Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup

 Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup is perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich
A big bowl of this Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup makes the perfect dinner for a cold evening. It's easily a meal in itself, but I dare you to serve it next to your favorite grilled cheese sandwich for the ultimate pairing.

Chipotles in adobo add a wonderful smoky-spicy element to lots of dishes. The heat of the chipotle chile is balanced here with the addition of cream, making for a perfect family meal. 

I love these soups that come together easily with a myriad of pantry staples as well as fresh ingredients. It means dinner can be ready in less than an hour, which is less stressful for me and for who ever else decides to make it! I hope it's you.

Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup has filled the pot
The recipe makes about 12 cups of delicious soup, which is enough for seconds or for lunch the next day.

Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup is the best
For some added crunch, serve your soup with tortilla chips, sprinkle them right on top or put them on the side. A little dollop of sour cream would also be just perfect.

Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup takes the chill out of winter
This soup is more flavorful than just plain tomato soup and it goes so well with a buttery, grilled cheese sandwich. 

Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup is delicious
Leftovers are also amazing and can easily be taken to the office and reheated in the microwave.

Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup

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Creamy Tomato Chipotle Soup

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 12 cups


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce (from canned chipotles)
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes in juice
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cilantro and black pepper (optional)


  • Melt butter in large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add onions; cook about 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in garlic, chipotle chile and adobo sauce; cook 1 minutes more. Stir in flour, chipotle chile powder and cumin, stirring until fully incorporated.
  • Add tomatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove soup from heat. Add soup to a blender along with the cream cheese (you will need to do this in two batches). Puree until smooth. Add soup back to the original pot and stir in heavy cream. Serve immediately and garnish with cilantro and black pepper if you choose.

Other Tomato Soup Recipes You Might Enjoy:

  1. Cream of Roasted Tomato Soup with Parsley Croutons
  2. Crock Pot Tomato Soup
  3. One Pot Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
  4. Tomato, White Bean, Bacon Soup
  5. Creamy Italian Tomato Soup 
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  1. This looks so creamy and comforting – love the addition of chipotle! I could use a bowl today with a grilled cheese.

  2. Erren 2

    This recipe warms my heart! I love it!

  3. Krista 3

    I could go for a bowl of this right now! Yum!

  4. Dee 4

    I can’t wait to make this — I love anything with chipotle in it!

  5. WOW!! This look so warm, comforting and absolutely delicious!!

  6. Yes, yes, and yes! The flavors in your soup are amazing, and so flavorful. I love a soup that has a lot of zippy flavor, and this certainly does! Well done!

  7. I would love a big bowl of this! I love the flavors in this!

  8. I can almost taste the warmth of the chipotle with the tomato if I think hard enough. I bet this is wonderful…

  9. It’s finally gotten a little chilly here in the south … and I need this delicious looking soup! I love the addition of heat you’ve added to it! It looks wonderful!

  10. Peg Alexander 10

    This soup was amazing and collected many compliments at our weekly soup day at work. Garnish with crushed tortilla chips and honey roasted pecan pieces.


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