We love our wonderful readers! This pin was recommended to us by one of our faithful followers, Donna of Virginia. She is a busy mother of 6, who is dedicated to family meal time and told us that this 8 Can Taco Soup is a winner! Did you know that you can send us a pin? We love it, because sometimes readers share an idea they found on Pinterest they would like us to review, but without a link, it is pretty tough to be sure we are reviewing exactly what you wonderful readers are talking about. If you are not already following us on Pinterest, make sure you do! Then, when you find something you would like to recommend, or if you have found a pin that flopped for you, and you think it would make a great post here on MadeFromPinterest, send it to us! Even if you have never tried it and would like us to test it out for you, we will give it a shot! We love this great feature from Pinterest and would love to hear from more of you. All you have to do is hover over the pin you want to send us and then click the send button that has a paper airplane icon. For the name, type in MadeFromPinterest. Wait, don’t send it yet! In the upper right hand corner there is a little conversation bubble. Click on that and you can send us a little note about why you are sending us the pin. We can’t wait to hear from more of you!Donna says this recipe is a life saver on a busy night and she is not kidding. I call this kind of recipe an emergency dinner. I have a list of emergency dinners that I always have the ingredients on hand for. To truly qualify as an emergency dinner, the ingredients have to be either shelf stable, or in the freezer and must not require thawing (that is code for sometimes we eat chicken nuggets and fries). It also has to be something that I can have on the table in 20-30 minutes. This is important in our household, we are very scheduled. I always have a plan. The problem is, not everything goes as scheduled, and not everything goes as planned. This is where your list of handy, dandy emergency dinners comes in. On the night when you have forgotten to take the meat out of the freezer, when one of your kids announces they need to go to the store to get poster board for their major project that is due tomorrow that they haven’t started on, and when on that same night there is a football game and your son is performing for the first time with the band, and all of this is happening when your husband is out of town (I am not making this up), you don’t need to order out. Because honestly, you probably don’t even have time for that. Just pull your 8 cans out of the pantry (16 if you are Donna, she doubled it to feed her crowd.). The hardest thing you are going to have to do is open all the cans and do some rinsing and draining. Pour it all in the pot, stir, simmer, done! This a perfect meal on a busy game night. You can even put it in a thermos and eat it on the way!This pin from High Heels and Grills is a life saver! It rocks.
8 Can Taco Soup
- 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 15.25 oz. can sweet corn, drained
- 1 12.5 oz. can white chicken breast, drained
- 1 10.75 oz. can cream of chicken soup
- 1 10 oz. can green enchilada sauce
- 1 14 oz. can chicken broth
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- Put all the ingredients in the pot, heat and serve!
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Looks delicious! Do yo know how many servings it makes?
I would say 4. Depends on your appetite and if you have any sides. No sides, 4 people, we had no leftovers. Donna with 6 kids and 2 adults doubled it and had no leftovers. Can’t wait to hear how you like it, Cindy.
This looks like a tasty lifesaver! Do you happen to know how many teaspoons are in a packet of taco seasoning? I always make my own. Also, when I make this I think I’ll be brave and make my own cream of chicken soup too; I’ve read that it’s easy to do. Thanks so much!
It would depend on the strength of your seasoning mix. I would do it to taste, starting at about 2 tablespoons. I am impressed! You sound like a real make it from scratch officionado! I think you will be pleased with this recipe, Jocelyn. Many happy, stress free family meals to you.
That looks & sounds delicious, I’ve never seen canned chicken breast in the UK so will probably need to use the cook from frozen chicken breasts that I use for pretty much anything from curries to salads.
That sounds like the way to go, Jenn! You could also try putting the frozen chicken and the other ingredients in the crock pot. That is another way for this recipe to be a great time saver. So glad to have another friend across the pond!
Glad you and your husband will be able to enjoy this recipe, Helen. One of the reasons I like it is it tastes fresh and not so canned soupish, even though it is canned! I liked a little cilantro in mine, but I like cilantro on everything. Hubby not so much:) Thanks for pinning!
Looks easy and delicious!
We sure didn’t have any leftovers!
This soup is delicious! I made homemade cream of chicken soup using a fabulous recipe from http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com. I also made homemade taco seasoning. (Two less cans for me, but still so easy!)
Thank you for sharing a soup that I will definitely make again.
Jocelyn, you are amazing! Glad you liked the soup. We think it is a lifesaver for busy families. Great to hear the variations worked for you. This recipe has lots of possibilities!
I made this last week and it was delicious! I replenished all the ingredients to keep on hand for an easy supper or if an unexpected guest drops over. Thanks for sharing!
That is exactly what I love about it! It is filling, tastes great, everything is ready in the pantry and it can be done in 15 minutes. So glad you feel the same way.
Can you put it in a crock pot instead? If so, for how long, on low and/or high?
Hey Deb. I think low on 3 hours should do it. The ingredients are all cooked, so it just needs to be heated through. Enjoy!
I made this soup New Year’s Eve for a group of 4.I used about 3 TBSP of dried onion flakes just because we love onions! I also used 2 small cans of fire roasted green chile’s instead of the green enchilada sauce. The green chile’s cost about 89cents a can(and were already in my pantry) and the enchilada sauce was about $4 at the grocery store where I stopped to grab a packet of taco seasoning. It literally took less than ten minutes to put it together and then I let it simmer about 15 minutes (just to make sure it was good and hot..and also to give the dried onions time to soak up some of the liquid.)
Sounds like some great variations! I am so glad you shared them. This is a great recipe, right!?! Inexpensive, easy, fast, good! Happy New Year!
I would love to try this with ground beef (and use beef broth). Has anyone tried it?? I can’t imagine that it could taste bad. I LOVE the original and have made it a few times!!
Haven’t heard of anyone trying beef. But I agree with you, I can’t imagine it would taste bad. So glad to hear you like the original. Maybe cream of mushroom soup would be good with beef. That way you would still get the creamy texture. I would love to hear how it turns out when you try it. Sherri (The Baby of the Family)
I did make the soup using ground beef and beef broth. I did miss the creamy texture but it tasted great!! I opted for the Rotel tomatoe as well. The next time, I will used a can of creamed corn instead of regular corn. The cream of mushroom soup with the other flavors doesn’t work for me. I just love this recipe because, truth be told, I hate beans and most veggies. Since they’re so good for me I try to do whatever I can to get them in my body! I love that this soup is so flexible!!
Thanks for sharing your results, Donna. I am sincerely glad you came back and commented. I was curious how it would turn out. I like the versatility too. The other benefit for me is that all the ingredients are right there in my pantry, ready to go.
What ARE your emergency dinners?! I’d love to get more ideas!
When we are in a pinch I tend to fall back on breakfast for dinner, or frozen food from Costco! And whenever I am making something that would freeze well, I make double and put it in the freezer. I make Italian Skillet Chicken and Mediterranean Skillet Chicken all the time, because it is so fast and easy.
Hope this gives you some inspiration!