Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Tortilla Soup
Delight your tastebuds with this hearty comforting Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Tortilla Soup! Made with flavorful Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Chicken Broth, pumpkin purée and Greek yogurt, it’s thick and velvety. This easy 20-minute tortilla soup is also quite the flavor explosion- whipped up with guilt-free delicious ingredients.
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Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Tortilla Soup. Does it sound crazy? Maybe a little, but I assure you it’s anything but. This deceptively healthy and full of flavor recipe is sure to be a favorite to anyone you serve it to. I know it’s definitely one of my family’s favorite fall recipes. I’ve been tweaking and adjusting this particular dish little by little for the past 6 years and every time I make it, I fall in love all over again.
The pumpkin adds a rich, soul-satisfying element (without being too pumpkin-y), and the Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Chicken Broth along with the rest of the flavors and ingredients make up what you’ve come to know and love about tortilla soup – big, bold flavors; young and old will appreciate. (Feel free to adjust the spice as you see fit. My kids gobble this stuff up as is.) We especially love serving it alongside this cornbread!
LET’S MAKE THIS EASY CREAMY PUMPKIN CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP!
One-pot and only 20 minutes from prep to table, makes this dish easily one of the tastiest and simplest you’ll make all season.
- This creamy pumpkin chicken tortilla soup begins with some pretty traditional soup components: onion and garlic. To keep this soup truly a quick recipe, you can buy pre-chopped fresh onions from the produce department in most grocery stores, pre-chopped frozen onions from the freezer section (yes! these exist and they work great!), or omit the onions entirely. For the garlic, I use pre-minced in a jar. So, your most time-consuming part can be done in a minute or two.
- Sauté the onions for a few minutes, then stir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds or so. And here’s where the magic happens: open the cans and dump them in! pumpkin, black beans, corn, and tomatoes. Your soup is now halfway done and where are we on the time? 7 minutes? Perfect.
- Next comes a true flavor “hack.” We’re using Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Chicken Broth to give us loads of homemade flavor and a delicious base to this soup in 30 seconds or less. Pour in the whole jar of broth and then you’ll stir through and let the ingredients heat up. I’m really loving Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Chicken Broth because it’s cooked in kettles in small batches with ingredients you can trust and recognize. All of the broths are low in calories, paleo-friendly, and completely free of hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat. I used the low-sodium chicken broth for this recipe, but the regular chicken broth or chicken bone broth would work as well.
- While everything’s heating, you can add in the seasonings and a pre-shredded rotisserie chicken. My final “hack” for having a super quick meal is buying some pre-shredded rotisserie chicken. Just dump it in and you’ve got your protein. Alternatively, you can pre-shred leftover chicken a day earlier in anticipation of making this soup.
- By this time everything’s heated through. Go ahead and stir in the Greek yogurt for extra creaminess. But also feel free to omit the Greek yogurt if you’re on a dairy free diet. You can keep the soup simmering on low heat until you’re ready to serve.
Bam! Quintessential comfort food ready in 20 minutes – perfect for cooking up on a cold wintery afternoon! Oh – and the leftovers are even more delicious, a wonderful option for reheating and enjoying throughout the week.
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- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or a generous amount of cooking spray
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin filling)
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14-15 ounce) can corn kernels (I used fire-roasted), drained
- 1 (14-15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (fire-roasted would be great), undrained
- 1 (31 ounce) jar Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Chicken Broth
- 3 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded (I used rotisserie chicken)
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt (I used a 5.3 oz. container)
- Optional garnish- chopped fresh cilantro, avocado slices, shredded cheddar cheese and tortilla chips/strips
Heat olive oil in large dutch oven or pot over medium to high heat.
Add onion to heated pot, stirring and cooking for about 3 minutes, until soft. Stir in garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
Add pumpkin, black beans, corn, tomatoes, Zoup! Chicken Broth. Give everything a good stir and then add in your seasoning and chicken. Stir to combine. Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Taste and season accordingly with additional seasonings as needed.
Just before serving, stir in Greek yogurt. Serve garnishished with fresh cilantro, avocado, cheese and tortilla chips, if desired.
DAIRY FREE: Simply leave out the Greek yogurt or use a dairy free plain yogurt option.
GLUTEN FREE: This soup is naturally gluten free, but if using tortilla chips/strips, ensure that they are gluten free.
VEGAN/VEGETARIAN: For a vegetarian version of this soup use Zoup! Vegetable Broth and add an extra can or two of beans to replace the chicken. For vegan, do the same and also omit yogurt or use a vegan yogurt option.