Potato and Poblano Soup

Potato and Poblano Soup

It feels like years since the last time I updated this blog. Sickness and technical problems have kept me away from the blog-o-sphere for awhile. Fortunately, it seems like I can start updating again. I am so out of the game right now that my pumpkin cooking (one of my favorite seasons of the year) hasn’t even started yet. But that will change soon. I also have a couple of exciting announcements to make regarding the Homemade event (no, I haven’t abandoned it), but they will have to wait until things get finalized, hopefully soon.

But for now I leave you with the recipe for a soup I made last week, roasted poblano pepper and potato soup. It wasn’t the most amazing soup ever, but it was pretty tasty, comforting and… starchy, just what we need in this part of the planet now that the cold temperatures are starting to reach us.

Roasted Poblano and Potato Soup

The ingredients:

  • 1 large poblano pepper
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 4-6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

The how-to:

  1. Cut potatoes in cubes and roast with the pepper in the oven at 350°F. Turn pepper 2 or 3 times so it roasts evenly.
  2. Peel the pepper skin and seed it.
  3. Blend potatoes and peppers with some broth. Do it in batches if your blender doesn’t hold everything at once.
  4. Pour in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Add oregano, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Serve with sour cream and baked tortilla strips and enjoy hot!

¡Buen provecho!


  • Technical problems?….Tell me about it! You can read it about it on my next post! It's been a nightmare! Anyway, not to go on too much, this soup looks really comforting and I love the addition of the poblano!

  • I hope things are well one your side now that you are back again to blogging. The soup is so refreshing.

  • Good to hear you're feeling better Ben! And you managed to even make a lovely soup! Good luck with all the catching up to do!

  • Certainly hope you are feeling much better Ben. This hearty and comforting soup would have been just the ticket.

  • Can I tell yuo I have been craving a potato soup? Not sure why, but it just got into my head and well, hasn't left yet. Now you've made it worse … I will have to grab some poblano peppers on the way home to complete the dish though.

    Those mugs look great … love the pic.

  • Glad you are feeling better! I love those cups…..The flavor in that soup sounds fantastic.

  • Será que saben apreciar mejor los de habla inglesa que los hispanos tus recetas? This soup is a Great idea. Love it!

  • This looks delicious, Ben! I love poblanos…and soup!

  • What a simple and yet tasty sounding soup!

  • I love that both the potatoes and the peppers are roasted in this recipe.

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