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Taco Twist Soup

The fun, family-friendly twist in this taco soup is the spiral pasta. I lightened this soup by substituting black beans for ground beef. —Colleen Zertler, Menomonie, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 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
  • Optional toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and cilantro


  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, beans, tomatoes, picante sauce, pasta, green pepper and seasonings. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until pasta is tender, 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve with optional toppings.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 176 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1044mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Katie
    Feb 25, 2020

    Wow! This recipe has an AMAZING flavor. I added a little extra pasta and couldn't get over how filling this soup was. I definitely will make it again!

  • maryked
    Dec 19, 2019

    A family favorite. Usually I add some ground beef if I have some and my homemade salsa.

  • diannemt75
    Mar 4, 2014

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

  • suezmike
    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!

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    Nov 11, 2013


  • aburgstede
    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
    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.

  • Krysmarieg
    Jun 22, 2013

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  • Julie Hubert
    Apr 8, 2013

    Parfait pour les lundis sans viandes. Excellent!

  • cutshawe
    Apr 1, 2013

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