Chipotle Cheddar Potato Soup is a homemade soup recipe that’s thick, creamy and full of flavor. Bacon and cheddar cheese give our easy potato soup recipe it’s fabulous depth of flavor and chipotle chile pepper adds a hint of spice.
Easy Potato Soup Recipe
Potatoes and cheddar, so happy together. And that’s why this easy potato soup is a delightful blend of flavors that dance on your taste buds. Pureed potatoes and melted cheese give this potato soup it’s creamy texture.
Bits of bacon add that undeniable flavor that we all love so much. Leeks give subtle onion notes and chipotle chile pepper adds just the right amount of heat to make this the best recipe for potato soup.
With the hot and humid days of summer coming to an end and the cooler brisker days of fall quickly arriving my mind begins to dream of a piping hot bowl of soup to warm my chilled bones. Add a little bit of spice and you’ll warm up even faster. This Cheddar Potato Soup recipe is the perfect soup to do just that!
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- kosher salt
- chipotle chile pepper
- baking potatoes
- chicken broth
- shredded cheddar cheese
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- 4 slices bacon ,chopped
- 2 leeks ,chopped, white and light green parts only, 2 cups
- 2 carrots ,peeled and chopped, 1 cup
- 1 rib celery ,chopped, 1/2 cup
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. chipotle chile pepper
- 2 lbs. baking potatoes ,peeled and diced, 6 cups
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese ,divided
- 2 scallions sliced
In pot over medium heat cook bacon until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using slotted spoon, remove bacon pieces and reserve.
In same pot cook leeks, carrots, celery, kosher salt and chipotle chile pepper until vegetables are just tender, 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and vegetables are soft.
Transfer 4 cups of mixture to blender; let cool for several minutes. Always be careful when processing a hot mixture in the blender! Be sure mixture has cooled a bit first! Then puree, holding hand on top cover of blender, until mixture is smooth. Or you can use an immersion blender and puree 4 cups of soup mixture until smooth.
Return pureed mixture to pot. Cook over medium heat. Add 1 cup cheddar cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.
Garnish with reserved bacon, remaining cheese and scallions.
Makes 8 servings/8 cups.