Crispy Tortilla Soup

Crispy Tortilla Soup

This tortilla soup is the perfect recipe for a cold winter day.

10 min. prep time
16 servings
454 Ratings



1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 (10-inch) flour tortillas


1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1/2 to 1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded, chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro


Heat oven to 375°F.  

Brush 1 tablespoon melted butter on both sides of each tortilla. Cut tortillas into 2 1/2x1/4-inch strips. Place onto baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until light golden brown.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 2-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion, jalapeño, garlic and cumin. Cook over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes or until onion is softened. Add broth and tomatoes. Continue cooking 4-6 minutes or until mixture just comes to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low

Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Stir in lime juice.

Place 2 cups soup in 5-cup blender container or food processor bowl. Cover; blend on Low 30-60 seconds or until smooth. Repeat with remaining soup.

Top soup with tortilla strips, shredded cheese and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 230

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 250mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #10076©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very easy recipe, good flavor - does "need something". I am going to try and add some chicken or veggies as the other reviews suggested but overall very good.
We make this all the time, it's super easy and a great make-ahead meal. We add cooked chicken and really make it hearty. Love it!
Added corn and green bell pepper to make it more chunky. Also added 4-6 oz American cheese. It was delicious but since the original recipe didn't call for those things I couldn't give it an "'excellent."
I didn't add the peppers because we don't like our soups too spicy but it still tasted great.

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