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Cheeseburger soup in a black bowl.

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

This easy Cheeseburger Soup recipes hails from Southern Minnesota where comfort food is a way of life. It makes a quick weeknight dinner or triple the batch for a crowd!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 417kcal
Author Meggan Hill


For the croutons:

  • 2 cups bread preferably day-old, cubed or torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the soup:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 onions diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Kitchen Bouquet optional, see notes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss bread with olive oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven or stock pot, cook ground beef until mostly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain if desired (see notes).
  • Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add beef broth, onions, carrots, celery, potato, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, Kitchen Bouquet (if using), and bay leaf. 
  • Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf and season to taste with salt and pepper (I like 1 tablespoon of salt and 2 teaspoons pepper).
  • Serve the soup with croutons and shredded cheese for garnish.


  1. If I use 80/20 beef or leaner, I don't drain the fat off. But, you can. 
  2. Kitchen Bouquet is a browning and seasoning sauce. It adds a great flavor, but if you don't have it, that's okay. It's not required. The soup is delicious without it.


Calories: 417kcal