southwestern soup

food storage southwestern soup recipe

the other day my sweet sister sent out an email to all the girls in my family telling us about this soup recipe she’d made. i knew as soon as i read it that we HAD to try it! and here are the reasons why:

1. it’s so easy. and fast. it involves opening 7 cans and heating it up! can’t get much easier and faster than that.

2. because it uses all canned ingredients, it’s something that you can always have on hand. it’s also a fabulous food storage recipe – i’m adding this recipe to my list and will be stocking up on these ingredients!

3. i’d never heard of ranch beans before…and needed to find out what they were! (by the way, they’re fab – gives the soup a great flavor and a bit of kick!)

southwestern soup with ranch style beans

ready to see how YOU can have dinner ready in less than 10 minutes?

gather these canned ingredients + 1 cup water + 1 chicken bouillon cube.

7 can soup recipe

empty all the cans into a pot, add the water and chicken bouillon and heat through. it takes 3 minutes to put together and just a few more to heat. and don’t worry about adding any spices – it’s got plenty of heat!

while you’re waiting, grate some cheese, get out the sour cream, and open a bag of fritos.

soup with rotel, chicken, and ranch style beans

dinner’s served! there. wasn’t that easy?!

southwestern soup recipe


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  1. I love that it is such a quick fix and a great taste and yes, a great food storage recipe. Yum!

  2. Every time you post a recipe, I want to make it that night for dinner! This recipe is no different. I looks so yummy!

  3. Do you drain the can of corn first?

    • Great question, Jacqui! The kernel corn – yes, drain first. The creamed corn – no, just throw that in the pot as it is. Thanks for asking!

  4. Katie Corbett says:

    Any ideas for a vegetarian option? This sounds delicious!

    • Hi Katie, I’m not sure about a vegetarian option…you could always leave the chicken itself out, but then there’s the chicken & rice soup, and also the chicken stock/chicken bouillon…. You could try just omitting those things – there’s still a lot of flavor in the rotel and ranch-style beans. Other than that, I can’t think of any suggestions – sorry I can’t help more!!

  5. How many people does this serve?

  6. I’ve read and re-read the recipe, but it just don’t see how much chicken to add. Appears to be at least 2 cups in the bowl. Please advise.

  7. Ahh, just went back to look at the picture and I see that you have the ingredients according to cans, but I don’t see a can of chicken, that’s what threw me off.

  8. vikki ebert says:

    Any good with sausage and beef? If so what soups do you sub?

  9. This looks great, but I can’t find Rotel.

    Can you please advise what it is and a possible substitute?


  10. what other beans can I use I can not find Ranch Style Beans

    • I can’t think of a good substitute, Marianne – sorry! Like I said to Jamie in the comments, I got them at WalMart – in with all the rest of the canned beans. It took me a minute to find them…the label is black (you can look at the picture in the post). Hope you find some!

  11. HOW MUCH CHICKEN??????

    • you can use 1 can of canned chicken, or i usually use 2 cooked chicken breasts that i’ve cut up or shredded. you really can add as much or as little as you like.

  12. I can’t seem to find ranch style beans. Is there something I can substitute? Thanks!

    • I can’t think of a good substitute, Jamie. I got them at WalMart – in with all the rest of the canned beans. It took me a minute to find them…the label is black (you can look at the picture in the post).

      • None of the stores here in my town carry the ranch style beans, I have used chili beans and it still tastes really good!

  13. Mary Nelson says:

    You mention opening 7 cans, but I only see 6 cans and a jar of bouillon. Perhaps you meant 7 ingredients with bouillon? Just checking so I am not missing something as there is not a recipe list.

  14. Mary Nelson says:

    Oops sorry , now I can see one of the cans is chicken. The photo with one can of each was covered with a word /photo overlap so it couldn’t be read before. When I looked the third time I could read it. Sorry! Nice option to use canned chicken if you do not have chicken breasts on hand. I am anxious to give this a try.

  15. Brittani says:

    Seriously delicious recipe. I changed a few things just because I couldn’t find the beans in the recipe. Really you can use any bean. I have made this on multiple occasions and have found that you can do a lot of substituting if you don’t have certain things in your cupboards. It’s hard to mess this one up. I just overall love it. 5 out of 5.

  16. I have done this recipe so many times. I have to double it so there is enough :). I also do mine in the crock pot and its so so good!!

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