Spicy Pecan Soup


This creamy and rich soup is made with pecans and chipotle in adobo sauce. This is a treasured family favorite!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 cups soup


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 6 cups chicken stock

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 cups pecan pieces

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce

  • salt to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans for garnish


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the butter until soft but not brown. about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour the chicken stock into the pot and whisk in the tomato paste, heavy cream, and lemon juice. Turn the heat to high and bring the soup to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low, add the 3 cups of pecan pieces and the chopped chipotle peppers, and simmer the soup until the pecans soften, about 30 minutes.

  3. Set aside 2 cups of soup. Pour the rest of the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the contents moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot.

  4. Stir the reserved 2 cups of soup back into the pot and bring to a simmer and season with salt to taste. Serve, hot, with a sprinkle of chopped pecans for garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

603 Calories
60g Fat
16g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 603
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 60g 77%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 751mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 496mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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