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Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

This easy Instant Pot taco soup recipe is perfect year round and packed with flavor. Just 6 minutes in your pressure cooker topped with sour cream and a side of chips or a roll and it’s the perfect family meal! Need a warm soup during the Winter or just love anything tacos, give this a whirl.

easy instant pot taco soup recipe

Yes I use my pressure cooker often, almost every day! This easy Instant Pot taco soup recipe is one of our favorite Instant Pot recipes, and definitely on the top of the list as far as my kids are concerned. (affiliate links present, originally published 4/17)

It is so easy to throw together which is one reason I love it, and it is packed with tons of flavor.

It’s one of those comfort food recipes that you can make quickly and keep all the ingredients on hand in your pantry for when you only have less than 30 minutes to cook an entire meal and eat it!

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot taco soup recipe

There are a bunch of ingredients. Some you can omit if you don’t care for it or would rather go meatless.

This can be made as a vegetarian taco soup too! We don’t add any heat to our version but can easily be done. Use some scoop tortilla chips as a side and the kids will really love it.

  • Add a bit of chili powder if you want to heat it up to your liking. But without it’s just as good.

It’s like a deconstructed taco with some tasty broth and perfect year round.

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If you are a busy family like us and don’t have an Instant Pot I highly recommend it. It’s made our lives so much easier and made it possible for us to sit down as a family to eat together more often. 

Everything gets done so extremely fast! 

I use the pressure cooker and saute functions the most, like for this soup. I have created a lot of easy Instant Pot recipes you can try as well as this one. Don’t be intimidated, it’s really easy to use!

If you’re looking for more easy recipes like this check out my Instant Pot eBook. 😉

Instant Pot taco soup

  1. Ground beef and onions
ground beef

I literally add onions to just about everything I make in this pot or my Ninja Foodi.

  1. Kidney beans
  2. Pinto beans
    1. or black beans rinsed and drained
  3. Corn
  4. Stewed tomatoes
  5. Diced tomatoes
  6. Olives
  7. Taco & Ranch seasoning
    1. I mean really any seasons can be added that your family loves, onion powder is good too
  8. Tomato sauce

Diced green chiles are optional but I like a can of mild for extra flavor.

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Instant Pot Taco Soup

  1. Saute

    Put your Instant Pot on saute and start to brown your ground beef.
    Add your olive oil, onions, taco seasoning, powdered ranch dressing mix, to your ground beef. 

    Continue to brown until no pink remains and onions have become a bit softened. 

  2. Add ingredients

    Drain both cans of beans and add into your IP with all other ingredients except the sour cream.  Stir together. 

  3. Cook

    Put lid on IP and cook on high pressure cook, for 6 minutes cook time (can do longer if you want beans to be really soft – up to 10 min). 

    Close steam valve. When done carefully do a slow or quick release release on steam valve and then carefully lift lid. 

Keep in mind it may take up to 15 minutes to reach pressure when you’re planning your prep time.

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Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

This easy Instant Pot taco soup recipe is perfect year round and packed with flavor. Just 6 minutes in your pressure cooker topped with sour cream and a side of chips or a roll and it’s the perfect family meal! Need a warm soup during the Winter or just love anything tacos, give this a whirl.
Course Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dinner, easy, instant pot, italian wedding soup, pressure cooker, taco
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 349kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put your Instant Pot on saute and start to brown your ground beef.
  • Add your olive oil, onions, taco seasoning, powdered ranch dressing mix, to your ground beef. 
  • Continue to brown until no pink remains and onions have become a bit softened. 
  • Drain both cans of beans and add into your IP with all other ingredients except the sour cream. 
  • Stir together. 
  • Put lid on IP and set to manual, pressure, high, for 6 minutes (can do longer if you want beans to be really soft – up to 10 min). 
  • Close steam valve. When done carefully do a slow release on steam valve and then carefully lift lid. 
  • Stir and serve topped with sour cream, avocado, and a side of tortilla chips!

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 815mg35%
Potassium 1071mg31%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Monday 22nd of October 2018

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Libby

Sunday 7th of October 2018

Making this tomorrow..does it need chicken broth like one person mentioned? My IP allllways says burn so I’m thinking I’ll need it. How much?

Avra Williams

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

I have a slow cooker recipe that uses 5 cups of water (no tomato sauce). So I would definitely add more liquid - broth or water.

Janice

Friday 21st of September 2018

I just wanted to let you know I stumbled on this recipe a couple weeks ago and since then my husband and I have made it 4 times. We are planning on making it again when we have guests with cornbread and salad because it's just so easy (and inexpensive - another win). The recipe is pretty fail proof, we've added veggies, took away beans, added meat, you name it, and it always comes out delicious. Thank you so much for sharing!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 22nd of September 2018

So glad you love it.

Breana Nichols

Monday 12th of March 2018

I tried this tonight. Added everything as directed. Tried to cook on high pressure for 6 mins but it could never come to pressure and then it said burn. Am I suppose to add more liquid or use the soup button?

The Typical Mom

Monday 12th of March 2018

There is plenty of liquid for this meal and shouldn't have a problem coming to pressure unless maybe your seal isn't working well on your IP. Soup button would be fine to use vs. high yes as you are just heating up the ingredients for this.

Amanda

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

We got an instant pot for Christmas. Was going to make taco soup in crock pot today but may give the insta pot a try, how long do I need to cook if I double recipe? We have large family. So my recipe for taco soup is very similar but doubled. Thank you.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

Probably about the same amount of time since the meat is already cooked you are just warming it all up and allowing the flavors to permeate.

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