Taco Soup Recipe! This quick and easy Simple Taco Soup Recipe can be made in the slow cooker or right on the stovetop. Ready in no time, this taco soup is filled with ground beef, beans, corn, and taco seasoning. It’s a quick dinner that everyone loves! It’s one of my favorite easy soup recipes!

As the temperature drops, I like to bring out all the soup recipes I can find! Some of my favorite Crock Pot Meals are Homemade Chicken Noodle SoupButternut Squash, Crock Pot Chicken Tacos, and this….

white bowl full of taco soup

Easy Taco Soup Recipe

bowlful of beans and meat soup with tortilla chips on the side

This low-fat, hearty soup is full of flavor is perfect for cold nights. Even the kids love it! Slow cooker soup recipes are the best for busy nights!

simple taco soup in crockpot

How Do You Make Taco Soup?

Full of easy-to-find and affordable soup ingredients like hamburger, beans, corn, tomatoes, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing seasoning – this soup packs a big flavor punch that will warm you up right away!

Just add all of your ingredients to a slow cooker or dutch oven on the stovetop, heat, and serve! That’s it!

Making this soup ahead of time in the slow cooker is perfect for busy days. All you need to do is brown the hamburger in a skillet and then add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker to simmer.

As an alternative,  you can leave this Taco Soup on the stove in a dutch oven. It’s up to you! Just make sure to cook for about an hour or more to let all the flavors mingle together for a big bowl of yummy goodness!

This slow cooker soup is one of my favorites, too – Cabbage Roll Soup. Or, if you’re looking for more taco-inspired recipes, try my Taco Casserole or Taco Ring!

spoonful of soup with bowl of soup in the background

What Ingredients Go In Taco Soup?

  • Hamburger – You can swap out for ground turkey if you want to lower the fat content.
  • Beans – Any flavor of beans will work!
  • Corn – Canned sweet corn adds a nice pop of flavor.
  • Taco seasoning
  • Ranch dressing
  • Tomatoes
  • Mexican-style tomatoes


  • Ground turkey or ground chicken – You can use other meat besides beef for this simple taco soup.
  • herbs and spice – adding in garlic powder, onion powder, and possibly even some cumin are all good ingredients that you can use, too

How To Make an Original Taco Soup Recipe

1. Brown the Meat.

Brown meat in skillet and drain.

2. Add to the Slow Cooker.

Add meat to the slow cooker and add in the ranch dressing and taco seasoning into the meat. 

3. Add in the Rest of the Ingredients.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir. 

4. Cover with Water.

Fill with water until the water covers the ingredients.

5. Stir.

Stir well.

6. Cook on High.

Cover and cook on high heat for 1-3 hours.

taco soup in a white bowl with spoon


What Toppings Do You Add To Taco Soup?

I like to top my soup with shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, and cilantro – yum! But you can just leave it plain as my husband does. Whatever you like is perfectly fine!

Other toppings choices:

  • Avocado
  • Green onion
  • Sliced jalapeno
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole

You can easily add your favorite taco toppings and enjoy this bowl of soup any way that you want!

What To Serve With Taco Soup

Make sure to add LOTS of toppings to your Taco Soup. It sure makes it delicious! We like to add tortilla chips and bread to the side to eat with our soup. Hotdogs are also a good choice for the kids!

How to reheat this best taco soup recipe

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, just reheat the next day! Low and slow in the crockpot is the perfect way to get that warm temperature and wonderful flavor again and again. If you’re running short on time, the microwave will work as well.

Make sure that you store leftover soup in an airtight container and keep it nice and cool in the fridge.

Try this Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe out soon, I promise you’ll love it!

Do you love slow cooker recipes? Here are even more chicken recipes to make in your crockpot! 

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Ranch Sandwich
Slow Cooker Dijon Maple and Brown Sugar Ham 
Easy White Chicken Chili

taco soup in a white bowl with spoon

Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Soup Recipe! This quick and easy Taco Soup Recipe can be made in the slow cooker or right on the stovetop. Ready in no time, this taco soup is filled with ground beef, beans, corn and taco seasoning. It’s a quick dinner that everyone loves!
4.25 from 4 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • * 1 lb ground beef
  • * 1 1 ounce package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • * 1 1 ounce package taco seasoning mix
  • * 1 16 ounce can pinto beans
  • * 1 16 ounce can black beans
  • * 1 16 ounce can whole kernel corn
  • * 1 8 ounce can diced Mexican-style tomatoes
  • * 1 8 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • * 1 16 ounce can kidney beans


  • Brown meat in skillet and drain.
  • Add meat to slow cooker and add in ranch dressing and taco seasoning into meat.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and stir.
  • Fill with water until the water just covers the ingredients.
  • Stir well again.
  • Cover and cook on high heat for 1-3 hours.
  • Can also be made on the stove top and simmered for 1 hour.
  • Serve topped with shredded cheese, sour cream and corn chips – if desired.
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Here’s a quick how-to make taco soup video! I’ll have one coming out soon from All Things Mamma!

Here’s a GREAT image to pin of this Slow Cooker Taco Soup to save for later!

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  1. Roger Williams says:

    I also add a can of yellow hominy and half a head of cabbage. I break up tortilla chips in bowl. Pour soup over chips. Grated cheddar cheese on top. Delicious.

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      Great additions!

  2. I am looking for a meatball soup. Can anyone please help??Thank you in advance.

  3. 5 stars
    You have me craving fall and curling up by the fire with a bowl of this soup!!

  4. 5 stars
    Taco soup is one of my husband’s very favorite things and I don’t make it nearly enough, so he’s very excited about this delicious recipe!

  5. Oh looks so delicious

  6. Crunchy Beach Mama says:

    looooove taco soup! 🙂

  7. Yum we do a similar taco soup. Can’t wait for winter comfort foods!

  8. This sounds fantastic! I can’t wait until my gallbladder is out so I can try it!

  9. Melinda-LooKWhatMomFound..and Dad too! says:

    i made something pretty similar to this tonight, it was tasty

  10. Come get spellbound with me! says:

    Guess what I’m eating right now! I made this last night for dinner (I’m having some leftovers for lunch) and it was a complete HIT! Even with my boys who generally are hit and miss with dinners!!

    I will definitely be making this again and again and again!


    1. OH YAY, Nicole! I am soooo glad you like it! It is really yummy and low-fat – well, before you add the cheese, sour cream and chips! haha! I’m glad your boys enjoyed it as well! Thank you for letting me know!!

  11. oooo yummy. 🙂 I’ma have to try this. We made taco puffs once… but now I’ma have to try these 🙂

    Speaking of tacos… I want some of my frozen finger food ones… *goes to eat*

  12. nightowlmama says:

    OH so yummy that looks delicious!

  13. Beeb Ashcroft says:

    Ooooh yummy! That looks so good.

  14. Your recipes always make me hungry. That looks good

  15. That looks delicious! Thanks. I need some new recipes.

  16. Come get spellbound with me! says:

    I love a good soup (I am quite awesome at making them if I do say so myself-and I totally do!)

    I’ve printed this up and will make it sometime this week!

  17. Andrea @ The Creative Junkie says:

    I make this! I make it with ground turkey though – we have this all the time in the colder months. It’s one of the things I look forward to the most when the snow starts flying!

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