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Cheeseburger Paradise Soup

I’ve never met a person who didn’t enjoy this creamy soup, and it’s hearty enough to serve as a main course with your favorite bread or rolls. —Nadina Iadimarco, Burton, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts)


  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups 2% milk, divided
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (16 ounces) Velveeta, cubed
  • Crumbled cooked bacon


  • In a Dutch oven, bring the first 9 ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and mushrooms in butter over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add to soup. Stir in 4 cups milk; heat through.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Garnish with bacon.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 370 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 947mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • chall0915
    Oct 26, 2019

    OMG! This hearty soup is the bomb. It is easy to cut the recipe in half for a smaller quantity. Creamy, mushroomy, with a hint of heat. My husband added hot sauce for that extra umph! Love, love, love this soup!

  • amehart
    Feb 1, 2019

    This was excellent! Makes a large batch so I froze half of it to enjoy later. Did not change a thing - delicious as written!

  • kbussey
    Jan 4, 2019

    This soup is good, but my family prefers a different Cheeseburger soup recipe that I've adapted from Taste of Home. For us this just lacked something, but we liked the mushrooms. I will probably add mushrooms to the my Cheeseburger soup.

  • adamscook
    May 25, 2018

    Very good soup! I did half of the recipe for my husband and I and it was the perfect amount for us to eat once with leftovers a couple of times.I left out the jalapeno peppers since we do not like spicy food. I also kept it in the crock pot for a couple of hours on warm since I needed to make the meal a while before we would be able to eat. Turned out great!

  • Angel182009
    Jan 13, 2018

    Great cheeseburger soup! Easy to follow directions and great for a cold day.

  • Robert
    Nov 23, 2017

    Why does everything have to have a spicy kick? There are tons of people who cannot tolerate this. The same goes for the t.v. food channels.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 1, 2017

    This soup is so good!! We fix it for those cold days !! We love it!!

  • cbergan
    Oct 24, 2016

    Everyone loved it, will make it again.

  • Jul 12, 2016

    I doubled ALL the veggies, used half and half instead of milk and added one cup of sharp cheddar. Mmmm Mmmm Good!

  • Zomama
    Feb 9, 2016

    We have been making this for over a year, it is amazing ! Leftovers are easily frozen.