Joanna Gaines Tortilla Soup


My best friend Scott (of 20 years!!) finally moved back to Colorado from Cozumel, Mexico.  He was working there for four years as a scuba instructor at a nice resort.  Needless to say everyone’s glad he’s back.  I had him and another bestie, Jessica, over for dinner… it’s been a while since they’ve been to our place out in the boonies.

We made Joanna Gaines Tortilla Soup for dinner and I had pre-made Perfect Latin Flan for dessert.  I put my friends and my kids to work making this soup with lots of chopping labor!

And after dinner conversation we watched American Horror Story.  A pretty good evening if you ask me! 😁

🎼Reunited and it feels so good!!🎼


Jessica chopping chicken… I secretly nicknamed her “No pictures of my face!”

I prefer to use shredded rotisserie chicken but the store was out so I boiled chicken breast instead.



Scott doing the dirty job… cutting the onions!

See?  Lots of chopping, and dicing…



To begin, simmer the veggies and chicken in a large pot of chicken broth.



Towards the end add rice (the boxed kind) and let it cook for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is tender.  Then salt to taste one more time.




The recipe calls for a lot of garnishes – cheese, limes, avocado, cilantro, and tortilla chips.



It’s so So good!  The fresh ingredients make it appropriate for Summertime and it’s hearty enough that you can serve it as a meal.  (According to my husband soup isn’t a meal, but he ate it for lunch the next day and was pretty full afterwards!)

If you’re a soup lover definitely give it a try. 🙂



I LOVE having dinner with my friends.

”1 Universe, 9 Planets, 204 Countries, 809 Islands, 7 Seas –

And I had the privilege of meeting you.” – ❤



Perfect Latin Flan for dessert.



There were a lot of leftovers too, and in my opinion it tastes better the next day.  🙂😁😍

Please enjoy! 😚


Joanna Gaines Tortilla Soup


Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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