Cheesy Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Cheesy Tortilla Soup Recipe

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My daughter came up with this dish when trying to duplicate a soup she sampled at a restaurant. I always pass on to her the rave reviews whenever this is served. —LaVonda Owen, Marlow, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 envelope chicken fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup canned diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Guacamole and tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 395 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 1273mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, trace fiber), 23g protein


  1. Prepare fajita mix according to package directions; add chicken and marinate as directed. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil until no longer pink; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add the tomatoes, process cheese and 1 cup Monterey Jack; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  3. Stir in cream and reserved chicken; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with cheddar and remaining Monterey Jack cheese; top with guacamole and chips. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Cheesy Tortilla Soup in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p19

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"Oh my goodness this is so good. We cut a cup of the broth out and don't add cheese to garnish because we learned we like it thicker and already love the amount of cheese in it. Hard to have self-control with this one- especially when served with tortilla chips."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"Good recipe, but a lot of fat for sure with all that cheese!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"I've been looking for a cheesy chicken tortilla soup recipe for a long time and this is delicious! We loved it!"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

""A keeper!" said all my family members when we enjoyed this soup tonight! My teens added Nacho Cheese Doritos instead of tortilla chips to the soup & thought those chips made it even better. I made my own taco seasoning mix from a recipe on the Allrecipes website, & the flavor was terrific--our local stores don't carry chicken fajita seasoning mix. Also added the whole can of tomatoes & chilies because I had to 1 1/2x the recipe in order to have enough for everyone. Will definitely made this one often!"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"Fantastic! I had already boiled some chicken and I didn't have the fajita seasoning mix so I just added some homemade taco seasoning that I had . I will definitely make again. May try it with ground beef instead of chicken in the future."

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