I think we all know how much I love this time of year, and not just for pumpkin flavored everything. The other thing that I LOVE is getting in the kitchen and cooking. One of my favorite things to cook during these colder months is soup. I learned that making your own soup from mostly scratch is super fun and quite easy.

Creating different soups has become one of my favorite things to do. The last time I was visiting the boyfriend in New Jersey, he requested soup. Now, I can make quite a few soups, but he requested a Mexican tortilla soup to be exact. I’m not sure I’ve ever really attempted this, so I ended up having to look up a few recipes, until I got to the grocery store and found something even better.

When I look up recipes for soup, it’s mostly so I can get the seasoning just right. When I entered the store and headed towards the broth aisle, I ended up finding a great Mexican inspired flavor broth!! How perfect was that?! Now I don’t work for Swanson and I am not getting paid to write this, but I just wanted to share how amazingly perfect this broth was for our soup.

Homemade Mexican Tortilla Soup

Homemade Mexican Tortilla Soup


  • 1 carton of Swanson's Mexican Tortilla flavored broth
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked, then shredded
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes
  • tortilla chips for topping
  • sour cream for topping


  1. Cook the chicken either in the oven or on top of the stove. Let cool, then shred
  2. Meanwhile, chop onion and peppers
  3. Add entire carton of broth to medium sized pot (put on medium heat)
  4. Add onions and peppers, let cook on high so that peppers can soften
  5. Reduce heat and add beans, corn, and tomatoes
  6. Cook for 10 minutes or so and then add the chicken
  7. At this point, timing is up to you. All of the ingredients are fully cooked. I like to let this simmer for another 20 minutes or so.
  8. Once the soup is cooked to your liking you can top with tortilla chips, sour cream, and even avocado if you're into that (I am not)
  9. The flavor is spot on and I didn't even need any extra salt and pepper!
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This soup was ridiculously good!!! I am so glad I ventured to the store and found this broth. You could even make this with ground turkey and I’m sure all sorts of different veggies!! I enjoyed sharing my soup with you, hope everyone is having a great October!


xoxo Lindsay

6 Comments on Homemade Mexican Tortilla Soup

  1. Kassandra
    October 20, 2015 at 9:23 am (3 years ago)

    This looks amazing! I usually always make homemade chicken noodle soup, but i think this is a great alternative to change things up a little!! We love Mexican flavours in our home 🙂

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  2. Vicky
    October 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds awesome, Lindsay! I am definitely going to make this…I love anything spicy and this time of year, I love a good soup, so this is right up my alley….thanks so much for sharing this!
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