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Crock Pot Taco Soup garnished with a dollop of sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, and freshly chopped parsley served in bowls with a spoon beside sprigs of fresh parsley and a striped table napkin atop a marble counter.

Crock Pot Taco Soup

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Crock Pot Taco Soup is made without beans, includes straightforward ingredients and pantry staples, requires just 20 minutes of prep time, and is low-carb and gluten-free. To make it, all you’ll have to do is brown some ground beef on the stovetop, add all of the remaining ingredients to your slow cooker, set it to cook, then garnish and serve!


Taco Soup:

Optional Garnishes (Not Included In Nutrition Info):

  • Sour cream
  • Finely chopped cilantro
  • Finely chopped green onions
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Avocado slices


  1. Brown Ground Beef On Stovetop: In a large skillet over medium heat on the stovetop, cook ground beef until browned. Drain excess grease.
  2. Add In Ingredients And Stir: To Crock Pot, add browned ground beef, chopped onions, cubed cream cheese, canned tomatoes with green chilies, and spices. Stir to combine ingredients. Add beef broth and heavy cream and stir again.
  3. Cook In Crock Pot: Set Crock Pot to cook on “high” for 4 hours or on “low” for 6-7 hours.
  4. Garnish And Serve: After cooking, stir the mixture before transferring soup to bowls and top with desired garnishes.

Recipe Notes:

Stovetop Instructions: Brown the ground beef in a large pot on the stovetop then drain the excess grease. After, add all of the remaining soup ingredients and cook on medium-low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Then, decrease the stovetop heat to low and simmer for an additional 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight container without garnishes and eat within 5 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed throughout.

Freezer Storage: Store in the freezer in an airtight container without garnishes. The soup will remain fresh in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed throughout.

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