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The Easiest Creamy Taco Soup

This delicious creamy taco soup features a creamy broth, ground beef, beans, vegetables, and plenty of taco spice. It’s so easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes!

Creamy taco soup in white bowl with tortilla strips and sour cream on wooden cutting board.

I love meals where I open up a few cans of ingredients, dump, and the dish is practically done.

While this soup does have a few additional steps, it really is almost that easy!

This creamy taco soup is comforting and delicious and you’ll love the richness that the cream cheese adds.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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BROWN 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey) in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain off any fat.

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ADD 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes, 2 cups chicken broth, 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning, 15.5 ounces of drained pinto beans, 15.5 ounces of drained black beans, and 15 ounces of corn to the pot and stir to combine.

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BRING the soup to a boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.

CUT 4 ounces of room temperature cream cheese into cubes and add them to the soup. Allow them to melt for 2 minutes and whisk in any remaining cubes until combined.

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SERVE the soup with desired toppings.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

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Suggested toppings for this soup are tortilla strips, shredded cheese, lime juice or lime wedge, chopped avocado, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream for extra creaminess!

You can always use ground turkey instead of ground beef in this recipe, like I do to save some calories.

The cream cheese needs to be at room temperature for the creamiest texture. If it’s not at room temperature, it make take longer to melt and your soup may not be as smooth as you want it.

You can take this soup to the next level by adding 1½ cups of cooked rice or noodles after you add the cream cheese.

This soup would also be a great use for leftover taco meat. Just skip the first step, omit the taco seasoning, and add in the taco meat with the rest of the soup ingredients before you simmer. So easy!

Try kidney beans instead of the pinto or black beans in this soup.

If you don’t have these ingredients on hand or want a healthier option, try these substitutes:

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FAQs

How do I freeze this soup?


If you want to freeze this taco soup, I would suggest making it without the cream cheese and then freezing it. Then when you warm it up after freezing, you can add in the cubes of cream cheese to melt.

Otherwise the cream cheese will separate when you defrost it and make for a grainy texture.

Allow the soup to cool fully and then pour into a gallon-size freezer bag. Lay the bag flat in the freezer so everything freezes in one layer.

When you’re ready to eat the soup, place the bag in the refrigerator to thaw at least 8 hours before cooking. Then pour into a large soup pot and reheat on medium-low heat. Alternatively, you can place the bag in a bowl of warm water to speed up the thawing process.

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Creamy taco soup in white bowl with tortilla strips and sour cream on wooden cutting board.

The Easiest Creamy Taco Soup

The Ashcroft Family Table
This delicious creamy taco soup features a creamy broth, ground beef, beans, and plenty of taco spice. So easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes!
4.24 from 52 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 363 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 15.5 ounces canned pinto beans, drained
  • 15.5 ounces canned black beans, drained
  • 15 ounces canned corn
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

Instructions
 

  • Brown ground beef in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain off any fat.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, taco seasoning, pinto beans, black beans, and corn to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Bring the soup to a boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Cut cream cheese into cubes and add them to the soup. Allow them to melt for 2 minutes and whisk in any remaining cubes until combined.
  • Serve the soup with desired toppings.

Notes

  1. Suggested toppings for this soup are tortilla strips, shredded cheese, lime juice or lime wedge, chopped avocado, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream for extra creaminess!
  2. This soup would also be a great use for leftover taco meat. Just skip the first step, omit the taco seasoning, and add in the taco meat with the rest of the soup ingredients before you simmer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 19gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 950mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 495IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 5mg
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Recipe Rating




Karma Zysset

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

I made this for a daily soup at my little cafe and it has become my customers favorite now every time I make it I sell out! Thank You for this recipe

Jessica Ashcroft

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

That's amazing Karma!! You're very welcome :)

Judy Broseus

Sunday 30th of January 2022

Made this tonight. Yummy, yummy, yummy. Will definitely become a family favorite. What about freezing? Have never tried with a soup that has cream cheese as an ingredient.

Jessica Ashcroft

Sunday 30th of January 2022

Hi Judy! I'm so glad you liked it. If you want to freeze this soup, I would suggest making it WITHOUT the cream cheese and then freezing it. Then when you warm it up after freezing, you can add in the cubes of cream cheese to melt. Otherwise the cream cheese will separate when you defrost it and make for a grainy texture.

Debbie

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Oh my goodness! Saw this recipe and fell in love. Could not wait to try it. I added a can of chopped Ortega chiles and used ground beef instead of ground turkey to splurge. Crushed tortilla chips on top, topped with a dollop of sour cream and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. This recipe is SO EASY and perfect for a COLD WINTER'S NIGHT! And my husband loves it!!! Thank you so much, Ashcroft Family Table!

Jessica Ashcroft

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Debbie, I'm SO happy to hear that! And thanks for the suggestion to add chiles. Such a great idea!

Larry

Friday 7th of January 2022

This soup was downright EXCELLENT! My family LOVED it and has been begging me to make it again!

Jessica Ashcroft

Friday 7th of January 2022

I'm so glad to hear that Larry!

Angelica

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Awesome recipe! Thinking of adding cilantro rice to it!

Jessica Ashcroft

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Yum! That is a fantastic idea Angelica. Thank you for the kind words and the suggestion!

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