Check out these delicious taco soup recipes and ideas. Guides on how to make taco soups, as well as quick dinner ideas using ingredients like chicken and beef, as well as keto soups, and vegan meal options too.
We’ve picked out 11 of the best taco soup recipes, ranging from spicy to mild with plenty of ingredients such as chicken, beef, beans, rice and vegetables. This collection will please any palette!
If you are looking for some new ways to spice up your cooking and add a little Mexican flare, then this post is just what you need. With ingredients including creamy chicken to pinto beans, it is easy to see why so many people love these tender recipes.
Instant Pot Pinto Bean and Ground Beef
This soup is a snap to make in an instant pot! It’s filled with black beans, pinto beans, ground beef, ranch dressing, and herbs. Be as creative as you want with taco toppings such as sour cream, lettuce tomatoes, or homemade guacamole.
This recipe is a perfect choice for a winter evening dinner because it’s filling and comforting, not to mention that it’s quick and simple. You can either add ground beef or ground turkey for protein – or even choose to do without meat altogether!
The best part of this recipe is that the flavor gets better and better for every day you keep it in your fridge. I recommend making a few batches at once to have plenty on hand because, not only does it taste good but there are so many great toppings!
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
This soup is perfectly seasoned and great for dipping tortillas in or using as a full meal. Made with shredded chicken, black beans, corn kernels, chopped tomatoes, minced onion. All simmered in water and then blended with cream cheese. It’s topped off with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, and avocado slices to mimic the toppings on tacos.
Slow Cooker Beef and Black Bean Taco Soup
Like so many great recipes, this soup yields a large batch and is so simple to make. We love it because it’s thick and hearty, but not heavy at all. You can also blend in a little tomato sauce to make it a bit chunkier. It gets a kick from the use of ground cumin and chili powder plus with loads of garlic for flavor.
Pressure Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is the perfect cold weather recipe. It’s full of vegetables and beans, plus all the goodness from a rotisserie chicken or leftover roasted meat. Plus, it cooks in just under an hour so you can have soup on your table for dinner tonight! This soup has lots of fresh flavor thanks to onion, garlic, bell pepper (use less if you want), tomato paste, cumin seed powder and salt.
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
This is a pressure cooker recipe so it takes just 30 minutes to cook. It’s perfect for those days when you need something hearty and comforting but don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. This soup has all your favorite taco flavors: Shredded chicken, ground beef, onion, garlic, and chili powder. Plus lots of fresh corn, beans, and tomatoes. The finishing touch is cilantro, providing that extra pop of color as well as a refreshing citrus note.
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
The unique part of this tortilla soup recipe is that it uses corn masa (flour) to help with thickness. Otherwise, the recipe calls for familiar ingredients as would be found in tortilla soup such as fire-roasted corn and black beans. If you are a fan of using crockpots, this soup is definitely one for you to try as it takes roughly 8 1/2 hours from start to finish. Full of flavor, this dish is great for protein lovers!
Easy Taco Soup
Unlike the recipe above, this recipe requires just 30 minutes to prepare. Feel free to substitute kidney beans and add in some jalapenos for some extra spice if you like. Adding toppings such as avocado, sour cream, or shredded cheese for garnish can add plate appeal. This soup is not only simple to prepare and versatile, it has the potential to become a favorite appetizer – just add chips!
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Another one for the slow cooker chef, cook time can start in the morning and be ready by the time you get home from work. Just add the ingredients to the slow cooker, mix, and savor. Prepared using kidney and pinto beans, this recipe can also be tailored to your liking in terms of spice and flavor combinations. The meat can be substituted for ground turkey or pork as well.
Low Carb Keto Creamy Taco Soup
Rotel, cream cheese, and beef broth add unique flavor to this recipe. This keto soup recipe is loaded with protein and low on carbs. This dish can be added to your recipes that are even better the next day as refrigerating overnight gives more time for the flavors to blend. Although this recipe can be a hearty meal during the winter months, it can also be a great menu item for gatherings with friends and family year-round.
Creamy Taco Soup
Providing enough for six people, this recipe uses canned tomatoes and cream cheese for flavor and creaminess. Chicken or beef broth can be used, depending on your liking. Prepared in just thirty minutes of time, this recipe is simple enough that even the kids can help prepare it. Top with tortilla chips, sour cream, and/or cilantro for some extra color.
Easy Taco Soup
This recipe is one where soup meets stew and becomes “stoup” (coined by Rachel Ray). Whether you want to prepare it in a slow cooker or in a pot on the stovetop, this taco soup is great for any day of the week. Instructions for both preparation methods are included in the recipe. You can add tomato paste for more depth of flavor and use lean ground beef for less fat. Delicious!