Easy Cheeseburger Soup

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy Cheeseburger Soup recipe is a great family weekday dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 6 servings

Calories 469kcal

Course Soup

Cuisine American

Keyword cheeseburger soup


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 ounces lean ground beef
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup minced carrots
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes, optional
  • 4 cups beef stock or broth
  • 14.5 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half cream
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the ground beef to pot and break up into small pieces with a fork. Cook the beef until browned and no longer pink, approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a bowl and set aside.
  • Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat and return the pot to the heat. Add the onion, celery and carrots to the pot. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally, approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 additional minute. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the onion mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add the potatoes and stock/broth to the pot stirring to combine. Return the beef the pot and bring the soup to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. (If skipping the potatoes, return the beef and stock to the pot then move to the next step.)
  • Stir in the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning and mustard. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the half and half and 1 cup of cheese to the soup stirring until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve bowls of soup topped with additional cheese and parsley.


  • More suggested garnishes/toppings:¬†crispy bacon, green onions, Swiss cheese shavings, diced tomatoes and pickles.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 1066mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2500IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 432mg | Iron: 6.1mg