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Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup! Thick, creamy and packed with flavor. So simple and made in the slow cooker.
Break out your slow cooker, it’s time for a cozy dinner! I’m so excited for the return of soup season; it’s one of my favorite weeknight meals, especially with how easy they are to make in a slow cooker. This one couldn’t be simpler or more delicious. If you love enchiladas, then you are going to love this enchilada soup. All the flavors with a fraction of the work.
It’s no secret that we love spicy food. I’ve got a heavy hand for cayenne and fresh peppers and both show up in this recipe. To tame the heat, I’m topping the soup with a dollop of lime yogurt, the perfect contrast for the bold flavors.
In fact, I think that’s the best part of eating spicy food- the yin and yang of heat with a cooling sauce. A spoonful of this rich, spicy stew with a drizzle of creamy lime cremé on top is an explosion of flavor and texture.
The best part of about this enchilada soup is that you can dump everything into the slow cooker and that’s it. I love simple meals like this, and one of the reason I’m such a big fan of my slow cooker. Open everything, throw in the slow cooker and by evening, dinner is ready.
For the lime yogurt sauce, whisk together plain yogurt (regular or dairy-free) with a little lime juice, then drizzle over the hot soup before serving. We also love this topped with crunchy tortilla chops, shredded cheese and sliced scallions.
To make this on the stove-top, sauté the onion and jalapeño in olive oil until tender and soft. From there, add the sweet potatoes and dried seasonings and sauté another few minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients except for the yogurt and lime juice. Simmer over low heat for 45-60 minutes until hot. Season to taste, as needed.
Serve warm with lime yogurt sauce on top.
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Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup! This vegetarian soup is SO incredibly delicious, you’ve gotta try it. So simple and made in the slow cooker.