Low carb and keto-friendly Creamy taco soup is warm and comforting. It’s packed with veggies and topped with fresh avocado and lime juice and is the perfect way to enjoy tacos without the added carbs!Creamy Taco Soup (Low Carb/Keto) Winter is just around the corner and there no better meal then a warm bowl of soup. We’re all about quick and easy one-bowl meals this winter and this taco soup is at the top of the list. It’s made with ground beef, tomatoes, creamy cheese, spices and topped with fresh avocado, tomato, cilantro, cheese, and lime. It’s loaded with mildly spicy & zesty flavors and will keep you coming back for more.

This delicious taco soup comes together in about 30 minutes all in one pot with minimal cleanup or stress. It’s perfect if you are on a low-carb or keto diet because it eliminates the carbs all together and will help you satisfy your taco cravings for good! Creamy Taco Soup (Low Carb/Keto)


Taco soup is made with just 8 ingredients which can be found in your fridge or pantry for a quick one-pot meal.

  • Ground beef: can sub with lean ground turkey or chicken.
  • Onion: can sub with onion flakes or onion powder if desired.
  • Garlic: can sub with garlic powder but we highly recommend fresh minced garlic.
  • Bell pepper: add lots of flavor to the soup but are optional.
  • Rotel: is a canned tomato and green chili mixture and can be subbed with freshly chopped tomato if desired.
  • Cream cheese: cream cheese makes the soup creamy and helps raise the fat content for keto dieters. It can be subbed with low-fat cream cheese or heavy cream if desired.
  • Taco Seasoning: we highly recommend using our popular homemade taco seasoning recipe.
  • Beef Broth: be sure to use low sodium beef broth and so you can adjust to taste. you can also sub with water is desired.Creamy Taco Soup (Low Carb/Keto)


This soup will last up to 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It tastes even better the next day!


Yes! You can freeze taco soup before adding the cream cheese because the fat int he cream cheese does not freeze well and will break up int he freezer. Instead,  add the cream cheese when reheating the soup. Freeze in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.


Add all the ingredients except the cream cheese to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6 hours. Stir in package of cream cheese just before serving.


Sautee beef, onions, and garlic in the instant pot using the sautee function until brown through. Add all the remaining ingredients except for the cream cheese. Manually set the pressure on high for 10 minutes; release naturally. Stir in cream cheese and mix until melted.


Yes! I’ve especially developed this taco soup to make it super keto-friendly! The fat from the beef and cream cheese along with the fresh avocado make this creamy taco soup a great addition to a keto diet with just 5 grams of carbs per serving!

Creamy Taco Soup (Low Carb/Keto)

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Creamy Taco Soup (Low Carb/Keto)

Low carb and keto-friendly Creamy taco soup is warm and comforting. It's packed with veggies and topped with fresh avocado and lime juice and is the perfect way to enjoy tacos without the added carbs!
Prep10 minutes
Cook25 minutes
Total35 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to a pot or large pot or dutch oven, brown beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat for 7-8 minutes or until the ground beef is browned through.
  • Add the bell pepper, Rotel diced tomatoes, cream cheese, and spices. Stir for 4-5 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and tender and cream cheese is mixed through.
  • Pour in beef broth and reduce heat to low-medium. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until desired thickness is achieved.
  • Serve in small soup bowls. Top with freshly sliced avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese, freshly minced cilantro, jalapeno, and a drizzle of lime.



Serving: 1serving, Calories: 347kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 584mg, Potassium: 437mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 186IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: chicken, cream cheese, creamy, keto, soup, tacos, turkey
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  1. I hardly wait to make these recipes. Thank You

  2. I did not drain the fat from the ground beef after cooking it because it did not specify to do so in the instructions & now my entire pot of soup is fatty & very greasy. Is there a way to fix this?

    1. Once you refrigerate it all the fat should rise to the top then you can scoop it out. Or you can put a big ice cube on the top of the soup and the fat should freeze to it then you can remove it that way.

    2. I’ve learned from that mistake! Many recipes skip the part of draining the hamburger fat. We need to remember to do it on our own 🙂

    1. Delicious.Quick.Cheap

      Definitely making this again!

  3. Delicious! Used regular diced tomatoes because Rotel has sugar added! Skipped green pepper and used long hot pepper instead ….love spicy…great soup.!!

  4. Omg!! I can’t believe that I’ve never tried this recipe. It’s heavenly!!! Super delicious. My husband is astonished ❤️

  5. LOVE! I made with ground turkey and used homemade chicken bone broth.

    1. do you need to brown the meat before putting in the slow cooker

  6. This soup is fantastic! I did omit the green pepper (my stomach hates them).

  7. Just delicious! Husband really loved. I did use the green pepper. Will double the recipe next time. Yum!!!

  8. I absolutely loved this soup. I have been on a Keto diet and was craving a yummy soup. Serving size is more than generous. This is on my recipe keeper list.

  9. This was really good! I used cream cheese and made the recipe exactly as stated. It thickened up a bit and was more like a dip, so we used a few pork rinds along with it. Definitely great though, highly recommend. Super quick and easy too.

  10. It’s good but if you are serving this a the main dish double it at least. Cheese, avocado, and cilantro are great additions but not listed in the recipe.

  11. This was super-good and crazy easy. Definitely keeping it in rotation. Thank you!

  12. This is delicious as is! Very flavorful and will become a “soup staple” at our house!

  13. Super easy and quick to make. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef but used all of the other ingredients- including the homemade taco seasoning. It reminded me more of chili than soup- maybe I didn’t use enough broth- but I liked it on the thick side. This was absolutely delicious. I will definitely make this again (and again)! Thanks for sharing!! Soooo good!

  14. My daughter brought me over this soup today for my dinner. I loved it so much! It’s so healthy and flavorful and I asked her for the recipe. She pointed me in your direction and I am so excited to have this recipe too. My daughter used Turkey burger and it was wonderful! I just had to thank you for sharing your recipe!❤️

  15. What is the serving size? I’m sorry I can’t locate it on post.

  16. This is a delicious recipe! Yummmm. However, just as another reviewer said, the nutritional value did not come out right when I entered it into my tracker. My calorie calculation came out to be just shy of 500, and fat, protein and carb count was off. However, it’s still lower in carbs than most soups. I would just suggest recalculating as you make it if it’s important to you!

  17. Holy Cannoli Batman! We went Keto for the last year and this recipe is in our top 3 favorites! I went by the recipe exactly except I added a can of brooks chili beans. We serve this with avacado, lime wedges and a few rainbow tortilla strips (did I mention I’m not a strict keto-er??). Absolutely amazing! Even our 14 year-old son who HATES EVERYTHING STUPID-KETO loves this. Bravo!! You are the best for sharing this normal-tasting soup!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe so much 🙂

  18. I love this recipe, not doing keto however the flavor is amazing. I do a couple changes because my mother is began. I use vegetable broth and veggie meat crumbles. I also use vegan non dairy cream cheese, it’s so good, my grandchildren love it and have no idea it’s vegan.

  19. Absolutely delicious!! I tripled the recipe to feed my large family. My three sons and daughter absolutely loved it!! Used red onion, added bell pepper and did 2 8oz cream cheese and 1 cup of heavy cream. Followed the recipe and made taco seasoning. Huge hit nothing left!! Another new favorite!! Thanks

  20. Hearty and filling, but I made this with cream cheese and it gave the broth an unpleasant sour tang. I think this might be better with the heavy cream so I will try that next time and see if that helps the flavor.

    Btw I recommend cutting the onion to 1/2 and instead of the canned tomatoes using 1 real one and it lowered my net carbs (total was 9g when I logged it.)

  21. Do you know the nutrition facts if you use ground chicken instead of beef?

  22. Absolutely great! I used a can of regular diced tomatoes and a can of diced green chilli’s. Topped it off with some very spicy pepper powder. Wife loved it! I would be good over Rice or with a can of rinsed black beans (defeats the keto if you do that though).

  23. Loved this recipe. Used white sweet onion and added mushrooms. Made it twice so far. Will make it again

  24. Just made it exactly as the recipe says. Looks and tastes delicious! Thank u!

  25. I made as written except added a can of rinsed black beans. Delish.

    1. I’m confused. This entire dish is only one serving? If not, how many?

      1. I store mine in a 6 cup container. So one serving would be about 1 1/2 cups. I’ve tried both the ground beef and ground turkey and both were delicious!

  26. This is an amazing recipe for anyone. If you would like to make it more keto friendly, omit the red pepper and cut the tomato and onion portion in half. You might also want to use red onion instead of yellow or white onion as it contains less carbohydrates. I add a bit of tarragon, basil, and red pepper flakes. If the omitted ingredients make the soup less creamy than you would like, add more cream cheese.