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Cheesy Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Cheesy Tortilla Soup
Learn how to make cheesy tortilla soup with Velveeta. See more
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Cheesy Tortilla Soup

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins

    35 mins


  1. Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 2 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Stir in flour until blended.
  2. Add tomatoes, broth and seasoning mix; stir. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 2 min. Add chicken and VELVEETA; cook and stir 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and chicken is heated through.
  3. Top with crushed chips. Serve with lime wedges.
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  • Serving Suggestion:
  • Serve this hearty main-dish soup with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
  • Special Extra:
  • Chop 1 each small green pepper and onion; combine with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro. Spoon over individual bowls of soup just before serving.
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Sep 07, 2013

This is a wonderful recipe. I cook for a crowd (80 people ish) weekly and this is by far a favorite. I tweak a few things for more flavor however. Instead of flour I use Masa, instead of plain tomatoes I use Salsa and Ro-tel. And I add (based on how spicy you like it) crushed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. This adds more flavor, makes it thicker, and gives it heat.

May 28, 2013

Hmm... YUMMYY!

Jan 05, 2014

I had to adjust this as I went along, but it turned out very well. I didn’t have no-salt-added tomatoes or reduced sodium chicken broth, so I used 3-10 oz. cans of Rotel and regular chicken broth. I also used more onion (2/3 cup chopped). I was concerned that the full package of taco seasoning would make this too salty, so I only used about half the package. Well, it was still too salty, so I improvised by adding a half cup of heavy cream to diminish the saltiness somewhat. Seemed to work out just fine. The Rotel gave this some great flavor and a nice amount of heat. Next time I might thicken this with a little corn starch to give it a little more body.

Mar 16, 2014

Keeper...used a can of rotel and a 14oz can of diced tomatoes, added extra chicken broth cause we like it thinner and more soup like. Tasted awesome, and was super easy to make.

Dec 30, 2013

A soup that my family really enjoyed and liked even better the second day. I only had Queso Blanco Velveeta®, so that is what I had to use. I had a small amount of leftover corn in the fridge, so I added that also. A rotisserie chicken made this soup come together quickly. I served this the tortilla chips and the lime. I think the lime adds a lot to this recipe – don’t omit it. My husband also added a healthy dose of hot salsa to his. The next time I make this, I would like to try it with the Mexican Velveet®.

Nov 24, 2013

Im adding corn and putting it all in the crock pot except the cheese I will add that in the last few minutes...Sounds good!

Oct 27, 2013

This was just what I was looking for and it was so easy. I didn't have pre-cooked chicken so I added it with the tomatoes and broth to let it cook. I also added a can of corn, a can of beans and a can of tomatoes with chiles for extra spice. Once the chicken was cooked, I removed it and shredded it before adding it back with the cheese. I was impressed with how good this tasted in such a short amount of time. It's a keeper!

May 30, 2013

4 stars but it's my fault, the recipe has a lot of potential but my chicken broth was flawed,


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  • Calories
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 841 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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