Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup

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Cheeseburger Soup

I have an obsession with all things cheeseburger. It’s a problem sometimes – it causes me to wake up at 3 am and seriously consider traveling somewhere to get one…pregnant or not. I dream up ways to create dishes that taste like cheeseburgers…things like Cheeseburger Pizza and Cheeseburger Meatloaf, and sometimes I live dangerously and just eat a plain cheeseburger. Shocking, I know. I have yet to try Pioneer Woman’s Cheeseburger Salad, but I assure you – it won’t be long.

I’ve made Cheeseburger Soup several times in the past, but I never thought to try it in my crock pot until one day I thought of it in the bathroom. Not sure about you, but it seems I have my deepest thoughts in there…maybe it’s because it’s the one place I get to be alone…or maybe it’s because I just think about cooking no matter where I am – that’s more likely the reason. And never mind, I don’t even go to the bathroom alone – it’s like a party in there.

Veggies for soup

This is a great soup to make on a cold day…or a day that you’re going to be gone for a while. Or a cold day where you’ll be gone for a while. Pick one of those.  You just throw your veggies in the crock and let them cook until tender. Later you come back and add the thickening and cheese…can’t forget the cheese. That would be against my religion. Amen.

I left the peeling on my potatoes because we’re a fiber-loving household. You can take the peel off if you are a weenie or if fiber scares you. Fiber and me, we’re tight.

Just an FYI – When I make this, I prep the ingredients the night before while I’m making dinner. I chop the potatoes and cover them with water then place in the fridge…and I brown the hamburger and put it in there too – then I can just throw everything together in the crock the next morning.

Cheeseburger Soup

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Julie

    This sounds great! Have you ever tried using tofu crumbles in a crock pot? I wonder if it would be similar?

    • Stacy

      We don’t eat tofu, so I’m not sure. You could give it a shot! :-)

  • Eileen Price

    That’s pretty much my hamburger soup recipe. I dont use beef broth though. All my friends love hamburger soup. yes I put cheese in it but I think the hamburger outweighs the cheese therefore voiding the cheese in the title lol. This recipe is a staple in our house and probably will be in yours too.

    • Stacy

      Yep…every time I make it, it’s a big hit – even with my picky Daddy. :-)

  • Brandy L

    Yum!!! Can’t wait to try it!! I’m wondering how dry mustard & pickles would taste in it….lol

    • Stacy

      You know, I thought about putting pickles in it…but I was afraid it would ruin the flavor. :-) I do put pickles on the pizza and in the meatloaf though. ;-)

  • Teri W

    YUM! We will be trying this tomorrow! Did I read that you are working on a cook book for the crock pot? *PLEASE TELL ME YES*

    • Stacy

      Yes, I am. :-) Due to come out in November.

  • barbara Miller

    that is one thing that is on my to-do list, sounds great I have never had it, thanks Barbara

    • Stacy

      You’re welcome!

  • Robbie

    Can’t wait to try it!! Looks so yummy! Looking forward to your cookbook next month!! Hopefully, I’ll be able to squeeze it in my budget :)

    • Stacy

      :-) I hope so. It’s going to be $5.

  • Sarah @ Raising Isabella

    THANK YOU for posting a cheeseburger soup recipe that doesn’t contain “pasteurized processed cheese food”! I have been wanting some cheeseburger soup since I saw a pin on pinterest earlier this week, and all the recipes I saw didn’t use real food!

    • Stacy

      It’s my goal in crock pot recipes to avoid processed foods and cream of soups. :-)

  • Sarah @ Raising Isabella

    P.S. I’m trying to raise awareness about the Chocolate/child slavery issue on my blog, and I would love if you would come on board! This is a huge issue right now and I feel a heavy burden to do something about it!

    • Stacy

      I’ll tweet it for ya! :-)

      • Sarah @ Raising Isabella

        You’re the best!

        • Stacy

          I shared it earlier! :-)

  • mamajenn

    Stupid question- do you drain the tomatoes?

    • Stacy

      Not a stupid question at all. :-) Usually in recipes if I want the tomatoes drained, I make sure to note it beside the ingredient. So no, no draining needed. :-)

  • Lori

    This look awesome! I can’t wait to try it on one of our crazy-nights! Thanks!!

    • Stacy

      Can I come over?

      • Lori

        Oh yeah! The more the merrier! It’s crazy though – we usually eat in shifts on Tuesdays, that’s why I like to have something simple and crockpot-y so that we all get a decent dinner. :)

        • Stacy

          Some days are like that! :-)

  • Megan

    We are making this for supper tonight, having my husband pick up the milk needed on his way home from work. It smells great already!! THANKS for a great super easy dinner idea:)

    • Stacy

      I really hope you loved it!! :-)

  • Dea

    made your Cheeseburger Soup today – it is incredible! My whole family loved it. I of course can’t cook potatoes evenly, so I had half cooked potatoes in the soup – but my family is use to that with me and potatoes :)

    • Stacy

      :-) It’s all in getting them the right size – and that’s HARD. Glad you liked it!!

  • Amber

    This looks so good! I am going to try and make this but spicy with mushrooms, I can’t eat a burger without mushrooms!! :)

    • Stacy

      Sounds like my father-in-law. :-)

  • Myra

    Made this with dry mustard and dill, since that’s how I want my cheeseburger (instead of oregano), and I used Rotel instead of tomatoes to spice it up! Sorry, but I used your recipe as a guide and customized it for our tastes!!

    • Stacy

      That’s what a recipe is for! :-) You take it and use it to create what works for your family. Glad you liked it!

  • Steph

    Do you just use the flour as a thickening agent? I’m gluten free, and wondering if I could mix corn starch with the milk instead. :)

    • Stacy

      Yep! Cornstarch would work just fine.

  • Barbara Fraser

    Can you prepare this ahead of time (chop, etc.) and freeze it? I’m trying to “cook” once a month and have meals ready in bags that I can just put into the crockpot. Thanks!

    • Stacy

      Yes, I think that would work just fine. :-)