Tortilla Soup (An easy weeknight dinner!)

As much as I love to cook, I sometimes dread cooking during the week! I usually try to do easy recipes or frozen meals from Trader Joes if I know that I can’t commit much of my time to preparing a meal. My mother recently gave me Magnolia Table cookbook and I am in love with it! It’s been getting my family out of our normal meal rotation since I have been all about trying new recipes! The first recipe that I tried was the tortilla soup and let me tell you that it was delicious! It is now a favorite for my husband and I! (The girls had mac and cheese that night.)  The recipe that I am going to share with you is from Magnolia Table cookbook with a few slight modifications that I made. You won’t regret making this soup!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes


  • Three 32 ounce cans of chicken broth
  • One vine ripened tomato (cut into 1/2 inch dice)
  • One 15.25 ounce can corn kernels (drained)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • One jalapeño (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups of shredded chicken (I bought rotisserie chicken.)
  • One 5.4 ounce pack of Spanish rice
  • One teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (I used more than this since I prefer more cilantro!)
  • One avocado- pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • Tortilla Chips
  • 2 cups shredded mozarella cheese


  1. In a large soup pot, combine the broth, tomato, corn, onion, jalapeño, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and add the shredded chicken. Simmer until heated through.
  2. Stir the rice into the soup. Add the cumin in (if using) and simmer for 15 minutes to cook the rice and let the flavors meld.
  3. Place the cilantro, avocado, tortilla chips, and mozzarella on separate serving dishes. Ladle the soup into bowls and use garnishes if desired.
  4. Soup can be stored in a container in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  5. Enjoy!






cropped-cropped-fullsizeoutput_3a4f-e1533930043957Welcome to The Stay-At-Home Mom Blog! 

First off, thank you for stopping by my blog to read my post! I’m Kylie and I am blessed to have my husband Ed and two daughters Emma (4) and Mia (1) in my life. They are my everything and are the main reason I decided to start this blog! We also have an 8 month old Goldendoodle named Belle that has fit in with our family as soon as we brought her home! You will be hearing more about everyone in my family throughout my blog posts!

Being a stay-at-home mom can be tough and I can’t deny that I have my days where I would do anything to be back in the office working an 8-5 job sitting in front of a computer screen while sipping hot coffee. I would be able have uninterrupted thoughts and eat lunch without a toddler crawling all over me, but I know that I am extremely fortunate to be able to stay at home with my girls.  I wouldn’t change anything in my life right now as I cherish my time to be with them as I know they won’t be little forever. I created this blog to support other stay-at-home moms and even working moms as I have been in that position before having our second daughter. You can expect to find recipes, favorite Target finds, advice on being a mom and everything else that us moms love to talk about! Thanks for following along!