creamy poblano soup

Creamy Poblano Soup

Creamy Poblano Soup

Crema Poblana

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

40 minutes

Rate this recipe

3.58 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white onion chopped
  • 5 to 6 poblano peppers roasted, sweated, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups corn kernels fresh or thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • Queso fresco, crumbled optional

To Prepare

  • Place a large soup pot over medium heat; add oil and butter. Once the butter melts and begins to sizzle, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion has completely softened, and the edges have begun to brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add the poblano chiles, stir and let them cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Make some room in the middle of the pot, and add the corn, sprinkle the salt and pepper and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, let it come to a simmer and cook for 5 more minutes, so that the flavors have had the chance to really blend.
  • Reduce the heat to low, wait for about a minute, and gently pour in the milk. Heat the soup through, for about 6 to 8 minutes, and serve. If you make it ahead of time, and want to reheat it, do so over low-medium heat.

Comments

59comments inCreamy Poblano Soup

  1. caseydalpal

    Oct 26

    I just made it as we are having our first cold snap in Texas. We always have fresh poblanos here. This was delicious. I used homemade chicken broth and our always available queso frescha. Loved it.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 27

      Glad to read you liked this Sopa Casey, greetings to Texas!

  2. Mary Allison

    Oct 15

    Made this tonight, and it was delicious! Gracias, Pati!

  3. Lynda Christensen

    Sep 24

    Just picked up some fresh poblanos, corn, anaheim chilis, and jalapeños at our Farmer’s market this morning. All were just picked this morning. So, I’m making this soup tomorrow!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Awesome Linda, let me know how it came out! 😉

  4. Nancy from Ontario

    Sep 24

    Delicious! I look forward to this time of year in Ontario Canada, as our local poblanos are in (and the last of local corn right now too!). The poblanos I used today had a good ‘kick’ to them, so good with the sweet corn and the onions. I added a few little (fresh dug) diced white potatoes. Enjoying right now for lunch! Thanks for this recipe. A keeper for sure!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Great to add potatoes Nancy, good idea! So glad you liked this recipe 😉

  5. Beatriz

    Sep 24

    Definitivamente, esta si la hago..Patty!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Que alegria Beatriz, te gusto?

  6. José Muñoz

    Sep 21

    Patiiii!!!
    Solo al ver la foto supe que era!!!
    Me llevo a los momentos bonito de mi infancia.
    Una sopa que conforta a cualquiera
    Gracias por compartir
    Ahora una de las sopas favoritas de mu esposa
    Dios le bendiga

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Muchas gracias Jose! Me encanta cuando mis recetas traen bonitos recuerdos, que alegria que les haya gustado, un abrazo 🙂

  7. Emma

    Sep 21

    This is soooooo good! I do something very similar but add two yellow summer squashes chopped into little squares and use evaporated milk. I can’t wait until the weather cooperates here in LA and I can make this again. Gracias Pati ♡

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Yummy Emma, great idea 😉

  8. Julie Manning

    Sep 21

    I haven’t made the soup yet, but just want to say that I love watching your cooking show. I have it set to record every episode on TV. Everything you cook makes my mouth water and my tummy grumbles lol.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Haha Julie! I hope you like the soup when you make it 😉

  9. Christina Alvarez

    Sep 21

    I absolutely love your show. I know this has nothing to do with the recipe but since my grandmother’s passing…your show helps me. Though I’m always in tears watching bc it reminds me of her so much. I love love love your show. -from Tx.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Thanks for your sweet message Christina, I’m here for you 😉

  10. Kim Houchens

    Sep 21

    Looks delicious

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Gracias!

  11. Juanita Gutierrez

    Sep 21

    I’m definitely making this exact recipe when the weather here cools down. It looks sooooooo delicious 😋. Thank you again Pati for another one of your amazing recipes ❤

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Gracias Juanita, enjoy it!

  12. Dalia

    Sep 21

    I can’t wait to cook it! Thanks!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Enjoy it Dalia!

  13. Sandy Garza

    Sep 21

    Hi Patty, this is Sandy from San Antonio Texas love your recipes I would love to see a video of you making this delicious dish thank you so much hope to meet you soon.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Thank you Sandy, un abrazo!

  14. Jacqueline Gonzalez

    Sep 21

    This soup was delicious, thank you for the recipe.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Very glad you liked it Jacqueline 😉

  15. Kara

    Apr 13

    We have loved this as written at least 5 times, but while under lock down in April of 2020, I had to make adjustments. With no corn on hand, I grated a large carrot for the sweetness, and added it after the onions had browned, sautéing for another 5 minutes. And added a teaspoon of grated garlic for 1 minute simply because I live for garlic. After a tasting before the broth was added, it seemed the carrots were far too sweet (they were pretty old, so the sugars were concentrated), so I added 1/4 teaspoon of cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of celery seed, 1/4 teaspoon of dehydrated jalapeño (had to grind it in my mortar/pestle to avoid big chunks) and 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper. Stirred for another 5 minutes before adding the wet ingredients. I then followed the rest of the recipe. And it was AWESOME. The two of us finished it off, with tortilla chips on the side, and I’m sad I didn’t make a double batch! Thank you.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 16

      Thanks to you Kara for sharing your ideas! In these difficult times we have to make do with what is available, it sounds like your recipe was delicious 😉 Stay safe and healthy.

  16. Rhonda

    Nov 13

    Yum yum yum! Perfect on a cold winter night.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 13

      Stay warm, Rhonda!

  17. Mary Moeller

    Aug 27

    Loved this delicious soup. It was a real treat.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 28

      Awesome!

  18. Deb K

    Aug 21

    Excellent soup. It had really good flavor and nice surprising heat from the poblanos

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 22

      Thank you, Deb!

  19. Claudia P

    Mar 21

    Sooo good. That’s all I’ve got to say. 😀

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 22

      Super! Thank you, Claudia.

  20. Rachel 😊👍

    Jan 05

    Just made the soup. I’ve had a copy for 2 yrs and decided to make it. It is GREAT. I shared with my neighbors. This recipe is a keeper. I love watching and recording your shows. If you come to San Antonio will make sure I save money to see you. Thanks for opening your home to us.

    1. Pati

      Jan 07

      Happy to hear it is a keeper, Rachel 😄And I’ll try to come to San Antonio soon.

  21. Mirna

    Jul 31

    Pati, y si no quiero usar leche? Y cambiaría el sabor con leche de plantas (nueces, arroz, etc)

    -what if I don’t want to use milk? Does the flavor change if plant based milk is used?

    1. Pati

      Aug 02

      Go for it! También puedes hacer la sopa sin la leche y solamente usar más caldo.

  22. Cynthia

    Mar 06

    Amazing ….Soooooo good

    1. Pati

      Mar 06

      Thank YOU Cynthia.

  23. Joan

    Mar 03

    So delicious. It tasted just as I hoped. It’s nice when that happens🤪

    1. Pati

      Mar 05

      Hahaha yes it is nice when that happens. I’m glad you enjoyed it Joan!

  24. Keri

    Oct 17

    I consider myself a very good cook and was raised Italian. I have recently married a second generation Mexican and although I like Mexican food, had no idea how or even what to cook for him. This soup is one of his favorites and my suegra asks me to make it for family dinners. Thanks for the recipe. Its simple and delicious.

    1. Pati

      Oct 26

      That’s amazing! So happy the whole family loves it.

  25. Jeff Hannah

    Jul 21

    It’s been a while since I’ve made this soup so I made sure to stop by the local Mexican market to pick up some fresh poblano peppers. I can’t wait to fire up the grill tomorrow and put it all together. This is probably one of my favorite recipes that I learned about through your show. So simple yet so delicious! Thank you, Pati!

    1. Pati

      Jul 21

      What a lovely comment…thank you so much Jeff!

  26. Rose and Chalmers

    May 11

    My husband and I loved this soup.I left toooo many seeds in the peppers,but it was okay.I didn,t have to add hot sauce.

    1. Pati

      May 12

      So happy to hear that Rose!

  27. leticiamccollum

    May 05

    I’ll let you know how it came out!

    1. Pati

      May 08

      Can’t wait!

  28. leticiamccollum

    May 01

    I watched your show every Saturday and I enjoyed it I can’t stop watching it I enjoy the receipts and I’m finally going to try cooking one of your dishes.

    1. Pati

      May 01

      Yay!

  29. Joy

    Dec 08

    This is the simplest and tastiest soup. Even my daughter, who is not a fan of spicy foods, loves this soup.

    1. Pati

      Dec 14

      Yay! I am so happy to read this, Joy!

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