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The Best Cheeseburger Soup (+Video)

Cheeseburger soup is the ultimate comfort soup. Chock full of seasoned ground beef, potatoes, onions, cheese all in a creamy soup!

A HEARTY, BEEFY, CHEESY, FILLING SOUP

I have been in a soup sort of mood lately. My mind is gradually turning to all things fall. Football games, apple picking, hay rides and warm, comforting soup. This Cheeseburger Soup is definitely what I would call comfort soup. It takes one of my favorite foods and transforms it into a creamy, flavor-packed soup.

a spoon being inserted to a bowl of cheeseburger soup with a bunch of parsley in the background.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What to serve with cheeseburger soup?

We enjoy eating cheeseburger soup with some thick crusty bread to dip into the soup. Also, a small side salad would be perfect with this soup.

What are the best toppings for cheeseburger soup?

Bacon is my favorite but we also enjoy sliced green onions and a dollop of sour cream.

How do I make cheeseburger soup in the crock pot?

  • Brown the ground beef first. Then pop all the ingredients (minus the flour and water mixture) in the crock pot and cook on low for about 4-6 hours. Then 30 minutes before serving, add in flour/milk slurry mixture and turn crock pot to high setting to allow mixture to thicken. Serve once thickened.
  • What can I substitute beef bouillon with?

    If you don’t have beef bouillon, just substitute with beef broth. You will skip the additional water that is added to this recipe.

    Can you freeze cheeseburger soup?

    Yes. However, when it is eventually reheated, it may not have the exact same texture as it did when it was freshly made. Potatoes can become mushy when frozen then reheated. It’s important to ensure this is stored in a freezer-safe bag or container. Only freeze once the soup has cooled completely.

    The Best Cheeseburger Soup recipe from The Country Cook. A spoon scooping up a serving of cheeseburger soup from a white bowl.

    INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE IN THE RECIPE CARD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

    • potatoes
    • carrots
    • onion
    • garlic
    • water
    • beef bouillon granules
    • salt
    • ground beef
    • milk
    • all-purpose flour
    • Velveeta – did you know you can make your own Homemade Velveeta?
    • bacon
    potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, water, beef bouillon, salt, ground beef, milk, all-purpose flour, Velveeta, bacon.

    HOW TO MAKE CHEESEBURGER SOUP:

    Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease and set aside.

    browning and crumbling ground beef in a stock pot.

    Combine first 8 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.

    carrots, onions, potatoes, beef broth and water in a stock pot on medium heat.

    Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk.

    cooked ground beef added to soup mixture in a large pot.

    In a small bowl, whisk together flour and remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Gradually whisk into soup. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly (so mixture does not burn.) Reduce heat; add cheese and stir until completely melted. 

    adding Velveeta cheese to soup pot mixture.

    Garnish each serving with bacon.

    Cheeseburger Soup in a white bowl topped with bacon and chopped parsley.

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    Cheeseburger Soup recipe from The Country Cook

    Cheeseburger Soup (+Video)

    Cheeseburger soup is the ultimate comfort soup. Chock full of seasoned ground beef, potatoes, onions, cheese all in a creamy soup!
    5 from 27 votes
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    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 6

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 ½ cups water
    • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules (about 4 cubes)
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
    • 2 ½ cups milk (divided use)
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 8 ounces Velveeta, cubed
    • ½ pound bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled

    Instructions

    • Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease and set aside. 
    • Combine first 8 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
    • Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Gradually whisk into soup.
    • Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly (so mixture does not burn.) 
    • Reduce heat; add cheese and stir until completely melted. Garnish with bacon and serve.

    Video

    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: American

    Nutrition

    Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 38g | Sodium: 1363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g

    Nutritional Disclaimer

    “The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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    Originally published: September 2011
    Updated and republished: October 2021

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    243 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      Very very good. I had some recently I bought from a specialty market in my area and they had added diced tomatoes to theirs. So, I added a small can of diced tomatoes (undrained, there is not much liquid in with them). Made it a bit more colorful and added some vegies as well!

      1. 5 stars
        I used shredded cheddar from BJs and it came out fine. It was probably a little thinner than the velveta method but it wasnt watery at all and tasted great

    2. 5 stars
      Thank you for this recipe. Took it to a teacher’s luncheon and it was the first to get eaten all up. Served with some crusty sesame bread. Perfect. Wouldn’t change anything in this recipe.

    3. 5 stars
      I made this Cheeseburger Soup for dinner last night and my son went back for THREE helpings! He then wanted to know when I would next be making it again so I think this recipe's a keeper lol. Here in New Zealand we don't have the Velveeta cheese so I used Kraft Cheese Spread and it worked perfectly fine. This was the first recipe of your's that I've tried and now I can't wait to try more. Thanks heaps 🙂

    4. 5 stars
      loved the fact i had all the ingredients for the cheeseburger soup and it was great. i used venison burger (boyfriend is a hunter) and he was thrilled. said anything with cheese, deer and potatoes has to be good!

    5. Favorite meal was always tacos, that were made by mother, back in the days when tacos were unusual to make. Would have those and watch Perry Mason on tv.

    6. 5 stars
      Just made a pot of this soup for tomorrow nights dinner…it is delicious! We love it….i dont think much will be left for tomorrow.thank you for the recipe!

    7. 5 stars
      I love and eat soup all year…not just winter. This is similar to my version. I add basil to mine. Yum. A hard choice between this or homemade tomato bisque. Now I'm hungry 🙂