8 Can Taco Soup

I have to admit that when I first read the recipe for this, along with the title, I literally laughed out loud. All by myself in my kitchen. {Because I’m cool like that.} How stinking clever is this? You add 8 different cans of stuff together and you get one insanely delicious soup. That’s genius! I definitely can’t take credit for it though. My sister-in-law, Jodi, was the person who gave me this recipe and it has quickly become a favorite for both Zachary and I!

I have a different recipe for taco soup that I’ve loved making for a while now, but it is seriously nothing compared to this. And my old recipe is twice as much work too! Weird. At less than 300 calories per cup, this stuff is awesome. You wouldn’t think a cup would be very much, but I can barely finish it. It’s so good! {Be sure to check out another awesome 8 Can Taco Soup recipe from Big Red Clifford!}


  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15.25 oz.) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 (12.5 oz.) can white chicken breast, drained
  • 1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz.) can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large pot.
  2. Heat until warm, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.
I have a feeling I’m going to be making this soup a lot when the winter months roll in. Not only does it warm my body, but it warms my soul! 😉 Enjoy.
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  1. says

    I’ve been making virtually the same recipe for years, just with a ranch dressing packet instead of taco seasoning, and love it! It’s so easy, I seriously think we ate it every week while my kids were newborns.

    • says

      I just made this in the crock pot and it turned out great! I put it on low and checked on it after about 3 hours and it was perfect for me. The beans were REALLY tender. If you like them a little more firm, decrease the time. It was great.

    • says

      I have been making this for years as well. So tasty! I have played around with modifacations such as I add low-fat refried beans and often dump half or a whole jar of salsa in for more flavor. Then serve with sprinkled mexican cheese on top and sour cream with tortilla chips on the side to dip/scoop or crunch in :)

  2. says

    This sounds really yummy!!!!! However, my kids are allergic to dairy so we couldn’t use the cream of chicken soup… Do you think it would taste okay without it, or, do you know of any substitutions that don’t contain dairy? Thanks!!! I’d love to try it!

  3. says

    This may be a silly question, but are you supposed to drain and/or rinse the beans? What about the corn? I bought all the ingredients to make this tonight! Hope it turns out alright! Looks delicious!

    • says

      Thank you so much for this question Caitlin! I meant to put this in my recipe because I had the same question, but yes. Drain and rinse the beans and also drain the corn. I’ll go edit my recipe in just a little bit! Thanks again for bringing this up. :)

  4. says

    I can’t wait to make this! You had me at can. I love easy, yummy recipes I can whip up. I’ll need to warm up my wrist to open up all the cans! Thanks for the great share, I just pinned it! Btw – I saw your share at Brassy Apple’s Link Party…Cheers!

  5. says

    I substituted a couple things and it turned out great! Vegetable broth in place of chicken broth, cream of onion soup instead of cream of chicken, and then added cooked salad shrimp. It was delicious!

  6. says

    Made this tonight and it was a keeper for sure! Thinking it may be even better left over. Also doing weight watchers and it came out to only 5 pts plus for a cup which is awesome for a whole meal!

  7. says

    i just made this soup, IT IS RIDICULOUS!!! I made my own taco seasoning and added a spoonful of my hot pepper relish, topped with shredded cheese, sour cream and a slice of avacado! OMG so good and very filling!

  8. says

    So easy and inexpensive. I forgot the taco seasoning mix at the grocery store so just added some papkria and cayenne, but first I sauteed chopped onion and minced garlic then added a can of refried beans, black beans, corn and petite tomatoes. Then used equal parts chicken stock and chicken broth-did not use the cream of chicken, then added the can of chicken breast. I let it simmer on the stove for a good three hours. Served with sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped peppers, and corn bread muffins. Will def. make again. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. says

    I am in love with this recipe…I found it on Pinterest and I’ve made it about 5 times in the past month because it is so delicious! I’m personally not a huge fan of canned chicken so I just cut up one large raw chicken breast into bite-size pieces and cook it in the pot with some non-stick spray before I add the rest of the ingredients. It makes a really big pot of soup (somewhere around 2.5 quarts – or 10 cups – if the measurement in my pot is accurate).

  10. says

    Found this on Pinterest! We’re having this tonight. I threw it all in the crock pot and have it on “warm”. A couple of hours before dinner, I’ll turn it to “high” to heat through. I tasted it cold and it was delish, so I can only imagine how good it will be served hot with sour cream and cheese. I’m also making corn bread to go with it. Minus the corn bread, the entire meal cost me about $8… not bad to feed a family of four. Thanks for a great, easy meal that is delicious!!

  11. says

    A similar recipe from WW years ago was only 1 point for 1 cup. I realize they changed to a *new* point system so not sure what it would be now. We used a total of 3 cans of beans (kidney, white, pinto, black or whatever you like);1 can of whole kernel corn; 1 large can of diced tomatoes (28 oz); taco seasoning pack and a ranch drsg seasoning pack. That’s it. No soup, no chicken, no broth. Keeps the calories down but those additions sound so good, I might have to change up my tried and true WW recipe. Thanks for the recipe. BTW we never rinsed, just dumped everything in. Since I have developed high blood pressure, I use the organic, no salt beans and corn.

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  13. says

    Hi Sarah, I just found this on Pinterest and made it tonight, exactly like the recipe and it was AMAZING!!! Even my son said he liked it, which I made him repeat three times because I just couldn’t believe it. The entire family loved it, even my husband, so it’s definitely a “keeper” recipe!!! Thank you!

  14. says

    Just made this tonight with some improvisations.
    Did not add the cream of chicken or chicken breast
    Did add: diced green peppers, sweet peppers, hot green chilis, garlic, and cilantro.
    Makes a ton of soup! Which is awesome. I plan on freezing it and eating it over the next few months (being a singleton, stuff like this lasts a while!)
    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  15. says

    I saw this on Pinterest and made it last night. So quick n easy, delicious, and VERY filling! I used two cups of water and two chicken bouillon cubes instead of the broth, and threw it all in the crock pot on low for about four hours. YUM!! Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing!

  16. says

    I saw this on Pinterest and made it last night. Soooo good! Quick n easy, healthy, and VERY filling! I used two cups of water and two chicken bouillon cubes instead of the broth, and threw it all in the crock pot on low for almost four hours. YUM! Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing!

  17. says

    I pinned this recipe on Pinterest forever ago and never got around to making it. I have just come across it while looking for easy meals to prepare for my family (in a hotel kitchenette) when we are on vacation next week- this is going to be PERFECT for that! Thanks! :)

  18. says

    Making this for a quick easy “fathers day” dinner. Keeping my fingers crossed everyone likes it. If so I know what we will be living on during soccer and football season this fall!! Thanks for sharing!

  19. says

    This is an amazing soup, thank you for sharing it. I served ours with sour cream, tortilla chips (broken up), fresh limes, and chopped Cilantro…threw them all in the soup when served. Thanks again, REALLY AMAZING!

  20. says

    AMAZING recipe, thanks for sharing it. So easy and just delicious. We used Progresso Hearty Tomato Soup instead of the tomatoes called for because that’s all we had in the cabinet, added 1 can of white beans (sorry we made it 9 can soup I guess), added 1 more can of chicken (because we love chicken) and served it with chopped Cilantro, broken up store bought Tortilla chips, lime wedges and sour cream….YUMMY!

  21. says

    This is absolutely delicious! It’s quick and easy, and was a big hit with all my family. The only thing I will do differently next time is DOUBLE the recipe! LOL

  22. says

    So so GOOD! I made this except instead of canned chicken I cooked some diced chicken thighs in the frying pan with a bit of taco seasoning and red pepper flakes. So 7 can and chicken taco soup for me!! Love this stuff sooo much!!

  23. says

    I enjoyed the flavors of this soup, but found it VERY salty. I added it all up (because I’m doing MyFitnessPal and wanted to log it properly) and each serving has 2,082 mg of sodium per serving (suggested amount per day is 2500 mg or less) … and I used low sodium taco mix! If I make it again, I will use lower sodium everything. Just wanted to give people a heads up in case sodium is something they watch.

  24. says

    Made this soup for the first time today thinking it would be good to have on hand with an impending “snow/ice storm” coming this weekend. IT WAS AWESOME. I am not a lover of spice (but hubby and 1 kiddo are). I could it the soup and loved it…they went bonkers for it (and of course could add hot sauce to their hearts content). So so so good. My original plan was to have enough for lunch leftover for tomorrow…but I can already tell it will be gone by the end of the night today…it’s THAT good!

  25. says

    EXCELLENT!!! Made with ground bef instead of canned chicken and Rotel instead of plain tomatoes! Added cheese and crushed totrilla chips and EVERYONE asked for seconds! This will be a new family staple in our home! I do wnat to try with chicken, but will go with a shredded rotisserie chicken instead of canned for better flavor. YUM!

  26. says

    Another great substitution is to add a can of garbanzos instead of pintos. Pintos add richness but they are smooshier, we like the added texture of the garbanzos.


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