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Instant Pot Taco Soup

Alright, foodies, gather around! I’ve got a game-changer for your taco night – an Instant Pot Taco Soup that’s anything but ordinary. Picture this: ground beef or turkey sizzling in the Instant Pot, teaming up with diced onions for a dance of savory perfection. The kitchen fills with an aroma that’s pure bliss.

But here’s where the plot thickens – bell peppers, black beans, kidney beans, and sweet corn enter the scene. Each ingredient plays a role, turning this into a flavor-packed fiesta that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance.

Hold on tight because diced tomatoes with green chilies take center stage, adding a spicy twist that elevates the soup to a whole new level. Cue the seasoning trio – taco seasoning, cumin, and smoked paprika – turning this pot of goodness into a symphony of taste.

Don’t rush to the grand finale just yet. Pour in the broth, let it mingle with all the party-goers, and watch as the dance transforms into a heartwarming soup that’s as comforting as it is delicious.

Seal the deal with a lid, cook it up under high pressure for 10 minutes, then release the pressure for a big reveal. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and let it rest for 10 minutes to let the flavors meld.

Now comes the best part – serving! Hot bowls filled to the brim with this flavor explosion. But wait, there’s more – toppings! Shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and tortilla strips for that satisfying crunch. Don’t forget a squeeze of lime for that perfect finish.

This Instant Pot Taco Soup is not just a dish; it’s a gastronomic adventure that’ll leave you craving an encore. So, my friends, grab your spoons and get ready to indulge in a taco night experience like no other!

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Elevate taco night with Instant Pot Taco Soup—a speedy blend of ground beef, beans, and spices in a savory broth. Ready in under 45 minutes, this comforting delight, topped with cheese and sour cream, promises a cozy culinary adventure perfect for any gathering.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 6 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz ) kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz ) corn drained
  • 1 can (15 oz ) tomatoes with green chilies diced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • green onions sliced
  • cilantro chopped
  • lime wedges
  • tortilla strips


  • Set the Instant Pot to “Sauté” mode. Add ground beef or turkey and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  • Add diced onions and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onions are softened.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning, cumin, and smoked paprika. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to toast the spices.
  • Add diced bell pepper, black beans, kidney beans, corn, diced tomatoes with green chilies, and broth to the pot. Mix well.
  • Cancel the “Sauté” mode and secure the Instant Pot lid. Set the Instant Pot to “Soup” mode or manually set it to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once the cooking cycle is complete, perform a quick release of pressure. Carefully open the lid.
  • Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Let it rest for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Serve the Instant Pot Taco Soup hot, ladled into bowls. Top each serving with shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and tortilla strips. Squeeze a bit of lime juice over each bowl for an extra burst of flavor.


  1. Customize the toppings based on personal preferences.
  2. This soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for longer storage.
  3. Feel free to add more spice by incorporating jalapeños or hot sauce.
  4. The soup can be served with a side of warm tortillas or tortilla chips for added crunch.
Keyword Comfort Food, instant Pot, Taco Soup
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert