Cream of Jalapeno Soup

Pictured: Another favorite soup: Cream of Mushroom Bacon
Fall is the perfect time to break out the pots, pans and crock pots. Still, with some summer left, a little spice kicks this hearty soup up a notch. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese for presentation, prior to serving.
Cream of jalapeno soup
5 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp thicken thin/not starch
3 cups chicken broth (I use Swanson’s boxed organic broth)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup minced onion
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
5 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Melt 2 Tbsp butter in a heavy saucepan. Add thicken/thin, whisking until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Add broth and cream and cook over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring to prevent cream from scalding. When mixture is thick and bubbly. Add cheeses, stirring until cheese melts.

Melt 5 Tbsp butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Add onion and bell peppers. Saute for 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until tender. Add jalapanos. Add to soup mixture, until well-blended.

Garnish with shredded cheese. For spicier soup, add more pepper or sprinkle with red pepper.
Nutritional Information: Calories: 392, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Fiber: 1g, Net Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 27g
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  1. What is thicken thin?! any good ways to lower the fat content?!

    thanks so much for the recipe!

    • Hi, Kim! ThickebnThin was a thickening product. I say you can either use 2 ounces of cream cheese instead, or don’t even worry about thickening. The soup will thicken pretty much on its own.

  2. Hi! I am loving reading your site! So many great ideas! Can you please tell my why this recipe is not Induction Friendly? There are not that many carbs and I don’t see anything carby in there. On the atkins website there is a clam chowder that says it isn’t for induction either and I can not figure out why. Thanks!

    • Hi, Erin! It’s typically because of the amount of heavy white cream in the recipe. It’s supposed to be severely limited. Dr. Atkins believed that dairy is not only calorically dense, but it’s easy to overdo–and he also knew some had aversions to dairy. Limiting is the way to go in induction–especially with dairy.

  3. Brittany says

    This looks amazing — can’t wait to try it!

    I just want to confirm the number of servings this makes for the per-serving nutritional information…is it 6 servings?

  4. Can you use xantham instead of thick not thin?

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