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Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger-soup, cheeseburgers, easy-soup-recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 410kcal


  • olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups cubed russet potatoes about ½inch cubes
  • 1 32 oz beef broth may use chicken broth, if preferred
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • Cheese sauce:
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese plus additional for garnishing
  • ½ cup cubed dill pickles
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives plus additional for garnishing
  • croutons for serving


  • Heat a few drizzles of olive oil In a 6 quart pot or dutch oven. Brown the ground beef with the onion and carrots until no longer pink. Add garlic cooking for 1 minute longer. Drain well.
  • To the pot add potatoes, broth, steak seasoning ,Worcestershire sauce and thyme. Cover and cook over medium-high for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a separate saucepan over medium heat. Add flour mixing until butter is absorbed. Add mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in milk whisking until smooth. Increase heat, stirring constantly just until milk begins to thicken, then immediately lower the heat. Allow to bubble gently for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and add cheese, mixing until melted. Keep warm.
  • Check potatoes for doneness. Mix in cheese sauce, dill pickles and chives. Stir until fully combined Cook uncovered over medium for 5 minutes to allow the soup to reduce and flavors combine.
  • Serve topped with additional cheese, chives and croutons, if desired.


  • Once you add the cheese sauce, it's important to mix well and allow the soup to simmer uncovered to reduce and combine. 
  • The seasonings and amounts may need adjustments depending on the brand of Steak seasoning you choose to use. This recipe was made with Montreal Steak Seasoning. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 954mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3170IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 3mg