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
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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

Can I Make this in a Crockpot?

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.

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Cheeseburger Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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.


  • 1 Large Onion, Diced
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (10 ounce) Can "Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies"
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 6 Slices Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon Water
  • Sesame Bun Croutons (optional garnish)
  • finely diced pickles (optional garnish)


  • 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.
  • Drain any grease if necessary.
  • Add the cubed potatoes, diced tomatoes and green chilies, chicken broth, and milk to the pot.
  • Simmer over medium heat until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Stir in one cup of the shredded cheese until melted.
  • 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.
  • 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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Reader Comments

  1. 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).

    1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. I am very excited to make this dish. I can not thank you enough for having the serving size adjustment, that is freaking awesome. Thanks agaon


  5. I made this recipe after doing a search on your website for recipes using ground beef cause had a pack I needed to use & wanted to try something different. This recipe did not disappoint!! I didn’t have any cornstarch tho cause tossed my old container months ago cause it was old & hadn’t remembered to replace. I knew could substitute double amount of flour for cornstarch, but was worried would be able to taste the flour. After a couple Google searches found that could use instant potatoes as a thickener (in equal amounts) & happened to have a pkg of Applewood Smoked Bacon flavored instant potatoes. I also used red skin potatoes & didn’t peel. Soup was delicious!! Thank you Amanda!!!

  6. This soup was so filling & flavor was awesome! My family loved it & I’ve added it to my notebook of recipes to pass on to my kids/grandkids.

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