Speedy Salsa Soup

Speedy Salsa Soup

This Speedy Salsa Soup is one of those great last minute suppers when you want something flavorful but don’t have the time to put into it. You can make it exactly like I did in this tutorial or just use the basic premise of the recipe and customize it to your tastes or what you have on hand. I seldom make this soup the same way twice! It is reminiscent of Taco Soup, but with fewer ingredients and even less fuss (is that even possible?).

To see how I make this soup before I pack up and hit the road, just scroll down 🙂

Speedy Salsa Soup

You’ll need: Garlic Powder, Cilantro, Salsa*, Shredded Cooked Chicken, Black Beans, Corn*, Heavy Cream*, and Chicken Broth*.

Salsa – This is really the only thing you truly need as a base for this soup. The salsa gives it flavor and zest and really helps a wonderful soup come together with minimum effort. I use mild but you can use medium or hot if you prefer.

Corn – I like corn. I usually use one can but I grabbed two for some reason when I did this tutorial. Two is a bit much. I am going to only list one in the ingredients.

Heavy Cream – You can leave this out entirely and the soup will still be delicious. I like how it adds a light creaminess to the broth.

Chicken Broth – I make mine out of hot water and bouillon cubes to save money and space in my pantry.

Speedy Salsa Soup

First thing you want to do is drain and rinse your black beans.

I love black beans but if you use that liquid in the can, everything you cook tastes like straight black beans. At least it does to me.

Speedy Salsa Soup

Ready for the full instructions on this soup?

Dump everything in a pot.

That’s it! Now stir this and bring it just to a boil over medium high heat, stirring ever so often. Then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for a few minutes or until you get hungry or just go ahead and eat it right then.

Speedy Salsa Soup

If you like, or are in the mood to, add in a little heavy cream. Stir and heat for just a few more minutes.

Speedy Salsa Soup

Serve topped with cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, or whatever you grab first.

Don’t turn your back because someone is liable to smell it and come steal your bowl!

Speedy Salsa Soup

This Speedy Salsa Soup is one of those great last minute suppers when you want something flavorful but don't have the time to put into it.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salsa
Servings: 3
Calories: 64kcal


  • 24 ounce jar mild or hot salsa about 2.5 cups - can use less if you want
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cilantro
  • 2 cans black beans rinsed
  • 1 can corn undrained
  • 3 cups broth I use chicken bullion cubes to make my own and save money
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken about
  • 1 cup heavy ceeam optional


  • Dump everything into a pot.
  • Bring just to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Serves 6


    Calories: 64kcal
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    1. This soup is SO good…def glad I didn’t skip adding the cream in because it gave it such a creamier flavor. Love this soup!

    2. I made this for my family tonight and it was YUMMY! I wanted something I could throw in a pot, and I happened to have all the ingredients on hand (isn’t that the best?!). I used Kroger private selection brand (fancy;) salsa chock full of cilantro and jalapenos- it packed a wonderful punch of flavor. Topped with lots of cheese, green onions and crushed tortilla chips. A perfect, easy, inexpensive weeknight dinner! This will go into the rotation for sure. Thanks Christy!!!

    3. This looks delicious, and I LOVE the new website layout. I’m a big fan of bright and cheerful, and that’s how I feel looking here. Also a big fan of simplicity and you have that covered with the top menu. Good luck with all your touring!

      As for the recipe, if I were going to personalize it I would HAVE to add a lot of chopped cilantro. Love that stuff. And of course mine would have to be wild turkey or wild pork – that’s what I have in the freezer.

      Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it on my next busy night. PTA meeting coming up! 🙂

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