Best Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Get ready to savor the nostalgic, comforting flavors of a classic American favorite with a twist—Cheeseburger Soup! This hearty and creamy soup captures all the essence of a juicy cheeseburger in a bowl, making it the perfect choice for a cozy family meal or gathering of friends. With savory ground beef, rich cheese, and a medley of delicious ingredients, this soup is sure to satisfy your craving for the taste of a cheeseburger in a unique and satisfying way. Join us in the kitchen and let’s create this delightful recipe for four people.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Sliced green onions, crispy bacon bits, and additional cheese for garnish (optional)
Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
Cheeseburger Soup Recipe


Step 1: Cook Ground Beef

  1. In a large soup pot, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it into crumbles, until browned and no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.

Step 2: Sauté Vegetables

  1. Add the chopped onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to the pot with the cooked beef.
  2. Sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened.

Step 3: Add Broth and Potatoes

  1. Pour in the beef broth and add the diced potatoes, salt, black pepper, basil, and oregano.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

Step 4: Create Cheeseburger Flavor

  1. Stir in the ketchup, mustard, and dill pickle relish. Mix well to incorporate the cheeseburger flavors.

Step 5: Prepare Cheese Mixture

  1. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the flour to create a roux and cook for a few minutes until it’s golden brown.
  3. Slowly add the heavy cream while stirring continuously to make a smooth sauce.

Step 6: Add Cheese Sauce

  1. Pour the cheese sauce into the soup pot and stir to combine.

Step 7: Finish with Cheddar

  1. Add the shredded cheddar cheese to the soup, stirring until it’s melted and the soup is creamy.

Step 8: Serve and Garnish

  1. Ladle the hot Cheeseburger Soup into bowls.
  2. Garnish with sliced green onions, crispy bacon bits, and additional cheese if desired.

Your Cheeseburger Soup is ready to be enjoyed. It’s a delightful and flavorful twist on a beloved classic, perfect for four people to savor.

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