Easy Tortilla Soup Recipe

Easy Tortilla Soup Recipe

This last week I was stuck home with a terrible cold. I don’t know about you, but when I get a cold I want nice hot soup goodness to make me feel better. Of course I didn’t have all the ingredients so I actually drove to our local produce stand in less than desirable attire and picked up some fresh veggies for this easy tortilla soup recipe

Ingredients for Easy Tortilla Soup

Easy Tortilla Soup

  • 2 boxes of organic chicken broth
  • 2-4 chicken breasts, depending on size or you can use a whole chicken
  • 3-4 cups of water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • celery tops included
  • garlic-clove
  • add 1 large can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 bag petite white corn
  • Zucchini 2-3 depending on size
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon tomatoe paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cute chicken salt and pepper shakers, just for fun

 How to make easy tortilla soup

Place broth, water, chopped onion, garlic and celery with tops on in your favorite large soup pot. Cook chicken at a low boil with bone until meat is ready to fall off

When chicken is cooked remove from pot, when cool, take away skin and bones, place chicken back in the pot. Add remaining ingredients and seasonings and cook until veggies are soft. I suppose you could add some sort of chile to the recipe such as a jalepeno if you want some extra kick, I don’t do this but would be fun to try for those that like more spice

When veggies are cooked, place in your favorite soup bowl and add toppers

Toppers for easy tortilla soup

Cilantro coursley chopped

Cheese shredded, I use cheddar because that is what I usually have but a Queso Fresco would work nicely too

Avocado chopped

Green onion chopped

Lime add a squirt to your soup, adds a nice finish

Tortilla chips crunch them up. I rarely get to have these so when I do it is a real treat

easy tortilla soup recipe


There you have it, a nice hot, healthy soup for a cold winter day. This soup will surely make you feel better if you are under the weather and is packed with lots of good veggies to get you well again. It is nice and easy and oh so good.

Do you have a favorite soup recipe for a cold winter’s day, or one you like when you are fighting a cold or flu. Comment now I would love to hear from you. Thanks for riding along today! Until Next Time Happy Trails!


Please share Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone


  1. The worst part about cold, flu and especially bronchitis is a vanished appetite and loss of sense of taste thanks to antibiotics. This recipe certainly will make a difference – nutritious, light and tasty. Thanks for sharing, Lisa.

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Vatsala and welcome to My Western Heart. You hit it right on the head, this recipe is nutritious, light and tasty, perfect for cure for a cold or bronchitis. Stop by again!

  2. Annie James

    Girlfriend! I tried the recipe and wow! Seasoning is spot on, the veggies make it fresh and full of flavor. You hit it on this recipe. A keeper! You need to stop sharing these great family, homemade recipes!

  3. Just like you, I want soup when I don’t feel well. The great thing about this recipe is i always have all these ingredients on hand. Even the chips. And it seems so easy to make. Might do it in my slow cooker. Pinned too.

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Rosylyn you are good girl! Everytime I go to make a recipe Iam missing one key ingredient and have to slep to the store or veggie stand. The veggie stand lady has seen me in some of my best get ups ever, always goodmfor a laugh. Thanks for sharing and commenting. Enjoy!

  4. Sounds like a hearty and tasty soup recipe. And the ingredients would definitely stir up both enjoyment and spices that are good for treating a cold or flu. Love the mix of ingredients and I bet it tastes amazing…and I don’t even like anything too spicy! Hope it helped you get over your cold too, Lisa.

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Beverley and welcome back! If you don’t like spicy, just omit the Chile Powder, it is still very tasty due to the other spices. Thank for stopping by! BTW, I just love your work, you have another fan!

  5. Yum! I love tortilla soup so will be trying your recipe for sure. I really hope your cold has gotten better!
    Pinning this so that I can find the recipe later. Just popped over from Happy Blogger Plaza and really liking your blog. Will be back!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Welcome Paula and I am so glad you enjoyed the blog. Cold is all gone and feeling good now, must have been the soup LOL. Enjoy the recipe, thanks for pinning. I will be posting a really yummy Carne Asada recipe for Cinco de Mayo later this week. Until next time happy trails

  6. If only more people realised that when a nasty cold strikes, what we most need is rest and nourishment; not to pop pills and carry on! Thank you for this goodness-packed recipe. It sounds divine and I love the idea of of tortilla chip “croutons”! As we transition into the warmer months here in the UK I find that raw juices and smoothies are all I feel like if I’m ever feeling under par. But during the cold months (of which we have plenty) my go-to is always a healthy, wholesome veg soup 🙂

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Sarah, and welcome! Wow UK, how cool is that! Yes, this recipe was posted during cold season, but I thought I would put it out one more time. Next week I will have a Carne Asada recipe that will knock your socks off, the marinade can be used for any kind of meat, chicken or? Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

  7. This veggie soup surely looks delicious and it’s fully-packed with healthy ingredients. So great for when you’re sick with a cold but also simply for winter days when you need something to warm up. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Lisa!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thanks Delia for stopping by! Yes this is full of goodness to make you feel better real quick. Until next time happy trials

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit us on TwitterVisit us on FacebookVisit us on Pinterest