Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 3/4 cup diced celery
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1-3/4 pounds (about 4 cups) cubed peeled potatoes
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 package (16 ounces) Velveeta process cheese, cubed
- 1-1/2 cups whole milk
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and crumble beef until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In same saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley until tender, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, beef and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly, 3-5 minutes. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook until cheese melts. Remove from heat; blend in sour cream. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
1 cup: 450 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 1421mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.
Reviews for Cheeseburger Soup
"Just okay. Too much cheese, and I even added plenty of extra broth."
"We aren't super fans of Velveeta so it wasn't our favorite recipe. Fun to try though"
"Very delicious and rich and creamy did a few changes just because worked with what i had but still a very awesome succulent soup 4 stars ??"
"Excellent!! The only change I made was substituted 8oz. Sharp cheddar cheese with 8oz Velveeta instead of all 16oz Velveeta. This one is a keeper."
"Delicious! I upped the broth since some thought it was too cheesy."
"Really loved this soup! Definitely appeals to our meat-and-potato eaters.I substituted cheddar and other cheeses we had on hand for the Velveeta and added it a bit at a time. Adding a bit of cream in with the milk gave it a nice, rich feel."
"This soup is absolutely delicious! My husband can't wait for me to make it again!"
"I didn't like this at all. Way to much cheese. I wish I would have followed my first thought of only adding half the cheese. I gave some to my neighbors and they too felt the same way."
"This soup is simply delicious! I served it with homemade rolls and my family loved it. Definitely to be repeated!"
"I added sliced mushrooms and a zesty red pepper. DELICIOUS!"
"I made this on a Sat. for 8 people. 19 yr. old grandson that doesn't eat veggies. ask if it had carrots in it! He went back for seconds and ask on Sun. if there was any left that he could have for supper on Mon. night. I didn't have basil or parsley so left out. Used 8 oz. shredded Mexican chees and 8 oz. shredded co jack instead of Velveeta. will be making this a lot this winter. I used a full pound of hamb. On Mon. I added a pint of home canned potato soup mix, a little more cheese and sour cream so we could have three bowls. Potato soup mix is: in a pint jar put 1/2 pint jar chopped potatoes, 1/4 pint sliced carrots, split the rest of the jar with a layer of chopped celery and chopped onions. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and fill with water. Pressure can at 10 pounds for 20 minutes. This makes a pretty jar for a gift also. Put the instructions on it.To use heat soup mix with 1 Tablespoon butter or marg. and add one pint milk, check the salt and add pepper if you like. Heat but don't boil. If you need quarts just use the same proportions in a qt. jar with 1 teaspoon of salt and pressure at 10 lbs. for 25 minutes. You can also can just can potatoes or add onions to the potatoes for the same amount of time. These are handy to fry or add to soup."
"Very good soup and I will use the whole pound of ground beef and another 1/2 lb of Velvetta or other cheese that I may have on hand the next time around."
"This soup is excellent. It's quick and easy and very creamy. Will definitely make this again."
"This is the best soup I have ever made."
"I don't use the bouillon cubes but something called better than broth. It's a paste that has way more flavor and less sodium. A tablespoon is enough to flavor about 5 cups of water with a real chicken flavor"
"This soup is absolutely delicious and one of our family favorites. I do tweak this recipe to my family's taste. I also made this soup in our church kitchen for Wednesday night dinners and for special occasions serving our visiting ministers and it was definitely a thumbs up. I highly recommend this recipe."
"just made this.....it is super delish. made few add- ins/changes: added a chicken bouillon (sp) cube and only 1/2 tsp sea salt, used 10 oz extra sharp white cheddar which I grated (only had 10 oz in fridge), plus I used 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 cup heavy cream. crumbled bacon on top and added croutons. my hubby added swirl of ketchup and chopped pickles. so good. people that made this and say it has no flavor, put a bouillon cube in there. every soup I make I add a cube. I don't understand why ppl don't cook more with it, it adds flavor! just cut back on the salt that recipe calls for."
"Love - Love - Love this soup!!! My family enjoys it as a meal - very hearty. Don't let the use of Velveta scare you, it really works well. The recipe is wonderful as written, however I occasionally change things up for a slightly different taste. My favourite is simply adding 1lb of ground beef (instead of 1/2 a lb) and a little Cajun Seasoning (Tony Chacheres). Or a can of Rotel Tomatoes for Queso Dip flavour (kids really liked this)."
"good one!! Delicious!!"
"So good I made homemade bread bowls to go with, this recipe knocks it out of the park! Love it!"
"Delicious! Even the kids love it!"
"Making this for the 2nd time!! I switch things around though for my family. I use 2 lbs ground beef, garlic instead of onion, turkey broth instead of chicken. I also diced 2 green peppers. My taters are gold ones and smaller so I peeled diced 6. Topped with diced bacon before serving-adds a smoky flavor.We use this as a dip soup!! Mmm the best with scoop chips. I make for supper main night then put leftovers in qt canning jars.Hubs had this at a truck stop one time and says mine is hands down the best soup ever!!"
"Made this tonight and it was delish. Changed it by using a can of evaporated milk instead of the regular milk, used just over a pound of hamburger, 2 cans of chicken broth, 2 cups of shredded cheddar and 1 cup velveeta, and did not use the flour thickener. It was very tasty and hearty. Will make again."
"Excellent! We added some more velveeta and it was cheesy and awesome! Will definitely make it again."
"Excellent! It's a meal in a bowl. i used a pound of ground beef. Makes it a heartier soup."
"This soup is rich and delicious. This is the second time I've made this recipe and I have made a couple of additions. I use a pound of hamburger which is perfect for my family. We like a punch of flavor so I add a can of Rotel. I use the emersion blender and all it does is add flavor and it doesn't change the color. I fried some bacon and we added it as a garnish. Delicious!"
"I have been making this soup since I first saw the it in your magazine. This is one of our family's favorites. I do add extra ground beef and double the recipe now as my family has grown over the years. I like to serve it with homemade bread bowls. I am making it again today. Thanks for the recipe."
"Tastes like a grilled Cheeseburger. Different & easy, good over egg noodles. The potatoes seemed strange at first, but then they blended in & reminded me of burger & fries. I tweaked it. Tripled the beef & added better than boullion beef flavor, a cup each of veggies, bumped up the spices, Campbells beef consomm? & French onion soup plus two cans of water. Left the potato amount the same & added more cheese. Left out the sour cream since it tasted good as is. All you need is crusty bread & a pickle!"
"Really yummy!! I used 1 lb. of ground beef to make it more filling. Will definitely make again."
"This soup is amazing. Very easy to make. I made mine exactly as the recipe called for."
"Four stars ONLY because it didn't seem to turn out quite like the others said. Probably my fault. However...I will definitely make it again because the husband really enjoyed it and I think I know what I did wrong. Hopefully. :) Also...didn't change ANYTHING."
"Made this last night--was a hit. Even my husband, who is not a soup fan, said it was good. Will make again. Could use more meat. I skipped the sour cream. Might try tomatoes next time, as others suggested."
"I make this soup in large batches an everyone raves about It and ask for the recipe. It freezes well so I always have plenty in the freezer and bring it out to serve with grilled cheese sandwiches. When the weather get cold!!!!!"
"This soup is so good! Pure comfort food! We like a little more meat, so I used a pound of hamburger and replaced the Velveeta with VT white cheddar. I was low on milk, so used a whole can of evaporated milk instead, and omitted the sour cream. It had the right thickness for our liking. This is now in our regular meal rotation."
"This is our new favorite. We leave out the celery, but use canned potatoes which cuts down on the cutting time. We add a can of stewed tomatoes because a cheeseburger needs ketchup. Right? as many reviewer mentioned, this soup tastes even better the second day....if it makes it past the first."
"Best soup we've ever had and we really love home-made soups! EXCELLENT!"
"I've always wanted to make a home made soup, and I tried this recipe and it came out so good! My kids couldn't get enough of it. I even took left overs to my grandmother, who is THE cook in our family and she gobbled it up and loved it as well. My kids are already asking when I'm going to make it again."
"We love this soup. I have to double it, it tastes even better the next day."
"Excellent recipe! Everyone was pleased with the outcome. I have been asked to make it again in the future. Great for a cold, blah day. This one is a keeper!"
"Added the crumbled bacon and it was yummy. This soup was a big hit with my crowd. Will be making this many times over. Thnx. P.S. Don't skip the Velveeta"
"Add some crumbled bacon and dice tomatoes that have been drained - absolutely yummy"
"This is one of our favorite soups!! I do a about a 1/4lb more beef though and you can season the meat any way that you like. I use 2% velveeta and add jalapenos on the top of mine. So delicious!!!"
"This is for Phoebew1, why would you write a review never having made the recipe?! So you don't like Velveeta, use something else, doesn't take a rocket scientist."
"Don't skip the Velveeta, it makes this dish. Velveeta has it's place and this is one of them. Food snobs will disagree but it is their lose."
"Excellent! Next time I am going to add a bit more seasoning to give it more flavor."
"Great soup! I gave some to my parents and my dad said "Don't lose that recipe!""
"This has become one of my favorite recipes!! It is very easy and absolutely wonderful!!!"
"Very good! My kids even loved it!!!! Not good for Diabetics though... :) However this is in the family recipe book now."
"Great soup! This was my first time making this recipe and usually I don''t make adjustments the first go-around. I added 3 tsp of Dijon mustard and caraway seed."
"For my family's taste I will use more hamburger and less potatoes. We all liked it though. I followed the recipe exactly, but might try some cheddar next time."
"This is a very tasty, easy soup recipe! I did make a few changes (for my preferences). Instead of ground beef I used ground turkey and instead of the Velveeta I used 4 ounces cream cheese and 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar. Because ground turkey really does not require draining I cooked the ground turkey and veggies all at the same time. Also, if you like condiments on your burgers you can always squeeze a little bit into each individual serving (might be a great suggestion for making this recipe even more kid friendly). I found that Dijon mustard works really well. This will be a regular go-to recipe for me."
"I made this for lunch today and I have to say it is one of the most delicious soups I have ever made. Creamy, cheesy, potatoes and beef - heaven in a bowl!"
"I made this soup last night, for the first time! It was delicious, and it will be one I use again, and again. I made some slight changes though. I used fresh rosemary, and thyme instead of basil. Really tasty. I also used white cheddar, in place of velveeta cheese. In addition to those changes, I did not have sour cream on hand, so I made a basic rue, as a thickener!"
"I follow this recipe exactly as written & it's delicious every time!"
"Good recipe but I don't like using processed cheese either so always substitute with some cheddar and a little cream cheese."
"For Clipnmom - 2 cups of cubed cheese measures volume, whereas the 8 oz. of cheese measures weight. So eight ounces of cheese, cubed, should fill a 16 oz. measuring cup."
"Clipnmom - 8 oz cheese = 2 cups when grated. I use cheddar cheese or pepper jack because I don't like processed cheese. I add a dash of worchestershire sauce too. Crumbled bacon and chopped tomato on top = YUMMY!"
"Not a fan of processed cheese - too grainy and salty for my liking - so will try to find something else to substitute. Sounds delicious otherwise. Will give it a try."
"Which is it? 8 ounces of cheese or 2cups? Help?? Please."
"This is a wonderful soup recipe! I have made it multiple times over the years and it is always a big hit."
"Absolutely delicious. I didn't have enough chicken broth, which is unusual for my house, so I used beef broth instead and it was delicious. My son who usually complains if I put celery in anything ate 2 big bowls and didn't even notice (I diced it very small). Thank you for sharing!!!"
"Prepared with 1 lb. of grd. round. Used half & half instead of milk (thats what I had on hand) used real cheese and did not use the sour cream. Very creamy as is, and full of flavor. Perfect for the 3qt. saucepot."
"Modified to a slow cooker recipe and this was truly amazing. I will be making this again!!"
"I had to make this after seeing it in my email recently and reading several of the 476 reviews. There are many items I did change to make it lighter. Such as using 93% lean ground beef, using skim milk, omitting the sour cream. I chose to use real cheese (Colby and pepper jack) vs processed velveeta. I also decided make it in the crockpot 5 hours. We basically saut?ed up the meat, vegetables and made the roux then added everything except the dairy into the slow cooker and a half hour before serving placed the milk and cheeses in the crockpot. It turned out great. It is very creamy, flavorful ,and satisfying on a cold day."
"Found this recipe a few years ago and since then I've made it every year as a winter tradition meal! My kids would say this is their #1 favorite thing to eat of all time! My son even asks for it in the summer. Any time I ask what they want for dinner, his response for years now has been .. CHEESEBURGER soup!!!"
"I took this to our church's annual chili Cook-off as an alternative for those who didn't want chili. What a surprise when I won 2nd place! People raved and were disappointed when the crockpot was empty! I had not made it before, but my family says that this needs to be a staple in our meal rotations! I track points with Weight Watchers, and even with the Velveeta, it only comes out to 9PPV. Not bad for a hearty and satisfying soup!"
"I signed up just to rate this soup. By far the best cheeseburger soup recipe I've tried. To say that it is a family favorite would be an understatement. My family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers love it. I added a couple of extra things, a little paprika and garlic, and it really hits the spot."
"This soup is amazing. I will definitely make this again. The ideas in the other reviews are something I will try. You won't be dissappointed."
"My husband ate three bowlfuls & indicated it was okay. I substituted 2 T. potato starch for the flour, used 1 1/2 T. Better Than Boullion Beef Base & shredded cheddar cheese with half and half & milk."
"Never liked the sound of this. Until i tried it. This recipe is a good starting point. I almost always change things to my taste. I have used leftover grilled cheeseburgers in this and the flavor that is added from the grilling was amazing! Also have used some smoked cheddar i had on hand. Or some spicy nacho cheese from a can. I garish with your regular burger toppings tomatoes pickles A1 fried onions mushrooms. Great soup!"
"This is a hearty and easy go to recipe for my family. Even my picky eater children like this. I substituted cheddar for velveeta and prefer the beef broth to the chicken broth after trying it both ways."
"This was a big hit at Bible Study tonight. I doubled the recipe. Two guys went back for a 3rd helping. Everyone wanted the recipe. Will definitely make it again."
"I made this soup but added 1 cup of cooked bacon and 1 Tablespoon bacon drippings. My family devoured it!"
"I like this recipe better. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cheesy-meatball-soup"
"I couldn't wait to try this soup due to the rave reviews except that is from the nutrition police. It is a filling and tasty meal but I couldn't give it more than 3 stars. Because to us it was just average. I will probably make it again and maybe add more ground beef."
"We wanted to try this based on all of the good reviews. But we did not like it. Little flavor and a lot of work."
"I hate ranking this recipe because I did not make this strictly according to the directions because I wanted to make it a bit healthier and I eliminated the meat. However, I have no doubt that had I used the flour and butter roux it would have made the soup even richer and tastier. I was happy to find a cheese soup recipe that didn't use broccoli since one of my family members doesn't like it. I did double the recipe and it was very good! That being said here's what I did: I put the onion, celery and carrots and 1 cup of broth in the soup pot and simmered for 10 minutes. I then added the potatoes, the rest of the broth, the basil and parsley and simmered for another 10 minutes, until the potatoes were done. To thicken the soup, I then mixed some chicken broth and cornstarch in a cup and added that to the broth/veggies mix, stirring constantly. I heated the milk and Velveeta in the microwave, stirring occasionally until the cheese was mostly melted. I added the cheese/milk mix after the potatoes were cooked. I did not add any salt and I did not use the sour cream. I ended up with a delicious soup that was a bit healthier and I served it in homemade bread bowls. Very, very good!"
"This has been a family favorite for years! I cut the Velveeta in half. And to make it simpler, I saute my vegetables then make my cream sauce on top of them all in the same pan. So good! And healthy too!"
"Sorry but there are more delish way to pack on 18 grams of fat , and over 1/2 a days worth of sodinm into a singl SERVING. Some sodium can be cut by reducing celery ( who knew it is l is loaded w/ sodium ??) Velveta is tasty but most of fat and salt cone from here. I need to look further for another recipe"
"This was fantastic! I followed the recipe as it is given but doubled the batch. I was afraid there wouldn't be enough that's why I doubled it but it made a lot. It was delicious, very creamy and satisfying. I will be sharing some of what's left with my mom and will have at least 2 more meals worth for the freezer."
"Changed it up a bit myself. Added bacon and used the bacon grease to make the rue. Added 2 c milk (skim) and low-fat sharp cheddar cheese. Was delicious!!"
"Why did I wait so long to try this. Excellent recipe as is, but I tweaked just a tad. I doubled the meat and added a little crumbled bacon (I like bacon cheeseburgers). I subbed extra sharp cheddar for the Velveeta because I always have it and never have Velveeta. I also used plain Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream (I didn't want to buy a whole carton of sour cream and a single serving of the yogurt worked perfectly). Thank you, Joanie Shawhan!"
"This is one the best I have ever had. Next time I will ad 1/2 pd of ground beef and 1/2 pd of sausage. I like It with a little more flavor. I noticed Julieeee was going to use sharp cheddar. I was wondering if it would be stringy instead of melting all the way. But I see someone used it, so I will also try that. I made it last year for 60 people at my Christmas party, they all loved it!"
"Haha that this should be featured today...I have the ingredients on the counter waiting for this to be made tomorrow. I've just been longing for 'soup' weather and it's finally heading this way. It is one of the best soups ever. I do change it up now and again...this time I'm using sharp cheddar instead of velveta. Sometimes I add bacon pieces. I've tried it using frozen hash browns, but did not care for that flavor...some weird after taste. That said, it's a wonderful recipe written as is."
"This is one soup everyone loved! Great flavor, very filling. A yummy recipe I need to keep!"
"Absolutely wonderful. My entire family loves this recipe and it will become a staple in my list of menu options."
"I made this for a work potluck last week and it was a hit!"
"This is awesome soup! My husband requests it regularly."
"Yummy! Even my picky non soup loving family member loved it."
"This is a perennial favourite. I think the velveeta makes the soup tend to develop a skin on top if it cools at all, so I usually alter the recipe slightly by making a sauce of the flour, butter, milk & real cheddar and then stirring it into the soup. I have yet to find someone who doesn't like this."
"This was just as delicious as it was easy... I substituted plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream. I will definitely make it again. A little goes a long way, very filling!"
"pretty good very thick"
"This was fantastic. Like the others, I did make a few changes: Used a full pound+ of hamburger. Used Beef Broth (nearly 4 cups), not chicken broth. Used the pre-cooked frozen hash brown potatoes to save time. Added probably another cup of velveeta, plus a big handful of shredded chedder. CONS: Took at least an hour to cook with constant attention, it's not a quick meal. Even with the added beef, it barely served six of us (and that was with a homemade loaf of bread as a side for dipping.)"
"This was delicious! I did make a few changes. I used 1/2 lb. ground beef, 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage, and I also threw in 1/2 jar of real bacon bits and added liquid smoke for even more flavor. I used 4 cups of NY sharp cheddar instead of Velveeta. I also used garden vegetable broth instead of chicken broth since someone I was cooking for is allergic to chicken. Very flavorful. Will definitely make again!"
"This is one of our favorites. I use beef stock instead of chicken for a meatier flavor, but other than that, no real changes!! And as a bonus, it freezes well, so I can make a double batch and freeze it in single serve containers for lunches or quick dinners"
"Absolutely delicious! The only changes I made is that I didn't add celery (I just don't like celery, so I don't add it to anything.), and I used real shredded cheddar cheese instead of the processed stuff which is much better. It probably also made a difference that my broth was homemade. Yummy!"
"What a great soup. Printing up copies for friends. Make it per recipe and tweek to your taste. Easy to work with."
"MMMMGood!!! I did add an extra 1/2 lb. hamburger. I didn't even try it with the sour cream, because it was so" GOOD" already. Also, it just get's tastier as leftovers! Thank you for a very tasty soup during this very long, very cold winter!"
"This is my most favorite soup ever!! Just the way it is!"
"I use 4 slices bacon in place of butter, saute my onion in it, then sprinkle the flour over it cook slightly then gradually add milk and stir and add all ing., use leftover baked potato or microwave them, don't usually have velveeta so I use sharp cheddar or a mix of what I have, no carrot, celery, or herbs or sour cream, add a dash of worcheshire sauce, set aside some cooked ground beef from another recipe and it comes together very quickly, love this soup."
"I mixed half cheddar and half Velveeta (I didn't have enough Velveeta on hand). soup turned out delicious and I now get requests from the family to make it again and again!"
"soup was awesome, would definitely make it again. I used 1 cup shredded cheddar instead of Velvetta. I just added it to the butter/ flour mixture and added the milk too. Then later I added another cup of cheddar cheese. soup was not too salty, I actually had to add more salt than what the recipe called for. Also, I would definitely not add the sour cream at all. I tried the soup before adding sour cream and it was much better than after."
"Super! It's -20 degrees today. I knew soup would be perfect. This was my first try and it was great! Thanks for such simple, easy to follow instructions and a great recipe. Loved it!"
"Delicious soup. My husband and grandson lived every last drop. Served it with cornbread. It is a new family favorite."
"This is one of the first recipes I made from Taste of Home. My family loves it! It is easy to double using a large stock pot, since everyone went back for seconds. A little time consuming in the preparations, but it is well worth it! Leftovers? No way!"
"Great soup. Restraunt at home used it and did give out the recipe. Said it came from Taste of Home."
"This is a nice hearty soup for a cold winter night. My husband isn't a huge soup fan and he went for seconds. I did change it up a bit because I won't use processed cheese. I made the rue in a saucepan instead of small skillet and then added the milk to it. I then added about 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the milk mixture and whisked it in so there where no lumps. Then I added that to the beef and potato mixture in the 3qt saucepan. I mixed everything together and then added another cup of shredded cheddar cheese. I also added 2 tbsp. of Dijon mustard to give it more of a burger feel. I also used reduced sodium broth and didn't add the added salt at the end of the recipe in order to keep sodium to a minimum."
"My family is still talking about this soup and I made it last week!"
"I just finished making this soup. My husband and I give it a thumbs up. Will try it out at work!"
"My picky 3 year old just cleaned her bowl, it's a keeper!"
"This is often requested by family and at our annual soup event at church."
"Wow. This soup is amazing."
"Super good! I will agree with some of the reviews that it is on the salty side, but kendya gave great suggestions on how to cut down on some of the sodium content. I'll definitely keep this recipe!"
"Made this for supper tonight everyone loved it. Definitely making again. For those concerned about the sodium content you can use homemade chicken broth,use cheddar cheese instead of velveeta and unsalted butter."
"I have made this many times and we love it. It takes some time to prepare, but it is worth it."
"just finished eating it. wonderful! will definitely be making again"
"Delicious! I left out the bayleaf, my kids don't like the taste, but it was still awesome!"
"I made this last night for supper and it is a keeper. I added cauliflower and broccoli also, and used two 14 oz cans of broth. It was not too cheesy . I will make it again! Hwniese"
"This soup has been a top favorite of our family of 8 since the first time I made it back in Oct. 1996. Many of our kids choose it for their birthday meal entrée. It's wonderful with a hearty bread that's good for dunking in the soup. Also good with chopped up dill pickles--my personal favorite touch. :)"
"This recipe is a family favorite! Also, I took it to a potluck gathering, and it was a huge hit. Great flavor! You won't be disappointed, so go ahead and give it a try!"
"I just made this tonight and it taste great. I did add some pork sausage to it and it tasted great with it. This is a keeper"
"This recipe is a keeper! I use 1 pound of ground beef instead of the 1/2 pound in the recipe. I have never made this with carrots. The potatoes make it a very filling soup."
"Made this tonite & thought it was delicious! Will use the whole pound of hamburger nxt time. Forgot to add the sour crm but it was still good! I will be making it again."
"I used a whole pound of ground beef too. Great recipe and I will make it again."
"I made this tonight, and it was great! I did change the recipe a little though. I didn't have any celery on hand, so I didn't include that. I used a full pound of hamburger, 4c of chicken broth, 2c of milk, garnished with green onion, added broccoli, and used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream because that's what I had available. I was nervous about adding so much cheese, but it wasn't too cheesy at all--it was just right. Will be making this again for sure!"
"I made this tonight, and it was delicious. I didn't have any sour cream but I had plain non fat greek yogurt, so I added that. I used a full pound of hamburger, 4c of broth and 2c of milk so it would yield more servings for my family. I also added some green onion at the end for garnish. I also added broccoli and left out the celery because I didn't have any. Overall, this is a great soup and I will make it again!! Oh, and it wasn't too cheesy either!"
"I made this tonight, and it was delicious. I didn't have any sour cream but I had plain non fat greek yogurt, so I added that. I used a full pound of hamburger, 4c of broth and 2c of milk so it would yield more servings for my family. I also added some green onion at the end for garnish. Overall, this is a great soup and I will make it again!! Oh, and it wasn't too cheesy either!"
"Love this soup. Such a easy one to make when it's a fall/winter day."
"This is our family's favorite soup. We have been making this often since it was first published in "Taste of Home" in 1996."
"This was very good - comfort food is what my daughter called it. I used a full lb. of ground beef, and added a few drops of sriracha sauce. I will be making this again!"
"I would give this soup 10 stars if possible. I've been making it since the recipe was first published in Taste of Home. Everyone who tries it raves over it."
"Best soup ever!! And easy to make!! Loved it!"
"The whole family loved it!! Best soup ever!!"
"I love this recipe and so does everyone that has ever had it! I originally got this from a friend at work whose mother subscribed to TOH. I have made this many times over the years, I use American cheese (cheese slices) , I didn't care for the velveeta in it, So glad the recipes are all on here, makes it so much easier than searching though old magazines!"
"We have been making this since we found the recipe in the TOH ground beef cookbook. It is my absolute favorite soup recipe!! It is amazing!! So good and very filling! We have to double the recipe so we have leftovers!"
"i loved it. I used ground turkey in place of the beef. It stilled turned out good."
"It was great!"
"I make this recipe all the time and LOVE it! It's great with home made french bread. Works great over a campfire too!"
"What a hearty, yummy, easy put-ya-in-your-happy-place soup for a chilly night! YUM!"
"I have been making this recipe for about 5 years it is one of my family's favorite's ..and the best thing you can add anything else for your own taste...."
"The first soup I make every fall when it finally gets cool!"
"I recall preparing this recipe when it was featured in Taste of Home and it was delicious! I'd used 1 lb. ground beef, 3/4 cup SLICED carrots, 4 cups potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks, rather than cubed. I used 1-1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, 1-1/2 cups milk or half and half cream & used 1/4 cup Ranch dressing instead of sour cream. I found that the adjustments worked out for me! Perhaps, dicing the potatoes IS better-I'd chunked them, instead! At any rate, I really liked this recipe! If I don't have basil available, I've used Italian seasoning instead! I really enjoy the blend of Italian seasoning anyway and have turned to it when I season dishes calling for oregano or basil!DELowenstein"
"This has been my daughter's favorite soup recipe since she was in 1st grade. She is now 22, and STILL ask me to make it for her."
"This is creamy and just like at the restaurant. I think I will cook the carrots, celery, and onion in some broth next time though. It seemed dry in the pan and when I served the soup the celery was still a little crisp. Otherwise fantastic. Easy to follow directions and very tasty!"
"This was great. My family loved it."
"never made it.. ha ha on you"
"Excellent! I made this for the Super bowl one time and my family loved it. I ended up leaving the salt and pepper out completely so everyone could add it to their taste and it still tasted amazing without it."
"I doubled this recipe and it came out soupy so I added leftover mashed potatoes. I think if leftover mashed potatoes aren't on hand, I'd try potato flakes to thicken it up."
"I need to make this again soon. The family loved it!"
"Made it just as written. To extend the leftovers, I "baked" two potatoes, unpeeled, in the microwave, chopped them and 1/2 green pepper, and added them. I topped it with a couple slices cooked bacon."
"my husband loved this soup! he said it was a keeper for sure. I did use 2% velveeta instead of regular."
"I added ketchup, mustard,and chopped up pickles and it rocked!!! I'd leave the potatoes out next time, or else chop then up really tiny."
"I made this for a Church supper and everyone thought it was great. I used frozen hash brown potatoes. The rue I made in the microwave in a large bowl and added the milk to that and melted the cheese before adding it to the soup pot."
"Super. I added 1/2 lb chopped bacon to mine. Have some xtra chicken broth in case you want it more soupy. Great recipe....will make many times over!"
"This a winner! Only change I made was to dice potatoes a little smaller at family's request."
"This was so delicious! Next time I make it I will double the recipe so that we have more leftovers. I made it in the early afternoon and left it warming on the stove. My boyfriend helped himself to a little bit all day so we only had 2 bowls leftover after dinner. Have already made this twice and will definitely make again. My boyfriend put some ketchup on his to make it taste more like a cheeseburger."
"This was easy to make and very tasty. I used 1 pound of 93% lean hamburger, skim milk and all the rest of the ingredients as listed. It was yummy and my hubby says it is a keeper."
"Th only thing I will change is the basil. I would cut the amount in half. I also will experiment and sub. oregano for the basil."
"I made this as a vegetarian dish, with Yves meatless ground (which is better than the frozen kind, and usually around $3 for a package that equals 1 pound of ground beef.) Like others I also used cheddar in place of the velveeta, and since the meatless ground beef adds texture but not a lot of flavor I also added imitation bacon bits to add a little "meat" flavor. It came out delicious, with a wonderful texture. I will certainly be making this again!"
"Delicious and super easy made the house smell great on a frigid winter day!"
"My 9 year old daughter and I found this recipe while looking up what to make out of the ordinary with hamburger meat. She did most of it with me doing the cutting, and it was... Amazing! Probably the best soup I've ever made and we were both hesitant at first before we started cooking it. We browned the meat with a half can of diced green peppers for a mild kick, and used baby red potatoes and I cannot wait to have leftovers again tonight!! We also made some homemade bread and stuffed a slice in each bowl and oh man it was wonderful!!"
"This was very good. I will use a no salt broth next time though."
"Very tasty soup and my kids and husband really liked it!"
"Delicious. I will continue to make this soup."
"My newest favorite soup. Just gotta be careful when making the rue (butter with flour). If you overcook it, the recipe won't turn out right. Like others said, it wasn't hard to make at all. Helps to use the food processor for the veggies for quicker preperations."
"One of the best soups I've eaten. I'm sure I will make it often."
"simple and delicious, most ingredients i normally have, I've made this before with sliced and shredded cheese(whatever I had in the fridge) and it came out great"
"I made this soup recently for a family gathering and everybody loved it! I received lots of compliments and recipe requests! I doubled the recipe and used lean hamburger, Velveeta made with 2% milk, 2% milk and light sour cream- very tasty."
"This is one of my go-to soups. We make a double batch and freeze the left overs. Makes a good make-ahead meal. Love it!"
"This soup is so easy and my family loves it! My 5 year old rarely eats leftovers but has eaten this one 3 times since the first night I made it!"
"I prepared this dish for a holiday get-together and received great feedback."
"I got this same recipe 10 years ago and instead of ground beef o have used bacon, ham, and even venison. comes out great every time and i am expected to make it on holidays with my inlaws. careful on salt if you use ham or bacon and get rid od grease id you use bacon or ham."
"Knew from the start this recipe needed to be doubled. Added 1 lb. chicken/beef meatballs sliced in half, plus about 2 c. petite mixed frozen vegetables 10 mins. before serving. Along with a whole wheat hard roll = nummy nummy in my tummy !"
"Excellent!I keep the skin on the potatoes. Instead of Velveeta (we are not big fans), we used Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded. It really gave this soup a kick!I also reduced the salt and used 1/2tsp pepper. Keeper!"
"Awesome! Here are some changes we did to the recipe:- 1/2c carrots...will do 3/4c next time- did not peel potatoes- Replaced velveeta with an 8 oz block of pepper jack, shredded...Really gave it a kick!Served with hot fresh homemade potato bread :)"
"I have made this recipe several times now, sometimes substituting ground turkey for the beef and it is still excellent. I also sometimes add bacon to it to make it a bacon cheeseburger soup!"
"Made this just as the recipe says and it was great. Served it for company and everyone wants the recipe."
"Make some bacon and crumble it on top of the soup before serving. Delicious!"
"this was perfect!!! family loved it!! next time i will double the recipe!!"
"This gave me a very good starting recipe to work with for Cheeseburger soup. Because I am feeding 5 adults, I used a full pound of ground beef and 14 oz of velveeta and 5 pounds of potatoes. I am not a fan of the carrots and celery in this soup so I left them out and added garlic powder, a little cayenne powder. I also used 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of whole milk to have a little more richness in the soup.I will make this soup many more times. Thank you so much for the recipe."
"I followed this recipe exactly. It was so blah, no flavor at all. I kept adding more cheese and seasonings. It looked good but had no taste."
"I wonder when this poter came up with this recipe. Becuase I have the exact same recipe I got from a cook book that is at Least 20 years old.Yes it is a gret soup, but this seems to me as if it is copied."
"I have been making this soup for years and years. It is a family favorite and gets rave reviews from everyone who has had it! Try it, you will LOVE it."
"I made this soup and my whole family loved it. It was easy to made and plan to make it often. The only think I changed was put in a little more cheese (sharp cheddar) as we love cheese."
"I've been making a variation of this for years. My husband loves it.Tip: it's way easier to add the extra butter and then the flour to the celery and onion mixture than it is to make a separate roux. You have more control over how thick your soup will be and you don't have to mess up an extra pan. It's an extra step that's very unnecessary."
"I've been making a variation of this for years. My husband loves it.Tip: it's way easier to add the extra butter and then the flour to the celery and onion mixture than it is to make a separate roux. You have more control over how thick your soup will be and you don't have to mess up an extra pan. It's an extra step that's very unnecessary."
"Very tasty and kid friendly!!!"
"I read some of the other reviews so I added some diced tomato's and cayenne powder to give it a kick. Really, thick, rich soup that sure works on a rainy, winter night!"
"Absolutely yummy! Doubled the beef and cheese and 1 1/2 times the broth to make a bigger batch. Also, cooked it slow in my crock pot for 4 hrs."
"We've been cooking this soup for over ten years now and we still get request for it at every family get together. Prep takes a little bit of time but oh so worth it!!"
"My family all loved this I added a 1lb hamburger but my 6 year old said it needed more. Next time I will add more but it was very good."
"The best soup I have ever made. Cheesey, beefy, potatoey goodness."
"Our whole family loves this recipe...love when the cooler weather gets here so I can get back to making it!!! Wouldn't change a thing!!"
"This soup got rave reviews from my hungry hunters last night. To shorten up the prep time I have used hashbrowns and frozen celery/onion/carrots. We garnished it with shredded cheddar and crispy bacon. Definitely a keeper recipe."
"DH and I liked it but my kids wouldn't even try it. It was really good though. Kind of labor intensive though."
"This is terrific my whole family loves it!"
"This may not have been the quickest soup to throw together but it was well worth it. I can't wait to make it again. I used 1 T. each fresh parsley and basil and I used the whole pound of hamburger which was the right amount compared to the amount of potatoes."
"Added a beer, hot sauce, extra cup of cheddar and chicken broth to give it the kick we wanted. Served with baguette."
"I've had this recipe in my file for years, and made it again the other night. My entire family, even the complainers about soup, love this recipe. It's fairly easy to make and very hearty. I use ground turkey instead of ground beef and it's delicious. Glad to rediscover it and will be making it more frequently."
"I've been making this for many years. My kids grew up eating this and they still love it today! The only change I've made is that I use American cheese from my deli, because I prefer it's taste. Wonderful comfort food!"
"Everybody loved it."
"I used a whole pound of ground turkey and 2 whole cans of chicken broth plus a half can of water. Otherwise I did the recipe as written and it was excellent!!! Everyone liked it and it was very hearty. Will make it again."
"I have made this soup for years - it's still a favorite of my kids - my son continues to request it when he comes over for a meal. I make a big batch so that we can have leftovers in the fridge for a couple of days afterward. Hearty and delicious!"
"This soup was excellent! I couldn't wait for my husband to ghet home from work...I had a small bowl at 2:20 in the P.M."
"great soup! I followed the recipe exactly, but then ended up adding a tsp of dijon mustard at the end for a little kick."
"This soup is so good I have to be careful not to make it to often"
"Our whole family loves this recipe. I am making it again today. Our children get to choose what I make for dinner as a part of their birthday celebration, and you would hardly believe the elaborate meals I've had to prepare in the past. This year, my son didn't hesitate for a second before he said, "Cheeseburger soup!" That's pretty high praise!"
"Love this soup, we make it a couple times a month. It's one of our favorites. Thanks for this recipe:)"
"All the chopping and pre-cooking of the hamburger could be done a day ahead. Gave my husband a big bowl for lunch; he came back for more! We love this soup and will definitely be making it again! Would also be good to take to a sick friend! Wonderful recipe!"
"Nice one..I liked the recipe!!"
"Pretty good recipe. I made mine low-fat, low-calorie; ground turkey, no butter but 1 tbps when sauteeing veggies, 2% velvetta, RF sour cream, skim milk, etc. Would make again but add about 4 oz more cheese this time, I didn't think it was cheesy enough. Tasted better the next day heated up."
"I really didn't care for this soup at all. Sorry to say it was a throw away, a waste of time. I've enjoyed others better."
"I added another cup of broth and 1/4 tsp grd. red pepper. Very good, even my 18 yr old grandson loved it."
"I make this soup quite frequently. It's one of our favorites!"
"Really good, my picky grandkids even liked it. I doubled the recipe and served two families."
"Too bland for my taste, even though I don't like spicy foods either. I had a lot left over & if I had served it again, intended to add a can of crushed tomatoes. Instead, after a few days in the frig, I just threw it out. It needed something - just not sure what."
"I made this for our family of six last night. It doubles well, but takes longer than the given times. All of my children ate it without complaining which is a huge achievement. Three of them gave it compliments. I added some petite frozen peas (partially defrosted) at the end of the cooking time to add some more veggies to our meal. I think that it is a new favorite."
"Love it! I make it for my family, and occasionally for a work potluck. It always gets rave reviews. Sometimes I add a cup of cheddar to it - we like it cheesy here."
"I make this regularly for my husband and I, and occasionally for a potluck. Everyone raves about it. I frequently add a cup or so of cheddar, but we really like cheese here. Love it!"
"I have been making this soup for over 10 yrs. It is a favorite with my family!"
"I make this often, wonderful flavor. My 3 and 5 year old grandkids were over and couldn't get enough of it."
"Excellent!! Excellent!! Excellent!! Made this for my household and the neighbors and all six people raved about it!! Will definitely make it again!!!!"
"I made this recipe when we were both under the weather. I thought it had a very good flavor, but I substituted 1 cup of heavy cream for part of the milk. I left out the basil, but added garlic. I went a little lighter on the salt, and I'm glad I di. I used real cheese instead of Velveeta, and fewer potatoes. The next time I make it, I'm going to add at least 8 strips of bacon, chopped fine and maybe a hit of dijon mustard, to keep it 'cheeseburger-y'."
"I think I was looking for something extra special in this soup, but it wasn't there--quite a bit of work for something that tasted merely average."
"This is really good. I added a can of drained diced tomatoes...left out the salt. The Velveeta has enough for us. YUM"
"This is my second time making Great recipe - The only thing I did different was adding hot sausage with the hamburger. I would make again. this is a keeper"
"Awesome! Kids loved it! Highly recommend!!Used bacon in it and it was great...kids asked for seconds!"
"Very good. Modified with turkey and added a can of Italian diced tomatoes. Only drawback is that its a lot of prep time."
"My five kids absolutely loved this twist on potato soup!"
"Just want to say I like buzzbombz suggestions. keep up the good work."
"This was a super tasty soup that my WHOLE family enjoyed (Hard to do when you have a Carnivore, an Herbivore, and an Omnivore at the same table) I added bacon to it and it was delicious. Will definitely be making this again."
"My family was not crazy about this soup. It had a comforting quality to it but was lacking in flavor or something. None of us cold put our finger on what was missing.? If I make not again, I will experiment a little."
"This is by far my favorite soup. I did make some changes to make it less fatting. I use turkey burger instead of beef burger and cook the onion, celery and carrots with the meat, ommiting the butter. I used skim milk, and 2% Velveeta cheese and thickened it with cornstarch and cold water. I also use fat free sour cream. I have made this soup several times and it is sooooo good."
"Excellent, everyone in the family loved it!"
"Four stars for over-abundance of fat, sodium content - uninteresting seasonings.Thought suggestions might be welcome since soup is basically the same name and the different ingredients could offer some flexibility. It's such a simple recipe, I never thought to submit it. Thanks "chocoholiclady" for understanding the comments & reasoning.....lessened the attack."
"@ lilaccrew, directions state:Cheeseburger soupTell us what you think of this recipe.Did you modify it? Would you make it again? And what of your statement is a review? Very good recipe as is but due for health reasons our family too has since found ways to modify it to meet our needs similar to those buzzbombz posted."
"@ buzzbombz, why would you give it 4 stars and then post a different recipe? You should just review this one and then submit your own separately. ??"
"I've made this soup twice & both times it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it, including me."
"This is excellent but I added a minced jalapeno and made it spicy cheeseburger soup!"
"This is a recipe I would definitely make again. I made a few changes and used ground turkey breast and shredded sharp cheddar cheese instead of Velvetta. It got rave reviews from my family."
"Wouldn't change a thing. Not quick and easy but well worth the trouble. I made cream sauce with flour, milk and butter, then added the cheese, then added that to other ingredients. Whole family loves it."
"Excellent flavor and texture. Nice spices. Simple ingredients. It becomes more creamy as you stir it. The potato cubes become mashed."
"This was outstanding. Great comforting soup."
"Make a similar version - using ground turkey, Worchestershire sauce, touch of chili powder or Tabasco, garlic, sm can of Ro-tel diced tomatoes, bag of frozen corn and 8-oz bag of low-fat Mexican shredded cheese added toward end - don't need the flour with natural starch from corn & potatoes. Very hearty comfort food! Great with corn bread!!!"
"I have been making this soup for quite a few years and continue to receive raving comments when serving it to guests. It has great flavor when reheated too!"
"I made it for a work fundraiser and it was a big hit. I will make it again but we did add some extra seasonings."
"I have been making this recipe for years and my family loves it! I add a 2 large cloves of chopped garlic to give it a garlic burger taste"
"I made this recipe as is but for my second bowl I added ketchup & mustard and it was delicious - definitely tasted like a cheeseburger!"
"Made this hearty and tasty soup for the first time tonight. I made the following changes and it turned out delicious. Increased the meat to 1 #, increased the onions, carrots and celery to 1 cup each, slightly increased all the remaining ingredients except for the salt which I decreased to 1/2 teas. , used low sodium chicken broth, used 1/2 shredded cheddar and 1/2 velveeta cheese . It's a bit of work and makes a large batch, but it's good!"
"Second time I have made this soup and its excelent, my family loves it. I used ground deer meat this time,"
"My family just loves this delicious, hearty and creamy soup!!! I make a double batch and freeze it for lunches."
"Our kids and I love this recipe, but my husband isn't crazy about it for some reason. I make this on nights he has to work."
"Absolutely Fantastic!! Followed the recipe exactly, it was really delicious. Definitely will make again."
"My entire family loved this recipe. They usually don't like much so that is a huge compliment!"
"Made this soup tonight, the family LOVED it. Will definitely put it in the cookbook to make again. Thanks!"
"Great recipe! Made almost exactly as written (left out the sour cream since it was already so creamy). My husband and I both loved it and can't wait to make it again."