Healthy Taco Soup Recipe

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it…they’ll have no clue that it’s totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it...they'll have no clue that it's totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

Instant Pot Spicy Taco Soup

When the weather gets cold or I’m just feeling a bit down I like soup…that doesn’t mean we always have to be eating chicken noodle soup though, right?

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Let’s spice things up with this delicious and healthy taco soup. It’s a little spicy and packed with a whole bunch of great ingredients that come together to make the perfect lunch or dinner recipe. 

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it...they'll have no clue that it's totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

Is this a healthy taco soup recipe? 

It sure is! The great thing about this taco soup recipe is that it is packed with vegetables, beans for fiber, and of course some lean protein. You can find the Weight Watchers breakdown below as well! This is a great recipe to meal prep, you can make one batch and have lunches for the whole week. 

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it...they'll have no clue that it's totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

Can I make this easy taco soup family friendly?

Not everyone likes spicy and I get that. You can make this recipe as spicy (or mild) as you’d like. You can use regular tomato juice and leave out the peppers if you’d like to dial it back a notch. Sub in green or red peppers if you’d like to keep the peppers but lose the heat. 

Do you have any other easy Instant Pot recipes I can try?

I have a lot of healthy Instant Pot recipes for you to check out! Most of them include Weight Watchers information as well 🙂 

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it...they'll have no clue that it's totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

How do I make this easy taco soup in the Instant Pot? 

  • Set your Instant Pot to the sauté function (Mine shows 30 when I turn this on.)
  • Add the olive oil and allow to heat up.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes or until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent. Stir occasionally.
  • Add beef and cook until no longer pink. Turn Instant Pot off.
  • Add chicken stock to Instant Pot.
  • In a small bowl, add black and kidney beans and corn.
  • Add tomato juice
  • Add taco seasoning, salsa, tomatoes, and green chilies.
  • Sprinkle cilantro on top.
  • Mix everything together.
  • Close and lock the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the vent is closed. Set Instant Pot to 8 minutes. Once the 8 minutes are up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Open the vent and release the remaining pressure.

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it...they'll have no clue that it's totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

Do you have Weight Watchers info for this healthy taco soup recipe? 

I sure do! I calculate with the online Weight Watchers recipe creator which I’d recommend to anyone who is serious about using the Weight Watchers program. Their online resources are helpful, affordable, and they make it really easy to know exactly what you are eating in terms of points…not to mention then you’ll always be up to date on the information and points changes. 

Make sure you recalculate for yourself if you stray from this recipe. Any changes could change the overall values in the recipe and alter your end result in terms of points. I don’t claim to be perfect but I do my best to provide you accurate information for your Weight Watchers journey. 

Each serving (recipe makes 4) is 8 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points! 

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it...they'll have no clue that it's totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

Can I alter this recipe to be lower in points?

I don’t think 8 points is bad for a dinner or lunch recipe but if it’s too high for you here are some ways to reduce those points: 

  • Make the recipe into 6 servings. 
  • Use ground turkey breasts which would lower your points on the turkey. 
  • Skip the olive oil, you won’t miss it! 
  • If you are making this less spicy you won’t need the tomato juice which will drop a few points as well! 

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Printable Instant Pot Spicy Taco Soup Recipe: 

Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it...they'll have no clue that it's totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Weight Watchers Freestyle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 647 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 1 pound of lean ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons or 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup red salsa
  • 1/2 Cup diced green chilies
  • 4 Cups tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup of spicy tomato juice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Cups kidney beans
  • 2 Cups black beans
  • 4 Cups Corn canned or frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Set your Instant Pot to the sauté function (Mine shows 30 when I turn this on.)
  2. Add the olive oil and allow to heat up.
  3. Add onions and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes or until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent. Stir occasionally.
  4. Add beef and cook until no longer pink. Turn Instant Pot off.
  5. Add chicken stock to Instant Pot.
  6. In a small bowl, add black and kidney beans and corn.
  7. Add tomato juice
  8. Add taco seasoning, salsa, tomatoes, and green chilies.
  9. Sprinkle cilantro on top.
  10. Mix everything together.
  11. Close and lock the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the vent is closed. Set Instant Pot to 8 minutes. Once the 8 minutes are up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Open the vent and release the remaining pressure.

Recipe Notes

8 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points in each serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 647 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1120mg 47%
Potassium 2210mg 63%
Total Carbohydrates 91g 30%
Dietary Fiber 22g 88%
Sugars 18g
Protein 51g 102%
Vitamin A 52.1%
Vitamin C 69.5%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 42.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Healthy taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot spicy taco soup could not be more delicious. The whole family will love it...they'll have no clue that it's totally Weight Watchers friendly! 

Meagen is a newlywed, animal lover, book enthusiast, who loves to write and create DIY projects in her spare time. She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband Dustin, their two dogs, and a massive variety of other small animals. You could on any given day catch her singing off key to random radio tunes or reorganizing her bookshelves by spine color.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam
    January 27, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    How would you make this in a crockpot?

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      February 1, 2019 at 1:50 pm

      Saute ground turkey with olive oil, garlic and onion until cooked. Put in crockpot, add all other ingredients. Stir well and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. High for 4 to 6 hours. Good luck!

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