Jalapeno-cheddar soup

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5 min


15 min


3 cups

Borrowing an idea from nachos, we stirred our favourite toppings — grated nippy cheddar, pickled peppers and chopped tomatoes — into a can of potato soup for a simple hearty supper.


  • 284 mL can cream of potato soup
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar , preferably extra-old
  • 1 to 2 tsp chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 1 plum tomato
  • 1 green onion


  • In a large saucepan set over medium heat, stir soup with milk. Stir or whisk occasionally until hot, from 8 to 10 min. Meanwhile, grate cheese. Coarsely chop jalapenos and tomato. Thinly slice green onion on the diagonal.
  • When soup is hot, gradually stir in 1 cup (250 mL) grated cheese until melted. Then stir in jalapenos and tomato. Ladle into warm bowls or mugs. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and green onion. Serve with a whole-wheat or multi-grain baguette or nacho chips for dunking.
  • Kitchen note: The trick to turning an everyday soup into a nutritious dinner is boosting the protein. Try stirring drained canned beans, chickpeas or lentils or chunks of feta into a tomato soup; adding canned salmon or tuna to a cream soup; or crumbling blue cheese into a carrot or squash soup.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 393,
  • Protein
  • 20 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22 g,
  • Fat
  • 28 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,