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Zesty Chili-Cheese Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


8 servings (about 2 quarts)

Updated: Jan. 13, 2023
With green chilies, corn and cheese, this slightly spicy soup has a Mexican flair. You're sure to like the extra "zip" it brings to your dinner table.


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup seeded chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven over medium heat, saute onion in oil and butter until tender. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add flour; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in broth, corn, chiles and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients; heat, stirring frequently, until the cheese is melted (do not boil).

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