Soup Favorites

We’ve got a couple of favorites.  Taco soup is one.  We love this stuff!  It’s a snap to throw together in the morning and smells so good simmering in the crock pot all day.  Oh, and it’s healthy!

Taco Soup

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 c. chopped onion
  • 1 (16 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans – no need to rinse
  • 1 (16 oz.) can corn – don’t drain
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies)
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning

Brown the ground beef and onion.  Mix together with all other ingredients.  Simmer at least 1 hour, or all day in the crock pot!  I like it best served with cheese, sour cream, and corn chips on top.  So much for my healthy soup! *** Last time I made this (because I can never do it the same twice) I added a couple  tablespoons of ranch dressing mix, used 1/2 lb. of beef and two cans of beans.  Tasted great!  *** To cut the spice (it’s pretty spicy; my boy likes it but my big girl guzzles water with it) you could add another can of diced tomatoes.

Cheesy Potato Soup

  • 5 cups diced potatoes
  • water (to cover veggies)
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 chopped medium onion
  • 1 t. parsley flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (make your own)
  • 3 (or more if you like it thinner) cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cook potatoes, water, celery, carrots, onion, salt and pepper until done.  Drain off water.  Add chicken soup, milk and cheese.  Cook until cheese is melted.

Optional: (and by optional, I mean you really should try one or more of these!) garlic, ham or bacon may be added.

Head on over to BooMama for more soup and other crock pot recipes, and to The Grocery Cart Challenge for the wonderful weekly recipe swap.  Add one of your own!


  1. Your taco soup sounds just like the one I make! And I am printing out this potatos soup. Sounds wonderful!!

  2. OK…I confess. I read your link over at Boo Mama’s blog and it said, “taco & potato soup” and I thought, “Really? A Taco soup with potatoes in it? That’s insteresting!”

    Then I saw your blog and said, “Ohhhhh. Taco Soup AND Potato Soup.”

    Yeah. One of those days. Sheesh.

    But anyway you slice it, I now have two new soups to try! : )

  3. Wow! I am loving the look of the new site. Definitely worth the time and effort involved in transitioning from a blog to a website. It is a brave new world. How fun!

    A visit to your site even gave me two new soup recipes to try. Perfect on this raining day. Thanks!

  4. Love the look of your new site! Great job!

  5. I made a huge pot of the cheese potato soup, added 1# of chopped freshly cooked bacon. OMG! We’ve all had the flu and this just helped us out and it was sooooooo good! I can’t believe it! LOL. thanks!!!



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