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award winning cheeseburger soup from Taste of Home

Cheeseburger Soup from Taste of Home

Cheeseburger Soup, originally from Taste of Home, is a rich and creamy, cheesy soup with a Velveeta base and a mildly spicy kick. This soup is a huge hit and makes enough for a crowd.
4.64 from 82 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Servings 8 servings
Calories 352 kcal



  • 1 pounds ground beef
  • ¾ cups onion chopped
  • ¾ cups Carrots shredded
  • ¾ cups celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups peeled potatoes diced, about 1-¾ pounds
  • ¼ cups all-purpose flour okay to use gluten-free here
  • 12 ounces pepper jack Velveeta cut into cubes
  • 1-½ cups milk
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cups sour cream


  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown beef over medium-high heat; drain and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan over medium heat, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Press garlic into pot, and cook until just fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from the heat; blend in sour cream.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1319mg | Potassium: 861mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2715IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 2mg
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