Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Cheeseburger Soup

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This is hands down the BEST Cheeseburger Soup recipe that you will ever make! This has become our family favorite and also makes wonderful leftovers for a quick and delicious meal. Even your pickiest of eaters will love this soup recipe!

If you are a big fan of cheeseburgers, you will want to give these Cheeseburger Puffs a try as well. They are so stinkin’ good and such a great appetizer that everyone loves.

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

This is a great soup to make for picky eaters as well that refuse to eat soup like my youngest. He was licking the bowl and loved it! We made this awesome recipe using Red Gold Tomatoes….the best tasting tomatoes on the planet! We have loved being Red Gold ambassadors. You can check out our trip to Red Gold and why we love them so much here.

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

How To Make Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients you will need:

  • ground beef or turkey
  • onion
  • celery
  • can of diced tomatoes
  • parsley flakes
  • butter
  • chicken broth
  • diced potatoes
  • all purpose flour
  • Velveeta cheese or shredded cheddar cheese
  • milk
  • sour cream
  • bacon
  • hamburger buns
  • shredded cheddar cheese


Brown the ground beef or turkey in a sauce pan and set aside. Melt 1 T. butter and saute your chopped onions and celery until tender.  Add the broth and Red Gold tomatoes. Then add the potatoes and beef. Cover and simmer 10 minutes until potatoes are tender…

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Cook the bacon in a frying pan then set aside. Add remaining butter (3 T) and add the flour in the same pan. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the cheese and milk.  Cook and stir until cheese melt. Then stir in 2 tablespoons of sour cream until blended. Top with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese and toasted hamburger bun croutons…

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Tips for Cheeseburger Soup

  • I typically use ground turkey in this recipe. However, 90% lean ground beef can be used and keeps the soup from become overly greasy. If you use meat with a higher fat content, make sure to drain the excess grease.
  • We like to use Velveeta cheese, because it makes this soup extra creamy. You can substitute shredded cheddar cheese if Velveeta is not your thing and it will turn out fine. Just not as creamy.
  • Any type of potato will work with this recipe.
  • We like to cube toasted hamburger buns to add on the top of this soup.
  • This soup will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days and makes fantastic leftovers!

Can you Freeze Cheeseburger Soup?

Yes. You can freeze for up to 6 months if you used fresh ground turkey or beef that had not been frozen before cooking. Let the soup thaw overnight in the fridge. Add to a soup pot and bring to a boil.

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5 from 4 votes
Servings: 8 servings

Cheeseburger Soup

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
This soup is delicious and tastes just like a cheeseburger in soup form. Always such a hit and your family will be begging for this!


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 16 ounce can of Red Gold Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups Velveeta cheese cubed or shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • hamburger buns
  • shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Brown the ground beef in a saucepan. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same saucepan add 1 T butter and add onion, diced celery, and parsley flakes. Saute until tender.
  3. Add the broth, potatoes, Red Gold tomatoes, and beef and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Cook the bacon in a frying pan then set aside. Add remaining butter (3 T) and add the flour in the same pan. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Stir in the cheese and milk. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Then stir in 2 Tablespoons of sour cream until blended.
  6. Garnish with crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Cheeseburger Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 1175mg51%
Potassium 970mg28%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 805IU16%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 333mg33%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Enchilada Soup

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<p style=”text-align: left;”> <em>Disclosure:  We have been compensated by Red Gold for this post, however these are honest opinions of our own.</em></p>

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  1. I would like to order the cookbook on 40 + comfort foods

  2. Great that you are feeling better. This soup looks delicious. I love a good, simple recipe!

  3. This was amazing! Had everything but the celery, but I’ve never had that on any of my cheeseburgers (lol).
    Super easy, super tasty! Thanks! This is a keeper!