A Deliciously Tasty Keto Taco Soup Recipe

The Keto (or ketogenic) Diet is focused on low-carb eating that causes the body to enter a state of ketosis. This is desirable because it forces your body to burn all the fat you eat as energy and breaks down stored fat as an energy source instead of making use of carbs. The lack of carbs in a Keto Diet is what allows it to work the way it does. This leads to weight loss and a general rewiring of the body’s metabolism. The main challenge of a kept diet is you have to be very picky about what you eat to keep your body in a state of ketosis, so some foods are off-limits. As Good House Keeping notes in this useful article about keto diet food there are still plenty of foods you can eat and enjoy you have to be selective. One such food you can certainly enjoy on a keto diet is soup.

Enjoying Your Meals and How To Make a Delicious Keto Taco Soup

Another key part of a good keto diet is learning delicious recipes that make meals enjoyable. A diet is easy to stick with if you enjoy the food you’re eating, and it’s not as hard as you may think. Nobody is going to stick to a diet that’s just water and tree bark. Too many people go to an extreme when changing their diet and that’s a pathway to failure. An easy recipe to learn that you will enjoy is keto taco soup. Soup is a versatile and delicious food well suited to many types of diets and especially tasty on colder days in the fall and winter. A taco soup combines rich southwest flavors with a big taste.

Soups and You

Soups are a favorite recipe of veteran cooks and those just starting to learn. A soup is easy to make just add what you need to a pot, turn it on, and let it cook. Soups are hearty, thick, tasty, and when made at home far better than any canned soup. Keto taco soup is simple to make and provides an enjoyable meal for you and the family.


This is a low-carb recipe that doesn’t cut back on taste or flavor. Even those not on a low-carb or keto diet will enjoy this soup. Filled with flavor this soup is also filling making it a main course all on its own. Plus it is also easy to reheat and enjoy the next day so don’t be afraid to double (or even triple) the ingredients for a bigger pot.

  • Beef: with beef, you have options to choose from in terms of fat content. You prefer a leaner beef such as 90/10 or even 97/3 however, fatter beef is an option if that’s what you have or just prefer using. Be sure to drain off the excess fat when cooking.
  • Taco Seasoning: for this ingredient, you can use prepackaged taco seasoning or make your own. A homemade seasoning can vary in complexity but can be made with as little as chili powder, paprika, and sea salt. See this handy recipe for a more straightforward example, but a more complex one is certainly suitable if you prefer or have one on hand.
  • Dairy: taco soup requires dairy, which is easy to do under the perimeters of a keto diet. Simply add cream cheese and heavy cream to give your taco soup the richness and flavor you expect. The result is a creamy and cheesy flavor that you’re sure to enjoy.
  • RoTel Tomatoes: for the perfect flavor this blend of tomatoes and chilies add the spice you want. RoTel Tomatoes also come in a few different varieties allowing you to adjust the spice level to suit your taste or make it more suitable for young children.
  • Misc.: in addition, you will need a diced small onion and beef broth to complete the recipe.
  • Optional ingredients: optionally one small green bell pepper can be added for additional flavor (and health benefits) as can two to three minced garlic cloves. Salt and pepper to taste as desired, and you can also substitute chicken or turkey for ground beef based on preference.

Cooking and Preparation

  1. Beef: to start you will need one pound of ground beef and one pre-diced small onion. It speeds up the preparation and cooking process to cook these ingredients in the same pot you plan to use for your soup. Start by browning your beef and onions and drain off any excess grease once the beef is browned and the onions have softened.
  2. Add The Seasoning: next you’ll want to add two tablespoons of keto taco seasoning and eight ounces of cream cheese to the pot. Start stirring everything together over low heat until the cream cheese has melted and everything is well blended.
  3. The Final Ingredients: in this step, you’ll add the last ingredients, two cups of beef broth, two cans of RoTel Tomatoes, and one cup of heavy cream. Carefully stir everything together and let the soup cook for roughly 15 minutes be sure to stir occasionally.
  4. Add Toppings As Desired: while this soup is certainly good as is feel free to add toppings to fit your taste. Consider adding sliced avocado, jalapeño slices, lime wedges, cilantro, or shredded cheddar.

How Do I Store This Soup?

Like other types of soup, this keto taco soup lasts roughly five days if stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container. This soup can be frozen however, you will have to make it without adding the dairy ingredients as cream cheese and heavy cream break down when frozen. Simply thaw the soup and add cream cheese and heavy cream when heating it. If frozen it should last several months (up to six) while still retaining its flavor.

Is This Recipe Low Carb?

This keto taco soup is designed to be low in carbohydrates. It’s made with low-carb items commonly found in keto diets such as high-fat dairy products and meats in this case beef. Each serving of this soup as listed has one gram of fiber and only eight grams of carbs in total.

You can also read:

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *