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One of our favorite Instant Pot recipes is vegetarian taco soup! It’s tasty, relatively low carb, and works well for lunch, dinner, or as a potluck contribution or party dish. It’s also pretty quick and easy, which is so important in our house, especially during the week.
This dish is also great for the kids and for game night. You can eat it either with a spoon or with scoops (depending on your maximum carb allowance).
Ingredients for Vegetarian Taco Soup Are Usually in the Cupboard
Most of the ingredients I keep on hand, though there’s one item that’s hard to find. I don’t like spicy-hot foods, so I stock up on mild salsa con queso dip whenever I can find it; not many stores carry it. I especially like the Taco Bell brand of mild queso dip.
This recipe is mostly black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, and queso, but you can add in onion, and non-meat ground beef (I prefer the Gardein variety), if you like. We’ve tried it with and without the beefy crumbles, and we like it both ways. The crumbles do give this soup more substance. If I don’t feel like having the crumbles (or I don’t have any on hand), I might add a second can of black beans or a can of kidney beans.
The Instant Pot is Perfect For Vegetarian Taco Soup
The Instant Pot makes this dish super simple. If you’re using onion and/or beefy crumbles, you just saute them first. Then you add all the other ingredients, stir it, and set it on Slow Cook for two or three hours. Once it’s heated through, it’s ready to eat!
Vegetarian Taco Soup in the Instant Pot
Prep Time:10 minutes |
Cook Time:3 hours |
Total Time:3 hours 10 minutes
Nutritional InfoTotal Carbs 37.2gFiber 8.4gNET Carbs 28.8gProtein 29g
Vegetarian Taco Soup is an easy recipe for the Instant Pot (or slow cooker) that’s a low carb dinner or potluck option everyone will love, even the kids!
Ingredients1 can black beans, drained and rinsed1 can sweet corn, drained and rinsed1 can diced tomatoes, DON’T drain1 onion, chopped1 bag of vegetarian beefy crumbles3 T taco spices3 T Ranch dressing powder1 15 oz jar of salsa con queso
Set Instant Pot to Saute and cook up the onions and beefy crumbles, if you’re using them.
Change setting on the Instant Pot to Slow Cook and set for three hours on the high or middle heat setting.
Add in all of the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Serve with sour cream and guacamole (optional) and either spoons or chip scoops.
Add an extra can of black beans or a can of red kidney beans instead of the meatless beefy crumbles.
The nutritional info listed here includes onion and Gardein Ultimate Beefless Ground.
These amounts were figured using MyFitnessPal.com.