{Recipe} Taco Soup ~ Perfect for a Crisp Fall Dinner

Sometime this fall, the evening will be cool with just the hint of a chill in the air. You’ll be tapping your fingers on your lips, wondering what in the world you should make for dinner. The old standbys run through your mind and then you’ll remember this recipe, one you’ll want to make again and again, especially as the season turns cold.

Found in a community cookbook, I can tell you this has been a gem of a discovery. I love how this soup comes together like a chili with flavors from the tomatoes, thickness from the refried beans, and subtle pops of crunch from the corn. You’ve probably tasted Taco Soup recipes before, but this is the best! You’ll love it and I hope it will become a standby for you too!


Taco Soup


1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey

1 Large onion chopped

1 15 oz can kidney beans

1 15 oz can fat free refried beans

1 15 oz can chili beans

1 16 oz can whole corn, undrained

1 16 oz can chopped tomatoes

1 4 oz can tomato sauce

1 ½ c. water

1 4.5 oz can chopped green chilies

1 pkg Taco seasoning

1 pkg Ranch Dressing mix



Brown turkey and onion. Add all remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

For amazing results stir in a spoon of sour cream. You can also pour this soup over some taco chips or crumble them over the top with some shredded cheese. This would also be a great topping over a hot dog or baked potato. There are just so many possibilities!

For the Weight Watcher crowd out there, this has a Points Plus value of 3 for 1 cup. Thanks Betty for keeping me on track!


  1. Brenda says

    Thanks for posting this. I made it tonight for dinner and my family loved it. Although it is not quite “fall” here in Arizona. It still hit the spot.

  2. says

    I make a black bean soup that is similar. I use black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, ground beef and taco seasoning.
    The ranch seasoning sounds interesting. I will have to try this version next time I make it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. says

    I’m making this tonight! I scratch my head everyday wondering what healthy food I will serve my ‘junk-only-please’ kids! Can put your little logo on my blog? Would love to tell friends about you! I FB’ed it too!

  4. says

    That sounds good. It’s been so long since I’ve used ground anything in something like this. My son doesn’t like ground meat in chili, so I’ve found a good substitute is lentils & bulgur, with some peeled, diced eggplant. The texture is very similar, and still really nutritious.

  5. says

    Thank you for the well-written write-up. I greatly appreciated your generosity and help you offer through the no cost tips on your blog, especially the ones provided through this article. I know Betty would love to find out more of your blog post. We’ve sent your website link to her. We appreciate your thoughtfulness within this difficult time.


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