Creamy Tortilla-Less Soup

Creamy Tortilla-Less Soup

One of my favorite things to eat in the City of Dallas is the tortilla soup from The Mansion at Turtle Creek. If you’re from Dallas, you know exactly what I am referring to… and if you ever make a trip to Dallas, be sure to make a brunch stop at The Mansion. It’s over the top fancy, but a Dallas staple nonetheless. Their delicious soup inspired this Creamy Tortilla-Less Soup.

Their tortilla soup is thick, creamy, and packed with flavor. They bring you a bowl of all the garnishes and gently pour the luscious soup right over the top. It’s just so darn good.

I knew I had to recreate a Whole30 version in my kitchen. It’s tortilla-less, but I swear it’s as close to the real deal as you can get! This Creamy Tortilla-Less Soup is one of my favorite recipes I have made in a while, so please go out there and make it. ENJOY!

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Tortilla-Less Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  2. 2 onions, finely diced
  3. 4 cloves garlic
  4. 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped (**optional!! taste your roasted green chiles and see how spicy those are first. If they don't have much spice to it, then add the jalapeno**)
  5. 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  6. 1 tsp. ground coriander
  7. 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  8. 3 cups strained tomatoes (such as pomi brand)
  9. 4 cups chicken broth
  10. 1 cup jarred, canned or frozen roasted *mild* green chiles
  11. 1 bay leaf
  12. 1/4 cup full fat, unsweetened coconut milk (blended so that it isn't separated)
  13. 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  14. 1 avocado, diced
  15. lime
  16. cilantro, for serving
  1. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven or large pot. Add the onions, garlic, and jalapeno and season with a little salt and pepper. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the cumin, coriander, and tomato paste and saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the broth, strained tomatoes, green chiles, bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Discard the bayleaf and then, blend soup until smooth using an immersion blender or blender.
  5. Add the coconut milk and stir in to combine.
  6. Taste, add salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Place shredded chicken and diced avocado to a bottom of a bowl. Ladle soup over. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime.
  8. Enjoy!
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    February 14, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Yum! Just made this for lunch. I poached chicken breasts in the soup for extra flavor and added in a can of hominy after the blending step.

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    January 17, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Made this for the first time tonight. It was delicious. I left out the chicken and paired the soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. So warming and comforting on this cold winter day ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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    January 5, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Can this be made in a slow cooker?

    • Reply
      Beth Konieczka
      February 2, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      Yes, would love to know if anyone has tried in Slow Cooker!

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    December 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Could you use normal cream instead of the coconut cream? Or would that ruin consistency. Thanks!

    • Reply
      December 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Heavy cream will work great!!!

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    November 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    YAY I’ve been waiting for this! I can’t wait to make it for all of my roommates 🙂

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      November 15, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      enjoy it!!!

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