Tortilla Soup (Crockpot or Stovetop) Recipe

A relatively quick soup that’s almost easier than having your favorite Mexican restaurant make it for you! Adjust the heat level to your liking. The garnishes here really take this soup over the top, so no fair skipping!

Tortilla Soup (Crockpot or Stovetop) Recipe

How To Make Tortilla Soup (Crockpot or Stovetop)

Prep everything in the morning and you'll have some delicious crockpot tortilla soup in just a few hours.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins


  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken , shredded, cooked (I use rotisserie from the deli)
  • 2 Anaheim chilies, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Tabasco sauce, (I use the chipotle flavor)
  • ½ tsp chipotle peppers, optional


  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, pulled from stem
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups tortilla chips, crushed


For crockpot:

  1. Throw everything except the garnishes in your crockpot and let it cook on High for 5 to 6 hours.

  2. Dress with garnishes and give it a squeeze of lime (a must) and you're good to go!

For stovetop:

  1. If you are not using a crockpot, sauté the garlic and onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil before adding the remaining ingredients.

  2. Simmer for at least 1 hour so that the flavors mix together.


  • Sugar: 7g
  • :
  • Calcium: 205mg
  • Calories: 334kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 752mg
  • Protein: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 924mg
  • Vitamin A: 1481IU
  • Vitamin C: 43mg
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