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    filed under: Food + Drink on May 3, 2018

    Cheeseburger Soup is a delicious bowl of comfort food that is easy to make in 30 minutes! A delicious, rich, broth loaded with beef then topped with bacon and cheese for amazing cheeseburger flavor.

    cheeseburger soup with homemade coutons

    Cheeseburger Soup

    Cheeseburger soup is an amazing option when you are really craving some comfort food and you want it quickly! This is one of my favorite soup recipes because it uses everyday pantry staples that I almost always have on hand.

    Just like any other great soup, you will want to start out with a rich, flavor-packed base. I prefer to use chicken stock over broth.  Stock tends to have a fuller mouth feel and richer flavor, due to the gelatin released by the long-simmering process.

    Cheeseburger Soup with homemade croutons

    Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

    For this cheeseburger soup recipe, I like to use regular ground beef, the highest in fat.  Most of the fat cooks off and is drained at the end.  By using a higher fat content, you will retain much of the juicy, meaty flavor that you love in a normal cheeseburger.

    This cheeseburger soup recipe is also a favorite of mine because all of the ingredients cook together in one pot! No need to cook your potatoes separate. They will simmer together with the cooked beef, seasonings, and diced tomatoes with green chilies, resulting in the most amazing rich flavor!

    Cheeseburger Soup with Homemade Croutons

    I like to add a little bacon to this cheeseburger soup recipe to make it Bacon Cheeseburger Soup!   I typically cook up about 6 slices of bacon in the same pot that I will cook the soup in.  Then, I remove it to a towel-lined plate while I make the soup.  Just crumble it on top and then end and enjoy!

    Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup

    Because my cheeseburger soup recipe is so easy to make, I typically just like to whip it up on the stove top.  But, if you prefer to make this in your slow cooker I’m happy to say that you can and it’s just as simple!

    Just a few quick notes on how the recipe will differ slightly if you make it in your crockpot instead of on the stove top.

    • You will cook your beef with onion and seasonings as directed above.
    • Drain your beef and add it to the slow cooker along with your cubed potatoes as well as the tomatoes and green chilis.
    • Then, add just enough chicken stock to cover the mixture.
    • The milk, cheese, and cornstarch mixture should all be added to the slow cooker about 20 minutes before serving.

    Cheeseburger Soup with Homemade Croutons

    Don’t forget to make my homemade crouton recipe for this soup.  You will never buy store bought croutons again!

    Looking for other soup ideas? Check out Roasted Broccoli Cheese Soup and The Best Tomato Soup.

    4.67 from 3 votes
    Cheeseburger Soup
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    25 mins

    Cheeseburger Soup is a delicious bowl of comfort food that is easy to make in 30 minutes! A delicious, rich, broth loaded with beef then topped with bacon and cheese for amazing cheeseburger flavor.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cheeseburger soup
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 697 kcal
    Author: Amanda
    • 1 Large Onion Diced
    • 1 lb Ground Beef
    • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
    • 1/2 tsp. Salt
    • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
    • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
    • 3 medium sized potatoes peeled and diced
    • 1 Can Diced Tomato and Green Chili's
    • 32 oz Chicken Broth
    • 1 c Milk
    • 2 c Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    • 6 Slices Bacon Cooked and Crumbled
    • 2 tbsp. Cornstarch
    • 2 tbsp. Water
    • 1/8 tsp ground mustard
    • Sesame Bun Croutons (optional garnish)
    • finely diced pickles (optional garnish)
    1. In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat cook the ground beef along with the onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce until beef is no longer pink.
    2. Drain any grease if necessary.
    3. Add the cubed potatoes, diced tomatoes and green chili's, chicken broth, and milk to the pot.
    4. Simmer over medium heat until the potatoes are fork tender.
    5. Stir in one cup of the shredded cheese until melted.
    6. In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch and cold water. Then, whisk into the soup and simmer gently for 3-5 minutes until soup is thickened.
    7. Serve the soup topped with the remaining cheese, bacon, onions, and chopped pickles if desired. (If you want to garnish with Sesame bun; rough chop the top of one bun and toast it in a 350°F oven for about 5-10 minutes.)

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    Your list of ingredients doesn’t include potatoes; I’m guessing two or three smaller potatoes.

      It’s the seventh ingredient down

    This recipe looks delicious! I want to point out, though, that you repeat Step 1 in Steps 2 and 3. (I would want to know so I could correct it. 😉 )

    The recipe calls for potatoes, but I don’t see them listed in the recipe ingredients.

    Do you have the stats for nutritional info?

    Thanks for recipe so and cheese you put on top of cooked soup ?

      The last line of the recipe….

    How many servings?
    Nutrition info?

    I was wondering why chicken stock over beef seeing it is cheeseburger soup? Live your recipes ine day I will boldly make ine if your cakes.

    My husband is a cheese eater on everything..Winter is coming up and I like to make one dish suppers.. This sounds perfect for us.. Will make it soon and thank you for posting

    This was soooo delicious. My family loved it. Super easy.

    I made the soup without altering the recipe. My family and I enjoyed it.

    I made the soup without altering the recipe. My family and I enjoyed it.

    How long do you think in the Crockpot on high?

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