Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup with dairy toppings

There’s nothing like a big bowl of soup to warm you up on a chilly Fall day. This soup fits the bill! Top it with plenty of cheese and sour cream or yogurt and you’ve got yourself a hearty good for you meal!

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup with Dairy Toppings

I’m partnering with the United Dairy Association of Michigan to help bring you easy healthy meals that will get your family running to the table!   You will be able to find this recipe and many more that incorporate vitamin rich dairy into your daily diet.  For more dairylicious recipes be sure to check out MilkMeansMore.org


Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup with Dairy Toppings

This recipe starts by browning chorizo sausage in a pan and then sautéing the peppers and onions along with it, then we add all that to the slow cooker and layer the remaining ingredients on top, pour some chicken broth in set your slow cooker on low and let it do its magic!


Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup with Dairy Toppings

In four to six hours you have yourself a hearty bowl of soup that will warm you right up!


Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup with Dairy Toppings

The only thing this soup needs is toppings!!  And the best toppings are of the dairy variety!  Sour cream, cheese, yogurt, more cheese…well you get the idea.  This soup is spicy, not only does adding dairy toppings to it add much needed vitamins and calcium it also helps to take down the heat especially if you don’t love spicy.  I love spicy and I still love to pile my soup high and low with cheese and sour cream!

Here are some fun facts about CHEESE!!

– Most cheese is gluten-free!

– Cheese can help fill the protein gap! (Cheese contributes high-quality protein as well as calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A to the diet.)

– Cheese is the no.2 source of calcium for Americans!

– Other countries have a higher consumption of cheese but a lower incidence of hypertension and obesity! Check this out….

cheese facts

**The moral of the story is….Eat more CHEESE!  


Let’s grab a bowl and get started!

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup with Dairy ToppingsThe addition of the chorizo sausage made this soup a little different from the Tortilla Soup I normally make.  It adds a spicy Mexican flavor with out taking the time to get a bunch of spices out!  The addition of the chorizo sausage made this recipe easier!  I’m all for easier, and I bet you are too!




Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup with Dairy ToppingsMmmmm I wish I had a bowl of this right now!  You know what?  I haven’t done it, but I bet this soup would be a great freezer meal.  Make a double batch, let half of it cool, and then ladle it into a heavy-duty freezer safe zip-loc bag, freeze it for a rainy day!  All you need to do is add your dairy toppings!!  Cheese can also be frozen too.  I often will stock up on cheese if it’s on sale.  I shred it and store it in freezer zip-loc bags and then freeze it.  Of course this can also be done with pre shredded cheese!

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Disclaimer:   I partnered with the United Dairy Association of Michigan to bring you a hearty meal that would send your family running to the table!  As always everything on Eat2gather is 100% my opinion! I am grateful to be able to partner with the UDIM.  It’s partnership like this that keep Eat2gather up and running!

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  1. 1

    Yes please!! Perfect for this cooler weather!

    • 1.1
      Sheila :

      From hot to cold…nothing like the weather in Michigan to send you running for your wool jacket! MMM soups ON!! XO

  2. 2

    I definitely love dairy on top of my chili, especially to tone down the spice because I’m a wimp!! haha! 🙂
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  3. 3

    It’s hard to get excited about wintery food now that it’s over 80 degrees every day with brilliant sunshine. Doves are calling, magpies are swooping and there are more kayaks on the canal headed to the ocean than I can count – it’s not chili weather.

    However, after looking at all your photos – I’m willing to make an exception. Who could resist!

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      That’s right it’s spring for you! How lovely 😉 I’m with you though I don’t really do soups,stews, or chili’s in the spring summer months although my family would eat them without complaint. thanks for saying howdy! Your the best! xo