My cousin Kara made this soup for us at book club a couple months ago and I’ve been craving it ever since.  So I made it for Halloween night instead of our traditional taco soup.  I got pumpkin bread bowls to make it extra festive. 2012-10-31 Halloween 64028 I think I was WAY more excited about those bowls than my family was.  Let’s just admire that work of art for a minute…

Ok, here’s what you need:

2 large cans chicken broth
2 pkg. cream cheese, softened (I just used one because that’s all I had and it was still delish)
1 chopped onion
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tbs. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 c. or 16 oz. Pace picante
3-4 cans of chicken (I boiled and shredded mine instead cause that’s what Kara did and I loved hers…)
1 c. milk or cream (I used cream cause I wanted to make up for the lack of cream cheese…)
2 cans corn
1 can black beans (drained)

Here’s what you do:

Sauté onion and garlic in 2 tbs. olive oil, add broth, milk or cream, cream cheese, corn, salsa, beans and bring it all to a boil.

Add the cilantro and chopped avocado at the very end of cooking.

You can add a dollop of sour cream, cheese or crushed chips but I think it’s perfect without. Makes my mouth water to think about this…maybe I better go make some more.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I made soup and put them in bread bowls and my fam was a little indifferent to all the excitement of them. I tried your Spinach Manicotti the other night, I absolutely loved it, a keeper.

  2. Yum! That looks so good. I love the recipes your posting. We had your lettuce wraps the other night–big hit! And tonight we're having manicotti. This soup will definitely be on the menu next week. Thank you!

  3. I am going to make this for my family tonight and I wondered how many ounces the large cans of broth contain? Our store only sells them in 15-ounce cans and 32-ounce boxes. E

  4. Shawni…sounds yummy! I will have to try this out but, allergy free and let you know how it goes…So, did you make those little pumpkin bowls?

    1. Good question, I have always just kind of estimated about two cups each can because I use "better than bullion" (which I love) to make broth.

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