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Fiesta Turkey Tortilla Soup

I'm always thankful when I can pull such a delicious soup together in under 30 minutes. —Amy McFadden, Chelsea, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 3 cups shredded cooked turkey or rotisserie chicken
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup medium salsa
  • 5 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Additional salsa, optional


  • In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, spread tortilla strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° 4-6 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  • Stir cilantro into soup. Top servings with tortilla strips. If desired, serve with additional salsa.
    Freeze Option: Reserving tortillas for later, freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Meanwhile, bake tortillas as directed and sprinkle over each serving. Serve with additional salsa if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups (calculated without additional salsa): 203 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1264mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein.
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  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Dec 27, 2019

    This is a good way to use up leftover turkey. I ended up adding one more can of beans and some cumin, but flavor is surprisingly good with just the salsa.

  • BeckyJCarver
    Dec 2, 2019

    Great flavor. Quick

  • randcbruns
    Jan 2, 2017

    This is a super fast and flavorful soup. It is one of the best versions of this soup that I've made.

  • kara7964
    Sep 20, 2016

    Great Tasting and super fast - I added Avacado slices and lime which is they way it was served to me in restaurants in the Southwest - Had to substitute Ro-Tel for salsa still amazing - Thank you!

  • coyotedee
    Nov 29, 2015

    No comment left

  • Ann615
    Nov 10, 2014

    Very easy soup to throw together, and it received a thumbs up from everyone. I would think it would be better the next day, but I had no leftovers! Definitely worth a try.

  • NatalieW
    Nov 8, 2014

    Been making a version of this soup for years. I add a can of Ro-tel or diced tomatoes and 1/2 c. rice plus some chopped onion, garlic ,cumin, chili powder and a dash of oregano to spice it up. It's quick and delicious!

  • kjtaylor
    Jul 31, 2014

    Very easy fast and easy. Tastes great.

  • CLBolan
    Dec 1, 2013

    Made some small additions, such as a tsp of cumin and thickened with masa flour otherwise all the same fast and simple ingredients. As a bonus our T-Day turkey had been smoked so it was bonus in the flavor department. Definite keeper in the recipe box.

  • crclk14
    Feb 5, 2013

    This was really quick and easy. I used shredded chicken breasts and it was delicious.