Wondering what to serve with taco soup?! Look no further! From the sweet cornbread to fresh salads, to cheesy quesadillas, here at 18 delicious taco soup sides the whole family with love!
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In the fall and winter, I like to mix up our traditional taco night with taco soup! My version can be made in both the crock pot and on the stovetop. Ground beef (or lean ground turkey) is simmered with tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, green chiles, and ranch spice. It’s a SUPER easy weeknight meal and a perfect way to cure your taco craving on a cold day!
Serve any of these 18 delicious sides alongside your taco soup and you’ve got yourself a warm, comforting, and healthy dinner! Need more yummy soup recipes?? Check them out here!
The Best Side Dishes for Taco Soup
Wondering what goes with taco soup? Here are 18 perfect ideas to go with your delicious soup!
Sweet Cornbread with Honey
This Sweet Jiffy Cornbread with Honey is such a fantastic semi-homemade recipe that everyone will love! Boxed cornbread mix and a few simple ingredients make a delicious “homemade cornbread” with the perfect amount of sweetness!
Easy Pico de Gallo
This easy pico de gallo recipe is loaded with fresh flavors from tomatoes, lime juice, and cilantro. It’s so simple to make and it’s always a crowd-pleaser!
Simple Southwest Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing
This Simple Southwest Salad is loaded with fresh veggies and a creamy, addicting southwest dressing!
Corn in a Cup
This Elote in a Cup recipe is like Mexican street corn served in a handy-dandy cup! This fresh sweet corn salad is full of fresh flavor and topped with crunchy Fritos, cheese, and seasonings for the ultimate side or snack that you can make in about 10 minutes.
Ultimate Air Fryer Nachos
These ultimate air fryer nachos are loaded with meat, beans, cheese and tons of amazing, customizable toppings! They are quick and easy and make a great side for taco soup!
Cucumber Pico de Gallo
Cucumber pico de gallo is a simple, fresh salsa recipe brimming with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, lime, and garlic. Easy to make and delicious on everything!
Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips
These homemade tortilla chips are baked or air-fried instead of being deep-fried in oil. Once baked, they are sprinkled with flakey sea salt and fresh lime juice for a healthier alternative to store-bought chips.
Roasted Chili Corn Salsa
Filled with corn, peppers, onions, black beans, fresh citrus, and fresh herbs, it’s amazing with corn chips and a great little appetizer before your taco soup!
Mini Quesadillas with Bacon and Jalapeños
These Mini Quesadillas with Bacon and Jalapeños are crispy, cheesy, and easy to make. The savory flavor of bacon pairs so well with the spicy jalapeños and the melted cheddar and Jack cheese. They are perfect dipped in taco soup.
Simple Sweet Corn Salad
This Simple Sweet Corn Salad is bursting with flavors from cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh herbs, and lime. It's perfect alongside chips on it's own.
Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
This Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing is a deliciously refreshing addition to any meal. It’s the best for getting more fruit into everyone’s day and a refreshing side for taco soup.
Poblano Queso Dip
Poblano queso dip is a cheesy, mildly spicy dip with loads of roasted poblano flavor perfect for dipping, scooping, and pouring over nachos!
Perfect Baked Churros
Make churros the easy way: bake them! So easy and delicious cinnamon sugar flavor with a chocolate dipping sauce. This is a great way to end your taco soup meal!
The Best Garlic Bread (Oven or Air Fryer)
This air fryer garlic bread will have you wanting to eat the whole loaf! I promise! Perfectly crispy and oh, so garlicky, this **AMAZING** bread cooks up in about 5 minutes! You can make it in the oven, too
Cheesy Bacon and Corn Crack Dip
One bite of this cheesy bacon and corn crack dip and you won’t wonder why it’s called CRACK DIP! Smokey bacon, corn and cheese are combined to create the absolute perfect cold dip. Have the recipe handy, because you’ll be asked for it!
Big Grilled Veggie Salad
Grilled veggies are the perfect side for taco soup if you want to get more veggies in! These veggies are tossed in olive oil and Italian seasoning, then grilled and topped with fresh herbs! Super simple and delicious!
Simple Arugula Salad
This Simple Arugula Salad recipe isn’t even really a recipe! It’s ridiculously simple and a super easy side dish that complements almost any main course, including taco soup! Arugula is tossed with the bright, simple flavors of lemon and olive oil, then topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. Your go-to salad is ready in about 5 minutes!
Mexican Rice Casserole
This is one of my favorite ways to cook Mexican rice! Rice is cooked with tomatoes and spices then baked in the oven with lots of cheese! It's a fantastic side dish for taco night! (or taco SOUP night!).
The Best Toppings for Taco Soup
One of the best things about taco soup is all of the delicious toppings you get to pile on top! Here are 10 of my favorite toppings for taco soup:
- Cheddar Cheese: Or your favorite cheese!
- Sour Cream: You can’t really have taco soup without a big dollop of sour cream in my opinion! Greek yogurt is a great option, too.
- Avocado: There isn’t a much better topping for taco soup than creamy avocado!
- Red Onion: Or any color onion you like! Sweet yellow onion and green onions are yummy too.
- Black Olives: You put them on tacos, so why not on taco soup?! 🙂
- Corn Tortilla Chips or Tortilla Strips: Fritos are my family’s fave! Doritos, too–lol!
- Hot Sauce: For a bit more spice!
- Lime Juice: Adds are wonderful freshness!
- Chopped Fresh Cilantro: Fresh parsley is good, too!
- Chopped Bell Peppers: Some recipes cook the bell peppers into the soup, but I like them fresh, on top!
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Hopefully, this post has given you some good ideas on what to serve with taco soup. Ready to make the perfect taco soup? Try my amazing Easy Taco Soup Recipe with Ranch! Meat, beans, tomatoes, green chiles, and ranch spice are all simmered to perfection. You can make it in the slow cooker or on the stovetop. If you need more soup recipes, check them out here!
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