicken broth and then add in the potatoes. Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until the vegetables are tender.

Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth or transfer the soup in batches to a blender to puree until smooth (return the soup to the crock pot).

Add the cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, to the soup in the crock pot, stirring until completely melted before adding more. Serve the soup and add any garnishes if desired.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:
Russet potatoes may be substituted for the Yukon gold.


Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 304

Total Fat

15.8g

Saturated Fat

2.4g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.2g

Monounsaturated Fat

0.9g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

10.8g

Sodium

653.7g

Potassium

513.4g

Total Carbohydrates

25.9g

Dietary Fiber

2.5g

Sugars

6.3g

Protein

17.5g

Vitamin A 73.6% Vitamin C 39.3%

Calcium 8.6% Iron 6.6%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Well Plated.

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