Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

Slow cooker taco soup? Yes, please, and thank you!

I think most of you know by now that I have a serious love for Mexican flavors. The Mexican food section of my blog is always growing because I just can’t get enough!

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Taco Soup in a white bowl sitting slightly off to the right. Shows the soup from the top including meat, chopped avocado and tomatoes with fresh cilantro sprinkled over the top.

I did a taco soup recipe a while back but I wanted to try one in my slow cooker because it’s been so blasted hot here during the day that I just didn’t want to turn on the stove. But the nights have been chilly here, so it’s perfect for soup.

I love this recipe simply because all you have to do is make the easy base and then let everyone add their own toppings and additions. It makes it easy to make everyone happy at the dinner table with minimal work or slaving over a hot stove!

Please know that the base is just that. Something that you want to add things to. So if you try the base and aren’t totally thrilled with the flavor, rest assured that things really get kicked up a notch when you add in all those other flavors. Although, I have to say that both Mini Chef and I enjoyed the simplicity of the base. But in the end, we enjoyed the soup with our additions much more.

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe overhead view showing a white bowl filled with the soup sitting on a cutting board.

This could be a great soup for packing for lunch, too. Just pack your toppings on the side, keep the soup warm in a thermos, and add everything else when you are ready for lunch. Pretty simple and very tasty!

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Clean Eating Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Taco Soup

This delicious soup cooks itself in your slow cooker!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6 cups (approximately)
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes in juice (canned or fresh)
  • 4 cups beef or chicken broth (I used beef)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup salsa (whatever your favorite is)
  • chopped, fresh cilantro
  • chopped, fresh avocado
  • chopped, fresh onions
  • grated cheese (I used cheddar)
  • sliced black olives


  • In a large skillet, brown the meat in the oil.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker crock and add in all other ingredients.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours
  • Serve, top with the toppings of your choice and enjoy!


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include optional ingredients.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 5.2mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 12/11/16.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m so with you on Mexican seasoning. This one caught my eye. Recipe looks fantastic–love all those ingredients.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anna – Thanks! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂