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Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup with Tortellini

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup with Tortellini is the easiest throw-it-all-in-a-pot, cozy fall soup. It’s packed with tender chicken, sweet corn, tortellini, the most delicious enchilada-like flavor, plenty of sharp cheddar cheese. Comforting and so delicious. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken enchilada soup, taco soup, tortellini soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 405 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 32 oz low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 2 cups tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Add olive oil to a large stock pot. Heat to medium. Add onion, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sweat veggies until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes. Cook 1 more minute. Add tomato paste, stir. Cook 1 more minute. Add flour. Stir to combine. Cook another minute.

  2. Stir in chicken broth, chili powder, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cumin, and apple cider vinegar. Stir. Add chicken tenders and tortellini. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken, corn, and cheese to the soup. Stir. Simmer until 5-6 minutes until corn is warmed through and cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup with Tortellini
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 839mg36%
Potassium 652mg19%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1180IU24%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 285mg29%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.