Potato and Green Chile Soup


This is a local take on a classic green chile potato soup. It can be garnished with sour cream, chives, green onions, bacon, etc.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed, or more to taste

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 28 ounces canned roasted Hatch green chile peppers, diced

  • 2 cups milk

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat butter in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium heat until melted. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in potatoes and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Sprinkle in flour and stir until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously, until browned but not burned. Slowly pour in broth and stir until well incorporated; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes; do not allow to boil.

  3. Stir in chile peppers, milk, cumin, oregano, and salt. Bring to a simmer, then immediately remove from heat; do not allow to boil. Add Monterey Jack cheese and Cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Season with pepper and serve.


You can use any broth.

If roasting your own Hatch chile peppers, use 1 1/2 pounds. I prefer to remove the seeds before chopping, but if you want more heat, leave them in.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
16g Fat
36g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 586mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 305mg 23%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 632mg 13%

* 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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