Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

All of the amazing flavors of a classic cheeseburger wrapped up in a creamy, cheesy slow cooker soup! This is cozy comfort food you’ll crave all year long! 


The past couple of days have been cooler and breezy and have most definitely put me in a fall mood. I even bought a new pair of cable knit knee-highs, the kind you can’t possibly pull on without feeling 10 shades of cozy.


I’m all about the slow cooker soups these days. Correction: I’m all about the slow cooker everything these days. They’re so easy to make, since the crockpot basically does all of the work, and it could be in my head but I swear the flavors intensify when they’ve been marrying together for a few hours.



I’ll take an ooey gooey cheeseburger any day of the week but if you’re looking for creamy comfort food you can whip up at home without firing up your grill, this soup is exactly what you need. The ground beef, sharp cheddar cheese, and potatoes make this soup hearty, filling, and just the thing to warm you up as the weather cools off. You’ve gotta try this!


4.5 from 4 reviews
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All of the amazing flavors of a classic cheeseburger wrapped up in a creamy, cheesy slow cooker soup! This is cozy comfort food you'll crave all year long!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces ground beef + 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1½ cups half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • optional: additional cheese, bacon bits, green onions
  1. Add potatoes, diced onion, celery, carrots, basil, parsley, and chicken broth to slow cooker. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on low 3-4 hours.
  2. About 30 minutes before serving, add oil and ground beef to a large sauce pan and stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until browned. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out the pan with a paper towel.
  3. Add butter to pan and stir until melted. Add flour and stir until mixture clumps up. Slowly whisk in milk (half and half OR heavy cream) until mixture thickens. Stir in salt, pepper, and sour cream.
  4. Add cream mixture, ground beef, and shredded cheese to crock pot. Stir to combine all ingredients. Serve warm and top with additional cheese, bacon bits, and green onions if desired.
*recipe adapted from Taste of Home


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This soup looks really good! How much ground beef do you use?

Looks fabulous! We love cheesburger soup but I’ve never tried making it the crock pot. Gotta give it a whirl!

I’ve never had cheeseburger soup, but this looks great!!! Then again.. EVERYTHING you make looks great!! I’ll have to try this!

I love soup season!! This looks like one even my little ones would love.

Hi! I just was wondering how much flour you’re supposed to use? The recipe says to mix the flour with the butter over the stove, but it doesn’t give an amount for how much flour. Please help! I have this in the crock-pot for dinner tonight and am really looking forward to trying it! Also – where do we use the garlic powder?

How much flour are you supposed to add?

This was delicious! However, I’m afraid to ask how many calories for one serving?

    Isn’t it yummy?? So perfect for this chilly weather coming in! I’m not sure about the nutritional stats for this recipe – if you put the recipe in over at though you can get the stats! 🙂

      how much flour do you use?

        Sorry for the confusion – it’s 1/4 cup of flour, I’ve updated the recipe 🙂

How much flour? When to add the garlic powder? This looks delicious and I always love a new crockpot recipe. Thank you! (BTW, I wonder how it would be garnished with croutons as well, maybe even made from hamburger buns. 🙂

The time for cooking has a bit of a typo. i added the meat sooner.

    Hi Mary, where is the typo in the time for cooking?

      I’m not Mary, but I think she means the following:

      “1.Add potatoes, diced onion, celery, carrots, basil, parsley, and chicken broth to slow cooker. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on low 3-4 hours.”

      thinking the second temperature should be “high”.

      Also on my view, the word “flour” doesn’t follow 1/4 cup. I’m on IE 11, if that means anything.

      The recipe looks delicious, can’t wait to try it out!

        Did she ever comment back about it being high for 3 to 4 hours ?

Does it freeze well?

So delicious!! Making it again for the second time this week.We love it!

The soup was okay but i would add more spices to it and worcestershire sauce

Made this soup a couple times now and it’s super good!

What kind if potatoes are best with this recipe?

    I use Idaho or russet potatoes.

Would I be able to freeze this for a freezer meal?? BTW, have made this and it’s amazing!

    I haven’t tried it myself but I bet it would work great – I love it reheated!

What do you think about cooking and adding the beef in right away? Just curious…making it right now.

    Hi Sharesa, You could add the meat but I’d be a little nervous about the texture after sitting in the liquid for that long. It might be worth a shot though!

What is the missing ingredient under butter? 1/4?

    Hi Jessie -sorry for the confusion, it’s flour!

The garlic powder that’s listed in the ingredients is not mentioned in the directions. When should it be added?

    Sorry about that, You can add it anytime.

I am making this now. Do you purée the potato mixture before adding the meat, cheese and cream mixture?

Do you purée the potato mixture?

We love this recipe! We shared it in our 25 Delicious Crockpot Meals for Busy Families roundup on The Shopping Mama!!

Sooooo good!!

in this cheesebuger soup ,you add potatos celery carrotsbasil parsly & chicken broth to slow cooker but then you say cook on low 7 to8 hrs or on low 3 to 4 hrs which is it

    low 7-8 hours or high 3-4 hours. Sorry for the confusion!

I just made this and it was fabulous!!! I added some sautéed mushrooms on top with the cheese. My family loved it!

I made this for my family tonight and it was a big hit! My 4 year old asked, “Can you make this everyday?” So yummy!!

Hi! This recipe looks great! Could I use shredded mild cheddar cheese instead of the sharp cheddar cheese and still have it turn out as well?

    Yes it will still be great with milk cheddar! Sharp is my favorite and it has a bolder flavor but definitely don’t skip the recipe if you’ve only got mild cheddar on hand! 🙂

Hi. Trying this tonight. Do i puree the potatoes?

This soup was excellent and extremely easy to make. It was delicious when paired with a crusty bread for dipping. I ended up adding a little more ground beef and veggies than called for, but it still came our perfect. Would make it again and have already sent the recipe to several friends!

This recipe is very good! But it never says when to add the garlic powder? Or give an amount for the potatoes.

I made this only I did a couple things different. Your instructions did not to say to drain the meat, I did. I also threw in some Tony’s seasoning to kick it up a bit. Very good recipe. Thank you.

Once you combine all ingredients to the Crock-Pot (meat and potatoes mixture), how much longer does it need to cook, if at all? Or do you just mix and serve right away? Looking forward to making this tonight as I woke up to a snowy, cold morning.

I made this for my family. I had it while living in Illinois and wanted to recreate it here in California. I did need more seasoning than stated but other than that it was simply delicious!

I was going to try this but the 47 ingredients were going to cost me over a hundred bucks. So I got a cheeseburger for $5.