Cheeseburger Soup


Rich and tasty cheeseburger soup. I use sharp Cheddar cheese because I like the taste but any Cheddar is good.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Cheeseburger soup in serving bowl

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  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • ¾ cup chopped onion

  • ¾ cup shredded carrots

  • ¾ cup chopped celery

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 4 cups cubed potatoes

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 2 cups cubed Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large pot over medium heat; add ground beef, onion, carrots, and celery. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.

    Ingredients for cheeseburger soup sauteed in butter in pan

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  2. Stir in basil and parsley. Add potatoes and broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to12 minutes.

    Ingredients for cheeseburger soup simmering in pan

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  3. Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; simmer and stir until sauce is thick and smooth.

    Butter, flour, and milk whisked together in a bowl

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  4. Stir sauce into soup, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until melted. Add sour cream; stir until just heated through.

    Cheeseburger soup in a pot with all ingredients added and cooked

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

411 Calories
27g Fat
23g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 411
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 596mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 677mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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