Taco Twist Soup Recipe
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Taco Twist Soup Recipe

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I lightened up this soup recipe by substituting black beans for the ground beef originally called for, and by topping off bowlfuls with reduced-fat sour cream and cheese. Spiral pasta adds a fun twist. —Colleen Zertler, Menomonie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups picante sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 216 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 1052mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Saute onion and garlic in oil in a large saucepan until tender. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, picante sauce, pasta, green pepper and seasonings. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Taco Twist Soup in Light & Tasty April/May 2003, p37

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diannemt75 User ID: 761468 92104
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"This was great! I didn't have green pepper so added a can of mushrooms--still was wonderful."

suezmike User ID: 4334572 129417
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"What a FANTASTIC soup! So much flavor! I changed a few things but am sure it would be fabulous as is. Used two cans of beans; one black and one tri - bean blend (pinto, black and red) used large onion and one whole large green pepper. Also added a half cup more pasta to the soup. It was better than chili and great for a meatless meal. SO filling!"

cannbaker56 User ID: 6955598 138819
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013


aburgstede User ID: 2978775 43659
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Made this last night and my husband & I both really enjoyed it! Of course he would *really* enjoy it with some beef in it, but said it was great as-is! It's a keeper."

NoodleNel User ID: 6393598 54806
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"This is a family favorite. My daughters love tacos, but my one daughter thinks she wants to be a vegetarian so she loved that this was with black beans. I serve it with toritlla chips and canned tropical tropical fruit on the side."

Julie Hubert User ID: 3353142 205533
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"Parfait pour les lundis sans viandes. Excellent!"

leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 68883
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"For a meat-free soup, this was really filling. It was also very good. It was a nice change of pace from fish during Lent."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 205532
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Crumble in some tortilla chips like crackers to make it more "taco-like"."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 125243
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"This is a delicious soup recipe. I used fire-roasted tomatoes for some extra flavor. Since I forgot to buy picante sauce I used salsa instead."

csteve04 User ID: 3413037 62732
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"Wonderful quick soup. Normally I shy away from quick soups and go for crock-pot recipes instead but I'm glad it gave it a shot. I cooked the green peppers along with the onions & garlic. I also added the whole jar of picante sauce (2 cups) and increased the broth by 1/4 cup. Next time I may add an extra 1/2 cup of pasta. Can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow."

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