Tortilla Soup (Sopa De Tortilla)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A classic Mexican soup, and sooo yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over med/high heat for a couple minutes.
  2. Begin frying the tortilla strips in batches until golden brown and crisp, turning after a minute or two, about 2-4 minutes in total.
  3. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  4. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the oil and turn the heat to meduim.
  5. Add the garlic and onion, and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the chiles, tomatoes and half the tortilla strips and cook another 5 minutes.
  7. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil, them simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. Let the soup cool slightly, and then using an immersion blender, or an upright blender, puree the mixture until smooth.
  9. Return mixture to the stove over medium heat, stir in the chicken and heat through.
  10. Season with lime juice, salt and pepper.
  11. Garnish with the cilantro, cheese, avocado, and the remaining tortilla strips, enjoy!
Most Helpful

I often order tortilla soup when we go out to eat so when I saw this recipe I just knew I had to try it. It was easy to prepare and tastes great. I do not have an immersion blender so I just threw the soup in two batches into my blender and that worked out just fine. I used 16 oz. canned tomatoes and to bring the heat down to a level that we can tolerate I used canned green chilies. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

invictus May 18, 2009