Just made this tonight... was looking for a quick hearty dinner. I pureed the soup before serving it with sliced avocados and a dollop of light sour cream. Yum! I also needed to use up a few slices of precooked bacon so I added them, minced when I was cooking the onion/garlic. I used only ground cayenne, not the red pepper flakes and it was spicy enough for me! I used about 2-1/2 cups of chicken broth. Will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe!
Made a few changes with this recipe ~ Used 2 large cloves of garlic, a cup of thawed frozen corn, & cut the following seasonings to 1/8 teaspoon each: chili powder, paprika, cayenne & cumin & red pepper flakes. Did top it off with a sprinkling of colby/jack cheese & had a nice soup for lunch! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]