Reviews for Cheeseburger Soup
This is a handy soup recipe for winter time, and the kids like it. I use processed cheese instead of cheddar and make it as cheesy as I want it. Kids love to put ketchup on it.
I have the best luck with soups from this website. This was delicious, easy and filling. The whole family enjoyed it. I may try elbow noodles in place of the potatoes to make my life a little easier (less chopping), a great weeknight throw-together dinner. This soup is rich enough to stand alone, and economical to boot.
Hubby thought it was great and went back for seconds. I thought that the boiling the ground beef that long made the pieces too small. If I make this again I think I will remove some of the larger pieces and add them in at the end.
My whole family and I really liked this recipe.
Flavorful and filling. We used closer to a pound of beef, two small cloves of garlic, a little marojam, rosemary and thyme in addition to the basil and parsley, a bay leaf, some cayenne/red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to jazz it up a little. Instead of making a separate roux, the flour was added to the beef and veggies after the meat was browned, then the milk and only 2C broth stirred in and allowed to thicken before adding the potatos. Cooked until the potatos were done (which, for us, is longer than 15 minutes), then turned down the heat and melted in the cheese and sour cream. Yum on a cold night. I don't know if "cheeseburger" is the right name for this soup, since it doesn't taste like one, but we got a nice, chock-full-of-veggies, beefy, cheesy soup. Next time, I'd like to add some peeled, diced tomatos.
This is a wonderful soup for fall and winter! This time I made Chef John's No Knead Beer Bread to go with it, and since I was using beer anyway, I substituted beer for some of the chicken broth. WOW! Delicious either way! Thanks AUNTYLENE!
This soup is the BEST!!! My family absolutely loved it. And best of all, it was super easy to make. I used left over baby red potatoes from the night before and added green peppers too. Next time I'll use a pound of ground beef and maybe some bacon. Thanks for this recipe. I'll be using this alot in the future on cold Wisconsin nights!
Very good, but I admit I added some things: salt and pepper, dash of hot sauce, a garlic cloved minced. Used beef broth instead of chicken. I tried a test bowl in the afternoon before dinner, and quickly had a second! A pinch of dried dill (on top after the soup is dished out) is a tasty addition too.
This was very hearty and filling and quite tasty! Since I'm not one to measure I added a "pack" of ground beef, a "couple" chopped carrots, celery, etc. I also had leftover chicken and beef broth so I put both in (probably closer to 4 cups). Oh, I also forgot the sour cream and used a half-block of Velveeta instead of cheddar. Will definitely keep in the rotation, I only wish it wasn't 85 degrees out today when we ate it. :-)
This was very good. I used Velveeta instead of cheddar and added some red pepper flakes.
The only change I made to this recipe was to omit the celery and sour cream and that was only because I was out of both. This is still on the stove with the cheese melting and I have to say it is wonderful. I will make again with the sour cream. How it can improve such a good soup, I can only imagine. Thanks for sharing.
A few changes, used skim milk, low fat sour cream, low fat marble cheese and low sodium beef broth. FREAKIN UNBELIEVABLE!!! Similar to hamburger helper but WA-AY better!
perfect! I used a little extra meat. Everything else was as written. Yum, everyone liked it. I will make this again.
Overall, the flavor of this soup is good. The one thing that some may not realize is that the cheese will not automatically melt to make a homogeneous soup...you definitely need to make a roux with this, or take the risk of having unappetizing cheese sludge on the bottom of your pan.
This was a fantastic recipe and even faster and easier to make than I would of thought. I did not use butter when cooking the meat and I also halved the amount of butter that is mixed with flour and did not use as much milk. Added a bit more to the thickness of my liking so it was too runny. Will be making again!
This is very similar to a recipe I make, but I add crumbled, cooked bacon to it. (I call mine "Bacon Double Cheeseburger Soup.)
AWESOME!!! Nothing more to say than that!
I made this recipe several times, but the basil and parsley never quite did it for me flavor-wise. So, this last time I asked myself, "What do I put into my hamburger before I pattie it out and lay it on the grill.....Ahh! Steak seasoning, of course!" I highly recommend omitting the basil and parsley in favor of 2 tsp. or so of steak seasoning.
This recipe is good, but I found it a bit bland. It is better with sharp chedder, and a dash of salt to taste. It has a better flavor with sharp cheese.
A very versatile soup that you can vary the amount of ingredients to suit any individual taste....just curious as to why chicken broth was used instead of beef broth.
I love this recipe...It is a nice hearty soup (I added extra vegies to make it thicker, more like a stew). Serve with dinner rolls and you have a terrific meal!! Excellent, Excellent recipe!! :)
Just ok, seemed to be missing something. Not sure what though.
I followed the recipe just as directed and it was wonderful. I will surely be making this agian,just with a little less cheese.
Too salty, too many calories. My husband would not eat it again.
Very good, more like a ground beef chowder though. Since I had a slice of bacon I needed to use I chopped it up and added it to the beef and veggies. I also had 3 cups of beef broth leftover so I used that as well plus a can of chicken broth. Served with cheddar onion drop biscuits from this site makes a great lunch of dinner.
Really good! Next time I would add a bit more carrots & celery (just because its a delish way to get your veggies!) but wouldn't change anything else!
This soup was fine, but I probably won't make it again. I found it bland and the meat seemed unnecessary.
This was just ok. It was like potato soup with a little ground beef added.
My Grandchildren love this soup served in a bread bowl! I changed the chicken broth for beef and evaporated milk for the regular milk. This is a great base recipe to use with other ingredients such as ground turkey or chicken. I even made a Mexican version with canned chilies, Jack cheese, and spices.
This was easy to make but just a little bland. Next time I'll add some garlic and pepper. It is a very filling and hearty soup.
Loved this soup!
Cooked potatoes, celery and carrots in the chicken broth. Cooked onions with hamburger. Used fresh parsley and a little cheyenne pepper. Good and hearty cool weather meal. Followed recipe only changing how it was cooked.
Delicious! We didn't have any carrots or celery, so I added shredded zucchini instead. I used beef bouillon cubes instead of chicken broth. This is a great recipe, and easy to alter to fit what you have on hand.
I have made this soup many times and love it. A twist is to use ham instead of ground beef. I cook the ham bone for the stock and cut up the ham. I also use Velveeta as others have said it makes it creamier. You can also make the stock ahead of time, without the potatoes, and freeze it for future use.
I left the white sauce unattended and it scorched! :( Rookie mistake, I know. Of course, it was the last of the milk and I didn't want to run to the store with a hungry toddler. I had an instant cream gravy package I swore I would never use, but couldn't bring myself to throw away(a friend brought it over). It worked surprisingly well and saved me a trip. I mixed it in, boiled it couple minutes, removed from heat, and stirred in the cheese and sour cream. I have made this recipe as written and it is good. It does have some room for improvement, so feel free to spice it up a little. A easy way to boost the favor is to swap out the dried spices for fresh and triple them. Use a good quality chicken broth and whole milk. Always shred your own cheese, the powder they put on it to keep it from sticking together in the package tastes bad and can ruin your dish. I know it says cubed cheese, but I know some people will try to take short cuts. Also, celery leaves have more flavor than the stalks. You can cut them up too and toss them in.
ohhhhh la la!!!! THis is ONE fabulous soup,,,, if you are not on a diet you will die and go to heaven with this!!!! it is lick the bowl clean. i cannot imagine any one not liking the recipe if you follow it thru. you get a thick juicy delish ending. I cut the potato WAY down - just my thing, and added small shell pasta to simulate a mac n cheese. PERFECT!i will make this the rest of my life!!!!
Excellent soup... incredibly flavorful.... with all the veggies i don't know how much of a cheese burger it is... but it does have cheese and burger in it and tasted delicious... I used a full pound of burger and just up all the other ingredients by about 25 percent... very good
EXCELLENT! Great way to get rid of some veggies that are sitting in your fridge. You can make it with cauliflower, mushrooms, celery, corn - anything! Kids liked this one too.
Flavor & texture were off for a soup.
I was excited to try this soup but it just wasn't anything special to me. Probably won't make again.
I have to say I did not like the potatoes in this...for me I felt that it didnt belong. Having said I did use beef broth, 1 lbs. of beef(browned and added later), added a jalapeno and used american and chedder shredded cheese. I think next time I make this I would add more jalapeno's, red peppers, diced tomatoes and maybe broccoli.
This is pretty good, added some salt and pepper. I'm curious how it would taste with a beef broth instead of chicken.
Doesn't really taste like a cheeseburger. It is good though. I'm only giving 4 stars because I want to note that my kids didn't really like it and I think it's mis-titled. (I use the reviews to try to figure out if foods are kid friendly or not.) If you are looking for a stick to your ribs soup, give this one a try.
Don't be afraid of the veggies! I use my chopper for all the vegetables (fast & easy) and even non-veggie lovers enjoy this soup a lot. I always use shredded extra sharp cheddar for ease and extra flavor. It's terrific with the chicken broth but I once accidently bought beef broth and liked that even better! I've been making this soup for years and never found anyone that didn't like it.
This was very tasty. Only differences I did, I used celery seeds since I was out of celery. I mixed the flour in with the meat/veggies before adding liquids. I had almost tripled the recipe and didn't feel like cutting potatoes so I used a 10 cup package of shredded hashbrowns. I wasn't sure how that texture would work out, but I thought if they didnt hold up, it would just help add to the creaminess/thickness. But they held up just fine. I slow simmered all morning. Thanks for sharing!
If you aren't used to eating really greasy food - don't try this soup. I'm not sure what it was about it, but neither my husband or I could eat it. We made a double batch ... sad day.
This was the best soup I have ever had. However, I used velveta cheese instead of cheddar and it had a wonderful taste in the soup. Though, next time I will leave out the carrots and celery because this seemed more like a potato soup and they really didn't go well. But, otherwise it is a wonderful soup for cold nights.
This was an ok soup.
The soup was ok but I thought it could use a little "pow" so I added some salsa as well as some green chilies. I loved the mexican flavour! I also added a few cheese slices, it gave it that smooth cheezy flavour.
Very Good. I added red pepper flakes. LOL I add pepper flakes to everything. I made this again using bacon fat instead of the butter OMG what a difference. It was so good that BF had 3 bowls and said next time I needed to make a double batch!
I was very excited to try this recipe, but I was disappointed in the end. It was worth trying anyway...
We loved this! I used beef broth instead of chicken, only because it's all I had this day! I also added a can of mushrooms and some gourmet burger seasoning. oh - and I had some half and half that needed used so I substituted that for the milk - really low cal! I added some seeded bun croutons on top! Yum!
This was delicious! I followed the suggestions of using Velveeta and doubling the beef. I added a little extra broth to cook the potatoes and a little extra cheese. May try with cheddar next time, it was almost too rich.
This was a good recipe.. I browned my meat first and drained it good.. I also used some red potatos and some frozen veggies.. I thought the soup was very thick, but that could be because I added Valveta cheese.. maybe too much but I love cheese.. But this was a filling meal and good with some corn bread.. Thank you Arlene!!!
This was a hearty soup. I mixed Velveeta and sharp cheddar cheese together. It's very filling.
Easy to make, nutritious, and the whole family loved it!
This soup is well worth the time it takes to prepare it...my favorite soup!
I used one pound of ground beef and substituted butternut squash for the potatoes. Also used sharp cheddar cheese. Was fantastic!
Way to salty and so incredibly unhealthy!
This did taste like a cheeseburger-reminded me a little of Hamburger Helper. I didn't have celery or parsely. Added extra cheese, only added two cups potato (did not have enough potatoes for 4 cups) and skipped the flour in the soup. Family loved the soup. I liked the soup, and probably will make again. A also added about two cups of small pasta bows since I didn't have the 4 cups of potato.
Love it! I have made this several times. I reduce some of the fat by using corn starch to thicken rather than butter. I simmer the veggies in chicken broth. Use reduced fat cheese - all of those help and it is still delicious! My family loves it.
This recipe is awesome! The only thing that needs to be changed is Velveeta cheese needs to be substituted for the cubed cheese. I used about 12 ounces of Velveeta and 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese Yes you can add both, but the Velveeta makes it sooooo creamy and rich. Excellent!
LOVE this soup. We have made this many, many times. I usually have to double it though. Use twice as much ground beef than what is called for.
Holy cow. Another winner from the allrecipes.com website! I didn't have quite enough cheddar cheese on hand, so I used up some leftover cream cheese. Also, I used low-fat sour cream, which I also had available at home. I used over a pound of hamburger and may use even more next time. Even with chili, I rarely feel like I have enough hamburger. It isn't made completely clear if a separate pan is used to warm the butter, milk and flour mixture, but I did. I suppose it would work the other way, but using a separate pan helped me avoid any lumps. The rest of my family hasn't had any yet, but they better hurry before I finish it up!!!
First off, don't eat this soup if you have to do anything for a while after the meal, you'll be too weighed down! I'd rate this as average. It's thick potato soup with cheese and hamburger. I was surprised though at how good the addition of dried basil was. We garnished with a squirt of ketchup and dill pickle (my husband added a LOT of ketchup).
I'd tried another cheeseburger soup recipe in the past, and it went over lukewarm with the family. But this one gets full approval from both kids and the husband. The only changes I made were to double the ground beef, omit the celery, & use frozen hash brown cubed potatoes. Turned out GREAT! Definitely will be making again.
too thick and salty for my tast
Very rich and salty. Nothing like a cheeseburger at all. Will not make again.
I've made this twice now, the first time I had no potatoes and used noodles instead. This time I made it as recipe calls except I left out the sour cream...and added some processed cheese instead...that was very good and gave it that extra creaminess it needed. This soup is so good on a very cold night...perfect comfort food and the whole family loves it. I like both noodles and potato...either one...it is great.
Very good!!! Would be awesome on a cold winters night.
I normally make a hamburger soup and I thought I would try this one since it uses real cheese rather than Velveeta. We liked it a lot. I did season it with salt, black pepper and 2 cloves of minced garlic. I also added more chicken broth since it looked like there wasn't enough liquid in it. I omitted the carrots only because I didn't have any. It was still very good. Will make again.
This was easy and tasty - note to reviewer Lora - there is no pasta on a cheeseburger either!
My husband loved this soup. Kids noticed the carrots but ate it anyway! We added a dash or so of pepper sauce to adult servings for zip. Terrific!!!
Great and Easy soup. I used a little more meat than recipe calls for, as was suggested in earlier reviews. A very filling dinner, perfect for a snowy evening. Great with the Cheddar Bay Biscuits, also on this site.
This was wonderful!! The only changes I made was adding itallian sausage along with the ground beef. My family had 3rds!
Omitted carrots and celery... decided to use pasta instead of potatoes... turned out pretty good... I disagree with others that said they would use velveeta, Cheddar has a much better taste... Family ate it up!
Yum! I'm 23 and I love to cook. I had made this soup a while ago for my friends and family and everybody loved it. A little hard on the waistline and the soup is so rich that a little goes a long way. I always alter recipes a little here and there but results were satisfying. Good job!
Very good! I made it exactly as the recipe is, but I think next time I will add bacon...
Very good soup!
loved this soup, have made it before, great for cold day's, I do love it, it is a cheater soup for me, and I love it, just make it every 3-4 months, as a yummy in my tummy soup, rather than a cup of miso soup
It's different,I'll say that. I made a few changes,1 cup of chicken broth and 3 cups of beef broth,it just seemed to me to need more liquid. and instead of celery,I used a half of yellow bell pepper,I made it for lunch and was going to freeze the rest because we are having deer steak for supper but I was told 'We'll have that also!' Okay.
My family loved this recipe. I increased the meat to 1 pound and added a little hot sauce for added zing but other than that I left it exactly the way written and it was terrific. This will be wintertime staple at our house from now on.
Great comfort food! I was a little skeptical, but after all of the great reviews I got from my family...this is for keeps! I used a pound of ground beef and increased the amount of vegetables slightly. I also used one 8oz block of sharp cheddar and one 8oz block of medium cheddar which I cubed myself. I think it is the perfect soup for a cold snowy day.
Was definitely a keeper! Did change the chicken broth to beef broth as others suggested. Was easy, delicious, & my picky-eater even enjoyed it.
This soup is to die for! Absolutely wonderful!Great for cold days! We used Velveeta cheese and it tasted great!
A lot of calories and pretty bland!
Easy and very good. I cheated and used the cubed hashbrowns, otherwise followed recipe. Yum! and good the next day too!
My boyfriend made this for me for dinner. I have to say I was super-skeptical, but it was delicious. Nice and filling too. I was impressed, and am waiting for him to make it for me again. YUM!
This was very good but not quite what we were expecting. We thought it would be more of a cheese soup with meat in it. It's more like a cream soup with a little bit of cheese. I added about 3/4 lb. of burger and am glad I did because it still didn't seem like quite enough. I will use closer to 1 lb. next time. I cooked the beef first so there was no extra fat. This is a 4 star soup the second day!
This is one of those recipes where tweaking is expected. After all when we create a recipe the ingredient amounts are approximate. I rate it as a 4, as it presently stands, but made the following changes: doubled ground beef, carrots and onions (maybe basil and parsley too?); used 1 can beef broth, two cans chicken (would have used 3 beef but didn't have another on hand); I have no idea how much white sauce I made (1.5), but I made it a cheese sauce using 2 c. shredded extra sharp cheddar; added two cups shredded xshch at the end and a little bit of cooked bacon (didn't need it). 17-year old took it to school for lunch even though the container required a gift bag with a handle and "lots of tape around the edges." He has a very big football game tonight and I feel honored and so should you, Auntylene. You could contribute to three touchdowns!
My family liked the soup, but thought it was missing something. For instance, brocolli, cauliflower, or macaroni. I will make it again with this only change. Use your imagination and your families favorites!
Awesome base to a great soup. I definitely used more meat, beef stock and extra velveeta and shredded chedder. I also used sea salt flavored red potatoes from the grocer's freezer. Def a keeper. Whole family enjoyed it.
Thiis is great. Next time I would add a little less cheese and butter just to make it more heart healthy. I used fresh herbs as well, this recipe had plenty of taste so it probably wouldn't suffer much from being made a little healthier.
I thought it was okay, needed some salt.
Very tasty and easy! It was super easy and everyone really enjoyed it.
I thought this soup was really tasty and filling, the kids loved it too. Only made a couple changes, used 4 cups beef broth instead(by accident), which works for me because I like my soups, soupy lol. I used a pound of hamburger instead of 1/2 lb and then only added a little sea salt, pepper and 1/2 to 3/4 tsp of ground mustard. Also used plain yogurt in place of sour cream because I was out. Turned out great! I will be making this again!
this was soooo good! LOVED it!!!