Creamy Cheeseburger Soup


I think everyone has their own version of Hamburger soup, I sure do. It’s one that I have made many many times over the years. I thought I would jazz it up a bit and make Cheeseburger Soup since I had a surplus of ground beef AND cheese in my fridge.

 Cheeseburger Soup is a thick and hearty soup with lean ground beef, sliced carrots, diced celery, onions and potatoes in a warm and creamy cheese broth. You can make it with whatever cheese you have on hand. I suggest Velveta (processed brick cheese) or an aged cheddar for the cheesiest flavor.

If you are a soup lover like I am then try my Hamburger Soup , Easy Beef Barley Soup, Mashed Potato Soup or Mushroom Soup Recipe they are all easy and budget friendly. I have so many soup recipes but these are just a few of my favorites.

This creamy cheeseburger soup is so cheesy and will surely become one of your favorites. Especially if you’re a cheese lover. Top each bowl with some freshly shredded cheddar for an extra hit of cheesy goodness, you won’t be sorry.

Creamy cheeseburger Soup

This fast and easy soup is comfort in a bowl
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course anytime, Appetizer, brunch, dinner, lunch, main
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 medium dutch oven or Heavy bottomed pot


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lg yellow onion, diced
  • 2 med carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 L chicken broth
  • 4 Tbsp Flour
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 med potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2"
  • 1.5 cups Heavy cream or full fat milk
  • 1 Tbsp thyme (dried or fresh)
  • 1 tsp basil, dried
  • 2 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Kosher salt, divided
  • ½ cup cubed Velveta or shredded aged cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • Dice ½ lg yellow onion, diced , 2 med carrots, sliced , 2 stalks celery, diced, cook for 3 minutes in 2 Tbsp olive oil over med-hi heat. Once they've started to soften add the 2 cloves garlic, minced and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Add the 1 lb lean ground beef season with half of the salt and pepper and cook until the beef is no longer pink (5 minutes)
  • add the butter and flour to the vegetables and cooked beef and let it come together to form a roux
  • Add the 1 L chicken broth and 4 med potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2"et simmer for 5 minutes on low
  • 1.5 cups Heavy cream or full fat milk, ½ cup sour cream, 1 Tbsp thyme (dried or fresh), 1 tsp basil, dried and remaining tbsp salt and pepper. Let simmer
  • Add the cheese and season to taste, Enjoy
  • Sprinkle extra shredded cheddar over the top of each bowl when you serve it for an extra hit of cheese.


This creamy soup is a meal in itself.  Loaded with veggies and ground beef.  You can add whatever veggies you have on hand in addition to the carrots, onion and celery.  
Keyword 30 minute recipe, cheese, easy recipe, ground beef, hamburger, soup

What can I serve on my Creamy Cheeseburger soup?

A little extra cheese on top is always recommended but there are so many more possibilities.

  • Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and bacon bits to make it a cheesy baked potato flavor.
  • Add some fresh green onions for that extra bit of flavor
  • for a little crunch, top it with crackers or croutons.

Storing your Creamy Cheeseburger soup

While this soup is best served fresh, you can refrigerate it for up to 3 days in containers in the fridge then reheat in the microwave as needed. You can freeze it for up to 1 months, however, the texture of the potatoes does change when you freeze it, so I recommend freezing it without the potatoes. Either plan ahead and skip the potatoes or pull them out before freezing. Cream soups always run the risk of separating when frozen, so I recommend that you freeze it for no longer than a month. Reheat it slowly on the stovetop, stirring frequently.

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