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Creamy cheeseburger soup in a bowl.

Cheeseburger Soup

  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cook Time: 00:30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Soup


All the flavor of a cheeseburger packed into a nutritious and tasty soup! And best of all? It's ready in just about 30 minutes for the perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love.


Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice (sweet or sour)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4-6 cups beef broth
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2” cubes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat and cook the onion until very soft, about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Add the beef, salt and pepper and cook until no pink remains about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the cornstarch, ketchup, pickle juice, mustard and Worcestershire and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the beef broth, russet potatoes, and diced tomatoes and cook until the potatoes are cooked through and the soup is slightly thickened, about 10-12 minutes. As needed, add additional beef broth/water for desired consistency.
  5. Shut off the heat and stir in the heavy cream and shredded cheddar.
  6. Top with green onions and serve!


Have a question or looking for tips? The text written above the recipe is always a great first place to start! If it's not answered there, be sure to leave a comment and I'll get back as soon as possible.

I use Diamond Crystal coarse kosher salt in my recipes, if you use  Morton's kosher salt or fine salt you will likely need to decrease the amount of salt called for.

Keywords: Cheeseburger Soup