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Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup

Grab your slow cooker and let’s make this easy Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup. It’s packed with tons of healthy veggies and delicious robust flavor!

We’ve got all the Crock Pot Tips and Tricks [1] you need to know as well as the best recipes like Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken [2]!

Crock pot taco soup in a bowl with sour cream on top.

Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup

It’s wonderful when you can marry two great things in a recipe like nutritious and easy! Healthy Crock Pot Recipes [3] help you do just that. This recipe for Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup is one of our favorites!

No matter the season, this soup is always in rotation! So is this Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken [4]!

It’s so flavorful, but packs in tons of veggies and is just so satisfying. I love coming home to this meal – and eating it the next day for lunch!

For added crunch and a little more nutrition, I top the cooked soup with shredded cabbage. Don’t knock it till you try it 🙂

Here are a few more Healthy Crock Pot Recipes [3]!

How to Make Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup

With a few simple steps, your soup will be ready to let your crockpot do all the work! 

Step 1

First, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft around the edges.  When done, take them out of the pan and place in crock pot.  

Ingredients being cooked for crock pot taco soup.

Step 2

Next, with the same pan, place an additional tablespoon of olive oil and cook ground turkey until it is browned.  We like to add the chili powdered to let it cook with the meat to bring out the flavor, but you can add it to your crock pot when adding all the other ingredients, too. 

Use a spatula to break up the ground turkey into smaller pieces as it cooks. Place the meat in your crock pot. 

Ground turkey being cooked for Crockpot Taco Soup

Step 3

Add the remaining soup ingredients and herbs in your slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. However, it’s okay if your soup sits on the warm setting for a while, which makes it great for game day or entertaining!

Ingredients in a slow cooker for crock pot taco soup

Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy! 

Bonus, this taco soup will keep refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months.

If you are new to crockpot cooking, make sure to check out these Crock Pot Tips and Tricks [1]!

Toppings for the Best Healthy Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Depending on your diet and how healthy you want to go, you can top your Crock Pot Taco Soup with any one of these toppings:

 

Can I Freeze Crock Pot Taco Soup?

Yes! One of our favorite things about this easy slow cooker recipe is that it works great as a freezer meal. It’s important to know how to prevent freezer burn [5] so you have a delicious soup when you take it out of the freezer. 

Option 1: To freeze after cooking, follow the directions as listed. Once cooked, put it into portion containers and freeze. We don’t recommend using sour cream or cream cheese if freezing. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave. 

Option 2: If you want to prep this before cooking, just dump all ingredients except the optional cheese into a large freezer storage bag. It will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw, and then place in the crockpot and follow the recipe cooking instructions. 

Make sure, no matter which option you choose, the bag is dated and labeled!

Grab your slow cooker and let's make this easy Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup.  It's  packed with tons of veggies and robust flavor!

There are a few other tips for making the best Crockpot Taco Soup:

 

Variations for Crock-Pot Taco Soup

 

Grab your slow cooker and let's make this easy Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup.  It's  packed with tons of veggies and robust flavor!

 

Crock-Pot Taco Soup Recipe

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Crock pot taco soup in a bowl with sour cream on top.

Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup

Grab your slow cooker and let's make this easy Healthy Crock Pot Taco Soup. It's packed with tons of nutritious veggies and delicious robust flavor!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Erin Henry [13]

Equipment

  • Crock Pot
  • frying pan

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups diced vegetables (onions, celery, peppers, cabbage, zucchini, etc.)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 to 3 cups low sodium chicken or beef broth (use more if you want a thinner soup)
  • 1 15- oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15- oz. can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 4- oz. can chopped green chiles
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft around the edges. Take them out of the pan and place in crock pot.
  • With the same pan, place an additional tablespoon of olive oil and cook ground turkey until it is browned. Use a spatula to break up the ground turkey into smaller pieces as it cooks. Place in crock pot.
  • Add the remaining soup ingredients and spices in your slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. It's fine if the soup cooks a little longer or the slow cooker switches to the "warm" setting.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Other veggies that would be good in this recipe:  corn, carrots, broccoli or even spinach the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Want to freeze your soup?  It lasts in the freezer up to 3 months.  To use, thaw and then bring to a simmer on the stove or microwave.  Add toppings after it's thawed and heated.
  • You can also add all ingredients to a freezer-safe bag and place in freezer until ready to use. Just thaw and cook in your crock pot per the regular instructions. 
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
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This recipe was updated with additional instructions and tips on 11/13/19.

It’s soup season! Grab your crockpot and let’s get this Crockpot Taco Soup simmering!

It’s perfect for gatherings of friends and serving up on game day!

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