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The Best Cheeseburger Soup Recipe (Cheesy Ground Beef Soup)

Get all of the delicious tastes of a cheeseburger in our version of the best cheeseburger soup recipe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Soup Recipe, cheesy ground beef soup, Favorite family dinner, ground beef soup recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 518kcal


  • Large Saucepan
  • small skillet
  • Whisk
  • small bowl


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3 potatoes cubed
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese or 2 cups shredded cheese*
  • cups milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste about ½ teaspoon of each
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • fresh parsley optional garnish


  • In a large saucepan, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain grease (if desired) and set meat aside.
  • In that same saucepan, melt 1 Tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add in onion, carrots, and celery. Sprinkle basil and parsley on top. Saute until vegetables are tender (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Add potatoes and broth, then add ground beef back to the saucepan; bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender (which will take about 10-12 minutes).
  • While the soup cooks, place remaining butter (3 Tablespoons) in a small skillet over medium heat on the stove top.
  • Add flour and whisk together until butter starts to cook and get bubbly. Add butter/flour mixture to the soup. Reduce heat on stove top to low and stir in cheese, milk, salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted.
  • Remove soup from stove top and stir in sour cream. Top with additional fresh parsley if desired.


*Note: We have only made this recipe using Velveeta. Shredded cheddar cheese will work, but it might not be as creamy as when you use Velveeta.


Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1803mg | Potassium: 1272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4713IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 559mg | Iron: 4mg