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Top down shot of a bowl of creamy taco soup with jalapeno, cilantro, cheese and sour cream.

Creamy Taco Soup

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Creamy Taco Soup – a seriously delicious homemade creamy taco soup recipe that is perfect for those cold weather months! Dinner is served!


  • 1 pound ground beef (85/15)
  • 12 packages taco seasoning
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (remove membrane and seeds)
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, minced
  • 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 15oz can corn, drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1/2 lime (more as-desired)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 48oz cream cheese, softened
  • Toppings: sour cream, cilantro, shredded cheese, avocado


  1. Bring a large Dutch Oven to medium-high heat. Add ground beef and move around pan until fully cooked. Drain excess grease. 
  2. Add onion and garlic. Move around pan until onion softens, approx. 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Add jalapeno, anaheim pepper, 1 package taco seasoning, black beans, tomatoes with green chiles, corn, broth, lime zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir to combine. 
  4. Taste and add more taco seasoning (up to 1 more package) + the juice of the other half of lime + any additional salt. Everyone has different tastes, so adjust as desired.
  5. Add cream cheese and stir on medium heat until it is fully melted and combined.  
  6. Cover and let simmer 10 minutes to let the flavors meld. 
  7. Serve with your choice of fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream, and avocado. 


  • Storage: store taco soup leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 790.1 mg
  • Fat: 11.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6 g
  • Protein: 13.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.3 mg