Monday, February 26, 2018

Souper Blog Hop

Today Chrys Fey is hosting the Souper Blog Hop on behalf of her mom Elaine Kaye.  Elaine is releasing a children's book, and it looks souper fun!

To help celebrate, I'm going to share a soup recipe I love, and then I'll tell you a little more about the book.

The recipe is for cheesy chicken enchilada soup, and it tastes amazing.  I found the recipe here on the blog Center Cut Cook.  It is absolutely delicious and easy to make.  I will note, though, while the recipe uses a specific brand of shredded cheese, I used what I had on hand, and it all turned out just fine.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large purple onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 1 - 14.5 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup Horizon Organic Shredded Mexican Cheese, additional for garnish
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (can use a rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro, reserve some for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 green onions, chopped, reserve some for garnish


  • Chopped green onion
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced red onion
  • Crushed Tortilla chips
  • Diced avocado
  • Horizon Organic Shredded Mexican or Cheddar Cheese
  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour scream


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large soup pot/dutch oven over medium high heat.
  2. Add in chopped purple onion and red bell peppers and cook until peppers are softened and onions translucent.
  3. Pour in 4 cups chicken broth, 2 teaspoons ground cumin and enchilada sauce. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium, add in diced tomatoes, black beans, green chiles, chopped green onion, chopped cilantro and shredded cooked chicken. Stir and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Add in cubed cream cheese and Horizon Organic Shredded Mexican Cheese. Stir to combine and continue to stir while the cheese melts and incorporates.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onions, additional Horizon Organic Shredded Mexican Cheese, etc.
Servings: 6-8

BLURB: Gregory Green loves his mom’s pea soup, but when he eats it at school, all of his friends make fun of how it looks. He doesn’t think it looks like bugs, and it tastes good! Then at recess, his friends run from him, screaming, “He’s a monster!” Gregory doesn’t know why his friends are being mean until he sees his skin is green. The teasing gets worse until an unlikely friend comes to the rescue—his teddy bear, Sammy. Sammy usually only comes to life for Gregory and his family, but Sammy has an important lesson to teach Gregory and his classmates.

Available in Print:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elaine Kaye got the idea for Pea Soup Disaster from her son who loved to eat her homemade pea soup. Pea Soup Disaster is the first of many fun stories featuring Gregory Green and his teddy bear, Sammy, as part of the Gregory Green Adventure series.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.

Find Elaine:
Website / Instagram / Litsy - @ElaineKaye

Be sure to visit the other participants to see their favorite soups and recipes!


  1. I'm not a big soup eater, but I would eat that!
    Congratulations to Elaine.

  2. Enchiladas is one of my fave comfort foods, so this soup sounds delish to me.

  3. I LOVE enchiladas but have never had enchilada soup. This sounds yummy! I am definitely saving this recipe to try one day. Thank you for sharing! And thank you so much for participating. I am drooling now. ;)

  4. Is there anything better in soup than melted cheese? Yum.

  5. I get WalMart's shredded cheddar cheese, so that's what I'd use. So far, it's worked. Lots of cheese on top please. :)

    Thanks for the recipe! And thank you for joining today in the blog hop.

  6. That would be way too spicy for me. My stomach is wimpy.

  7. Oh yum! I will be trying this one soon. (Cutting out the spice cause my mouth is wimpy.)

  8. I just had some homemade enchilada soup (that someone else made) the other day and it was delicious. Looking forward to trying your recipe out and recreating if for myself.

  9. That soup sound super! As for the grated cheese, I read somewhere that chemicals are added to the pre-grated cheese to make it last longer, so I reluctantly stopped buying it. I miss the convenience, but it doesn't take that much longer to grate the cheese myself.

  10. I've never had enchilada soup. This sounds good.

  11. My better half cooks enchiladas so next step has to be this yummy sounding soup.

  12. This enchilada soup does sound quite tasty. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. The soup sounds good, but sadly, I can't eat it. Most Mexican dishes have too many no ingredients for me. =(

  14. I would be trying this one out! This sounds really delicious.