5 net carbs

Jalapeño popper soup

Enjoy the savory simplicity of our jalapeño popper soup, a low-carb delight blending bacon, jalapeños, and creamy cheeses for a satisfying meal any day of the week.

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Jalapeño popper soup

Delicious creamy low-carb jalapeno popper soup garnished with bacon, chicken, cheese, and jalapenos.

Low-carb jalapeño popper soup [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Delight in our savory jalapeño popper soup recipe, where familiar flavors merge into a satisfying, low-carb indulgence. This soup brings together the smoky aroma of bacon, the gentle kick of jalapeños, and the creamy goodness of cheeses for a comforting bowl that’s as easy to make as it is to enjoy. Whether you’re craving a cozy meal on a cool evening or a simple yet flavorful dish any day of the week, this recipe offers both simplicity and deliciousness in every bite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Net Carbs 5 g
*Net carbs are per serving


  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 medium jalapeños, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese


  • bacon, sliced jalapeños, pepper jack cheese


  • In a large pot over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving the bacon grease.
    Top view of bacon frying in a pot and being removed onto a paper-towel lined plate.
  • Add the butter, onion, and red bell pepper to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Add the jalapeños and garlic and cook for another minute.
    Top view of cooking peppers, onions, garlic, and jalapenos in a pot to make low-carb jalapeno popper soup.
  • Add the chicken broth, paprika, chili powder, black pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a low simmer.
    Side-view of cooking low-carb jalapeno popper soup.
  • Add the cream cheese and heavy cream and stir (or whisk) frequently until the cream cheese has incorporated into the broth.
    Side-view of adding heavy cream to low-carb jalapeno popper soup.
  • Add the chicken and pepper jack cheese to the pot and stir to combine. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Top view of adding chicken to low-carb jalapeno popper soup.
  • Serve and garnish with bacon, sliced jalapeños, and pepper jack cheese. Enjoy!
    Top view of low-carb keto jalapeno popper soup served in a blue grey bowl sitting on a blue and brown napkin with a gold spoon.




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Serving size

The serving size for this recipe is approximately one cup. This may vary slightly depending on how long you cook the soup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb jalapeño popper soup recipe Keto?

Yes, this soup is Keto. One serving (approx 1 cup) has 5 grams of net carbs, making this soup a good option if you’re following a Keto diet.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, our low-carb jalapeño popper soup recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: Prepare our jalapeño popper soup in advance by following the recipe instructions up to the point of simmering. Once simmered, allow the soup to cool completely before refrigerating it in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
  • Storing leftovers: Store any leftover soup in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Reheat individual portions as needed on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.
  • Freezing instructions: To freeze the soup, allow it to cool completely before transferring it to freezer-safe containers or bags. Label with the date and freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • To reheat: Thaw the frozen soup overnight in the refrigerator or using the cold water method. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed through, adjusting seasoning as needed before serving.

Additional Details

Embrace the warmth and flavor of our jalapeño popper soup, a delicious recipe that combines familiar ingredients into a comforting, low-carb dish perfect for those managing diabetes or following a Keto diet. Bursting with savory bacon, spicy jalapeños, and creamy cheeses, this soup offers a satisfying solution for anyone seeking a flavorful yet health-conscious meal option.

Originating as a beloved appetizer, the jalapeño popper has long been cherished for its irresistible combination of flavors and textures. With its roots in Tex-Mex cuisine, this dish traditionally features jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, and either fried or baked until golden and crispy. Our jalapeño popper soup pays homage to this classic favorite by transforming its essence into a comforting and nourishing bowl of soup.

Details about ingredients

Our jalapeño popper soup recipe utilizes simple yet flavorful ingredients to create a satisfying meal that aligns with low-carb dietary goals. Key components include:

  • Bacon: Providing a rich, smoky flavor, bacon adds depth to the soup base.
  • Jalapeños: These spicy peppers lend a kick to the soup, complementing the other flavors with their heat.
  • Cream cheese: Cream cheese contributes creaminess and richness to the soup, enhancing its texture and flavor profile.
  • Chicken broth: Serving as the foundation of the soup, chicken broth infuses the dish with savory notes while keeping it light and flavorful.
  • Pepper jack cheese: Adding a touch of tanginess and melt-in-your-mouth goodness, pepper jack cheese gives the soup a cheesy finish.


Customize our jalapeño popper soup to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs with these simple variations:

  • Vegetarian option: To make the soup vegetarian-friendly, omit the bacon and chicken and replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.
  • Spice level: Adjust the amount of jalapeños used to control the soup’s heat level, making it milder or spicier according to your preference.
  • Garnishes: Experiment with different garnishes such as diced avocado, cilantro, or sour cream to add additional flavor and texture to the soup.

Serving pairings

Pair our jalapeño popper soup with a variety of accompaniments to create a satisfying and well-rounded meal experience. Consider serving it alongside:

  • A crisp green salad tossed with vinaigrette for a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors of the soup.
  • Low-carb bread or crackers for dipping and savoring every last drop of the delicious soup.
  • Grilled chicken or shrimp skewers for added protein and a satisfying meal option.

Benefits for people with diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, our jalapeño popper soup offers several benefits:

  • Low-carb: This soup’s minimal carbohydrate content can help individuals maintain stable blood sugar levels while still enjoying a flavorful and satisfying meal.
  • Protein-rich: The inclusion of chicken breast in the soup provides a good source of protein, which can help promote satiety and regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Nutrient-dense: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from ingredients such as peppers, onions, and garlic, our soup offers nutritional benefits that support overall health and well-being.


Make the most of our low-carb jalapeño popper soup recipe with these helpful tips:

  • Customize the spice level: Adjust the amount of jalapeños used to suit your preference for heat, ensuring that the soup is enjoyable for your taste buds.
  • Batch cooking: Prepare a larger quantity of soup and portion it into individual servings for convenient meals throughout the week, saving time and effort.
  • Freeze for later: This soup freezes well, allowing you to store leftovers for future enjoyment. Simply thaw and reheat as needed for a quick and satisfying meal option.

With its tantalizing blend of flavors and diabetes-friendly ingredients, our jalapeño popper soup offers a delicious and nourishing option for anyone seeking a comforting and satisfying meal. Whether enjoyed on a chilly evening or as a simple yet flavorful dish any day of the week, this soup is sure to delight your taste buds while supporting your health and wellness goals.

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