Mexican Soup Recipes

These Mexican Soup Recipes are filled with the classic spices, flavors, and ingredients you love about Mexican dishes. Included are taco soups, enchilada soups, and other traditional soups the whole family will love!

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A Collage of Mexican Soup Recipes.

Soups full of spice!

Soup is generally an easy recipe to throw together, and is especially yummy in the fall. And when you add the delicious Mexican flavors and spices, soup is even more yummy!

Cumin, chili powder, garlic salt, oregano and cilantro are just some of the few spices commonly used in Mexican soups.

Just like other soups, many of the Mexican Soup Recipes can be adjusted to be cooked on the stove top, crock pot, or instant pot. They can also be made ahead of time, and frozen for later (see the individual posts for more recipe tips and tricks). And like most other soup recipes, the soup recipes below are very simple.

To make these recipes even easier, I like to have precooked shredded chicken breast and beef in the freezer. That way I can grab a portion, and just toss it in the pot!

Albondigas soup - part of a collection of Mexican soups.

TIPS FOR MEXICAN SOUP

Spice. One of the best things about soup is how easy it is to adjust to your taste.

Like other Mexican food, the heat is often more than many people are used to. If you find your soup is too spicy, simply:

  • Add dairy such as milk, sour cream or yogurt.
  • Increase the other ingredients in the recipe to balance the hot flavor.
  • Sweeten it with honey or brown sugar.
  • Add a starch like rice or potatoes.

If your soup is not spicy enough, or you wish for guests to be able to add their own spice: have cayenne pepper, black pepper, chili powder/flakes or hot sauce on the side. 

Broth vs stock. Broth and stock are considered to be a basic building block for soup. They both come with a base of beef, chicken, or vegetable. You can also find versions to be organic, gluten free and vegan.

  • Broth: thinner, with fewer calories and less fat than stock.
  • Stock (also called bone broth): thicker, more flavorful, and contains higher amounts of vitamins and minerals. 

Activate aromatics. Onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic are some commonly used aromatics. They are typically sautéed in a pan to get their flavor going, then added to the pot of soup.

Soup protein. Often the protein in soup can be eliminated, added, or replaced. Some common protein used in soup include: beef, chicken, turkey, pork, and beans. 

Using fresh herbs. Many recipes call for dried herbs, but using fresh herbs can add a bright layer of flavor to the soup. Keep in mind that 1 tsp of dried herbs is equal to 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs.

Soup Toppings and Sides

Basically any topping you would use with your favorite Mexican dish can be used on these tasty Mexican Soups. I’ll share just a few of our favorites, including some of our go-to Mexican sides!

Top with: tortilla strips, shredded cheese, fresh cilantro, green onions, sour cream, lime wedge, or sliced avocado.

Serve with these sides:

Mexican soup recipes collection.

Serving tips

Soup is a versatile dish. It can be served as a sit down appetizer before a meal, a side dish, or featured as the main dish.

  • When served as a side or appetizer, plan for guests to eat 6-8 oz.
  • When served as the main dish, plan for guests to have about 12 oz. of soup.

One serving is between 8-12 oz. A soup cup can usually hold 8 oz., where a soup bowl can hold 12 oz.

Keeping soup warm. Easily keep soup warm at dinner parties, by using a crock pot or a chafing dish. 

Mexican soup recipes - a bowl filled with caldo de pollo soup.

Thickening Soup

There are several methods used to thicken soup. One of the easiest is to simply mash up some of the ingredients already in the soup, such as beans or potatoes. You can also try:

  • Cornstarch Slurry: In a separate bowl, add 1 tablespoon of cold water and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix until smooth, then pour it into the soup. Stir and simmer. 
  • Flour Roux: Scoop out ½ cup of the hot soup, place it into a bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of flour, stir until smooth. Pour it into the soup, and simmer. 
  • Creamy Texture: A creamy soup can be made even creamier by adding more: cream, cheese, pureed vegetables, a scoop of nut butter, or cream cheese.

Favorite MEXICAN SOUPS

These delicious Mexican Soup Recipes are filled with the spices and flavors from best-loved Mexican dishes. They are hearty, tasty, and easily made!

Mexican Soups are perfect any time of the year, but soup is especially delicious in the fall.

Albondigas Soup – Albondigas soup is a delicious Mexican recipe filled with meatballs, vegetables and spices! Packed full of flavor, this simple Albondigas soup is sure to become a favorite. 

White Chicken Chili – White Chicken Chili is hearty, creamy, and has become a new favorite!! Best of all, it’s ready in 30 minutes or less!

Mexican Soup – Filling and Flavorful Mexican soup is packed with chicken, beans, and veggies with just a little bit of heat!!

Caldo De Pollo – Hearty and delicious caldo de pollo is a homey chicken soup filled with Mexican spices and flavors. It is warm, comforting, and SO yummy!!

Mexican Beef Stew – Hearty Mexican Beef Stew that’s filled with vegetables and tender beef. It’s a flavorful twist on a classic!

Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup – This copycat of Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup tastes just like the restaurant’s version. It’s a new favorite dinner meal!

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup – Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup is a new favorite soup packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses. 

Fajita Chili – With just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes, you can whip up this bold & flavorful Fajita Chili. It’s simple and delicious!!

Crockpot Taco Soup – Creamy & delicious Crockpot Taco Soup is SO easy to make! It’s packed with flavor and takes just 5 minutes of prep time!

Chicken Tortilla Soup – The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!

Chicken Taco Soup – Perfectly spiced Chicken Taco Soup can be enjoyed all year long. It’s hearty, delicious, and packed with flavor!

Mexican Chicken Corn Soup – This Delicious Mexican Soup is filled with chicken, corn, tomatoes, cheese, & lots of seasonings! It’s full of Flavor and Made in 20 Minutes!

Taco Soup – One of the EASIEST dinner recipes of all time! This super easy Taco Soup is made from beans, corn, tomatoes, and green chiles, plus Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning. All you have to do is dump everything in a pan and simmer. It’s ready in under 20 minutes!

Green Chili Chicken Soup – Perfectly spiced Green Chili Chicken Soup is like an enchilada in soup form! It’s hearty, delicious, and is always a crowd pleaser.

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup – Nothing like a warm bowl of tortilla soup on a chilly winter day! This lighter version of chicken tortilla soup is healthy, flavorful, and packed with delicious ingredients.

Sopa de Fideo – This quick, simple and delicious Sopa (soup) de Fideo is a family favorite. It’s also cheesy and flavorful! Just 5 Ingredients and you’ll have dinner in no time.


the complete list

Here are the picture cards for all of the scrumptious Mexican Soup Recipes listed above.

You’re going to love each and every one of these hearty and savory soups – they’re sure to become new family favorites!

Soup Albondigas Recipe
Albondigas is a delicious Mexican soup filled with meatballs, vegetables, and spices! It's easy, flavorful, and sure to be a favorite. 
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.98 from 85 votes
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Main Course Mexican Beef Stew Recipe
Hearty Mexican Beef Stew that's filled with vegetables and tender beef. It's a flavorful twist on a classic!
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Main Course, Soup Mexican Corn Soup Recipe
Delicious Mexican Chicken and Corn Soup filled with chicken, corn, tomatoes, cheese, & lots of seasonings! This Chicken Corn Soup recipe is so simple and can be made in 20 minutes!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.94 from 15 votes
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Soup White Chicken Chili Recipe
White Chicken Chili is hearty, creamy, and has become a new favorite!! Best of all, it's ready in 30 minutes or less!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.99 from 87 votes
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Soup Mexican Soup Recipe
Filling and Flavorful Mexican soup is packed with chicken, beans, and veggies with just a little bit of heat!!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 87 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
This copycat of Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup tastes just like the restaurant's version. It's a new favorite dinner meal!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.94 from 76 votes
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Main Course, Soup Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
Perfectly spiced, creamy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup is an easy slow cooker favorite, perfect for busy days!
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
5 from 101 votes
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Soup CrockPot Taco Soup Recipe
Creamy & delicious Crockpot Taco Soup is SO easy to make! It's packed with flavor and takes just 5 minutes of prep time!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Main Course, Soup Fajita Chili Recipe
With just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes you can whip up this bold & flavorful Fajita Chili. It's simple and delicious!!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Main Course, Soup Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Nothing like a warm bowl of tortilla soup on a chilly winter day! This lighter version of chicken tortilla soup is healthy, flavorful, and packed with delicious ingredients.
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
4.97 from 27 votes
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Soup Taco Soup Recipe
Taco Soup is one of the EASIEST dinner recipes of all time! Just dump, simmer, and enjoy in under 20 minutes!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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Soup Chicken Taco Soup Recipe
Perfectly spiced Chicken Taco Soup can be enjoyed all year long. It's hearty, delicious, and packed with flavor!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
4.95 from 17 votes
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Main Course, Soup Green Chili Chicken Soup Recipe
Perfectly spiced Green Chili Chicken Soup is like an enchilada in soup form! It's hearty, delicious, and is always a crowd pleaser.
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Soup Caldo de Pollo Recipe
Hearty and delicious caldo de pollo is a homey chicken soup filled with Mexican spices and flavors. It is warm, comforting, and SO yummy!!
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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  1. I grew up on all these types of soups. They were so flavorful and in my opinion very addicting! I can eat soup all year long! Always a favorite.

  2. We make your tortilla soup & taco soup all the time!! I am so excited for cooler temps, so I can make them even more!! Your soup recipes have been so easy & always taste great!

  3. So far I’ve loved the taco soup and white chicken chili. With winter coming up I’m looking forward to trying the others.