You may be thinking that this soup looks very similar to my Chicken Tortilla Soup already on the blog. While it is similar and has many of the same ingredients, it’s different enough that I decided to share it with you anyway =).  There are a million recipes for taco soup out there, but this recipe for a healthy, creamy taco soup caught my attention. It starts with all the ingredients you’d expect to find in taco soup plus white beans. As we all know, creamy soups are often not very healthy. Instead of heavy cream or sour cream, this soup uses pureed white beans. I know it sounds kind of weird, but trust me it’s really tasty and much lower in fat/calories. The end result is not as creamy as a chowder or potato soup, but it is definitely creamy compared to regular taco soup (or any tomato based soup).

Jordan and I both really liked it. You could easily play around with the recipe some, depending on what ingredients you have on hand, how much heat you like, etc. That’s what I love about soup recipes – so versatile. I may add some hominy next time just to mix it up a little. And you know what it would go really great with? Yeasted Corn Bread Loaf! =) Enjoy!

{Healthy} Creamy Taco Soup

1 (15-oz can) 50% less sodium white beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-oz can) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4-oz) can fire-roasted hot diced green chilis
1 (15-oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup frozen or fresh corn
1-1/2- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend

1. Place 1/2 cup broth and white beans in a blender and puree. Mix bean puree and remaining ingredients in large pot or slow cooker. Stir to combine.
2. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cover.  Simmer 1-2 hours. If using slow cooker, cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. Garnish with greek yogurt (or sour cream), tortilla chips, and shredded cheese if desired.
*adapted from Muscle Fitness and Hers

Categories: Main Dish, Soups

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