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

Hello, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Tara and I created this blog as a creative outlet for myself but also in hopes that I could inspire others like you. Please stick around and re-imagine your creative side. There's plenty of recipes and DIY ideas to check out if you're willing! _______________________________________________________________________________ About Me: I'm a 36 year old energetic wife and mother. I have a vivid imagination and bold sense of humor. I love to cook, bake and create. ☺️

9 thoughts

  1. As far as the rice mix, is the spice packet included with the rice supposed to be added to the broth as well? Otherwise, I think it would be bland. Just wanted to make sure before I make the recipe.

    Thank you!


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