Cozy (and Healthy) Taco Soup

This Cozy (and Healthy) Taco Soup will be your new favorite recipe in the upcoming months! It’s full of yummy veggies, protein, keeping you warm and satisfied all evening. 

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For the past few months, I’ve been posting weekly recipes on Wednesdays (this week’s was some delicious Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese that’s perfect for the holidays), and this week you’re in for a treat! To be honest, I wasn’t feeling the original post I had planned for today, so I decided to share the soup I made earlier this week with you instead. So sit back, relax, and try not to drool… Yes, that’s how good this soup was!

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The weather is finally feeling like fall here in Texas! It only took forever (can I get an “amen”, my fellow Texans?!). So to take full advantage of this wonderful weather, I have squished all of my favorite day-to-day fall things into the past 5 days. Rain boot picture? Check. Crockpot meal? Check. Pumpkin candles? Check. Leggings and scarves? Check. Curled up on the couch with  hot tea? Check. And a tasty soup recipe? Check-a-rooskies.
I’ve been soaking up these rainy fall days as much possible, because they are my favorite! Even though they make me want to go home to sleep or snuggle on the couch with Lillie, I love dreary overcast days. For some reason they make me so happy… Especially after the horrible heat we’ve been enduring the past couple of weeks here. And one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is by warming up with a delicious cup of soup. Enter my newest fave: my Cozy (and Healthy) Taco Soup. 

Cozy (and Healthy) Taco Soup | read more at happilythehicks.com

I am a huge fan of taco anything. Growing up I always looked forward to the day after mom made tacos, because that usually meant the leftovers would be thrown into a pot for some taco soup! I devoured those bowls of soup like there’d be no tomorrow, and I crave it every so often, especially during the colder months. One of the reasons I love taco soup so much is because of how easy it is to make it healthy. It’s a great way to get your veggies in for the day, and you can always sub the ground beef in with ground turkey for a leaner protein choice. This time around, I decided to take it a step further. Some of my friends have been going on and on about the Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice, and I thought this would be the perfect chance to give it a try. Normally I add brown rice or wild rice to my taco soup, but I decided to try something new this time around. So cauliflower rice sounded like the perfect way to keep this soup lean and clean! 

Cozy (and Healthy) Taco Soup | read more at happilythehicks.com

The consensus: it’s not the same as rice, but it was a great way to add extra texture to the soup. Will I do it again? Definitely. The rice was fairly inexpensive, and I’ll take any extra veggie goodness I can get! 

Cozy (and Healthy) Taco Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tsp olive oil
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 tsp minced garlic
  4. 2 lbs ground meat
  5. 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  6. 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
  7. 1 can Great Northern Beans
  8. 1 can Kidney Beans
  9. 1 cup frozen corn
  10. 2 cups riced cauliflower*
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat oil, then cook the onion and garlic until onion is translucent and fragrant. Add the ground meat and cook until mostly done (almost all of the pink is gone).
  2. Pour in the taco seasoning and stir until incorporated.
  3. Pour in the diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, beans and corn. Stir and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. For the last 10 minutes, add the cauliflower rice.
  5. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Notes
  1. *I found my riced cauliflower (or cauliflower rice) at Trader Joe's in the refrigerated section.
  2. This soup is perfect for meal prep!!
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  1. Maria

    November 11th, 2016 at 7:17 am

    This looks relish!!

  2. Candy Kage

    November 11th, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Now I have to make some taco soup and to go with it some cornbread or nacho chips.

  3. brittany

    November 11th, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Looks delicious! I’m in Louisiana and it finally just started feeling cool here too! We actually made chilli for dinner last night for the first time in forever!

    Pinning your recipe to try later!

  4. Jackie

    November 11th, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Taco soup is one of my favorites!! Will have to make this soon!

  5. Megan Zakrewsky

    November 11th, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I love taco soup! This one looks great! I’ll have to add to my list to try.

  6. Sarah Jean

    November 11th, 2016 at 8:54 am

    You are so talented at coming up with these recipes! I love Mexican anything and when you put a healthy spin on it – yes please.

  7. Lisa Warren

    November 11th, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I love tacos and Mexican food in general! I know my hubby and I would love this recipe it looks delicious and good for you!

  8. The How-to Guru

    November 11th, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Great post. We love taco soup so much that we don’t go two weeks without having it for family night supper. ;)

  9. Jessica Bradshaw

    November 11th, 2016 at 9:46 am

    What a great alternative!! I am actually not a fan of rice in my taco soup, but this may be a great way to add extra consistency. Your recipe posts always make me hungry!

  10. Krissie Aguilar

    November 11th, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I love taco soup!! Great idea for using Trader Joe’s riced cauliflower :)!

  11. Crystal @ Dreams, etc.

    November 11th, 2016 at 10:11 am

    This looks so good! I love taco soup so I’ll have try this out. It’s so cool that you can actually get riced cauliflower. It means I might actually use riced cauliflower instead of rice sometimes. :)

  12. Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

    November 11th, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Yum! What a fun twist for one of my faves. Can’t wait to try it.

  13. Mostly Simple Life

    November 11th, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    This looks delish! I bet it’s super filling too!

  14. Kara

    November 11th, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    this looks like it could really hit the spot right now! yum!

  15. Nellwyn

    November 11th, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    This looks like a perfect meal for a cozy winter night at home!

  16. mirinadler

    November 11th, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Oh wow, I have everything in this ingredients list — except the meat! Ok going to the store bye.

  17. LoveinTheAirForce

    November 11th, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Yum! Looks so yummy! Makes me want to get curled up in warm fuzzy stuff while eating it!

  18. Neely

    November 11th, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    the words healthy AND taco are together I must try!

  19. Katie Arnold

    November 11th, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    YUM! That looks really good and perfect for these cooler months!

  20. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    November 11th, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I love how hearty that looks!

  21. Fashionable Tigress

    November 12th, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Oh my yes!!! I love taco soup but this one looks amazing! Definitely trying it now that it’s getting colder ?

  22. Ana@CelebratingSunshine

    November 12th, 2016 at 6:00 am

    That looks a-ma-zing! I can only imagine the flavors… I will definitely try your recipe soon.

  23. Sheryl @ How to Make a Life

    November 12th, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I am like you and simply love, love, taco soup. Certainly going to try this. (that is if our Trader Joe’s ever has any of the cauli rice)!!

  24. Caroline @ In Due Time

    November 12th, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    yum! This sounds so yummy

  25. Kiara Catanzaro

    November 14th, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I love taco soup and make it regularly during this time of year! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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