Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Cheesy Tortilla Soup

by Lisa on November 29, 2010

Are your taste buds ready for a change from all the left over turkey and dressing?  Here is something completely different, to warm you up on these cool nights.

Cheesy Tortilla Soup

Cheesy Tortilla Soup

  • 1 whole chicken, uncooked
  • 1 med. onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp fajita seasoning
  • 1 gallon water
  • 2 – 10 3/4 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 1- 10 oz. can diced Ro*Tel tomatoes
  • 1 – 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 16 oz Velveeta cheese, cut up (I use 2% Velveeta.)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro
  • fresh cilantro, chopped,  to garnish

In large stock pot, combine chicken, onion, fajita seasoning, and water.  Bring to boil and reduce to simmer for about one hour.  Remove chicken and onion from water.  Return to boil until broth is reduced by half.  De-bone and cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and return to broth.  Stir in remaining ingredients and heat through to melt cheese.  Garnish with fresh, chopped cilantro and grated cheese.  Serve with chips and guacamole.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah November 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I love tortilla soup and haven’t made it in a really long time. Thanks for the reminder!


Jennifer@HomeMatters November 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

That soup sounds SO good! I’ll have to give that a try soon. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting.


Rhondi November 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Oh yum, Lisa. I never thought to put Velveeta in tortilla soup. Tortilla is my favorite.! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for hosting. I need to find something to share now.


NancyC November 29, 2010 at 7:56 pm

That soup looks SO good–I definitely need to try that out!


Jerri November 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm

This sounds so yummy, especially with the velveeta included!


Kara @ Home With Purpose November 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Wow…this sounds delicious!! Thanks for hosting! 🙂


Jane November 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I love soup, and this one sounds especially yummy!

Thanks for hosting!



Kristia@Family Balance Sheet November 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

That soup sounds delicious. Thanks for hosting.


Brenda November 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

This soup sounds pretty amazing and yummy. Perfect for this cooler weather we are having.


Sherry November 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm

YUMMY! 🙂 What isn’t to like?!


Miz Helen November 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Hi Lisa,
Your Tortilla Soup looks yummy! We just love Tortilla Soup and will have to give yours a try. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Have a good week.


Elsa November 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm

This looks delicious. Thanks for hosting!


Tiffanee November 30, 2010 at 12:17 am

This soup looks so yummy!! Perfect for these cold nights and my Mexican cravings!!


e-Mom November 30, 2010 at 12:52 am

Your soup sounds extraordinarily delicious! Thanks for hosting.

e-Mom @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}


April@The 21st Century Housewife November 30, 2010 at 3:54 am

What a warming and delicious looking soup! Thank you for sharing it, and for hosting 🙂


cheryl@scrapaddict4sure November 30, 2010 at 4:53 am

That soup looks really good I have been looking for a tortilla soup recipe.
Thanks for sharing this one


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy November 30, 2010 at 7:15 am

The cheesy soup looks warm and comforting! Thanks!


Gail@FaithfulnessFarm November 30, 2010 at 7:30 am

Lisa..that soup looks OVER-THE-TOP delicious!!



Julie@comehaveapeace November 30, 2010 at 7:41 am

Before I even read the simple ingredients, you “had me” with the picture. 🙂 Add to that the fact that it’s pouring rain today at my house, and I think this looks like the perfect dinner plan.


Queen of the House November 30, 2010 at 8:21 am

This looks very yummy! Cozy food for cold nights, for sure! 🙂


Tricia November 30, 2010 at 8:57 am

Hi Lisa. Your soup recipe sounds yummy. I love soup this time of year. It’s just so comforting. Thank you for hosting again this week.


Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect November 30, 2010 at 9:31 am

That looks and sounds delicious, but you lost me at “whole chicken” and “debone.” Do you think I could do this with chicken breasts??


Amanda November 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

Yum! Cheesy tortilla soup! Love your blog! Thanks for hosting today!


Amanda Smart November 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Yummy, yummy, yummy. This is definately going to be dinner this week. It is perfect cheesy goodness for this time of year!


Kirby November 30, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Your soup looks great! I love any and all tortilla soups! Thanks for hosting, lots of great recipes on here!


Alea November 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm

This sounds good. I bet it would be good with leftover turkey too.


Deanna November 30, 2010 at 6:33 pm

It is cold outside. It has been a long, busy day. This sounds soooo delicious!


jo@blog-diggidy November 30, 2010 at 6:54 pm

wow!! thats all i can say …i am speechless!!! i so wanna try that!! =)


Michelle December 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Ooooo yum! I love this idea – homemade chicken stock with a cheesy soup is perfect. Although I have to admit that I might upgrade the cheese a bit. There’s something about Velveeta 😉


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