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Zesty Cheese Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6-8 servings (2 quarts)

"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."


  • 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


  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Garnish with tortilla chips if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 316 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 1435mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein.

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