Skinny Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Skinny Tortilla Soup Recipe

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"Chock-full of healthy ingredients, this tasty soup makes a warming lunch or dinner," Sharon Adams of Columbus, Ohio suggests. "Plus, it's so quick and easy to fix."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 3/4 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 28 tortilla chips, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 295 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add 1 cup cheese; cook and stir over low heat until melted. Crumble half of the tortilla chips into soup bowls. Ladle soup over chips. Top each serving with two crumbled chips; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Skinny Tortilla Soup in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p61

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dvierzen User ID: 7402990 217628
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"SImply delicious and SO simple to make!! I added a can of mexican diced tomatoes and only put in a small amount of cheese while cooking. For serving, I added a dollop of sour cream, a few tortilla chips and a bit of cheese to the bowls. Loved this, will definitely make again!"

ALittleEE User ID: 6553181 214001
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"This is very good. I used it to use up some of my left over turkey! My dad and my boyfriend even liked it. Awesome recipe!!!! I will make it again!"

christquest User ID: 6648138 53790
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"Delicious, healthy, and easy to put together? Yes, please!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 117759
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"I made this soup tonight even though the temp. was nearly 100º here in Texas. It was super easy to prepare and my husband declared it a keeper. There are lots of possibilities with this recipe but it was delicious just as it reads. Definitely a five star recipe. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

carol_ds User ID: 5398876 205142
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Excellent soup and very quick and easy. We will make this many many times in the coming months."

dccookin User ID: 7162688 109754
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"This was a good, quick dinner. I love that it comes together so fast. Perfect for a busy family!"

lhsaves User ID: 4679099 59226
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"My 18 year old son's exact words: Oh Yeah. We all totally loved this soup and will make it over and over again. It is so good and good for you."

habakakiahehe User ID: 6530459 50046
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"This was a great recipe. Highly recommended!"

knatal User ID: 1394816 117394
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"So easy, fast and delicious! I added fresh chopped tomatoes and skipped the cheese. It's so good you won't miss the extra calories!"

queenzookie User ID: 5427908 81373
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"This was a yummy, easy, quick soup. I omitted the chips and added 1/4 tsp. chili powder and 1/4 tsp. cumin, and sprinkled chopped fresh cilantro immediately before serving. For more color, I added a cup of canned drained diced tomatoes. I skipped the 2 cups of cheese and instead only sprinkled a handful of cheese over each bowl immediately before serving. For us this was more like 3 dinner-sized servings (not 7 servings)."

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