The cold days are here, and one of my favorite ways to combat the chill, is with a warm and comforting bowl of the Best Cheeseburger Soup!
This Cheeseburger Soup is like transforming your favorite burger into a steaming, creamy bowl of comfort food. ❤️
(Don’t forget to check out all my recipes HERE , and also by scrolling all the way to the bottom of this post for some of my favorite comfort foods. Bonus: I’ve also linked up my favorite desserts, and appetizer recipes at the bottom, too!)
Let’s Make Some Soup!
Begin by browning and crumbling the ground beef. Drain the excess grease and set aside.
Dice your potatoes (kind of like the french fry part of your cheeseburger meal, right?), the onion, and the carrots.
I know what you’re thinking….”Carrots in a cheeseburger?” The carrots are optional, but it’s a good way to add a little extra flavor and sneak in some veggies. I diced them small, but you could also finely grate them, and then they’d just “disappear” into the soup. Your call.
Melt butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots and Worcestershire. Sauté, stirring frequently, until onions soften up, about 2 or 3 minutes.
Pour in the broth, and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 12-15 minutes.
My Favorite Soup-Making Essentials (click pictures to view info)
When the potatoes are tender, stir in the milk, the cooked ground beef, the cheese, and salt and pepper. Keep on stirrin’ until the cheese is melted and the soup is creamy and bubbling. Oh, yeah.
Don’t forget about the toppings…
Now, this is where it gets all cheeseburger-y. This soup is all about the toppings, friends! You definitely do not want to skip these, or you’ll just have a cheesy ground beef soup. I mean, it will still be good, but it won’t be extra good. Just sayin’.
The tomatoes, bacon, extra cheese, green onions…. and pickles. Pleeeeaase don’t skip the pickles! Yeah, yeah, it sounds weird, I get it. But the zesty dill from the pickles is what really sends this over the top and makes it reminiscent of an actual cheeseburger. You gotta trust me on this one, guys.
My Favorite Soup Serving Pieces (Click to View)
For the Soup:
- 1 lb ground beef I used 85% lean
- 2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 carrots finely grated
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 cups beef stock
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp Worcestershire
- 2½ cups milk
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese shredded (plus extra for topping)
- cheddar cheese shredded
- tomatoes diced
- bacon cooked and crumbled
- green onions diced
- dill pickles diced
- Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease and set aside.
- Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots and Worcestershire. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
- Gradually pour in beef broth, Add the potatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 12-15 minutes. You can add a little water or more broth if needed to keep the potatoes covered in liquid while cooking.
- When the potatoes are tender, stir in the milk and bring soup back to a simmer. Then, add in the cooked ground beef, cheese, salt and pepper, to taste. Stir until cheese is melted and mixture is creamy and bubbling.
- If the soup is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
- Don't forget the toppings! They are what make this soup taste like a cheeseburger.
Cheers to Soup Season,
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Looking for more comfort food recipes? Check out these favorites from The House on Silverado:
Clockwise from the top left corner:
- Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini & Sausage Soup
- Balsamic Chicken with Fresh Roasted Tomatoes
- The Best Easy Lasagna
- Cheesy Smoked Sausage Soup
- Hot & Cheesy Corn Dip
- Cheeseburger Soup
- Easy Taco Casserole
- Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Need some incredible desserts to go with your meal? I’ve got you covered:
- Maple Pecan Pie Bars
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins
- Toffee & Chocolate Shortbread Bars
- Dutch Letter Bars
- Caramel Apple Bars
- Apple Cider Sangria
- Pumpkin Bread with 3 Topping Options
- Farmhouse Apple Fritter Bread with Cider Glaze
What about appetizers? Check these out!
- Roasted Tomato Mini Flatbreads
- Crispy Zucchini Fritters
- Hot & Cheesy Corn Dip
- BBQ Pork Sliders
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Mexican Style Happy Hour
- Hot Reuben Dip
Soup Making Essentials:
Soup and Pasta Bowls, Set of 4, Porcelain Wide Rim Bowls, 20 Ounces, Microwave & Dishwasher Safe
I own and use these bowls, all the time! They are perfect for soup, pasta, or salad!
Porcelain Soup Bowls with Handles for Soup, Cereal, Stew, Chill, Set of 4, White
I also own these and they get used frequently. You can see them in action in my Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini & Sausage Soup post.
I own the white soup bowls, but these patterned blue ones are beautiful, and also come in red!
I love using actual soup spoons when I serve soup.
Staub Round 5qt. Cocotte Dutch Oven in Basil
This is the Dutch Oven I have. It gets a lot of use during soup season! You can find lots of other greart Dutch ovens HERE.
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25 thoughts on “The Best Cheeseburger Soup”
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 571. Hope you will come back to see us real soon!
The cubed potatoes don’t appeal to me. Could I substitute them for frozen hash browns? I love the idea of adding dill pickles to the soup. Yummy addition!
Yes, that would work out just fine, Deb! And the dill pickles really make it special!
Funny, daughter in law mentioned making this soup tonight, & l will be making this for sure, Wednesday, for girls dinner/movie night ❣️Thanks for sharing 👍
Girls night sounds wonderful! Hope you enjoy the soup! 🙂
A little late, but – Thanks for sharing at last week’s What’s for Dinner party! Hope to see you this week too! Enjoy your day.
I am so intrigued by this soup concept! And it looks so comforting. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the fiesta
This looks yummy! Pinned!
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,506. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
This looks delicious Niky! I can’t wait to try it. Pinned. Thank you for sharing at Charming Homes and Gardens.
This sounds as delicious as it looks! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope you have a great week.
This looks so good and something everyone in the family would love!
I’ve never heard of cheeseburger soup before, but I must say it sounds delicious! I’m hungry just looking at it! 🙂
Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
YUM. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 17. Shared.
That sounds delicious! I’d probably toss in some mushrooms too as I love mushrooms on my burgers. Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.
Oh, great idea! 🙂
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Cheeseburger in a soup?! Brilliant… I’m all in!! Found your post on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop today and knew my audience would love it… Sharing & caring right away!
Thanks so much Denise! So glad you found your way here! And THANKS so much for sharing!
My pleasure!… Nice to meet you, Niky!…
… Denise ✨😎✨
Do you include nutrition info on your recipes? I didn’t see anything about it, but point it out if I missed it.
I have actually just upgraded my recipe maker plug-in, so nutritional info will be appearing soon! Thanks for checking!
This sounds like something my family would love. It really does look and sound like the best comfort food. x
Omgosh!!! This is right up our alley. I’m totally making this for my family. We love soups and I have a feeling this will make it into our regular rotation. I hear you about the warm temps but I was going to make soup tonight although we’re in the 80s too. 🤷♀️. It’s that time of year. Thanks again for the recipe. 🍔
I hope your family loves it as much as we did! 😄