My Whole30 Taco Soup is the 30-minute one-pot dinner solution that my kids love! It’s nice those meals that your kids look forward to and this hearty, almost chili-like soup is one of them. It’s fast, easy, and family-friendly! A delicious cozy soup option for a busy weeknight.
Why I Love This Whole30 Taco Soup
First, this soup works for a variety of dietary needs. It’s gluten-free and dairy-free, and leave out the beans to make it Whole30, Paleo and Keto. Second, it’s full of veggies AND kid-friendly! My kids have not even *noticed* that this one has cauliflower rice in it – blends right into the texture and flavor. That’s what I call a mom win!
Plus, it works great both on the stove and in an instant pot. A family favorite, we usually double it and enjoy the leftovers or freeze it. That’s right, it freezes great too!
Additionally, this is a soup we love to travel with. I make it ahead of time and freeze it. Frozen it can travel easily in a cooler in the car or on a plane. (Yes, liquids like soup, if frozen when you get on the plane, can be taken in a cooler as a carry-on!). We heat it up in the hotel microwave, over the fire while camping, or even at a gas station microwave on the road.
Other Whole30 Soups I Love
When it’s soup season, never fear – I have you covered with so many delicious options! ALL of these are Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free with various cooking options.
- Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Soup
- Whole30 Cauliflower Soup
- Tomato Chicken and Basil Soup
- Whole30 Budget Beef Stew
- Whole30 Chili
- Salsa Chicken Stew
- Ground beef – I usually use 93/7 or 85/15 leanness, but you can use whatever is accessible to you! And yes, you can substitute ground turkey or chicken, if that is your preference.
- Onion – Most onions will work here, I usually use yellow or white onion.
- Garlic – You can use fresh garlic cloves, that you mince. Or, grab a bottle of pre-chopped minced garlic (I find them by the produce section). Don’t have any fresh garlic? You can substitute 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic or garlic powder.
- Tomato sauce – Just basic tomato sauce, double checking there are no added sugar or unallowed additives if you are on a Whole30.
- Black beans – Optional to make this soup extra hearty and for additional protein. Be sure to leave out if you are on a Whole30, or need a Paleo or Keto option!
- Riced Cauliflower – You can use fresh or frozen, whatever you have on hand or is most affordable!
- Chili powder – I get my spices from the bulk bins of Winco or in bulk from Sam’s Club
- Salt – Traditional table salt works great here!
- Optional toppings: Avocado, chopped cilantro, jalapenos, homemade Plantain Chips or Tostones (if on a Whole30, or store-bought plantain or tortilla chips (if not on a Whole30).
How to Make It
The steps for making this soup are simple and quick! First, cook the ground beef with chopped onion and garlic in a large pot on the stove or in your Instant Pot on sauté. Then, add in all other ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or seal the Instant Pot and cook on the stew/soup setting for 20 minutes. Finally, we serve with plantain or tortilla chips, cilantro, and avocado (no chips if on Whole30 or Keto).
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 medium onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 14.5 oz cans petite diced tomatoes can used ones with green chilies in them for a kick!
- 1 8oz can tomato sauce
- 1 15.5 oz can black beans optional, leave out for Whole30, Paleo or Keto
- 16 oz fresh or frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Toppings of choice Avocado, chopped cilantro, jalapenos, plantain or tortilla chips
- Cook ground beef with chopped onion and garlic in a large pot on the stove or in your Instant Pot on sauté.
- Add in all other ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, stiring occasionally, or seal Instant Pot and cook on stew/soup setting for 20 minutes. We serve with plantain or tortilla chips, cilantro and avocado (no chips if on Whole30 or Keto).