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Jalapeño Popper Soup
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4.88 from 8 votes

Jalapeno Popper Soup Recipe

You MUST try this lightened up Jalapeño Popper Soup! It's creamy, spicy, filled with veggies and ready to go in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dishes, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 153kcal


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3-4 jalapeno peppers minced (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 head cauliflower chopped
  • 3 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • pinch cumin
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese room temperature

Garnishes (optional)

  • bacon crumbles
  • cheddar cheese
  • slices of jalapeno


  • In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add the bell peppers and onion, cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add the jalapeño peppers and the minced garlic, cook for 1 additional minute. Stir in the corn and cauliflower, cook for about 3-4 minutes, then sprinkle the flour over top and cook until lightly browned.
  • Turn heat up to medium, whisk in the chicken broth and milk and cook until the mixture begins to simmer. Add the seasonings and continue simmering for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
  • Add the cream cheese and whisk vigorously until incorporated. This took me about 3 minutes of constant whisking until it became smooth and creamy again- don't worry if it has flecks, just keep whisking.
  • Remove from the heat and garnish with desired toppings. Serve immediately.


-Rotisserie chicken makes an easy and delicious addition to this soup!


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 749IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg