Warm and Spicy Tomato Goat Cheese Jalapeno Soup

When it's arctic cold outside who better to help warm us up than Hell's Kitchen Season 11 contestant Chef Jacqueline Baldassari! Her easy and delicious recipe for Tomato Goat Cheese Jalapeno Soup has just a handful of ingredients and takes just minutes to assemble.

Start with fresh onion, jalapenos, celery and garlic.

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Add a can of whole peeled tomatoes and a log of goat cheese. Then simmer gently (and fragrantly!).

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Cool slightly, then blend. 

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The result is a creamy, flavorful, satisfying soup with a spicy kick (garnished here with fresh variegated basil just for fun).  

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