7-Can Soup

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Southern Living 7-Can Soup in individual bowls ready to serve

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 to 8

This 7-Can Soup, which begins with a can of vegetarian chili, couldn't be easier. Just pop open the tops of the cans, tip the insides into a large stock pot, and simmer until it's ready.

When ready to serve, add some rice, or stir in some cheese, top with sour cream or scallions, or crumble up some tortilla chips for additional texture. Feel free to substitute meat chili, or add some leftover rotisserie chicken if you'd like.


  • 1 ( 15 oz. ) can vegetarian chili

  • 1 ( 15 oz. ) can black beans , undrained

  • 1 ( 15 oz. ) can chickpeas , undrained

  • 1 ( 15 oz. ) can sweet corn , undrained

  • 1 ( 15 oz. ) can diced tomatoes , undrained

  • 1 ( 15 oz. ) can mixed peas and carrots , undrained

  • 1 ( 7 oz.) can fire-roasted green chilies

  • 1 ( 1 oz. ) packet taco seasoning mix or 3 Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

  • Optional mix-ins: cooked rice or shredded rotisserie chicken

  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped scallions, or crumbled tortilla chips


  1. Gather your ingredients:

    Southern Living 7-Can Soup ingredients

    Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

  2. Combine ingredients:

    Stir together chili, black beans, chickpeas, sweet corn, diced tomatoes, mixed peas and carrots, green chiles, taco seasoning mix, salt, and pepper together in a large Dutch oven.

    Southern Living 7-Can Soup stirring together the ingredients

    Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

  3. Simmer soup:

    Bring to a boil over high heat, then turn down the heat to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes until all the ingredients are combined and the soup thickens.

    Southern Living 7-Can Soup simmering in pot

    Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

  4. Add optional ingredients:

    If adding cooked rice or leftover shredded chicken, stir in and let simmer until heated through. Serve with other toppings on the side.

    Southern Living 7-Can Soup on a table with two individual bowls to serve

    Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

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