Cheeseburger Soup

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. I know you are going to love this soup but would love for you to check out my Lasagna Soup next!

Cheeseburger Soup

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.

Easy Cheeseburger Soup

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!

How to Make Cheeseburger Soup

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 it!

Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup

Because my cheeseburger soup recipe is so easy to make, I typically just like to whip it up on the stovetop.  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 stovetop.

  • 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.

Love Cheeseburgers? Check out these Burger Recipes?

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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 Rettke
  • 1 Large Onion Diced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp ground mustard
  • 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Can Diced Tomato and Green Chili's
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 6 Slices Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled
  • 2 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. Water
  • 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, Worcestershire sauce, and ground mustard 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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  • Don says:

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

    • Tina says:

      It’s the seventh ingredient down

  • Susan says:

    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. 😉 )

    • Amanda says:

      My apologies! All fixed.

  • Eva says:

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

  • Toni O Connor says:

    Do you have the stats for nutritional info?

  • Senga jean baptiste says:

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

    • Gaye Lee says:

      The last line of the recipe….

  • Gaye Lee says:

    How many servings?
    Nutrition info?

  • Dinna says:

    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.

  • Phyllis Everly says:

    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

  • Stephanie Daigle says:

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

  • Lisa says:

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

  • LisaB says:

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

  • Tmsr1245 says:

    How long do you think in the Crockpot on high?

  • Debbie says:

    #1 says to cook onions with meat. Then #7 says to save with onions. I am a little confused

    • Amanda says:

      Just a few raw chopped onions for garnish. It’s optional.

  • Betsy says:

    Just made this with more beef than potatoes.. it came out super thin. I would actually cook the potatoes with the beef and onions next time.. also I never found the spot to add ground mustard.. so I just added it with the cornstarch. I had to add a lot more cornstarch and some flour.. personally I would have made a roue with the beef and onions but that’s nit picky..I can tweak this to work. If you don’t like bacon add more salt to the recipe. This is just my opinion and I get the recipe.

  • Kyle Thompson says:

    Made this for my daycare kids and they just loved it,I think I’ll double the batch next time so I can have leftovers.

  • Linda Uher says:

    I don’t see where you add the mustard that you have as one of the ingredients

  • Tammie says:

    How long do you cook in a slow cooker for?

  • Elsie walbrook says:

    Would love calories on these recipes. Thanks

  • Barbara says:

    Really hearty tasty easy to make recipe I didn’t use thicking agents and liked it without and more love kebab soup will make Again thank you

  • Joann says:

    Hi Amanda! This looks delicious. I know a few people have this question with NO Response. How long do you cook it in the crock pot and what temp? Thanks for any help you can give me. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  • Karen says:

    What size is the can of tomatoes?

  • Anne A. says:

    Joann…. recipe states “simmer until potatoes are fork tender”. Hope this helps.

  • Kelly Smith says:

    The soup itself is delicious but the directions are somewhat confusing and none of the questions have been answered. Alternately, it is titled “Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup” and “Cheeseburger Soup”. There are no crockpot directions. I used a 10 oz. can of chilies, and cooked the potatoes 40 minutes. A more realistic time for this soup would be around an hour + total (allowing for prep and cooking the meat).

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Hi Kelly! The direction for making it in a crockpot are listed directly beneath the “Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup”. The recipe in the post is for Cheeseburger Soup, I just added Crockpot directions as a fun bonus. 🙂

  • Mindy Allen says:

    Can I freeze this soup?

  • Christine says:

    Oh man, this was SO yummy! I did not do the sesame bun croutons, although it’s a really cool idea, because I was serving this with garlic bread. But we did garnish with cheese and the crumbled bacon. It reheated well for leftovers for lunch the next day. I made this soup a bit healthier by using 93% lean ground beef, fat-free chicken broth, 1% milk, reduced-fat sharp cheddar and center-cut bacon.

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