A spicy version of this classic soup. The smokiness of the adobo sauce and the bite of the chile balance the savory flavors of the potato and cream. Cumin and white pepper finish off this cozy soup. Best enjoyed next to a fire with a glass of red wine. Serve piping hot topped with sour cream and croutons or cheese and onion rings!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 4 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 39 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add leeks and salt; cook, stirring often, until very soft, about 20 minutes. Stir in red bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add chipotle pepper, cumin, thyme, and white pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

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  • Stir vegetable broth and potatoes into the pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer soup, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in milk and cream. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Puree soup with an immersion blender to desired smoothness. Simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute fresh thyme for the dried if desired.

For a healthier version, use less or no cream at all and add more stock or water to get the right consistency.

Use a blender instead of an immersion blender to puree the soup if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 7.4g 15% DV; carbohydrates 48.8g 16% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 53.3mg 18% DV; sodium 561.1mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2016
A delicious smooth and spicy soup. I left out the cream as written in the notes. After tasting it I realized it needed the cream. It was good without. It was even better with the cream. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2020
A little dull for my liking (with 2 peppers and a Tbsp of Adobo sauce) but with some added Cajun seasoning it was more to our taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2016
A delicious smooth and spicy soup. I left out the cream as written in the notes. After tasting it I realized it needed the cream. It was good without. It was even better with the cream. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2016
this is the BEST potato soup EVER!!! the leeks & chipotle combination is just WONDERFUL!!! I did add more potato's as we like creamy thick texture and the recipe is thinner but the taste is over the top good! I did add extra chipotles - I mean we're in Texas y'all!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2020
A little dull for my liking (with 2 peppers and a Tbsp of Adobo sauce) but with some added Cajun seasoning it was more to our taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2018
It was a very cold fall day so I was in the mood for a great hot soup. I made this to the T but I found it lacking in flavor. It was hot and filling but not a repeat for us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2018
Very yummy! Read More