Easy Cheeseburger Soup

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Quick and hearty, this Easy Cheeseburger Soup is on the table in less than 30 minutes. Loaded with all the favorite flavors of the best cheeseburger, this classic meal is a hit with the whole family.

Creamy cheeseburger soup in a gray bowl with grated cheddar on top on a blue background.


There’s a chill in the air here in the northeast and it’s making me crave all the comfort foods. From stews to soups, I’m cooking up all my favorites right now with this easy Cheeseburger Soup on constant repeat. My kids love this one, so it makes sense that I would add it to the menu on a weekly basis.  It’s on the table in about 30 minutes with just one pot to clean.

What is Cheeseburger Soup?

If you’ve never had Cheeseburger Soup you’re in for a real treat. This soup is hearty and comforting. It’s filled with tender ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, onion and savory cheeseburger flavor. It’s so easy to make with ingredients you can keep in your kitchen all the time.

Bowls of Easy Cheeseburger Soup

How do you make Cheeseburger Soup?

To make this Easy Cheeseburger Soup, you start with lean ground beef. Cook the beef in your soup pot until browned and no longer pink.  Then remove the beef to a bowl. Add the onions, celery, carrot and garlic and cook until softened. Whisk in the cornstarch and potatoes, stirring to combine. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are softened, and then stir in the cheese. Stir in MORE cheese if you’re feeling adventurous.  Or add a sprinkle of cheese to each serving of soup as a garnish.

Spoonful of Easy Cheeseburger Soup

What do you serve with Cheeseburger Soup?

I like to serve this Easy Cheeseburger Soup with a variety of toppings so everyone can add what they want at the table. We love to top ours with crispy bacon, green onions, Swiss cheese shavings, diced tomatoes and pickles. There are really no rules! Whatever you top your burger with– you can top your soup with!

Even though this Cheeseburger Soup is hearty all on its own, I like to serve it alongside a light green salad or some easy oven fries.  It kind of rounds out the meal a bit, and it stretches the soup out to feed more people if you have have people who stop in for dinner unexpectedly.

Bowls of Easy Cheeseburger Soup

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Easy Cheeseburger Soup

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy Cheeseburger Soup recipe is a great family weekday dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 469kcal
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger soup


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 ounces lean ground beef
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup minced carrots
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes, optional
  • 4 cups beef stock or broth
  • 14.5 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half cream
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the ground beef to pot and break up into small pieces with a fork. Cook the beef until browned and no longer pink, approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a bowl and set aside.
  • Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat and return the pot to the heat. Add the onion, celery and carrots to the pot. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally, approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 additional minute. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the onion mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add the potatoes and stock/broth to the pot stirring to combine. Return the beef the pot and bring the soup to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. (If skipping the potatoes, return the beef and stock to the pot then move to the next step.)
  • Stir in the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning and mustard. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the half and half and 1 cup of cheese to the soup stirring until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve bowls of soup topped with additional cheese and parsley.


  • More suggested garnishes/toppings: crispy bacon, green onions, Swiss cheese shavings, diced tomatoes and pickles.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 1066mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2500IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 432mg | Iron: 6.1mg


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