The One-Pot Blogger Cooking Party continues with Cheddar Cheese Soup with Chicken & Peppers from the Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders cookbook from Morrow Cookbooks. One thing you can say for sure about Emeril's recipes, they are so flavorful. It is well worth the time and effort to prepare dishes like this one. The flavors develop as it cooks and the end result is much like I would expect from a nice restaurant.
I've mentioned before that we don't eat out a lot since we live in the middle of nowhere. It has been great for me to be able to prepare such a variety of dishes of restaurant quality in my own kitchen over the past few weeks, all from this cookbook.
On Sunday I was asked to help judge a pie contest for our community Fall Festival. It was a challenge to eat all of that pie, but I handle it okay. Just kidding it was really fun. It was a little before lunch so I skipped breakfast and after tasting so many pies, I really didn't want any lunch. So by the time supper rolled around this was perfect, it was filling and delicious and completely satisfying.
Cheddar Cheese Soup with Chicken & Peppers is filled with poblano peppers, red peppers, jalapeno, onions, chicken, potatoes, and the rich broth is finished off with cheddar cheese which balances out the spicy peppers. Y'all know I can't handle the heat, so believe me when I say, you get lots of flavor but not too much heat. I garnished it with a few fried tortilla strips and fresh cilantro.
I will definitely make this again, I really loved it. This kind of hearty soup is perfect for fall and those coming winter days when we are out feeding the cows. When we get chilled to the bone, it is this kind of meal that really warm us up and leaves us feeling good.
Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the cookbook, a set of the serving dishes by zak!, a bottle of Emeril's spices, and a small grocery reimbursement. Upon completion I will also receive a few of Emeril's other cookbooks and one blogger will be chosen to win a T-Fal slow cooker. All opinions shared are my own.