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Blender Tortilla Soup Recipe

Blender Tortilla Soup is full of Southwestern flavors you can change to your liking. Add chicken, or make it spicy!

When it comes to family meals, the keyword for me is quick.

While I dream of a day when my kids and I will cook together in the kitchen, stirring a pot of slow-boiling Bolognese sauce and kneading dough for our homemade bread sticks, that isn’t reality right now.

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With four little kids at home, meals and especially dinner need to be quick.

While the kids love to help in the kitchen, their attention span is short and my to-do list is long.

Spending hours on a fancy dinner does sound like fun to me, but it also sounds impossible at this stage of our family life.

You’ve heard of the witching hour, right? If you have small kids, then I’m sure you know right away what I’m talking about.

At our house, it’s that hour before dinner when things just get crazy!

Everyone is hungry, everyone is tired, and chaos ensues.

Unfortunately, the witching hour is also my dinner prep time, which is why I insist that dinner be quick and easy.

Quick and easy, however, can still be delicious!

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Why We Love This Recipe

This Quick and Healthy Blender Tortilla Soup is one my best back pocket recipes.

The kids ask for it frequently and I’m always happy to oblige because it takes me less than 20 minutes to get it on the table!

Best of all, it’s only healthy, whole food ingredients, with quite a few veggies packed in there too, and I feel really good about serving up such a healthy, convenient, homemade meal to my kids.

My sister first found a version of this recipe in the Blendtec Cookbook and introduced it to us.

We’ve made some changes since then and perfected the recipe.

It’s full of the Southwestern flavors that we love and it’s easy to make variations of this depending on your family’s tastes and what you’ve got in the pantry.

How to Make This Recipe Vegetarian or Spicy

You can easily make this vegetarian; just skip the meat.

When I have a rotisserie chicken to quickly pull meat from then we add that it in, but when I don’t, we just stick with the beans, corn, and veggies and it still works!

I don’t make this spicy because I’m feeding four kids, but if you want some heat, throw in a bit of ground chipotle or some fresh jalapeño.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself adding this to the menu even more than once a week. It’s such a good, family friendly, easy meal.

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What to Pair with This Tortilla Soup

My family certainly enjoys this soup as the entire meal, but if you want to serve it alongside something else and stretch it for longer, here are several perfect matches!

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Blender Tortilla Soup Recipe

Allison Ruth
Blender Tortilla Soup is full of Southwestern flavors you can change to your liking. Add chicken, or make it spicy!
2.97 from 247 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Tex Mex
Servings 6
Calories 236 kcal


  • 1 14.5 ounce can Diced Tomatoes Undrained
  • 1 large Carrot
  • 1/2 medium Red Bell Pepper Seeds removed
  • 1/2 large Ripe Avocado
  • 2-3 sprigs Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon No-Salt Herb Seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 cups Warm Water
  • 1 15 ounce can Corn Drained
  • 1 15 oz can Black Beans Drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups Cooked Chicken Diced
  • Additional Cilantro and Avocado for Serving
  • Tortilla Chips


  • In a large, high-powered blender, add the tomatoes, carrot, bell pepper, avocado, cilantro, herb seasoning, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and water.
  • Blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Add in the corn, black beans, and chicken. Pulse once or twice to blend while leaving the soup chunky.
  • Serve the soup with crumbled tortilla chips on top.
  • Top with cilantro and avocado (optional).


Calories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 16gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 453mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3g
Keyword Chicken, Dinners, Easy, Easy Dinners, Fall, Mexican, Simmered, Soups, Tex Mex
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