Dutch Oven 7 Can Soup is a deliciously simple recipe that uses pantry staples, plus it’s easy to adapt and customize.
Anyone can make this soup; no cooking skills required. It’s great for busy weeknight dinners, camping, even dorm room cooking. Need more no-fail recipes? Try our Beanie Weenies and Italian Chicken and Gravy recipes.
What is 7 Can Soup?
It pretty much is exactly what it sounds like, 7 canned goods made into a delicious soup. The great thing about this soup is how budget friendly it is and it feeds a crowd. Also, there’s little to no prep time.
Flavor wise, this seven can soup tastes halfway between taco or tortilla soup and chili.
- Beans —we used both pinto beans and black beans. DO NOT DRAIN.
- Tomatoes —we used Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies) and petite diced tomatoes.
- Sweet Corn — yellow or white, sweet or not will work perfectly. We liked the bit of sweetness in this dish.
- No beans chili — skip the bean since we’re adding them individually.
- Cheese sauce — for extra flavor we went with fiesta nacho flavor, but regular is great too.
- Taco Seasoning — We used mild, use any spice level. Spice blends or mixtures work too and in a pinch, can be omitted.
Step by step directions
Step 1 — Open each can and pour the contents in. Do not drain any of them, as the liquid in them will form your soup broth.
Step 2 — Stir all the canned goods together and add the taco seasoning packet. Mix well.
Step 3 — Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once heated through, garnish with your favorite toppings.
Adaptations and variations
There’s so many ways you can play with this recipe.
Meat — beef up this recipe (pun intended) with a pound of browned ground beef, fresh Mexican chorizo, or 2-3 cups of shredded chicken. Also, toss in any leftover meat that won’t make another meal.
Hearty — small macaroni or shell pasta is a great way to add extra heartiness to the soup. Cooked rice is also great.
Cans — here’s where you can really go crazy. Use more beans like white or kidney, fire roasted tomatoes, diced green chilies, enchilada sauce, canned chicken, and vegetables.
Toppings — sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, diced cilantro, diced green onions, fresh salsa, avocado, tortilla chips and lime wedges are all delicious toppings.
Some like it hot; others not so much. Here’s some ideas on how to make it spicy…or not:
- Mild — use mild everything, mild taco seasoning packet, mild Rotel.
- Medium — add 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, ground chipotle or cayenne powder.
- Hot — use hot everything from taco seasoning to Rotel, add 1 teaspoon or more of chipotle or cayenne powder, or chipotles in adobo.
We know canned foods can be high in sodium. If this is a concern for you, use low-salt or no salt added cans.
What to serve with 7 can soup
We love eating this as a meal, so a simple green salad and cornbread is how we roll!
Absolutely, you’ll want to use about a cup and a half.
Yes, you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Sure, add everything to your slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 2 hours.
Slowly add cubes of Velvetta cheese to thicken and turn it into a delicious dip.
Dutch Oven 7 Can Soup
- 5 quart Dutch Oven
- 15 oz no-bean chili
- 15.5 oz pinto beans
- 15.5 oz black beans
- 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes
- 14.5 oz corn
- 10 oz Rotel
- 10.75 oz fiesta nacho cheese sauce
- 1 oz taco seasoning any spice level
- Toss everything into the Dutch oven.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve with your favorite toppings.
Dutch Oven Daddy is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.