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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!


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.


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.


    • 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.


    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.


    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 28 votes
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    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 6


    • 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


    • 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.


    YouTube video
    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: American


    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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    1. I tried this recipe last night, and it was delish! HOWEVER, 1 suggestion… 4 cubes of beef bouillion!??? I didn't dare try that… I used 1 cube and about 1/8 tsp granules. It was perfect, and I couldn't imagine how salty it may have turned out with 4 cubes..

    2. My all time favorite meal was my Grandma's fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy, she was the best cook and I know Heaven is enjoying her efforts.

    3. I can't wait to try this soup! It was a little cooler today, so I made some CHILI!!! Man, does that taste good! I love soups & chili's and could eat them 3-4 times a week! Now to get started with this one so when the chili's gone, I can make the Cheeseburger Soup! YUM!!

    4. Picking just one favorite meal is very hard! I loved everything my granny made – especially mac&cheese, fried chicken and all the great vegetables! I also love my dad's cabbage rolls (sarma), my brother's beer can chicken or my other brother's italian beef sandwiches. My daughter makes awesome lasagna using her dad's family recipe. I guess my favorite meals are those cooked by someone else!! ;-)I would love to win this cookbook!! Thanks!

    5. My favorite home cooked meal is Roast Beef with clove/sour cream gravy. I like to serve it with a green salad (all the fresh greens, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, shredded carrots and croutons)a loaded baked potato, mixed vegetables (not canned, not frozen but as fresh as possible, corn, carrots, beans, peas) cooked in butter, garlic and parmesan. No dinner is complete without an accompanying beverage, such as Kendall Jackson's white chardenay. Or is wine is not to your taste, a flavored coffee such as hazelnut or almond. Dessert: Chocolate! any kind of chocolate! lol or it would be a homemade tiramisu cake. The best homecook meal is one shared with one or two or more friends who appreciate delicious food, good conversation by candelite in a cozy, warm, country atmosphere. Friends always make the food taste even better. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this Gooseberry Patch book. It seems to have so many great recipes that fit that favorite homecook meal! Thank you for sharing so many of its recipes and for sponsoring this giveaway I love your site and I think I'm going to be back here alot. Love, hugs, Marie email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

    6. My favourite home cooked meal is a roast done in the crockpot with an onion soup mix. There's never any left over so I think it's my families favourite too.

    7. So many favorite homemade meals it's hard to just choose one. So here's a few that I enjoy: my Papa's French Toast, my mom's homemade spaghetti sauce, Chicken and Noodles, and my papa's hash.

    8. I LOVE your recipes, I printed the yeast dinner rolls and also the oreo pudding poke cake, I am going to try them this weekend.My favorite meal is when family get together and have southern chicken and dressing,yams,baby limas,cranberry sauce and rolls pecan pie for dessert.We dont get to be together alot so when we are ,its around meals.I hope I win a cook book, I love cooking and baking and also family and friends,and I love trying new recipes and also old recipes that have been passed down.I love your web page and spend alot of time reading it and checking out new recipes.

    9. My favorite home cooked meal would have to be Pizza. My hubby makes the best dough in the world then depending on the day or event we top them accordingly. From just pepperoni and cheese to bacon tomato feta and provolone the combos are endless. In fact we are making probably 8 pizzas the 30th for a games night at our church!


    10. My favorite home cooked meal would have to be chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes! My MIL makes an awesome chicken and noodles! I try to duplicate it but it just never turns out the same… something to be said about coming from the hands of the cook I think! Tomorrow night we are actually going to have the beef and noodles variation for dinner. Can't wait!! I think I may try the Cheeseburger soup this weekend, perfect for after my son's football game!

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    11. This is actually my husband's favorite. Fried pork cutlets with cream gravy, mashed potatoes, corn and green beans. And,maybe, biscuits to soak up the extra gravy.

    12. My favorite home cooked meal is a recipe which came out in a book called "San Antonio Cuisine" around fifteen years ago. The recipe was called "crosswalk Chili" and was and still is amazing. I have made the dish and people walking by my house have commented "my it smells so good here", meaning the "hood" was smelling yummy! I also took the dish to my childrens elementary to a chili cook off and won first prize! (ground beef, can whole tomato, one serrano, chili powder, canned pinto beans, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, top with fritos and cheese) julie melchor brownie371@gmail.com

    13. So hard to pick a favorite – love scalloped potatoes w/ham along w/scalloped corn and a homemade roll or cornbread. Also enjoy homemade soups and stews!! Maggie – GrammaLite52@aol.com I really enjoy your recipes and posts!!

    14. My favorite meal is my Dad's Cornell BBQ'ed chicken and salt potatoes. I live in Canada now, by way of Alaska, Colorado, South Carolina and Florida… but I grew up in Upstate NY and back home in Syracuse, NY, there's no more classic a Summer meal. To me, the tastes and smells are simply home. Trysha, estrogensea@gmail.com

    15. Just reading through all the comments, takes me back…….. I was blessed to be raised in a large family with wonderful cooks…. but my favorite recipe is homemade chicken and noodles,, fresh butchered farm chicken,, simmered for a day with herbed salt made by a family member from an organic herb bed and homemade thick noodles…. made from scratch that day ,, house smelled wonderful all day!………. Soups are the comfort food .. thats a lost art in this generation.