A spoonful of this tomatoey cheeseburger soup delivers the experience of a perfect burger bite--savory beef and onions, sweet and tangy condiments and, of course, Cheddar and American cheese! This kid-friendly and easy soup is sure to appeal to everyone in your household.

Lisa Holderness Brown
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019


Recipe Summary

45 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook beef in a large pot over medium-high heat, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add celery and onion; cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes. Add broth, water and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in tomato paste, ketchup and mustard.

  • Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the soup and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in cheese, a handful at a time. Cook just until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Serve topped with tomatoes, onion and/or pickles, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

405 calories; protein 24.6g; carbohydrates 24.9g; dietary fiber 3.2g; sugars 7.9g; fat 22.6g; saturated fat 11.7g; cholesterol 82.4mg; vitamin a iu 1075IU; vitamin c 13.4mg; folate 48.5mcg; calcium 295.6mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 54.3mg; potassium 964.3mg; sodium 428.6mg; added sugar 0.8g.

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Rating: 4 stars
Good basic recipe! I added about 2 teaspoons of "Gourmet Burger Seasoning" when I browned the meat. I used about 1.5 cups of celery and added 1 cup of frozen riced cauliflower as I like to sneak extra veggies into soups. I also used 96% lean ground beef and almond milk to cut calories a bit. For the cheese I used Velveeta shreds which melted nicely. I used 6 cups of beef broth with no water and we thought the texture was thick and creamy but not goopy. The soup was a family hit!! We did not top it with anything but think crumbled bacon would be awesome! I will make this soup again. Next time I might use less tomato paste as it kind of tasted like tomato soup. I also think you could add chopped mushrooms to the veggie mix. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I made exactly per recipe except we were out of celery. Interesting but a bit too goopy for my taste. Read More