chicken tortilla soup

3 Quick and Cozy Slow Cooker Soups

Dump and run. That’s the kind of slow cooker recipe I love. No muss, no fuss— and no hovering over a hot stove to get dinner on the table.


chicken tortilla soup

As the days of autumn bring cooler weather, I find myself thinking about hot soup. And having dinner all planned and taken care of ahead of time.

These hearty soups couldn’t be easier to whip up.

chicken tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

So easy, so delicious!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Slow Cooking: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 102kcal
Cost: $8


  • 1 pound cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 15-oz can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
  • 1 10-oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 4-oz can chopped green chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 14.5 oz chicken broth
  • 1 tspn cumin
  • 1 tspn chili powder
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 10-oz pkg frozen corn
  • tortilla chips, optional garnish
  • sour cream, optional garnish
  • grated cheese, optional garnish


  • Place all ingredients into the slow cooker in a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir. Cover.
  • Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Optional: Garnish with tortilla chips, sour cream and grated cheese. Amazing.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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Creamy Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Bacon and Cheese

Creamy Potato Soup

Creamy, smooth and delicious, with or without the garnish, this just may be the easiest, yummiest potato soup you've ever served up!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
slow cook: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 292kcal
Cost: $6


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 med onion
  • 2 10.5 oz cans condensed chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ½ tspn salt
  • ½ tspn dried dil weed
  • ½ tspn ground white pepper substitute black pepper OK
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cuyps half and half
  • 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
  • Grated cheese, bacon bits, chopped green onion, optional garnish


  • In a small skillet over high heat, sauté the onion with the bacon until bacon is evenly browned.
  • Drain off excess grease and place bacon and onions into slow cooker along with the chicken broth, water, potatoes, salt dill weed and pepper. Cover.
  • Cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours, stirring half way through.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and half and half. 
  • Stir into the soup along with the evaporated milk.
  • Cover and slow cook for another 30 minutes before serving. 
  • Optional garnish: Grated cheese, bacon bits, and chopped green onion. Enjoy!


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 1332mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg
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Quick and Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Got 10 minutes? Load up the slow cooker, set it, and forget it. You'll have this delcious, homemade potato soup for dinner!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Slow cooking: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 96kcal
Cost: $6


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 10.75-oz cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 14-oz can chicken broth
  • 1 med onion, finely diced
  • 2 10-oz packages refrigerated biscuit dough torn into pieces


  • Place the chicken, butter, soup, onion, and chicken broth in a slow cooker. Cover.
  • Slow cook for 5 to 6 hours on High.
  • About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.
  • You won’t believe how good this is!


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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7 replies
  1. Melody says:

    It looks like there are beans in the Chicken Tortilla Soup, but the recipe does not include them. Is that correct? I would just add a can of black beans.

  2. Margaret Dixon says:

    5 stars
    Is your key pad active? Ours was connected to the vivent offices who called us if the alarm went off. We had to give the password and let them know everything was o.k. When we were gone the police would respond to our house to check it out! It is a wonderful asset!

  3. Harriet says:

    Re: Soup Recipes. They sound yummy. BUT contain way too much salt and fat.
    Would prefer recipes that use less of both – low salt/fat substitutions.
    Also, would prefer to see ingredients for two servings that can be multiplied for larger quantities
    rather than having to try and divide ingredients for smaller numbers of servings.

  4. Beth N says:

    You said ask …. When the house was built an alarm system was installed – magnets at all the doors and windows, keypad, etc. Now I think I need to figure out how to have someone respond when the alarm goes off, whether I’m there or not. Suggestions? things to consider?


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