Enchilada Soup


*prep time: 15 MINUTES*
cook time: 40 MINUTES
total time: UP TO ONE HOUR

1 tablespoon dairy-free butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced with seeds removed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 package Palmini Hearts of Palm lasagna shape
10 oz. red enchilada sauce
10 oz. diced tomatoes, fresh or can (undrained) 
15 oz. canned whole kernel corn, drained
1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional
15 oz. black beans, drained and rinsed 
4 cups vegetable broth
4 oz. cashew cream cheese or reshape://#!section=46406426&item=62617886
1 cup vegan shredded cheese  


Sauté onions, and peppers in olive oil/butter, Soften for 4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Add preferred seasonings and spices), enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, corn, hot sauce, and broth.

Bring everything to a boil over high heat.

Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Bring the soup to a gentle boil for about 15-20 minutes.
Reduce heat to low.

Roughly cut the “pasta” to look like stripes of chicken meat.

Stir in the “pasta” and vegan cream cheese until combined, then stir in the shredded cheese until melted.

Taste and add any additional seasonings as needed

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