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Copycat McAlister's Tortilla Soup
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5 from 10 votes

Copycat McAlister's Tortilla Soup

This copycat McAlister's tortilla soup is so easy to make at home. It can be made in just 30 minutes! It is a delicious and comforting soup that is loaded with flavor.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Copycat McAlister's Tortilla Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $12


  • Large pot or dutch oven


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 carton chicken broth or stock about 32 ounces
  • 1 can cream of chicken about 10.5 ounces
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 can creamed corn about 14.75 ounces
  • 1 can diced tomatoes about 14.5 ounces
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste

For topping (optional)

  • shredded Monterey Jack
  • sliced avocado
  • tortilla strips
  • sour cream
  • pico de gallo


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, melt the butter on low and then add the garlic and onion.
  • Move the heat to medium and saute until the onions begin to brown.
  • Reduce the heat and then add the remaining ingredients except for the half and half. Stir well.
  • Let simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. Reduce the heat and stir in the half and half.
  • Top with shredded cheese and other desired toppings such as sour cream, fresh avocado, tortilla strips, fresh lime juice, and pico de gallo.