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Taco Soup Recipe

You will love how easy and quick this Taco Soup recipe is. Ready in 30 minutes on the stove top and full of flavor! Make it with beef, chicken or turkey - it's a great addition to your fall and winter menu.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: broth, creamy, delicious, dinner, easy, soup, tex-mex, under 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 328kcal


  • 5 tbsps of homemade taco seasoning (or 1 packet store bought seasoning)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion cut small
  • 1.5 lbs lean ground turkey (or other ground meat)
  • 30 oz black beans drained (2 cans)
  • 14.5 oz crushed tomatoes (1 can)
  • 12 oz fresh, frozen or canned corn
  • 3.5 oz mild canned green chiles (1/2 small can)
  • 4-6 cups chicken broth
  • 1-2 cups heavy cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste (the taco seasoning already contains salt and pepper)


  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • corn tortilla chips
  • avocado
  • lime slices


  • Add the oil, onions and garlic to a soup pan. Cook at medium high heat until soft.
  • Add the turkey meat and cook until it's no longer pink.
  • Add the taco seasoning and coat the meat well.
  • Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, beans, green chiles and corn and mix well.
  • Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10-20 mins or until desired thickness. Add more broth if needed.
  • OPTIONAL: If you want the creamy version - add heavy cream at the last 10 minutes of cooking.


This soup is so versatile and easy that there are almost infinite ways to make this soup.
  • I made it with ground Turkey, but you can make it with ground or shredded beef, chicken, pork or turkey. I would just change the broth to beef if you choose to use that meat.
  • Also you can serve it as a broth soup or creamy, by adding heavy cream. I actually prefer the second option better. It cuts down some of the heat and it's feels more filling.
  • The toppings are up to you, but I like them all in the broth version. On the creamy version, you might only want chips, cheese and cilantro.
Nutrition (per serving) does not include toppings or heavy cream.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 992mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4mg