Black Bean Nacho Soup

This vegetarian-friendly soup packs all your favorite cheesy, spicy nacho flavors with protein-rich black beans.

Black Bean Nacho Soup
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
35 mins
8 cups


  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 ½ cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • 2 4 ounce cans diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers or Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz.)

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • Toppers such as tortilla chips, guacamole, salsa, chopped fresh jalapeño, and/or sour cream


  1. In a 4-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth, beans, corn, canned chile peppers, and chili powder. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl whisk together half-and-half and flour; add to broth mixture. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Gradually add both cheeses, stirring until melted. Stir in cilantro. Serve with desired toppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

419 Calories
25g Fat
33g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1118mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 9.2mg 46%
Calcium 372mg 29%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 606mg 13%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 50.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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