Dutch Oven 7 Can Soup
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.
Looking forward to making this in my newly restored Marietta C Co 4 qt bulge pot. Yuuuuum!
It is the right time of year for nice warm soup indoors. I am also a huge fan of bean based foods. This looks great.
Love the idea of using pantry staples for a quick meal!
Oh wow! I love how easily this soup comes together using pantry staples. Such a delicious and comforting meal.
This is so good! I love soup like this on a cold rainy day! Really warms you from the inside out.
Love easy meals especially on nights when the kids have activities/sports and we are rushing home from school and to get out the door! Adding this to our menu for the week!
This is so easy to make and delicious! We have company in town so I needed a couple of meals that we could grab as we went in and out of the house. This soup was a hit!
This soup couldn’t be any easier! It’s so flavorful and I could make this with my eyes closed 😉 Thanks for the easy and hearty dinner recipe!
Full of all of my favorite canned foods! This one really does warm you from the inside out. I love the little kick of spice it has, too.
It is a very hearty and comforting recipe and was loved by everyone. Great recipe.
What an amazing easy soup recipe. I think my kids would love it too.
Easy and delicious, this one is a keeper. I know I’m going to make it over and over again!
This was full of flavor! We had leftovers that made perfect lunches thank you!
This is such an easy recipe for a hectic weekday dinner. I have all of those ingredients in my pantry, so it’s easy to just whip up in no-time!
The perfect soup for any night of the week. I love the recipe using pantry staples that can come together in minutes.
I made this soup for dinner last night and oh my goodness was it delicious! So flavorful and SO easy!
Probably the easiest meal I’ve made in years, and even the kids loved it! I’ll definitely be making it again.
My oldest is getting ready to head off to college soon so I am totally on the hunt for easy meals he can make in his dorm!
What a great idea for soup – seven cans and you can have a delicious supper!
I am blessed to have a well-stocked pantry and wanted to use up some canned goods. This was perfect for that and easy!!!!
This soup has become our favorite thing lately! Last night we added cheese and served it as a dip wow delicious! Adding to our rotation!
I made this for soup last night and it was incredible! The flavor was great and my family loved it!
This is so incredibly hearty! I love a soup that eats like a meal and this is the king of them.