Total TimePrep: 45 min. Cook: 10 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 3/4 cup diced celery
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1-3/4 pounds (about 4 cups) cubed peeled potatoes
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 to 4 cups shredded Velveeta
- 1-1/2 cups whole milk
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and crumble beef until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In same saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, ground beef and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly, 3-5 minutes. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook until cheese melts. Remove from heat; blend in sour cream.
Cheeseburger Soup Tips
What can I substitute for the Velveeta and ground beef?Any low melting-point cheeses, such as Swiss and cheddar, can be substituted for the Velveeta. Or for a kick, use pepper jack. If you’re looking to cut some fat from this soup, replace the ground beef with ground sirloin, round or turkey.
How do you store cheeseburger soup? Can I freeze it?You can store soup by letting it cool completely and placing it in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Soups with starches and dairy (like cheeseburger soup) are not ideal for freezing. But these soups are!
Can I add bacon?Yes, you can always add bacon. Top bowls with crumbled cooked bacon for a bacon-cheeseburger twist. Be sure to check out these other cheeseburger-inspired recipes.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 450 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 1421mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.
Aug 23, 2020
Dead set filthy. Wasted a good block of cheese on this garbage.
Jun 28, 2020
This is a KEEPER! Everyone in my family loved this soup, even my hesitant husband. I doubled the recipe and it turned out amazing. Shared it with friends and family and they also agree that it's a keeper.
Jun 26, 2020
I made this recipe for my husband and while already delicious, he had the genius idea of adding diced pickles to the soup. OH BOY that took the soup to the next level. The pickles made the soup taste like a cheeseburger in a bowl. SO GOOD!
Jun 25, 2020
This soup is fantastic. I Increased the sour cream to1/2 cup and used the max amount velveeta suggested. Omg it was good
May 15, 2020
A family favorite around here. We substitute real cheese for velveeta, and that just increases the flavor!
May 4, 2020
Gads! How good is this! Forgot the sour creme, still awesomeness! I added some roasted garlic powder, and bacon for topping. House smells amazing, and the taste is incredible. Thank you.
Apr 6, 2020
I made this hamburger soup and it was the best soup I have ever (and I do mean "ever") tasted. Forget the leftovers, there won't be any unless you double it and freeze some for later.
Mar 28, 2020
This is hands down our favorite soup! We have been making this recipe for a few years now, but we make it a tad bit different. We use sausage instead of ground beef and the flavor is absolutely amazing! We do everything else the same, except using the entire block of velveeta. We eat it with french bread and it's the best!
Mar 24, 2020
I've made this soup twice in the past 10 days! My family loves it. I added more meat for our liking. I used about 1.25 lbs of (very lean) ground beef. I increased the broth to 4 cups, the milk to 2 cups and used half a large (I think a 2 lb brick) container of Velveeta. Hubby suggested adding some bacon which sounds fabulous.
Mar 22, 2020
Excited to make this, is there an alternative to Velveeta?