Cooking Time:3 hours
Ingredients4 Yukon gold potatoes, sliced
4 c. Chicken Stock
1 tsp Garlic, minced
1 c. Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 c. Chopped Fresh Cilantro
4 oz. Diced Green Chiles
1 c. Corn
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
Salt and Pepper
1 cup Half & Half
1/4 c. Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese, for garnish
The traditional winter comfort staple gets a Latin update in this delicious Slow Cooker Southwestern Potato Soup.
- Place the potatoes in a 6-Quart Slow Cooker and sprinkle with smoked paprika. add 1 cup of the chicken stock into the slow cooker.
- Cover and crock on HIGH for 2 hours, or until the potatoes are just tender.
- Transfer 2/3 of potatoes to a food processor or blender, along with the cooking liquid. Add the garlic. Blend or process until smooth.
- Return the potato purée to the slow cooker and stir in the shredded cheese, corn, the remaining 2-3 cups stock, heavy cream or Half-n-Half, green chiles, cumin, and cilantro.
- Cover and crock on LOW 1 hour longer, or until the soup is heated.
- You can add additional chicken stock or broth if the soup is too thick, or mash the remaining potato chunks if you’d like it thicker.
- If desired, garnish with additional cilantro, sour cream, and shredded cheddar when serving.
NOTE: For a vegetarian option, replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock.
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This was a big hit, at my house. Next time, I plan to add more corn….and my husband said that bacon would be an awesome addition.
I don’t want to add the green chiles, is there a spice you can recommend that will add some bite/kick to this if I omit the chiles Also, what kind of corn should I use? Can or frozen?
Jennifer you can add some ground red pepper, but be careful a little goes a long way. You can use either canned or frozen. I usually use frozen, but if you have canned on the shelf you can use that too. Hope this helps, and Happy Crocking!
Hi! I can not wait to try this recipe, my husband even happened to walk by as I was looking it over and he peeked at it and said, “Wow that sounds delicious!” 🙂
I was wondering because I rather not use the heavy cream or half-n-half, would milk and flour be a good substitute? To still make it creamy?
Jina, you can substitute with evaporated milk, or if you use milk use 3/4 cup of milk with 1/3 cup butter. Hope this helps and Happy Crocking!