Cheeseburger Soup

This easy Cheeseburger Soup  is packed with flavor and ready in 30 minutes!

30 Minute Cheeseburger Soup from It's a Keeper

I was talking to a few ladies at church the other day and we happened to get on the topic of cooking (my favorite topic, by the way!).  While swapping recipes, I learned about this Cheeseburger Soup.   I’ve been obsessed with soup lately so I had to give it a try.   This Cheeseburger Soup definitely lived up to its reputation!  It’s basically everything you love about cheeseburgers in a bowl – and then some.   This soup was really easy to make and it was ready in 30 minutes, which makes it a great easy weeknight meal.  Here are a few tips to help you get this Cheeseburger Soup on the table in 30 minutes:

      • Take the time to chop all of the veggies before you start cooking.  You can place the potatoes in a bowl of cold water to keep them from turning brown.
      • Get two pans going at once — brown the ground been in a large skillet and start sauteing the veggies in a large dutch oven.
      • Cut potatoes into small cubes – they will cook faster.

This soup is very filling and was great re-heated the next day!

*Scroll down for recipe*

Cheeseburger Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained of excess fat
  • ¾ cup onion, diced
  • ¾ cup carrots, shredded
  • ¾ cup celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups of Velveeta processed cheese cubed or 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. In a large Dutch oven, melt 1 Tbsp butter.
  2. Add onion, carrot and celery and sauté until tender. Add basil and parsley and sauté for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chicken broth and potatoes; cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt the remaining butter and add the flour.
  6. Cook for 3 minutes or until a bubbly paste forms.
  7. Add to the soup and bring back to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to low and stir in the cheeses, milk, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese melts.
  9. Top with extra shredded cheese before serving.


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Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup It's a Keeper

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Hi! I'm Christina, the chief cook and bottle washer here at It Is a Keeper! I scour cookbooks, recipe boxes and the internet to bring you only the BEST recipes that have my seal of approval. Most of my recipes are easy enough for busy weeknights and simple enough for those that think they can't cook. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. says

    My family loves cheeseburger soup, and I make it for them at least once a month. Your version looks great. THANK YOU for sharing with us on the Friday Frenzy link up, and we hope you’ll join us again this week!


  2. says

    Christina…whoa, this sounds awesome and my hubby, the cheeseburger fanatic, would love this! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and will be pinning! Have a happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

  3. says

    This is recipe looks amazing, and honestly it’s still pretty cloudy here to a filling soup like this would be great!
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Passing by from the life is a party link up

  4. says

    Saw this on the Tuesday link share and had to check it out! Love the ease of this recipe and how quick it is ready! Definitely going to have to try this one out soon! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. says

    My family loves soup! We had Mac and Cheese soup for dinner tonight. This sounds great and I will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! Pinned!

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