Perfect for game day or winter nights, this spicy and smooth Jalapeno Popper Potato Soup comes together in 30 minutes and brings the best elements of each dish into one amazing bowl. Smooth cream cheese mellows the flavour of the heat from the jalapenos and smoky paprika, and the soup is then finished with a handful of cheddar cheese, crispy chips to mimic the crunch from a popper, and of course, more jalapenos for that extra heat. A guaranteed winner, this soup will have you saying touchdown immediately after the first spoonful.
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Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add leeks and jalapeno peppers, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add potatoes, chicken stock, cumin, paprika, and a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
Add cream cheese and heavy cream, then blend the soup until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
To serve, pour soup into bowls, top with a handful of grated cheese, potato chips and additional jalapeno peppers.