This easy cheeseburger soup is creamy with ground beef, vegetables & shredded cheddar cheese. As a bonus, this delicious soup can be made in under 30 minutes and freezes well, which makes it the perfect weeknight meal. Enjoy this simple and easy dinner recipe with a twist! Take burgers off the grill and into the pot!
A delicious way to fill you up and warm you from the outside in on a chilly day this Cheeseburger Soup definitely hits the spot. Cheesy and hearty with a generous serving of meat and tender vegetables for a soup that makes for a great meal-just add crackers or a crusty bread to complete your meal.
If you have bacon left over from breakfast (ya I never do either) you can chop a few pieces and put it over the top for a tasty bacon cheeseburger soup recipe. You can also freeze and reheat this soup for a quick lunch or dinner, let soup cool completely and put it in a freezer safe bowl with a lid.
Cheeseburger Soup Recipe Variation Options
As with any soup, there are a number of ways that you can change up the ingredients to suit your taste. For example, you could:
- Use a different kind of cheese
- Use diced tomatoes instead of ketchup
- Add in some chopped onion or green pepper
- Top with crumbled bacon or chopped chives or a dollop of sour cream
The sky’s the limit when it comes to soup, so feel free to get creative with your our flavor and likes!
Tips for Making Easy Cheeseburger Soup
Here are a few tips to help you make the best cheeseburger soup possible:
- Start with cooked ground beef. This will save you time since you won’t have to cook the beef before adding it to the soup.
- If you want a thinner soup, add more broth. For a thicker soup, add less broth.
- Taste the soup as you go and adjust the seasonings as needed. This is the best way to ensure that your soup tastes just the way you want it.
- Serve with a side of crusty bread for dipping.
FAQ for Cheeseburger Soup
Can I make this soup ahead of time?
Yes, this soup can be made ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to eat. Just store leftovers or your prepared meal in an airtight container in the fridge and it should stay fresh for 3-4 days. You can also freeze this soup.
I don’t have parmesan cheese, can I use something else?
If you don’t have parmesan cheese on hand, you can try using whatever cheese you do have! Cheeseburger soup is a very versatile meal, which means you can use whatever is in your fridge including, swiss, pepper jack, cream cheese or Velveeta cheese for a very creamy cheesy soup!
Can I freeze this soup?
Yes, this soup can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make ahead and freeze for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Just store it in a freezer-safe container and thaw it in the fridge when you’re ready to eat.
How can I thicken or thin my Cheeseburger soup?
You can play with the consistency of your soup. Add a cornstarch slurry or flour to thicken your soup. Add additional broth to thin your creamy soup.
Can I substitute proteins?
Play with your protein. You can substitute ground beef with shredded chicken, ground chicken, ground turkey or ground Italian sausage.
Can this be made in the slow cooker?
Yes, this would make a perfect crock-pot cheeseburger soup. Prep your meat and onions before adding all the ingredients. Add your potatoes the last hour of cooking. Make this slow cooker soup on a low setting.
How can I reduce the sodium in soup?
To reduce your sodium in this soup recipe, add only one teaspoon salt. In addition, after you cook the meat, drain the grease. You can also substitute the ground met with a lower sodium ground turkey. Lastly, cook with a low-sodium chicken or beef broth as the base.
How can I use leftover burgers?
Use leftover burgers or cheeseburgers with this soup. On the night you have hamburgers, add a few extra to the grill in preparation for this quick and easy weeknight dinner cheeseburger soup recipe.
How to Make Easy Cheeseburger Soup for the Family
This Quick & Easy Cheeseburger Soup recipe is so comforting on a cold winter day. Even if your household doesn’t like cheeseburgers they’ll probably enjoy it. It’s one of my family’s favorite meals.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- ½ cup shredded carrots, shredded
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 3 cups chicken broth (or chicken stock)
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups milk
- 3 cups potatoes, cubed (russet potatoes are great!)
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- ¼ cup flour
- 5 tablespoons butter
For a quick prep time, use precut celery, carrots, onions, and potatoes. Alternatively, you can spend about 10 minutes chopping up your ingredients.
Place 2 teaspoons of butter in a large pot (or large Dutch oven) and melt over medium heat, stir in onions and sauté until they start to become translucent.
Stir in carrots, celery, and ground beef and turn up to medium-high heat cooking until beef is no longer pink.
Add chicken stock, parsley, basil, garlic salt, and potatoes, simmer for 10 minutes.
In a separate small pan, melt the remaining 3 Tbsp. butter, and whisk in flour, stirring constantly until a light golden color, whisk in milk until smooth.
Slowly add milk mixture into soup and simmer for a cook time of 5 minutes.
Add cheddar and Parmesan cheese to pot, stirring until completely melted.
Serve and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a hearty, comforting soup that is sure to please, look no further than this Creamy Cheeseburger Soup recipe! Packed with all of your favorite burger flavors, this soup is sure to become a family favorite.
More Hearty Dinner Ideas
If you are looking for more hearty recipes that are perfect for a family, we have a huge selection of family dinner ideas. These recipes are a perfect selection because they include one pot options, filling dinner ideas, and are quick and easy (a must!)
First, let’s start with additional hearty soup ideas. These 31+ soup recipes are perfect for winter and fall. Think you could take the 31-day challenge with these delicious soup recipes? This list includes a blog favorite – Copycat Panera Broccoli and Cheddar Creamy Soup and Rustic Beef Stew with Vegetables. Pin to Pinterest.
Looking for comfort recipes for the fall that the entire family will love? Never ask what’s for dinner and fall in love (full pun!) with this list of family friendly soup, entrees, and dessert Fall Dinner Recipes. Pin to Pinterest.
Running out of dinner ideas? Take a look at these Meal Planning Ideas for Families. Over sixty dinner ideas so you can easily go two months (or longer) never repeating the same entrée. Personalize and add your own family recipes to the Meal Planning Template for a quick and easy reference. Pin to Pinterest.
This tasty dinner post was originally published Feb 4, 2014. (That means, please forgive the original images!)
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