This takes me longer to make - I chop the onions and poblanos - but it is worth the effort. Since I make a batch and individually freeze for work lunches, I add about 2 to 3 ounces of Velveeta - I know, but it needed something that would melt and freeze.
My family all love to cook and try new recipes, we all read this one and thought it might be an easy quick dinner so we tried it. It is easy and quick, but the flavor is a pretty strong pepper flavor. We all have different views on what is too spicy, but we all felt like it was a mild to medium spice level. Both of the kids chose to not eat dinner vs. finish the soup, while my wife and I decided it was ok as it is but could be much better with some alterations and additions to the recipe. I am giving it a 2 star based on the fact that I feel it can be fixed but the kids did not eat it as the recipe shows.
As my husband said, "Well, it's better than some canned soup." Not a winning endorsement. The ease of this recipe was appealing, and I'm a believer that many delicious dishes can be made with limited, simple ingredients, but this soup did nothing for me. The flavors didn't come together, and it tasted pretty much like a bowl of hot milk with corn, onion and peppers in it. Topping it with a ton of cheddar cheese saved me from throwing it out. After dinner, my family was going through the fridge and cabinets, looking for something more substantial to eat - not what you want after spending any time cooking in the kitchen. Won't make again!
This recipe is great! Tastes deliciuos! I made a few changes: Used jalapeÃ±o and pimento and added a drop or two of chipotle to get a the hot taste in the soup (I couldn't find poblano). I only have 1 complain, this is not a super fast recipe for an everyday meal!! You have to stay by the stove and make a lot of mess. Though it worths it maybe in a saturday or sunday supper because it tastes delicious and creamy without the cream!
I doubled the peppers and this recipe still had no flavor. I even added cilantro and mexican spices. Tasted like milky corn. Would not make this ever again
We will be making this over and over again. It is much better on days 2 and 3.
This is an extremely good soup, one that definitely gets better with time. If you make it the night before you want to serve it, the flavors of the corn, onion, and peppers really come together. It's pretty good immediately, but great later! I used a mix of poblano and anaheim peppers when I made it, and it was really good. I might substitute a jalepeno or two next time, though, just to make it a little hotter (I didn't think it was spicy at all when I first made it). I do recommend using a food processor to chop the onions and peppers; it really makes it a very quick recipe to cook.
My husband and I really enjoyed this! What a quick, delicious soup. We sauteed the onion and pepper instead of microwaving. Also, our grocery store didn't have Poblano chilis so we used 4 regular green chili peppers. The leftovers will make for a delicious lunch tomorrow!
This was good but not great. I didn't think it was spicy at all and I used four poblanos. I liked the creamy consistancy the pureed corn gave. Tasted like there was cream in there. When I try this again I will roast the poblanos and add some cilantro. Sweet pots sound good too.
This is really tasty and will end up on my lunch rotation from now on. I like that it's quick to put together and it holds up really well for days. I did halve the amount of chillies. Don't get me wrong, I like everything hot and spicy... put 4 poblanos is a lot. I think 2 was just enough spice to enjoy it and not enough to regret it. I think I may add some par cooked sweet potatoes or zucchini next time, I think it will pair well. Yummy!
This soup was just ok. It turned out flavorful, but I think there are many other soups from CL that are much stronger recipes! I stirred in smoked mozzarella at the end with the cheddar which gave it some extra depth. If i were to make this again, i may also stir in some fresh cilantro.
My husband and I both work from home, so I am always looking for healthy lunch ideas I can prepare quickly and without making a mess. This one fits the bill! We were surprised at how creamy it is, considering it contains only skim milk. We had enough for lunch on two days...the second day I also made a simple quesadilla, which was a nice addition. I will make this again.