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!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheeseburger, Slow Cooker, Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 532 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Transfer the ground beef to the crock pot and remove any excess grease from the skillet.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Add the milk mixture to the crock pot, and stir to combine.

  7. Add the cheese to the crock pot and stir again. Cover, and heat for about 30 additional minutes.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 1883mg82%
Potassium 962mg27%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 4650IU93%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
Calcium 573mg57%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.