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Easy Low-Carb Keto Taco Soup

Easy Low-Carb Keto Taco Soup is the perfect stovetop recipe for the season! This soup is loaded with ground beef, fresh vegetables, and homemade taco seasoning. You can substitute chicken or add ranch if you wish! 

keto low carb taco soup with shredded cheese, avocado, and jalapenos in a white bowl

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Looking for a keto-friendly soup recipe? Look no further. This taco soup recipe is the bomb dot com!

The great thing about this soup is the healthy toppings are endless! You can make this a ranch taco soup recipe by using my Homemade Keto Ranch Dressing. Ditch the ranch seasoning packet and make your own.

ground beef, rotel, and homemade taco seasoning for keto low carb taco soup

What Kind of Soups Can You Eat on Keto?

Can you eat soup on a keto diet? Absolutely! The key to finding or making the best low carb soups is to identify what items aren’t low carb and be sure to omit those ingredients from soup recipes.

I have found that most soups and chilis can be adjusted simply by omitting an item like beans or substituting some vegetables like carrots for another vegetable that is low in carbs.

collage photo of chopped onions, green peppers, and ground beef cooking in a pot for keto low carb taco soup

Are Beans Keto?

Most beans and legumes and not keto-friendly. They have a lot of fiber, but typically still have high net carbs. As such, they should be removed from most keto soup recipes and chili.

collage photo of ground beef and beef broth in a pot for keto low carb taco soup

How to Make Keto Taco Soup

  1. If you are looking to save time on washing dishes, definitely use a Dutch oven. That way you can ground the beef and cook the soup all using one pan.
  2. Cook the ground beef (medium-high heat) in the Dutch oven along with onions, green peppers, and some olive oil.
  3. Break down the ground beef using a meat chopper and add the taco seasoning.
  4. When browned, add the garlic, tomato sauce, Rotel, and beef broth.
  5. Lower the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Open the pot and add the optional cream.
  7. Stir.
keto low carb taco soup in a purple Dutch oven pot

How Many Calories and Carbs

This soup has 278 calories and 6 net carbs per serving.

Topping Ideas

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Crumbled Bacon
keto low carb taco soup with shredded cheese, avocado, and jalapenos in a white bowl

How to Use a Slow Cooker Crock Pot

If you are looking to make a similar dish using a slow cooker, this Slow Cooker Taco Chili would be a great method to use. You can omit the beans for a lower carb version.

a wooden spoon full of keto low carb taco soup

Freezer Tips

If you use the heavy cream in this recipe, keep in mind that dairy will separate upon freezing. The soup will last for 4-6 months in the freezer.

How Long Will the Soup Last in the Fridge?

The soup will last in the fridge for 3-4 days in a covered container.

Keto Low Carb Soup Recipes

Keto Low-Carb Chili
Keto Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup
Keto Low-Carb Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Keto Low-Carb Chicken Noodle Zoodle Soup

Keto Low-Carb Cheeseburger Soup
Keto Cauliflower Soup
Buffalo Chicken Soup

More Keto Recipes

Keto Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
Keto Low-Carb Philly Cheesesteak
Keto Low-Carb Taco Bowls
Keto Low-Carb Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

I love to make this using my Homemade Taco Seasoning.

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Easy Low-Carb Keto Taco Soup

Easy Low-Carb Keto Taco Soup is the perfect stovetop recipe for the season! This soup is loaded with ground beef, fresh vegetables, and homemade taco seasoning. You can substitute chicken or add ranch if you wish! 
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword keto taco soup, low carb taco soup, taco soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef I use organic, grass fed
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 14.5oz can diced chilis and tomatoes
  • 4 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream optional for flavor

Taco Seasoning


  • I like to use a Dutch Oven so that I can cook the whole recipe using one pot. Heat a Dutch Oven on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, onions, green peppers.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onions are translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the ground beef and taco seasoning. Break down the ground beef using a meat chopper.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the ground beef is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat if necessary.
  • Add the broth, diced tomatoes and chilis, and tomato sauce to the pot and stir.
  • Lower the heat to Low. Cover the pot and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Open the pot and pour in the heavy cream and stir. I like to taste repeatedly here and add salt and pepper as necessary.
  • Serve with toppings.

Topping Ideas

  • Avocado, Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt, Jalapenos, Shredded Cheese, Crumbled Bacon, or Crunchy Parmesan Cheese Whisps



  • If adding heavy cream be sure the heat on the pot is set to low setting. Add the cream when the heat is low to avoid it separating from the soup. If fat isn’t drained from the ground beef, this may result in separation as well.
  • I like the broth base of this soup and found that it didn’t need thickening for me. If you want to thicken the soup you can add cream cheese or use 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum. Add the xanthan gum to a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of the cooked soup broth. Stir until it thickens and add the mixture back to the pot. Stir until thick.
  • You can substitute chicken or ground turkey in this recipe if you wish. For chicken you can use cooked rotisserie chicken or you can cook skinless chicken breasts in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 11th of January 2022

This soup was totally yummy... Wanted to make right away & didn't have any green pepper or red onion in the house... So had to use canned diced green peppers & yellow onions... Plus my family loves loves garlic so had to add a couple of grated garlic cloves... I'm never buying Taco seasoning again, yours is fantastic... The husband added canned kidney beans to his bowl... LoL, there's always one in a crowd... Thank You...


Thursday 13th of January 2022

Yay! I'm glad to hear it.

Tanya Druivenga

Monday 1st of November 2021

How much sodium is in this soup? Looking for recipes with lower amounts of sodium.


Sunday 3rd of October 2021

loved this!


Sunday 3rd of October 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


Friday 13th of August 2021

Brandi does it again, another quick and easy recipe full of deliciousness! This recipe takes only minutes to make, topped with cheese avocado and sour cream, yuuuummmm! Thank you Brandi for all your great recipes!


Monday 16th of August 2021

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Loooove the flavors in this soup. Quick and easy to make too. I appreciate recipes like this that you can make anytime because you most likely already have the ingredients at home. Topped it with some shredded cheese. I will definitely be making this again. Another great recipe, thanks Brandi!


Thursday 10th of June 2021

I’m glad you enjoyed it.