Friday, November 19, 2010

Tortilla Soup

This is such a great soup! We had it the other night and there's no leftovers! I've posted about it before so I'll join Suzy over at Kitchen Bouquet for another Flashback Friday because this one is so good it will be repeated again and again!

It was topped with lime, sour cream, fire-roasted salsa, and avocado! and I forgot the cheese and chips! But it didn't matter one bit.

Original post can be found here!

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Source: Marilyn (DanaIN) - Gardenweb Cooking Forum
Printable Recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
4 corn tortillas (regular or fried)
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes with chilies (I used 2 10-ounce cans of Rotel tomatoes with chilies)
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon turmeric (I omitted)
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
juice from 1/2 fresh lime
1 cup diced, seeded Roma tomatoes or 1 cup salsa for garnish
Sour cream for garnish
Tortilla Chips for garnish

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; sauté onions and garlic for 3 minutes. Slice or break tortillas into small pieces and add to onions and garlic; sauté until they are soft. Add tomatoes, broth and spices and bring to a boil. Remove from heat; allow to cool for 5 minutes. Puree soup base in batches in a blender or food processor until smooth, return soup to pot. (I used an immersion blender)

Add chicken, corn and cream and return to a boil then simmer for 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Reduce heat to medium-low and sprinkle in cheese and cilantro; stir to melt cheese. Add lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream.



  1. Great soup and great recipe! I love the way you made it, so simple and easy.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Carol, the vibrant colors of that soup are quickly waking me up.

    Btw, I've made this soup before and, you're right, it is muy sabroso!

    I believe Marilyn later discovered (and adopted) the idea of adding Masa de Harina, instead of tortilla chips, to thicken the soup. I used the latter because it's what I had on hand, but you really can't go wrong with either version.

  3. Thanks, Sol! I'll try it with the Masa, I have a bag of it!

    It really is such a simple soup, but so much flavor!

  4. This does sound so delicious. I haven't had tortilla soup in ages. I like the idea of the Masa de Harina too! I'm clipping and pasting a copy!

  5. Yup, this soup is delicious as well as pretty in the bowl!

  6. Another winner Toots! I go crazy over soups in the winter..sounds delish!

  7. The soup does sound really satisfying and delicious.

  8. I love Mexican, God how many times have I said that? Perhaps you will be bored reading this again and again but I do love Mexican food. This soup is perfect. I will definitely give it a try.

  9. Yummy! This sounds so good to enjoy on a chilly evening like tonight. Such a nice color, too!

  10. Oh my goodness, but this sounds delicious! Just the thing for a cold winter's night.

  11. It looks delicious! Did Grandma like it with the chilies? :)

  12. The color of this soup is so beautiful. I love tortilla soup.

  13. I have not tried making this, but when my office mate cooks a pot full, she bring some to work to share with me. I have also noticed that lime is better than the lemon.

  14. This sounds awesome. The flavors would be a lot like the soup I make but yours is creamier. Thanks for joining in on the flashback this week.

  15. Your soup looks wonderful. What a perfect, warming meal for a cool November day!

  16. do not know how excited I am that you linked up a Creamy version of Tortilla Soup! That has been on my list to try for a long time (and I'm finally going to this month...probably with your recipe). It looks fantastic! Thanks for helping me along in my Quest to find the Ultimate Tortilla Soup! =)

  17. I just posted my adapted version of your soup...I LOVED it, thank you!! =)

  18. Instead of regular corn I put in southwest veggies with cheese sauce. You can find it at Wal Mart. Adds a nice little touch .

  19. @ Anonymous, thanks, that sounds really good!

  20. @ girlichef, thanks, it's a great soup, your adaptions look great!

  21. Out of all the entries in the Tortilla Soup Challenge, your is my favorite. :)


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