Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup is warm and spicy and perfect for the colder months to come. Topped with sour cream for a cool dollop; it’s perfect.
Milisa, my friend in charge at Miss in the Kitchen, chose a Tex-Mex theme for this month’s Progressive Eats. It’s a good thing I made a move west to Colorado so many years ago or that would have been a totally foreign concept to me and this Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup might not have happened.
Instead Denver has introduced me to a wide variety of spice through peppers and I’ve grown to love most of them. Maybe none quite like the Hatch green chiles that are now in season.
I hear the fabulous Hatch chiles are becoming better known all over but for those of us who have eagerly anticipated them each summer they’ve long been a tradition that shows no end in sight.
Much like roadside fireworks stands on the 4th of July, we have stands all over the county with big roasters working all day to keep up with the demand.
You can easily smell the scent of the peppers in the air before you actually find the location; sort of an adult ‘Hide and Seek’ game!
Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup, while a combination of simple ingredients, turned out wonderful and just a bit spicy. A spicy I loved…you know just that slight tingle but still allowing the flavor to be forward? I prefer using Hatch ‘medium heat’ chiles, enough to taste, not enough to burn your tongue!
I’ll never enjoy something so hot you can barely eat it so this is not that…but if you are concerned, just cut back on bit on the green chiles or make sure you use a mild or medium version for your soup.
I’ll be honest, I’ve been sick all week with a miserable cold and right now I can barely keep my head up because I tossed and turned all last night due to constant coughing.
So I’m keeping this brief so that I don’t drop right here on my keyboard. Jokingly I told friends I wished I could just say, ‘Lovely soup; make it.’ and that’s not far from the truth. It really is a lovely blend of flavors and that cooling dollop of sour cream combined with a crispy tortilla twist was just perfect; sort of what the doctor ordered.
Please do visit my friends and check out their fabulous recipes too…wouldn’t it be great if we could all really get together and have a huge picnic. I’ll get my backyard ready; just let me know! 🙂
Here’s a listing of what we’re eating with our Tex Mex theme this month; I think we’ve put together a wonderful end of summer meal with a bit of Tex Mex heat to keep us warm!
Welcome to another edition of Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a progressive dinner party. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location.
With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out. This month’s theme is Tex-Mex, hosted by Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen.
- Creamy Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup – Creative Culinary (You’re here!)
- White Chicken Chili – Healthy Delicious
- Epic Creamy Chicken Enchiladas – Miss in the Kitchen
- Homemade tortillas – Stetted
- Tex Mex Rice with Bacon – The Heritage Cook
- Vegetable Fajitas –
- Pinto Beans with Fresh Tomato Relish – Never Enough Thyme
- Frozen Virgin Strawberry Margarita – Barbara Bakes
- Mexican Spiced Chocolate Flan – Pastry Chef Online
- Margarita Cheesecake – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Want more recipes with Hatch green chiles? We’ve got them!
- Hatch Green Chile Macaroni and Cheese
- Sausage and Hatch Green Chile Pizza on Naan Bread
- Chile Relleno Casserole
- Chile Relleno Soup
- Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup
PIN IT! ‘Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup’
Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup
Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup is warm and spicy and perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons. Topped with sour cream for a cool dollop; it's perfect.
For the Soup:
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
- 2 cups Hatch Green Chiles - roasted cleaned and roughly chopped
- ½ cup red bell pepper,
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cumin
- 6 cups chicken stock, warmwd
- ½ cup Mexican cheese combination queso fresca or mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
For the Garnish:
- Fried tortilla strips
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 3-4 green onions chopped
- In a large, heavy pot, melt butter over very low heat; add the onion, peppers and garlic and cook over low heat for 10 minutes until vegetables are soft but not browned.
- Add flour and cumin and stir well to blend.
- Pour stock into pot, whisking continuously. Cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in cheese, add the cilantro and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
- Pour soup into bowls and garnish with sour cream, cilantro, green onion slices and fried tortilla strips.