Pressure Cooker Taco Soup

This easy recipe for Pressure Cooker Taco Soup can be made in the Instant Pot and has the rich flavors of beans, corn, beef, and tomatoes – perfect for busy families!

This easy recipe for Pressure Cooker Taco Soup can be made in the Instant Pot and has the rich flavors of beans, corn, beef, and tomatoes - perfect for busy families!

This is it – the final installment in this summer's Best of Freezer Meal Boot Camp series! For this week, I brought back one of the recipes that started it all – Taco Soup from the Original Instant Pot Freezer Meal Boot Camp. It's a classic recipe that is so easy to drop in the pressure cooker for a last-minute dinner. Everybody loves this one too – even picky kids!

Don't think you're getting a spicy soup out of this recipe. It has a lot of flavor, but doesn't carry a lot of heat. The absolute secret to this is the ranch – it adds the perfect little twang to it and ties everything together so well.

As a reminder: I've shared a recipe for each week of the summer (10 weeks total). Next week, I’ll have a full pack of printables, recipes, and prep instructions to make all of these recipes at once for your freezer, just like my other Freezer Meal Boot Camps.  (UPDATE: The full freezer meal boot camp is now available here!) You can check out the other recipes in this series below:

Part 1 – Smokey Penne

Part 2 – Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup

Part 3 – Mississippi Roast

Part 4 – Firefighter Chili

Part 5 – Italian Beef Sandwiches

Part 6 – Beef Ragu

Part 7 – Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

Part 8 – Zuppa Toscana

Part 9 – Carnitas Over Sweet Potato Mash

In each of these posts, I’ve shared how to make the recipe from either fresh or frozen. (And a note: if you’ve done my boot camps before, these recipes might vary slightly from the original version to make overall prep easier.)

Ingredient List 1: If freezing, put the following in your freezer container:

1 lb ground beef, cooked and crumbled
1 cup chopped onion
15.5oz can pinto beans
15.5oz can kidney beans
15oz can whole kernel corn (not drained)
10oz can Rotel
4oz can green chiles
1/2 4oz can black olives, sliced (optional)
1 pack taco seasoning
1 pack Ranch dressing mix

(Don’t forget to label your meal – here’s a free printable for that!)

Ingredients Needed For Serve Day:

14oz can diced tomatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag tortilla chips
1 small red onion
8 oz sour cream
1 package cornbread mix (with eggs/milk to prepare)

(If Prepping From Frozen) On Serve Day…

1. Thaw your meal enough to pop out of the freezer container.
2. Add frozen meal, canned tomatoes, & 2 cups water to IP.
3. Set IP for high, 30 minutes. Once cook cycle is up, allow pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes before releasing remaining pressure.
4. While the IP is cooking, prep and cook cornbread. Chop onion.
5. Once pressure is released from cooker, stir soup well. Serve cornbread on the side and top with cheese, chips, onion, and sour cream.

(If Prepping From Fresh) On Serve Day…

2. Add ingredients from list 1, canned tomatoes, & 2 cups water to IP.
3. Set IP for high, 30 minutes. Once cook cycle is up, allow pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes before releasing remaining pressure.
4. While the IP is cooking, prep and cook cornbread. Chop red onion.
5. Once pressure is released from cooker, stir soup well. Serve cornbread on the side and top with cheese, chips, onion, and sour cream.

You can also download a recipe card for this meal here.

Hope you love this one, friends!

(UPDATED: You can now find the full Best of Freezer Meal Boot Camp, including full prep instructions and labels, here!)

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3 Comments

  1. What is Rotel? I tried google but it’s not helping lol

    1. It’s a canned diced tomatoes and green chiles combination that’s readily available in my area (the southeast). I believe most stores at least have a tomatoes/green chiles combination in off brands if you can’t find name-brand Rotel!

      1. Thanks so much! I look forward to trying this recipe!