Make the BEST Keto Taco Soup in Your Crockpot
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This keto taco soup is one of our most popular recipes on Pinterest for good reason!
This Slow Cooker Keto Taco Soup is such an easy keto Crockpot recipe!
Looking for a simple, satisfying, and delicious keto soup idea? Then you’ve got to make this hearty and oh-so-creamy keto taco soup in your Crock-Pot slow cooker! It has all the bold flavors of tacos in a comforting, hearty soup, and it’s super convenient to make any day of the week using your slow cooker.
Everyone in your family – keto and non-keto eaters – will LOVE this recipe because it’s just that GOOD!
This soup’s cream cheese and seasonings make for an insanely delicious and brightly flavored broth.
Two pounds of ground beef and diced tomatoes make this soup very hearty and extremely comforting as well! Thankfully this slow cooker method is simple, and it consists of browning the ground beef on the stove first with seasonings and cream cheese, then throwing the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker.
Keto Taco Soup
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 2 HOURS
total time: 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES
All the bold flavors of tacos, in a keto-friendly and easy-to-make Crockpot soup!
For the taco seasoning (or use 2 tablespoons premade taco seasoning):
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the soup:
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 - 10 oz. cans Rotel with green chiles
- 4 cups beef broth
- optional toppings (shredded cheese, jalapeno, and avocado)
Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl to make the taco seasoning blend. Alternatively, you can use 2 tablespoons of premade taco seasoning in this recipe.
In a skillet on the stove, crumble and cook ground beef, diced onion, and garlic over medium heat. Drain the grease. Place the pan with the meat mixture back on the stovetop.
Reduce heat level to low. Add the taco seasoning to the meat mixture and stir. Add the cream cheese and stir to melt.
Transfer the mixture from the pan to a slow cooker. Add the cilantro, Rotel, and beef broth, and stir to combine. Close the lid and set the slow cooker on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours.
Serve with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!
You can even make this keto taco soup in your Instant Pot!
Set Instant Pot to "Sauté" mode. Brown ground beef with onions and garlic, and drain grease. Stir in seasonings, add cream cheese, and stir to melt. De-glaze pan with broth. Add the Rotel. Close the lid and set the cooking time for 5 minutes on "Soup" mode. Let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Stir well, and serve with desired toppings.
Yield: 9 cups, Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving: 551 Calories | 43.8g Fat | 6.9g Total Carbs | 1.1g Fiber | 3.2g Sugar | 30.8g Protein | 5.8g Net Carbs
Tips for making the best Crockpot Keto Taco Soup:
- You can use a couple of tablespoons of our homemade taco seasoning mix in your soup, or I also listed out which seasonings to use if you don’t want to make a whole batch just for this recipe. It’s easy to make and so yummy!
- I am using Original Rotel, but if you think that may be too spicy for your kids, maybe choose the mild variety or swap a can of fire-roasted tomatoes instead!
- If you dislike chopping onions and garlic as much as I do, an onion chopper like this one makes it so much faster and easier. It’s one of my favorite kitchen tools!
- I prefer 85/15 ground beef in soups so that’s what I used. You can of course use higher fat, like 80/20 or 75/25. I have also made this using ground turkey so you can make that swap. Keep in mind, the nutritional values are calculated on what I used (85/15 ground beef).
This is the best soup I’ve had in a long time!
Oh, man! This soup is so incredibly delicious. I’m a huge fan of making a big batch of soup and then heating it up during the week for leftovers, and this soup is just as yummy the next day.
Feel free to top it with keto-friendly add-ins such as avocado chunks, shredded cheese, hot sauce, and sour cream.
Check out what my teammate Erica had to say about this keto taco soup:
“My favorite part about this soup is it is so EASY to make! The taste is absolutely perfect. It has a little bit of a kick to it but not too much! If you love spicy food, consider adding some extra red pepper flakes and top it with jalapeños! I topped mine with lots of sour cream, avocado, and red onions! It also pairs well with parmesan or cheddar cheese whisps if you want to add an extra crunch!”
Mexican food lovers will rejoice with these keto chimichangas!
Wow and wow! Excellent, better the taco soup recipe I had been making (different recipe) for years. This will be my new go to. I made beans for the family and served them on the side. Other than that I followed the recipe to the letter! Thank you!
You’re welcome, Angela! 🤗 Thanks for the great review! 💞 Happy you’ll be adding this into your regular meal rotation!
Where does the Ancho Chile spice get added and how much?? First time making but seen some one else comment that they didn’t have that spice… I just don’t see when and how much is added
Hey Angie! This particular recipe doesn’t call for that spice, but you could add it to the seasoning mix, if you did have it on hand! Hoping this is helpful! 💗
When do you add the cilantro
Hi Lisa! You can add the Cilantro when you make the transfer to the slow cooker. It can be added in with the Rotel and beef broth. Hope you love it! 💞
Instructions on length of time in fridge & freezer. Stocking Up!
Hi there! If put in an airtight container, this can store well for about 4 months in the freezer. Hoping that helps! 🤗
Do you have or can you make a Copycat Keto recipe of Chick-fil-A Tortilla Soup & Spicy Tortilla Chips. PLEASE!
Thanks so much for the request! I’l be sure to pass this along to the team! In the meantime we do have some other similar recipes you may enjoy! –
You could try this one as well and omit the beans and corn, and reduce the liquid – https://hip2save.com/recipes/copycat-chick-fil-a-tortilla-soup/
Also, for the tortilla chips, you could try lightly oiling and salting sliced keto tortillas, and baking them until crisp. ❤️😋
Can this be made on the stove top?
Hey Jennifer! Making this on the stovetop should work, as I’ve prepared other soups this way. 🤗 After cooking your meat mixture and draining, you might transfer to a larger pot to add the remaining ingredients, following the same steps as above, and cooking until heated through. Let us know how it turns out, if you decide to try it this way! 🥣❤️