Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Soup

Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Soup

This delicious Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Soup Recipe is the perfect way to warm up on a cold evening. With plenty of bacon, cheddar cheese, and jalapeños, it's sure to satisfy your craving for something spicy and savory. So finish your day off right with a bowl of this delicious soup!
Course Main Course
Servings 5
Calories 666 kcal


  • 1/2 lb Bacon (About 8 slices)
  • 4 Jalapeño peppers diced
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 cups Chicken broth
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice or cut bacon into 1 inch pieces. Place into a pan and cook until all pieces are crisp.
    Remove bacon from pan while reserving as much bacon grease as possible in the pan. Place bacon on paper towels to dry and become crisp.
    Dice 4 jalapeño peppers. Slice in half, then slice the half into half and dice appropriately. If you aren’t much of a heat seeker, you might want to remove the seeds before doing this. Season and sauté the jalapeños in the bacon fat until lightly browned and aromatic.
    Remove jalapeños and preserve as much bacon fat as you can in the pan. Set jalapeños on bacon to dry off.
    In a food processor, process 8 oz. cheddar cheese using the grating attachment. Set aside. In a new pot, add bacon fat, butter, broth, and spices. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for at least 15 minutes.
    Using an immersion blender, blend all ingredients well. You want the fat and broth to emulsify so that they don’t separate. Once you’ve done this, add cream and cheese and season again with salt and pepper.
    Add bacon and jalapeño back into the soup and stir well. Let simmer for 5 minutes before serving.
Keyword Bacon, Comfort
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