Vegetarian Crock Pot Taco Soup

Vegetarian Crock Pot Taco Soup

Vegetarian Taco Soup Crock Pot Recipe: A super simple, easy, and tasty dinner that is the perfect weekday crockpot meal that also a Vegan Taco Soup depending on the toppings you pick.  Filled with pantry staples like canned beans, tomato, onions, and peppers, this Slow Cooker Meatless Taco Soup is a recipe you’ll want to make again and again. 

Vegetarian Taco Soup Crock Pot Recipe pinterest pin.

This is a meal I have made over and over again and I know by heart.  This is not just a Vegetarian Taco Soup recipe BUT THE soup recipe in my house.  I make this Mexican inspired soup year-round and my entire family always looks forward to Taco Soup night.

It’s not only a favorite in my family but it’s also been shared over 100,000+ times on the internet and has rave reviews.

Vegetarian Taco Soup Crock Pot Recipe

My Vegetarian Taco Soup Crock Pot Recipe is the kind of savory bowl you WANT seconds of.  You know if something has taco in the title, I’m going to love it.  This meatless taco soup is no different.

With toddler twins, I’m short on time and am all about meals like this which are super simple.  This is an open and dump slow cooker recipe that is still surprisingly fresh and healthy using powerhouse pantry staples like canned beans, canned tomatoes, canned green chilis, and vegetable broth.  The Mexican inspired flavors will remind you of taco night in a soup form.

You know a recipe is a winner when it’s on a food blogger’s monthly meal rotation.

Overhead shot of Vegetarian Taco soup in a bowl with chips.

Why You’ll Love This Vegetarian Taco Soup…

My Vegetarian Taco Soup is kind of like my Crock Pot Award Winning Vegetarian Chili, but it is more soup-like thickness and the flavors are slightly different.

The Meatless Taco Soup features taco seasoning and is topped with taco toppings like shredded cheese, lime, cilantro, avocado, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), and green onions.  The recipe it’self is a Vegan Taco Soup recipe and the cheese on top is the only thing keeping it from staying vegan.

My personal favorite part of the entire meal is the tortilla chips I serve it with.  I crumble some on top AND serve it with some on the side for dipping.  In my opinion, that’s what really makes this meal irresistible.

Toppings for the vegetarian taco soup on a napkin.

Ingredients in the Vegetarian Crock Pot Soup:

This Vegetarian Taco Soup features lots of pantry staples making this an easy recipe to make in a pinch.

  • Canned Beans: Canned beans are the star of my Vegetarian Taco Soup. I use a combination of black beans AND kidney beans.
  • Canned Tomato: Canned tomatoes add flavor and color to the soup.
  • Green Peppers: One bell peppers adds some freshness to this taco soup!
  • Onion: I like to use a sweet white or Vidalia onion for my soup.
  • Canned Green Chilies: A little can of green chilis adds so much Mexican flavor to the vegetarian taco soup.
  • Vegetable Broth: Use a high-quality low sodium broth for the best results.  You can then adjust the amount of salt in the soup to your own personal preference.
  • Garlic: Lots of garlic makes this soup have lots of flavors.  Feel free to add more with your heart. 🙂
  • Spices: This soup features Mexican and Taco inspired species like cumin, chili powder, oregano, and bay leaves.
  • Taco Toppings: Pick your favorite taco toppings like tortilla chips, plain greek yogurt, avocado, shredded cheese, green onions, cilantro, and lime! Whatever you pick don’t miss the LIME and chips.


How to Make the Vegetarian Taco Soup recipe:

  1. Put all the ingredients except for the toppings in the slow cooker or crock pot.
  2. Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high until your vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove the bay leaves!
  4. Serve with all your favorite taco toppings.  Don’t miss out on the lime!

If you need to update your crock pot this one is my favorite!

Vegetarian Taco Soup cooking in a crock pot - slow cooker.

Variations & Pro Tips

  • To make this a Vegan Taco Soup just adjust the toppings to one’s that fit your lifestyles like plant-based yogurt or vegan cheese.  You can also skip the dairy substitutes and just do avocado, lime and cilantro! The recipe it’self is actually fully vegan!
  • Add corn for more color and flavor.
  • Use my Homemade Taco Seasoning instead of the spices I listed.
  • Change up the canned beans to your personal favorites! Garbonzo beans are also a fun and unique addition.

Overhead shot with chips, lime and green onions.

My Vegetarian Taco Soup is hands down one of my favorite recipes on Running in a Skirt!  I love it, am super proud of it and I hope you will give it a try.  I hope you enjoyed this one as much as we did!

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Vegetarian Taco Soup Crock Pot Recipe - so tasty and simple! Perfect weekday meal./ Running in a Skirt

Vegetarian Crock Pot Taco Soup

Julie Wunder
This super simple Vegetarian Taco Soup Crock Pot Recipe is the perfect weekday meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Crock Pot, Vegetarian
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 15 ounce can tomatoes, I used fire roasted garlic
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (low sodium)
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (low sodium)
  • 1 4 ounce can green chilies
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 -3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Garnish: tortilla chips, plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream,) 2% Mexican cheese blend, sliced green onions, lime


  • Put all ingredients in a Crock Pot and mix.
  • Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high or until the vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaves.
  • Serve with the chips, Greek yogurt, cheese, green onions and the lime wedge!


The amount of salt and pepper needed depends on the broth you use and your own personal taste/ health needs. Start with less and adjust to your own personal taste.


Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 17gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 750mgPotassium: 1165mgFiber: 19gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 485IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Vegetarian Crock Pot Taco Soup recipe
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By | 2020-09-23T07:10:30-04:00 September 23rd, 2020|All Vegetarian, Crock Pot Meals, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Soups, Vegetarian Meals|62 Comments


  1. Angela Cardamone September 24, 2020 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This is such an incredible soup! My kids love it when I make this!

  2. Leslie September 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Taco soup is a huge favorite of mine. It’s like comforting warm salsa! haha. Great recipe!

  3. Kelly September 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    What a great recipe for fall. I’m ready for this warm, nourishing bowl!

  4. Nicole from Fitful Focus September 23, 2020 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    My husband would love this recipe! We do burrito bowls quite often, but this is a great way to mix it up and still get all those yummy flavors.

  5. Deborah Brooks September 23, 2020 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I sure am excited for soup season to be here again. I love everything about this soup looking forward to trying

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  9. Lesley February 13, 2020 at 8:57 am - Reply

    How many would you say this serves?

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      I usually get four big dinner portions out of it!

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  18. Lindsey January 6, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Can you make this without a crock pot? I got rid of mine after becoming a vegetarian and never using it.

  19. Amber December 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    My husband thinks most dinners taste better with meat and was a little disappointed when I told him this taco soup was vegetarian. He said it’s not “taco” soup without meat! And then… he tried it. I think it says enough that he went back for thirds and told me I needed to save the recipe! He is thrilled to have a vegetarian recipe he loves and we’re both happy to consume less meat.

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  21. Shawntell October 28, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    4 stars
    Where Can I find the nutritional value for this recipe?

    • JulieWunder November 4, 2017 at 9:37 am - Reply

      Hi Shawntell– At this point I haven’t added that information to my recipes but it is on my to do list! Hope you’ll still get a chance to try it.

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  24. eeza November 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    I have two questions: 1) Is the green pepper a bell pepper some other kind of pepper? and 2) Is the oregano dried? I assume so. Thanks!

    • JulieWunder November 6, 2016 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Of course! Yes- it’s a bell pepper and the oregano is dried! Thanks for asking and hope you enjoy the soup!

  25. Heather November 5, 2016 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    This was sooooo yummy! (And my hubby could not believe it was vegetarian) Thank you for giving recipes that are healthy and easy to follow! Lots of love. Keep them coming!

    • JulieWunder November 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It’s one of our family favorite too!

  26. Susanna @Zealous Mom February 28, 2016 at 7:23 am - Reply

    This taco soup looks so delicious! I can’t wait to make it for my sister. She and I love bean soups. Yummmy!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      This one is sooo good and so easy. She’d love it.

  27. Lori @ October 13, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Cozy crock pots! Yeah! This is going into my must try list. Love the spices here, especially! Spices not only add flavor but loads of health benefits, too. Nice job!

  28. Tina muir October 12, 2015 at 8:45 am - Reply

    LOVE crockpot soups! Still a little too warm for soups here, but almost to the cooler weather, then this will be just right 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      It was warm here again today too! It’s coming though!

  29. Miz Helen October 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We will just love your Vegetarian Taco Soup, it looks awesome. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  30. Jess @hellotofit October 9, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Tacos are so so delicious, and I love that you can try them with different flavors/fillings. I recently had a sweet potato taco that was so yummy!

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  32. [email protected] October 8, 2015 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    This sounds delicious. I am not a vegetarian but like to eat that way a few times a wk. This is perfect for those fall days.

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lacey! My hubby who is not a veghead loved it 🙂

  33. Mandi Korn October 8, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    That looks soooo yummy, making me want a crock pot more and more. I gave mine away right before me moved and I am slowly starting to regret it. Thanks for always sharing such great recipes.

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Ohh!!! The crock pot and I are best buds! Always something yummy! Tomorrow’s soup recipe is stove top!

  34. Runaway Bridal Planner October 8, 2015 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! I actually have a recipe I use that is almost identical to this, but mine does not have the broth. I am going to have to try your version. I also like the idea of greek yogurt, I never thought about that before, I’ve always used sour cream, but your idea sounds so much healthier!

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks! The broth makes it more soup like and less chili like! It’s really tasty!

  35. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    This sound delicious!!

  36. Heather @Fit n Cookies October 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Mmm! You won me over with taco in the title, too, haha! I love Mexican. I think tonight’s dinner may be tacos for that reason! lol

  37. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction October 8, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    We are fans of all things taco! This soup will need to get added to our menu soon!

  38. Great minds think alike this week for sure! Love all these flavors together.

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deborah! We should have a taco soup party 🙂

  39. [email protected] October 8, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

    I think I’ve told you just how much I love my crock pot, so it’s always nice to have new recipes to put in it! Taco soup was always one of my family’s favorite recipes, but I never loved the super high sodium in the taco seasoning pack. Yay! for a healthier version!

  40. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie October 8, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    I’m not quite sure just how much you love tacos, but I’m willing to say that yes I do! haha!

  41. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 8, 2015 at 6:56 am - Reply

    I need to make crock pot soups this year. It is my goal.

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    My comment did not post yesterday.
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  43. Blane Sherer October 8, 2015 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Yep, it’s getting cool so it’s crock pot time ( smile )

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