Sep 262011










Don’t worry, I’m here to share my chicken tor­tilla soup recipe, a.k.a. my nephew Cameron’s favorite thing I make him. (uh oh, he’ll prob­a­bly read this and be head­ing over soon!) The weather is get­ting cozy and cool so I decided to make a soup for din­ner. This recipe is full of fresh, vibrant fla­vors, but also has a nice sur­pris­ing kick at the end. I must warn you after mak­ing this ver­sion of tor­tilla soup, you’ll never go back to the store bought ver­sions or quick take out.

The recipe orig­i­nates with Ina Garten.  You can find her com­plete recipe here. I’m known to take a short cut or two with recipes as I did with this one. I never com­pro­mise the main fla­vors. I do live in the real world and know we don’t always have time for things like home­made stocks, espe­cially dur­ing the work week. You can find my edited recipe here along with tuto­r­ial photos.


  • Make extra soup and freeze it in Ziplock bags for an easy, healthy din­ner in a pinch. (think unex­pected com­pany or 12 hour workday)
  • Omit the chicken and add pota­toes or rice for a veg­e­tar­ian ver­sion. (don’t for­get to replace the chicken stock with veg­etable stock too)
  • Make this for some­one who is sick. Of course I have no sci­en­tific proof, but it really clears my sinuses!
  • Left­overs are per­fect for lunch the next day.
  • A great sub­sti­tute for the usual Sun­day foot­ball get together grub. Make some corn bread to go with it and a cae­sar salad. Have your bud­dies bring the cold brew (hope­fully Iron­fist) and you’re good to go!



  • Nel­lene

    Freez­ing soup is a week­day din­ner short cut for me. Thanks for check­ing it out.

  • Coley

    This soup looks amaz­ing. Love that I can make extra and freeze it as well. Thanks!