Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups soup, 2 tablespoons chips, and 1/4 cup avocado)

Chipotle chile and fire-roasted tomatoes lend smokiness to this tortilla soup recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 6 ingredients (through garlic); cook 6 minutes or until carrot is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add broth, hominy, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover and cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Step 2

Remove from heat; stir in juice and salt. Divide shrimp mixture evenly among 4 bowls; top evenly with chips and avocado. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

ahatfield's Review

August 07, 2014
This is great. It truly comes together very quickly, especially if you used the pre-chopped ingredients. I already had carrots I wanted to use, so I chopped that and the onion myself. I ended up adding closer to a cup of carrots because I didn't want to waste them, and because I wanted a higher veg content, and I also used a pound of shrimp instead of the 12 onces. Easy, delicious, filling, and it actually made more servings than represented - closer to 6.

sooochocolate's Review

May 06, 2013
I made this for cinco de mayo to go along with enchiladas. I added jumbo lump crab meat and I used a pound of shrimp instead so every bite had meat in it. I also added more seasonings so it wouldn't be as bland. I took the advice of another reviewer and added the lime juice directly into the pot, used corn instead of hominy and topped it off with cilantro. My boyfriends neighbors said it was so good, they thought we bought from a restaurant! Needless to say.... it was a hit!

CathyChristy's Review

February 06, 2013
In love with this soup. Have made it twice in the past week. Perfect for snowy days. Also great with diced chicken instead of shrimp.

CAgirlinIA's Review

September 15, 2014
Yikes, I hate to be a party pooper but having been very excited to make this, based on the reviews, my husband and I were both disappointed in it. I made it exactly per the recipe (although I made it from scratch, chopping all the vegetables); I even used the full tablespoon of chipotle even though I thought it might be too spicy. It wasn't spicy enough for us! I am hoping that tomorrow when I have it for lunch the flavors will have "married" and it will be more flavorful.

ChefNikki8's Review

March 24, 2013
This soup was a little spicy for me but it was very tasty. Everyone who tasted the soup found it was delicious as well. I have this recipe now saved for future use :)

Bselder1958's Review

January 07, 2013
I have made this delicious soup several times now and my family loves it. I am not a fan of hominy, so I substituted canned corn for the hominy. Tonight, I made double so we would have plenty of leftovers.

joeschmo's Review

December 26, 2012
A simple yet world-class recipe. Can be customized any way you like - but start with recipe as written to use as a base line. Instead of hominy, I took a can of white corn and caramelized it with a little butter, a teaspoon chili powder and a packge of Goya "sazon", then added to soup when called for in recipe. Add a little fresh black pepper to the broth when ready to serve. A wonderful dish!

lizzie924's Review

November 19, 2012

Keiko123's Review

October 10, 2012
Easy to make and simple. We liked the original recipe "as is" but still felt it was lacking something so we added cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice into the soup itself, to taste. That definitely gave it a more "Latin" flavor for my central American husband. He topped his with queso fresco and a handful of tortilla chips. I don't know that the hominy added much in the way of taste and next time may follow the other suggestion to use roasted corn.

Janice423's Review

September 06, 2012
Just made this tonight!!! Amazing!!! I added about 1/8 cup of diced jalapeno, 1 tbsp of Chicken broth mix, 3 tbsp of Lime juice instead of just 1 tbsp. I also roasted some corn and cherry tomatoes instead of using hominy and fire roasted tomatoes. Super Yummy!!! Will recommend to everyone.