Poblano Cheese Soup – A Southwestern-Inspired Flavor Bomb
Few dishes have the power to transport your senses and evoke emotion with each bite quite like Poblano Cheese Soup. A southwestern-inspired classic, it’s a flavor bomb of an entrée that’ll have your taste buds begging for more.
To start, you’ll need a medley of ingredients: poblanos, tomatoes, garlic, onion, flour, butter, vegetable broth, cumin, oregano, and cheese. Added together, these flavors create a mouthwatering dish that doubles as both comfort food and restaurant menu superstar.
– 2 large Poblano peppers
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/2 cup onion, diced
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 4 cups vegetable broth
– 2 tablespoons cumin
– 1 teaspoon oregano
– 2 cups grated cheese
– 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and roast the poblanos, turning a few times, until their skin is blackened and starting to blister.
2. Remove the poblanos from the oven and place in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap for about 10 minutes, until the skin is cool enough to handle.
3. Peel off the blistered skin, core the peppers, and dice them.
4. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and sauté until the onion is softened and translucent.
5. Add in the flour and stir until the flour is golden-brown and fragrant, then add in the diced poblanos, cumin and oregano.
6. Pour in the vegetable broth, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
7. Add the tomatoes and grated cheese and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cheese is melted.
8. Once ready ladle into soup bowls and serve.
Sensitive to spice? Don’t be intimidated; the heat of the poblano peppers is softened by the creamy addition of cheese, tomatoes, and vegetable broth. To further tame the heat, top the poblano cheese soup with a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of cilantro.
Perfect for chilly nights, poblano cheese soup has the ability to transport you to a hearty and warming world of southwestern flavors. Enjoy it as a full meal, in a sandwich, or with a side of toasty garlic bread – no matter how you serve it, the savory poblano cheese soup will always be a crowd pleaser.