Jalapeño-Cilantro-Cheddar Soup

Jalapeño-Cilantro-Cheddar Soup is the perfect soup for when the weather turns chilly and you’re looking for a dish that will warm you and make your and your friends smile.   The cooked jalapeno is the perfect balance to the cream and cheese.  It’s a little decadent, but so comfy and yummy.  You won’t believe how quickly this heart-warming soup will disappear.  Enjoy…absolutely Loon approved.

Jalapeño-Cilantro-Cheddar Soup

This Jalapeño-Cilantro-Cheddar Soup warms you to the bone. You and your guests will love this soup! The heat from the jalapeno offsets the cream and cheese. Perfection!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Soup
Keyword: Cheddar, Jalapeno
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 312kcal


  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 avocado peeled and chopped
  • 4 roma tomatoes diced
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz good quality cheddar cheese shredded
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch of cilantro stemmed and chopped
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large pot (preferably a Dutch oven), heat the butter over medium-high heat.
  • Saute the jalapenos, garlic and onions for about 10 minutes (save a little for garnish).
  • Remove from the heat and add the avocado, tomatoes and cream. (save some tomatoes for garnish)
  • Turn the heat to low and add the cheese, stirring frequently until the cheese has melted (save some cheese for garnish).
  • Slowly bring the soup to a simmer, cooking to reduce by about 30 percent - about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt (about a teaspoon) and pepper (about a half a teaspoon).
  • Just before serving, add the cilantro, reserving about 1 teaspoon per serving for garnish.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, cheese, jalapeno and tomatoes. Serve with tortilla chips.


Calories: 312kcal
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