Slow Cooker Beefy Nacho Soup

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All of the goodness of cheesy nachos packed right into this soup! Slow cooked to perfection and topped with tortilla chips, this soup will become an instant favorite!Slow cooker beefy nacho soup in a bowl.

Whenever I hear the word Nacho I think of Nacho Libre. Nachhhhhhoooooo! (In my best Jack Black voice.)  Isn’t that movie the best? We watch it over and over again as a family and it never gets old! The first time that I saw it, it wasn’t that great to me. But then the second time it was hilarious, and now it gets funnier every time!

Anyway. While we are on the subject of Nachos, lets talk about this soup. Picture your favorite nachos covered in cheese with a little bit of spice. Now picture a soup that tastes just like your favorite nachos. This is that soup my friends.

Slow cooker beefy nacho soup in a white pot, topped with shredded cheese.Holy cow. This soup is out of this world good. Seriously in my top 5 favorite soups of all time. I originally made it here but people would ask if it could be made in a slow cooker. Well I had to test it out for myself. It was just as good and the soup stayed a good consistency while in the slow cooker. My favorite part is at the end when you pile in the cheese and just let it melt.

I made this on a busy day full of basketball games and other school activities. It was so easy to put in the slow cooker and stayed warm so that all of my family could eat at different times. My son said that this is the best soup that he has ever had. You guys are going to love this one!

Beefy nacho soup areal view.


Slow Cooker Beefy Nacho Soup

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All of the goodness of cheesy nachos packed right into this soup! Slow cooked to perfection and topped with tortilla chips, this soup will become an instant favorite!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 can condensed nacho cheese soup 10 ¾ ounce (cheddar soup will also work)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilis 10 oz, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Optional toppings:

  • Crushed tortilla chips


  • In a medium sized skillet cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until beef is no longer pink and the onion is clear. Drain the grease and add to slow cooker.
  • Add soup, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chilis, and milk. Stir.
  • Cook on low 3-4 hours. Stir in ½ cup cheddar cheese and allow to melt. Can be kept on warm for an additional 4 hours. Top with crushed tortilla chips and additional cheese if desired.


Serves: 6

Calories288kcal (14%)Carbohydrates16g (5%)Protein24g (48%)Fat14g (22%)Saturated Fat8g (40%)Cholesterol75mg (25%)Sodium937mg (39%)Potassium745mg (21%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar8g (9%)Vitamin A1119IU (22%)Vitamin C11mg (13%)Calcium253mg (25%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword beefy nacho soup, nacho soup, soup recipes
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Everything looks good I have stage 4 stomach cancer
    I have to really watch what I eat, nothing spicy, fried. I don’t like seafood, rice or pastas. The beefy nachos soup sounds really good.?

  2. It looks like there is some cilantro or another herb sprinkled on top. I can’t find this in the recipe. Which herb is it?

  3. My kids are extremely picky and don’t like to eat soup. However, I made this recipe last week and all of the kids enjoyed it. I used the cheddar soup since that is all I could find at the store and I left out the diced tomatoes and green chilis since they don’t like those. It was a hit! We dipped our chips in it and they thought it tasted like nachos with meat. I made a double recipe and it served 2 adults and 4 kids.

  4. Would there be a replacement for the condensed soup? I really hate to use the condensed soups and haven’t bought any in YEARS! Thanks.

  5. This looks great. In the instructions, it says under step 2, to “add soup” two times…was that just a type-o or is there an ingredient missing? Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it!

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