Easy Cheesy Taco Soup

Cheesy Taco Soup is so simple to throw together and is loaded with taco inspired ingredients.  The cheesiness takes this soup to the next level of delicious and will be loved by the entire family! 

Quick and Easy Taco Soup

Those of you that follow along on Instagram stories saw that I was a part of an amazing blogger retreat in Malibu earlier this month. The weather was perfect, and we had amazing beach views. And one of the most magical parts of the retreat was welcoming McCormick as our sponsor!  As you all know, I’m lucky enough to have a long-standing relationship with McCormick, and they were kind enough to come and spend the day with us. Every meal that we had with them that day was so beautifully set up and we knew that we could count on the food to be delicious and packed with flavor. We are still talking about the AMAZING Berbere Chicken with Roasted Vegetables and Citrus Broth that they made for us for dinner!

During the day, we had different sessions that taught us how to be Flavor Experts by showing us how to appreciate the flavor and quality of products! I have always loved and known the amazing quality of McCormick products, but it was so cool to put it to the test. (You guys wouldn’t believe the difference between McCormick and Competitor in cinnamon; the Saigon Cinnamon blew me away!)

We tested out all kinds of herbs and spices and really learned the ins and outs of each one from McCormick, including flavor substitutes and other helpful tips and tricks. One of my favorite parts was seeing the difference between McCormick products and other brands. You could see all of the physical differences between McCormick and the competitor. The size and vibrancy of the color was apparent in each test We all joked that we were going to quit our day jobs and just give out samples at the grocery store so that everyone could see the difference for themselves. After learning the care and details put into everything they produce, all I wanted to do was get cooking!  I’m super excited topartner with them to show you what I learned.

One of the clear takeaways from our time with McCormick is that great-tasting recipes start with pure, high-quality spices and extracts. McCormick has been a trusted authority on flavor for more than 125 years (wow!). One of my favorite seasoning blends to use in the kitchen is McCormick Taco Seasoning, so I was super excited to test it against competitors. McCormick Taco Seasoning is free from fillers and is made with simple flavors and high-quality spices (which you can see!). I’m telling you, now it is obvious why McCormick Taco Seasoning is my secret ingredient for Taco Tuesdays.

Knowing all of this, I was so inspired and I chose to make this amazing cheesy taco soup for you
today to show off the AMAZING flavors in McCormick Taco Seasoning. It is a family favorite and so
easy to make. You just dump in all of the ingredients and it is jam-packed with amazing cheesy,
delicious flavor.

How do you make cheesy taco soup?

  • In a large pot over medium high heat, add ground beef.  Cook and crumble the brown beef until no longer pink.  Drain the grease.

  • Add the diced tomatoes, corn, kidney beans, black beans, olives, taco seasoning packet, and beef broth.

  • Add in the velveeta cheese OR the shredded cheddar cheese.  Stir together and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.

Four things you didn’t know about McCormick taco seasoning:

  • It is a zesty blend of authentic Mexican Seasonings, including onions and peppers.
  • It is a hearty flavor that is not too spicy but warm enough to compliment a variety of meats.
  • Contains no added MSG!
  • It is available in original, mild, hot, and gluten free.

Can I use cheddar cheese instead of velveeta cheese?

Of course!  We have no shame when it comes to velveeta cheese. ;). I like that it gives it a smoother creamier feel, but we also have made it with real shredded cheddar cheese.  Both are delicious!

Can I use turkey meat instead of ground beef?

Yes you can.  You can add ground turkey or even ground chicken as a substitute if you would like.

If you are looking for more delicious taco seasoning inspired recipes, look no further!

 

Easy Cheesy Taco Soup

4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cheesy Taco Soup is so simple to throw together and is loaded with taco inspired ingredients. The cheesiness takes this soup to the next level of delicious and will be loved by the entire family!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cans 14.5 ouncdiced tomatoes (I like to use fire roasted
  • 1 (15 ounce can) whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 (15 ounce can) kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce can) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (4 ounce can) sliced olives
  • 1 McCormick® taco seasoning package
  • 1 14.5 ounce beef broth
  • 1 (16 ounce) Velveeta cheese cubed OR 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: sour cream cilantro, sliced avocado, tomatoes, tortilla strips

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium high heat add the ground beef. Cook and crumble until no longer pink and drain the grease.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, corn, kidney beans, black beans, olives, taco seasoning packet, and beef broth.
  3. Add in the velveeta cheese OR the shredded cheddar cheese. Stir together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 2-3 minutes to let the flavors blend and serve with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cheesy Taco Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

This post was sponsored by McCormick.  I love brands that I use in the kitchen for myself.  All opinions expressed are my own.  

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. 4 stars
    What a yummy recipe!!! I believe corn belongs in many mexican recipes but is often overlooked. Your recipe does not. Thanks for adding black olives. (Another often forgotten ingredient) This recipe is destined for my “Soup Library”.

  2. 5 stars
    This soup recipe is amazing! I am always looking for new ways to make foods that my boyfriend and I like because he will not try anything new, new. This was perfect for us. He loved it and had 3 servings of it. I will be making again.
    I followed the recipe to a T and it didn’t need any adjusting in my opinion!

  3. It is very cold and windy here in the Northeast. I was really in the mood for something warm, spicy and hearty. Originally looked at the cheeseburger soup, but scrolled down and found the Cheesy Taco Soup. It is on the stove now, simmering.. So much flavor and easy!! For certain I’ll try the Cheeseburger soup, but when given the choice my husband said “taco”.
    New to your website, and glad I found you! Thanks for a great recipe- I’m sure they’re many.
    Happy Holidays!

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe! We’ve made this at least 3 times in the last month. We left out the olives and reduced the cheese and it’s still delicious! We also seasoned the ground turkey while it was browning. We even made this with venison and it turned out amazing. Thanks for another great recipe!!

  5. This soup is to die for! I made it for a few friends while tucked away in a mountain cabin and we all went crazy over it. I used ground turkey and cheddar cheese (processed cheese is really gross if you think about it) and other than that followed recipe to a t. Yum yum yum!

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