Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is a great, mild soup. If you are looking to spice it up you can add a 4.5 oz. can of chopped green chillies. You can also substitute garlic powder for onion powder if you wish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the first four ingredients to a boil in a large pot.
  2. When boiling add all the ingredients except the garnishes.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 8 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Ladle into bowls, garnish and serve!
Most Helpful

Very easy. Very good. I toned down the oregano a little (1/8 tsp) and used a real boneless chicken breast. I like the addition of the pasta alot.

Laura O. December 08, 2007

Great soup! I halved the recipe, but otherwise followed it exactly, except for leaving out the garnishes--it didn't need them (and I forgot all about the cheese). It wasn't reminiscent of enchiladas (maybe they're different here in CA), but I added some hot sauce to it at the table (I was out of green chilies) and it gave it a nice kick. I served it with sourdough rolls, but tortilla chips would have worked too. The best thing about this recipe is how quick, easy and healthy it is. Thanks for saving me $30 on the take-out we would have bought if not for your recipe (it was a very long day and I had no energy to cook).

Literary Mom February 22, 2006