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Instant Pot Taco Soup

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If you love Taco soup then you’re going to love this Instant Pot Taco Soup recipe. The best thing about Instant Pot Dump Taco Soup is that it’s a recipe that requires minimal effort.

This chicken taco soup is also a zero point taco soup on the Weight Watchers smart points plan which is a bonus! Enjoy this delicious dump and dash soup recipe as an easy weeknight meal!

Instant Pot Dump And Dash Taco Soup

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Bursting with Flavor: The soup is packed with vibrant, Mexican-inspired spices and ingredients.
  • One-Pot Wonder: Easy preparation and clean-up with the Instant Pot.
  • Zero Points: If you follow the Weight Watchers plan then this is a zero point taco soup and is great for a low carb diet.

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients needed for this dump-and-dash soup recipe:

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts: The main protein in this dish, providing a hearty base that absorbs the flavors of the spices well.
  • Rotel (Canned Tomatoes & Green Chilies): Adds a tangy freshness and a hint of heat, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the soup.
  • Taco Seasoning: Infuses the soup with a mix of traditional Mexican spices, giving it that authentic taco taste. Learn how to make Taco seasoning here.
  • Cumin: Lends an earthy, warm flavor that’s integral to the dish’s signature taste.
  • Small Onion: Contributes a savory sweetness when cooked, balancing out the spices nicely.
  • Seasoned Black Beans: Adds texture and a rich, earthy flavor while also boosting the soup’s protein content.
  • Tomato Sauce: Thickens the soup and adds a savory depth of flavor.
  • Frozen Corn: Injects a pop of sweetness and crunch, contrasting beautifully with the softer textures in the dish.
  • Chili Powder: Gives the soup a spicy kick, adding to the complexity of the flavors.
  • Water: Acts as the cooking liquid, ensuring the chicken stays tender and moist while allowing the flavors to meld together perfectly.
Ingredients For Instant Pot Taco Soup

How to Make Instant Pot Taco Soup?

Here is a step-by-step guide for cooking this chicken Taco soup dump recipe.

Step One: Add Ingredients to Instant Pot

Add all of your ingredients into the Instant Pot. Give it a good stir to make sure that everything is incorporated well.

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Step Two: Seal Your Pressure Cooker

Close the Instant Pot lid by twisting it closed. Close the valve to seal the pressure by pushing the valve away from you.

Step Three: Pressure Cook Taco Soup

Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. After the Instant Pot has completed pressure cooking, do a quick release by pulling the valve toward you to release the pressure.

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Step Four: Shred the Chicken Breast

Remove the chicken breast from the Instant Pot and transfer to a cutting board. Shred your chicken breasts, and then add the shredded chicken back to your Instant Pot, mixing well.

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Step Five: Garnish and Serve

Add your soup to bowls and garnish with your favorite toppings. Enjoy your Instant Pot Taco Soup!

This fantastic Instant pot taco soup is one of the most popular Instant Pot soup recipes here at The Instant Pot Table. It’s an easy taco soup to make and makes an easy weeknight dinner. If you love this recipe you’re also gonna love our Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.

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Expert Tips

  • This dump-and-dash Taco soup tastes even better the next day as all of the flavors have time to marinate. So if you can, try making it ahead of time for a delicious meal the next night.
  • Taco seasoning is convenient, but you can also create your own blend using chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Adjust the seasoning to your taste. For a great taco seasoning recipe try this one here!
  • Corn adds sweetness and texture. You can use fresh, frozen, or canned corn, depending on availability.
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Variations

  • Vegetarian Taco Soup: If you want to make a vegetarian Taco Soup, leave out the chicken and replace with about 8 oz of sliced mushrooms. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and then add in spices to taste.
  • Chorizo: Add a spicy kick by incorporating chorizo sausage. Brown it with the vegetables or cook it separately and stir it into the soup.
  • Ground Turkey: For a leaner option, substitute ground chicken with ground turkey. It still offers a great flavor and pairs well with taco seasonings.
  • Ground Beef: Use lean ground beef and onion as the base and beef broth for a classic and hearty flavor.
  • Beans: Experiment with different types of beans. Black beans, pinto beans, or kidney beans all work well. You can even use a combination for added variety.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigerate: For taco soup, you can generally store it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Be sure to store in an airtight container.
  • Freeze: To freeze taco soup let the soup cool completely and then transfer it to airtight freezer containers. You can store the taco soup in your freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator when ready to enjoy again!
  • Reheat: You can reheat this Instant Pot Taco Soup on the stovetop or in the microwave. If using the stovetop, heat over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until heated through. If using the microwave, transfer soup to a microwave-safe dish and heat in 30-second intervals until heated through. Enjoy!

What To Serve With This Recipe

  • Serve this delicious soup with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, tortilla strips, cilantro, and shredded cheese.
  • You can also garnish this taco soup Instant Pot recipe with diced green onions and cilantro.
  • You can also serve your chicken taco soup with a crusty bread roll and a little butter.

FAQ’S

Is Taco Soup Healthy?

Yes! Yes and Yes! This dump-and-dash Instant Pot Taco soup recipe is super healthy. It’s packed with protein and goodness from the chicken, tomatoes, corn and beans.
The taco seasoning has plenty of flavor that not only adds a nice zing to the soup, but the various spices such as cumin, oregano, and chili powder are a natural source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.

Can I Use Frozen Chicken in Instant Pot Taco Soup?

Yes, you can use frozen chicken in this taco soup recipe!
Simply increase the pressure cooking time from 10 to 12 minutes and then proceed with the rest of the instructions.

Do I Have to Use Rotel Canned Tomatoes?

No, you can use any kind of diced tomatoes. We use Rotel as we like the kick it adds to the soup.

Can I Add Different Canned Beans to This Soup?

Yes. You can add other types of beans to Instant Pot Taco soup. We sometimes add kidney beans or pinto beans to our soup.

Can I Make This Taco Soup Spicier?

Yes, you can make this recipe spicier by adding extra chili powder or cayenne pepper. You can also add jalapenos or a small can of diced green chiles for an added kick!

Dash Taco Soup

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Instant Pot Taco Soup is an easy and simple recipe that you will love.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 10oz cans Rotel
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 15.5oz can seasoned black beans, drained
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 10oz bag frozen corn
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  1. Add all of your ingredients into the Instant Pot. Give it a good stir to make sure that everything is incorporated well.
  2. Close the Instant Pot lid by twisting it closed. Close the valve to seal the pressure by pushing the valve away from you.
  3. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. After the Instant Pot has completed pressure cooking, do a quick release by pulling the valve toward you to release the pressure.
  4. Remove the chicken breast from the Instant Pot and transfer to a cutting board. Shred your chicken breasts, and then add the shredded chicken back to your Instant Pot, mixing well.
  5. Add your soup to bowls and garnish with your favorite toppings. Enjoy your Instant Pot Taco Soup!

Notes

  • This dump-and-dash Taco soup tastes even better the next day as all of the flavors have time to marinate. So if you can, try making it ahead of time for a delicious meal the next night.
  • Taco seasoning is convenient, but you can also create your own blend using chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Adjust the seasoning to your taste. For a great taco seasoning recipe try this one here!
  • Corn adds sweetness and texture. You can use fresh, frozen, or canned corn, depending on availability.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 1238mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 14gSugar: 6gProtein: 33g

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18 Comments

  1. I make this often and freeze extras. I always put in some cream cheese for one extra creamy flavor addition. Thank you!

  2. This Instant Pot Dump And Dash Taco Soup looks really scrumptious. I am sure my sons will super love to have a bowl.

  3. I really loved this recipe! It’s easy and delicious. I will definitely make this for my family. Thank you!

  4. Wow, this looks amazing. I definitely need to make this for my family. I think they’re going to love it. It has been a bit chilly here lately too, so this would be perfect.

  5. After seeing all these instant pot dinner meal ideas I really need to get myself one of these. This taco soup sounds perfect!

  6. i’ve made something similar just experimenting before. i’ll try to follow this for sure

  7. I love this easy taco soup recipe. I don’t have an instant pot but I think I can cook this is a regular pot.

  8. I have an instapot and I have been looking for more recipes, this one is perfect to put in to use this week, looks delicious

  9. The BEST instant pot taco soup recipe that is loaded with flavors! The BEST homemade taco soup that is the ultimate comfort food.

  10. You finally offered a smaller recipe. I have the small IP and am alone so I don’t need to cook for an army. Please think a little bit about people who have the smaller model.

    1. I’m glad you found this useful. I do have a family of 7 so the recipes i share are often for around 5-6 people. Sadly I can’t cater for every single need but one suggestion to get the most from these recipes would be to batch cook or make freezer meals if there is too much or half the recipe and ingredients. 🙂

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