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Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

This slow cooker cheeseburger soup is loaded with tender ground beef and vegetables in a thick and creamy cheesy soup, the definition of comfort in a bowl!

Be sure to try my Hamburger Soup recipe next, (it’s one of my all-time favorites!)

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup in a white bowl on a white countertop with rolls in the background.

You guys, I’m a little ashamed of myself. I kind of ate like, SO much of this cheeseburger soup it’s not even funny. One spoonful at a time. I mean, I’ll just come right out and say it. I stood over the stove and just ate it right out of the pot, repeating over and over again in my head that each bite was my last little “taste”.

I actually  had to put on a pair of pants and actually go out into the world after that (uh, to meet friends for dinner no less), and I couldn’t quite fathom how much I had eaten. I suppose what I’m saying is, this soup is good. DANG good. But proceed with caution friends. Have another person there to keep you accountable for your actions.

Alright. Had to get that off my chest.

Overhead view of Cheeseburger Soup topped with grated cheese on a white table.

Using Homemade Chicken Stock

Whenever you make homemade soup, I highly suggest using homemade chicken stock. I promise, your cooking will taste ten times better.

Remember that you can always freeze leftover chicken carcass/meat and make chicken stock on a day when you have time! No defrosting necessary!

Homemade chicken stock in a blue soup pot topped with fresh rosemary.

I’m a huge fan of recipes that have ground beef. I have a giant stockpile of ground beef patties in my freezer at all times, because when a recipe like this one comes to mind, I need to be ready to take action. This is serious business people.

I will say, cheeseburger soup freezes pretty well too. (Believe it or not, there was one occasion where I actually had leftovers and was able to test this theory out. Only once though. But still.)

Close up of Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup with grated cheese on top.

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Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

5 from 3 ratings
This slow cooker cheeseburger soup is loaded with tender ground beef and vegetables in a thick and creamy cheesy soup, the definition of comfort in a bowl!


  • 1 large russet potato, peeled & diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned (or diced)
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 cups or 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 16 oz. package Velveeta cheese


  • Add the potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, dried basil and parsley to the crock pot and pour the chicken broth over it. Cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
  • When you’re about 45 minutes away from serving, cook and crumble the ground beef in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add in the salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the ground beef to the crock pot and remove any excess grease from the skillet.
  • In the same skillet, melt the butter, then whisk in the flour. Continue to whisk for about 1 minute, until it’s a bubbly golden-brown roux.
  • Microwave the milk for about 25 seconds, it’s best to add warm milk to the roux as opposed to it being cold right out of the fridge. Once heated, slowly pour the milk into the butter/flour mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Add the milk mixture to the crock pot, and stir to combine.
  • Add the cheese to the crock pot and stir again. Cover, and heat for about 30 additional minutes.


You can also substitute half-and-half for the milk, either using the full 2 cups, or one cup half-and-half and one cup milk.
2 cups of shredded cheddar can be substituted for the Velveeta.


Calories: 532kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 1883mg, Potassium: 962mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 4650IU, Vitamin C: 15.8mg, Calcium: 573mg, Iron: 2.7mg
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5 comments on “Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup”

  1. I really wanted to make this and I did not have time for the crockpot. So I made it on the stove. I also made half the recipe. I used Italian seasoning in place of the basil and parsley (it’s what I had) and I used about a quarter cup each of freshly shredded Gouda and freshly shredded cheddar in addition to the velveeta which I cut back a tad. Wow! This is definitely one of the best soups I’ve ever made and tastes like it came from a restaurant. Five stars you’ve got to make it on the stove or the crock just make it!

  2. Tweaked it for the instant pot and it turned out amazing! Will def make again! 

  3. This cheeseburger soup is amazing ❤ I also cook it whenever there’s someone sick in my family, it’s the efficient way for the flu.
    – Natalie Ellis

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