This easy vegetarian taco soup is a weeknight winner! Filled with black beans, tomatoes, and plenty of spices, this soup has all your favorite flavors in one bowl!

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I could eat tacos every day of the week. When I’m craving tacos and I want something a little healthier, I go for this taco soup! It’s full of flavor and it’s such an easy one-pot meal recipe. Yes, only one dish to clean! You’re welcome.

This soup is similar to a vegetarian chili recipe but the flavor definitely says taco night. It’s also the perfect backdrop to let your family or significant other customize it to their palate. I’ll give you plenty of ideas for toppings!

Vegetarian Taco Soup Topping Ideas

  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced avocado
  • Splash of hot sauce
  • A dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • Chopped cilantro
two bowls of vegetarian taco soup

I’m loving McCormick’s taco seasoning in here and I’m excited to try some of the other McCormick spice blends! It makes it easier to whip up something packed with flavor! Just pair it with things like quinoa, veggies (or even lean meats if that’s your thing) and you’ve got a flavorful dinner you can feel good about!

How to Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

taco seasonings on a plate

Want to make your own seasoning blend at home? Follow this easy homemade taco seasoning recipe! You can control exactly how spicy you want it to be, so it’s perfect if you’re sensitive to spice.

Substitution Ideas

  • Black Beans & Pinto Beans– Feel free to substitute black beans or pinto beans for chickpeas! You could even do one can of each. Or you can do all black beans or all pinto beans. Either way, you’ll have a hearty soup!
  • Corn– You can use fresh, canned, or frozen. I typically use frozen because that’s what I tend to have on hand. But any kind will do!
  • Avocado– If you don’t have a ripe avocado on hand, you can skip this as a topping. Try one of the other topping suggestions instead!

Taco Soup Serving Suggestions

Skip the ready-made meals and the takeout menus, and make this simple, flavorful one-dish dinner. The whole family will love it!

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vegetarian taco soup in a bowl

Vegetarian Taco Soup

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Skip the ready-made meals and the takeout menus, and make this simple, flavorful one-dish dinner. The whole family will love it!


Units Scale
  • 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 1 15oz can pinto beans
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen, or canned is fine)
  • 1 packet of McCormick Taco Seasoning
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese or queso fresco
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, fresh cilantro, sour cream, Greek yogurt, etc. (Optional for topping)


  1. In a large pot, add your diced tomatoes and begin cooking over medium heat.
  2. Rinse and drain the black beans and pinto beans and add to the pot.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and water. Stir until mixed.
  4. Add the corn and 1 packet of McCormick’s Taco Seasoning.
  5. Cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes until heated through.
  6. While that cooks, prep your toppings. Dice your avocado, get your feta ready to go, and gather any additional toppings you want to use.
  7. Pour into bowls and serve!

Keywords: vegetarian taco soup

My personal favorite toppings are avocado, feta, and fresh cilantro. I actually made this soup ahead of time because it’s perfect to reheat for dinner or leftover lunches. This is definitely going to be a weeknight favorite because clean up was a breeze. The last thing I want to do after working all day is clean up a sink full of dishes. Who’s with me?

vegetarian taco soup in a bowl

Tips for taco soup leftovers

  • Top individual bowls with avocado, feta, and fresh cilantro. Those toppings don’t store well and can make the soup spoil faster, so add them to the both when you’re ready to eat!
  • When storing soup, let it cool down before placing in the fridge or freezer. If you put a hot pot of soup in the fridge or freezer, it can lower the overall temperature inside, which can be dangerous for food storage.
  • If you want to freeze it, you can freeze it in one glass container or divide it into single servings for a quick lunch option whenever you need it!

Looking for other soup recipes? Here are some of my favorites!

Cheesy tortilla soup

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Vegan Corn Chowder

Vegan Corn Chowder

What’s your favorite weeknight dinner?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.