Cheeseburger Soup

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 34 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8 servings


Cheeseburger Soup combines fresh vegetables, meat, cheese and evaporated milk to make a hearty soup. This can be a complete meal. Serve it on a cool fall or winter’s day or evening. This will become a family favorite.


  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cans (14.5 fl. oz. each) chicken broth
  • 4 cups (3 medium) potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


COOK ground beef in large saucepan over medium heat until brown; drain. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and basil; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until tender. Add broth, potatoes and cooked beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

MELT remaining butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add cheese, evaporated milk, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted.


by A. ANGELA , Medina, NY on Feb. 2010

This soup is so wonderful; every time I make it it's gone instantly and my family is asking for more. I write a newsletter for my business and put this soup recipe in it a few years ago; I still have customers commenting on how good it is years later!!

Yummy Cheeseburger Soup!

by A. Amanda , Jackson, MO on Feb. 2010

Very yummy and easy recipe! Kids loved it!

Yummy Fun Time

by D. Denise , Houston, TX on Mar. 2009

This was a great recipe...although I did change it up a bit. I used a nacho cheese sauce made with aged cheddar and I also added hominy. My husband said it was definitely a keeper!

Cheeseburger Soup

by D. De , California on Sep. 2008

Everyone loved this soup. I will be making it again. Thanks.

Cheeseburger Soup

by P. Priscilla-Jane , WALLINGFORD, VT on Mar. 2008

This recipe is a "keeper". It's simple to make and our family enjoys all the flavors and textures in this soup.

Cheeseburger Soup

by b. brenda , ENID, OK on Mar. 2008

I put this in the crockpot and added the cheese and milk 30 minutes before eating. The soup was wonderful. I will make this again.

Cheeseburger Soup

by J. Jennifer , MOBILE, AL on Feb. 2008

I made this last night.It wasn't the greatest,but it got all eaten up.I might make it again,but will add a lot more seasoning next time,and maybe more cheese.I did add corn to this dish.


by m. megan , NORWOOD, MO on Jan. 2008

this is the best soup ever! and perfect for cold winter days when u need to thaw out.

Warming Soup for a Cold Day

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Jan. 2008

The weather turned off very cold this week, and no one wanted to go out for we decided on a day that we would have a soup lunch. I made this in a crock-pot that I brought to work [started it at home the night before], and it just "hit the spot". Some of the younger guys went out and got Pizza to go along with it.

Great!! a hit with even the pickiest eaters!

by T. , Bellefontaine, OH on Jan. 2008

My daughter, who only likes plain hamburgers by the way, loves this soup!! My husband, who hates anything that even resembles healthy loves it as well. I love it b/c I know how many vegetables are in it and it tastes sooooo good!! Thanks!