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Zesty Cheese Soup

 Zesty Cheese Soup
"My husband and I are retired, but I still look for shortcut recipes like this one I received from a great-niece," writes Modie Phillips of Lubbock, Texas. "You'll likely have the majority of ingredients for this colorful soup in your pantry," Mary notes. "To save time, I start warming the canned ingredients on the stove while I cube the cheese."
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) premium chunk white chicken, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 pound process American cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • Crushed tortilla chips, optional

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Cook and
  • stir until cheese is melted. Garnish with tortilla chips if desired.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 316 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,435 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein.