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This Cheeseburger Soup is all the flavors of a cheeseburger in a big bowl of comfort food. A creamy cheese based broth filled with ground beef and potatoes is topped off with crispy bacon pieces for the ultimate in soup recipes.

We love to enjoy a bowl of this soup for dinner, or go small with a cup and enjoy it for lunch with a side salad to compliment. And, it is great for packing in a thermos for those who work outside in the cold.

Cheeseburger Soup with bacon and chive garnish in an orange bowl with a blue napkin

Comforting Soup Recipes for Chilly Weather

As soon as fall hits and the temperature drops, we are looking for soups to satisfy our hunger and to warm our bodies! The end of summer’s green bean harvest is one part of one of of the first soup recipes I make every year. Green Bean Soup is similar to a chowder with potatoes in a milk based broth.

As the temps continue to drop, we like to enjoy a little bit more comforting and hearty soups, like this cheeseburger soup recipe! Another one of our favorites is French Onion Soup. The cheesy topping with rich onion broth is just so satisfying!

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What You Need To Make Cheeseburger Soup

A good quality ground beef that is lower in fat if possible. This eliminates the need to drain a lot of fat from the pot. However, a regular 80/20 blend will work, just remember to drain.

American Process Cheese. I don’t use those words too often, but, for this recipe, I do use it. This cheese makes for a creamy and smooth soup.

Good quality bacon! I love this brand of bacon!

Dutch Oven or Stock pot – I like to use a non-stick dutch oven.

soup cooking in a dutch oven

Tips and Substitutions

  • Use leftover potatoes or cook the potatoes ahead of time and cool them down to dice
  • If there is a lot of fat in the pot, be sure to drain before adding the liquids
  • If you want a thinner soup, reduce the flour to 2 tablespoons
  • Add a can of drained diced tomatoes
  • Stir some cooked bacon into the soup for a bacon cheeseburger soup
  • For a creamier soup, stir in 1/4 cup of sour cream at the end
  • Top with shredded cheese and croutons in place of the bacon (or with the bacon!)

More Warming Soup Recipes To Try

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Chicken Taco Soup

Corn Chowder with Bacon

Easy Italian Wedding Soup

French Onion Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Hamburger Soup

Loaded Potato Soup

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Yield: 6

Cheeseburger Soup

A delicious, warm, and comforting soup recipe with all the flavors of the beloved cheeseburger, topped with a bacon garnish.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 ounces chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup diced carrot
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 8 ounces velveeta, cubed
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven over medium heat, cook the ground beef until it begins to brown. Add the potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, onions, jalapeno, garlic, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the veggies are tender and meat is browned. beef and vegetables
  2. Drain any excess fat. Return the pan to the cooktop and stir in the beef broth and 1 1/2 cups of the milk. Bring the cheeseburger soup to a boil.
  3. Whisk together the remaining milk and the flour until no lumps remain. Add the flour mixture into the soup stirring constantly. Continue to cook for 2 minutes, or until the soup begins to thicken. make the roux
  4. Add the cheese to the soup and stir until the cheese has melted. Serve with bacon and chive garnish (if using). adding cheese to soup

Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • Use leftover potatoes or cook the potatoes ahead of time and cool them down to dice
  • If there is a lot of fat in the pot, be sure to drain before adding the liquids
  • If you want a thinner soup, reduce the flour to 2 tablespoons
  • Add a can of drained diced tomatoes
  • Stir some cooked bacon into the soup for a bacon cheeseburger soup
  • For a creamier soup, stir in 1/4 cup of sour cream at the end
  • Top with shredded cheese and croutons in place of the bacon (or with the bacon!)

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 493Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 107mgSodium 929mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 35g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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