Cheeseburger Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

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This Cheeseburger Soup is thick, hearty and loaded with ground beef, potatoes, veggies and plenty of cheese! Make it on the stovetop or in the slow cooker.

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If you know me, you know I’ve been waiting for the return of soup season since the middle of June.

I love soup (much to my kids dismay), and anything thick and chunk and creamy goes right to the top of the list.

I first made a slow cooker Cheeseburger Soup back in February 2016 (does that make me a veteran blogger?), and it’s not the last time it’s appeared on our table.

It is just such an amazing combination, and one that warms you right through when it’s cold outside (though fingers crossed it’s a while before we’re building snowmen!).

But, I’ll be honest — I’m not always the best at planning meals ahead and being prepared and all that.

This comes as a shock even to me, who is an obsessive planner in pretty much every area of life, but just can’t always get my Cheeseburger Soup in the slow cooker in the morning.

cheeseburger soup in two white bowls overhead with crusty bread on the side

For that reason, here we are with a simple stovetop Cheeseburger Soup — a meal that comes together in about 30 minutes, provided you aren’t chopping vegetables with a toddler on your hip.


How to make Cheeseburger Soup:

  1. Brown your ground beef and onions in a large dutch oven or soup pot.
  2. Add your spices — adding dried spices to a hot dry pan helps to liven up the flavor after being stored for so long.
  3. Add your vegetables and broth, cover and simmer until tender.
  4. Add your dairy at the end so it doesn’t curdle — cream and corn starch to make it thick and creamy, and cheese for that awesome cheeseburger flavor.
  5. Top it — choose your favorite cheeseburger toppings or add shredded cheese and green onions.

How to make Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup:

You can see my original Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup here, but really, you don’t do much differently.

You will need to brown your ground beef before adding it to the slow cooker, but then everything except for the dairy and thickeners can technically just be thrown in and cooked until down — I would give it about 8 hours on low.

cheeseburger soup close up in white bowl with blue rim and spoon stuck in the spoon

Ways to lighten up this soup recipe:

  • If you need to, you can swap the potatoes for cauliflower
  • Substitute regular cheese for low fat cheese
  • Add in extra veggies of your choosing
  • Use extra lean ground beef or even ground turkey (though there isn’t a big difference in calories between the two)
  • Use low fat milk

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Cheeseburger Soup

5 from 2 votes
This Cheeseburger Soup is thick, hearty and loaded with ground beef, potatoes, veggies and plenty of cheese! Make it on the stovetop or in the slow cooker.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine American
Course Soup
Servings 4 servings
Calories 369cal


  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • ½ medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken or beef broth
  • 1 lb potatoes cut into ½" cubes (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, cook ground beef and onions until almost browned, about 5 minutes. Drain fat if needed.
  • Add carrots and celery and cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, salt, parsley, mustard and pepper and cook 1 minute.
  • Add broth and potatoes.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • Whisk together cream and corn starch and add to soup along with cheese, cooking and stirring on low until thickened. Serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 373grams | Calories: 369cal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 918mg | Potassium: 1073mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5416IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords cheeseburger soup

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  1. Eva North says

    Good afternoon, I’ve just come across your site looking for a stovetop version of this, seems how at 2p.m., putting it into the crockpot would not be done in time for dinner. What exactly is the reason for half and half, and could I omit it?

  2. Justine says

    Yummmm! I love a good cheeseburger soup! This one came together so quickly – it’s definitely on my list of repeats!

  3. Omen says

    This really threw me off because it’s called a cheeseburger soup but nowhere in the recipe I or the instructions does it state anything about cheese how much when to put it in

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