Potato Pepper Soup

Potato Pepper Soup

First off… errmmmm… clears throat, this recipe is dedicated to my Boo who recently got me a super foodie camera.  This is a one pot recipe for those nights you are tired or too lazy to worry about process.


  • 2 teaspoons Pepper soup spice mix
  • 1 tea spoon Paprika
  • 2 large potatoes (washed, peeled and cubed)
  • 1 cube Maggi
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon palm oil (optional)


  • Combine all the ingredients in a  pot on medium heat, add 2.5 cups of water. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce the heat to a little above minimum. simmer the mix for 25mins or until potatoes are tender.

Variation: Add in some shrimps or chicken pieces to make the soup more hearty .

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By |October 17th, 2012|18 Comments


  1. Ebuka Ekeanyanwu July 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Did you use sweet or irish potatoes

  2. enuesiri January 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Hi . please where can I buy paprika from in Nigeria. Or does it have a local name? Thanks and good job

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 13, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

      I am not aware of any local name, but you will find it where dry spices are sold.

  3. Ogechi September 7, 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Where do I find pepper soup spice mix or what is in it and should I use chicken or beef Maggi cube. I am so excited to have found this page off instagram. As an American born Nigerian dating a calabar man, I want to learn many recipes that won’t take as long as it took my mom to cook for us! #noshade. Great job love, ur a life saver

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 9, 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      you can buy premixed peppersoup spice mix at your local market or Nigerian food store. Seasoning cube choice doesn’t make much difference, use your favorite one. Yes!! I am all for easy and fast cooking.

  4. pelumi October 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    i didn’t have pepper soup spice mix. so i used suya pepper mix. equally delicious!

  5. April March 30, 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

    What type of Pepper soup spice mix do you use and can I purchase it in the U.S? Dying for some pepper soup here 🙂

  6. Dew October 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    thanks for this recipe…it just went down! 🙂

  7. Myne Whitman October 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Great pics, and nice recipe. I prefer our trad spices with pepper but this could be good for when I run out

  8. Dayor October 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Another yummy dish, nice!

  9. YinklezDimplez October 18, 2012 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Will be making it soon, IA and when I do, imma post it to U as I always do. I need a cam…Who will buy me one?

  10. Toinlicious October 18, 2012 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Aww, thanks you Mr. 9ja foodie aka Boo 😀

    This recipe really looks good and easy

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