This Slow Cooker Taco Soup would be perfect to serve on Game Day. Just make a big pot of it in your slow cooker and have a topping bar with sour cream, cheese, avocado, chips, or whatever else your favorite toppings for tacos might be.
Post updated on 1/30/22
Sunday mornings have become my time during the week, where I prep all my food for the week. This week, I made Egg and Sausage muffins for breakfast and this taco soup to take for lunch. I'll stick the egg muffins in the fridge and place two in little baggies, so all I have to do at work is heat them up in the microwave. Same with the soup.
Low Sodium Taco Soup
The soup can get salty depending on ingredients you buy. I have to watch my sodium intake because I have high blood pressure.
If you have high blood pressure and want to lower the sodium content try this.
Use a Salt Free or Low Sodium Ranch Seasoning Mix and Taco Seasoning. Look for Taco seasoning packets that say 25% sodium or low sodium on them. You can also make your own Taco Seasoning at home.
For canned ingredients look for ones that say no salt added or low sodium canned beans at the grocery store.
Many comments below say that this soup is salty but if you use these tips for reducing the sodium content it will help for sure.
Instant Pot Taco Soup
If you're looking to make this soup in the Instant Pot you can! Use the Saute feature to cook the onions and ground beef. Once that is done cooking switch to Pressure Cook mode and the time to 20 minutes. Let the pressure slowly release after it's done cooking.
How to make Taco Soup
You can print off the full recipe below.
- In a medium skillet cook the onions and ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat.
- Add ground beef mixture and all other ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 6 hours.
- Garnish with sour cream and cheddar cheese.
- Instant Pot: Use the Saute feature to cook the onions and ground beef. Drain any fat. Add the rest of the ingredients into the Instant Pot.
- Once that is done cooking switch to Pressure Cook mode and the time to 20 minutes. Let the pressure slowly release after it's done cooking.
- Serving size: 1 cup.
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Weigh Watchers Slow Cooker Taco Soup
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 6 hr
- Total Time: 6 hr 10 min
- Yield: 10 1x
- 1b lean ground beef 96/4 or lean ground turkey
- 1 medium Onion, diced
- 1 1oz packet Low Sodium Ranch Dressing Mix such as Mrs. Dash *see notes
- 1 1oz packet Low Sodium Taco Seasoning such as Mrs. Dash *see notes
- 1 32 oz. box (low sodium) Swanson Chicken Broth
- 14.5 oz. can Tomato Sauce (low sodium)
- 2 - 14.5 oz cans Diced Tomatoes with Chiles
- 14.5 oz can Black Beans, drained (low sodium)
- 1 can Corn, drained (low sodium)
- Tortilla chips and added cheese for toppings - extra points
In a medium skillet cook the onions and ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat.
Add ground beef mixture and all other ingredients to the slow cooker.
Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 6 hours.
Garnish with sour cream and cheddar cheese.
Instant Pot: Use the Saute feature to cook the onions and ground beef. Drain any fat. Add the rest of the ingredients into the Instant Pot.
Once that is done cooking switch to Pressure Cook mode and the time to 20 minutes. Let the pressure slowly release after it's done cooking.
Serving size: 1 cup.
My WW Personal Points: 4 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
- *if you use a packet of taco seasoning that isn't low sodium this Will BE salty.
- I use WW recipe builder to figure out points and not by nutrition info. The nutrition info doesn't calculate zero point foods correctly.
- Category: Easy
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 249
- Sugar: 11
- Fat: 14
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Carbohydrates: 25
- Fiber: 3.7
- Protein: 23
Keywords: slow cooker taco soup
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with WW in any way. I am just a member who creates recipes based on their points system.
My sister texted me this recipe last year, and I’ve made it a lot. I’ve never made it in my instant pot or my slow cooker…just in a big pot on top of the stove, and I let it simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. But it’s nice to use the slow cooker on really cold days to warm up the house. It freezes really well, and we freeze it quite a bit because it’s only my husband and myself. But I’ve also cooked it in our local food coop commercial kitchen, and it’s a real crowd pleaser. I have to thank you so much for this often-used recipe!
You can brown the ground beef and onion on Saute mode first. Then add in the rest of the ingredients.
Use the Slow Cooker setting or set the pressure cook time to 20 min. Just let the pressure release naturally.
How can I translate this to Insta Pot or stove top? I donated my slow cooker years ago. Please help
Chicken is a great sub!
Kristine C says
I've been making this recipe for the past few years using rotisserie chicken, for a zero point meal (on purple). It is delish!
This soup is SO good. It comforts me right to the core. Delicious!
I've made it plenty of times without the ranch seasoning and it is still good. 🙂
Melanie Heigl says
I can’t find the Mrs.Dash ranch packets. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
Thanks Glenda! There's a drop-down menu on the right side (desktop) and you can choose recipes by Category. There will be a WW category. Or, you can find the link for WW recipes at the top of the page.
I so love this taco soup.....even on the stovetop. Thanks for sharing! If you have other similar recipes that show WW points, where might I find them?