Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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I decided to make a yummy twist to one of my most favorite and popular soups. I changed a few ingredients and added bacon. Bacon. Bacon took this famous soup to a whole nother level.

Bacon cheeseburger soup in a white bowl with shredded cheese and bacon crumbles as garnish.I hadn’t made this soup since last winter. Totally forgot how amazing it was. This soup makes quite a bit and is enough to feed a crowd. I sent a giant bowl over to our neighbors. I asked my neighbor how the soup was when I saw her that evening. She didn’t seem to know what I was talking about. Her husband ate it all!

This is a must make soup for the cooler months ahead. It is absolutely delicious and creamy with bacon. Did I mention that it has bacon? Oh well it is packed with bacon. 🙂  It is such a hearty soup that the entire family will love!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

4.80 from 5 votes
A delicious hearty and creamy soup that will remind you of a bacon cheeseburger!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled*
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup sour cream


  • Brown the ground beef in 3 quart saucepan. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan add 1 T butter and add onion, shredded carrots, parsley flakes, basil and celery. Saute until tender.
  • Add the broth, potatoes and beef and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • In small skillet melt remaining butter (3 T) and add the flour. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  • Stir in the cheese, milk, heavy cream salt and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Stir in the cooked and crumbled bacon. Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.


Serves: 6

Calories961kcal (48%)Carbohydrates30g (10%)Protein39g (78%)Fat76g (117%)Saturated Fat35g (175%)Cholesterol199mg (66%)Sodium1641mg (68%)Potassium1258mg (36%)Fiber5g (20%)Sugar4g (4%)Vitamin A3785IU (76%)Vitamin C27mg (33%)Calcium428mg (43%)Iron7mg (39%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 4 stars
    Really good, I added garlic with my veggies and garnished with fresh dill pickle which i felt it really needed…Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I decided to review this recipe only because I made the Cheeseburger Soup recipe from this site
    and in my review gave it 4 stars because it was “missing something” and that was BACON! So realizing this is pretty much the same recipe with the addition of bacon I felt at liberty to give this recipe 5 stars and a review. The only change I would make is to use some of the bacon grease (that is if you are frying your own) to cook your veggies in, instead of the butter, it will bump the flavor up even more. A really tasty, hearty, soup everyone enjoyed. I will make it again. Thank you.

  3. This is a phenomenal recipe! I probably made this 5 to 10 times everybody loves it and the bacon just makes it a million times better!

  4. 5 stars
    This website or blogger of the recipe critic has the best recipes! Bacon cheeseburger soup is 10 of 10 and I’ve tried other recipes from this site everything is A+

  5. We omitted the flour and milk, and added 1-1/2 cup heavy cream instead. We also used 1 cup of Costco Kirkland Bacon crumbles in place of the pound of cooked bacon. This soup is a big hit!

  6. I love this soup. I omitted the potatoes, and used beef broth instead of chicken broth since this is a beef soup. I used cream cheese instead of sour cream. I addred garlic powder , brown mustard, and chopped dill pickles.

  7. This cheeseburger soup is SCREAM’IN good!! I followed the recipe to the T. I wouldn’t change a thing. I love BACON ; )

  8. Thanks for another great recipe! In my husbands words, “I like how much meat there is in it.” It’s so hard to satisfy my family with a soup (which is hard because soup is my go to comfort food) but this one pulled it off.

  9. I found the soup to be a bit too thick and rather bland. To fix it, I added garlic, believe it or not, a squirt of mustard and a couple tablespoons of dill pickle relish. This really seemed to make it more cheeseburger like for me. I also added some additional broth to thin it. The soup was very tasteful after the changes. Over all, I would say It is a good recipe that can easily be made your own. Thanks!

  10. I tend to stray away from soups because they turn out horrible for me. However, I tried this and it came out amazing!! The recipe was quick and easy to follow. The longest part was probably peeling the potatoes (but who really enjoys that). I omitted the bacon initally then after I tasted it threw some in. Bacon definitely takes this soup to a whole new level.

  11. My family loves soup! Tried the Cheeseburger soup last night. Next time I am adding the bacon and doubling the recipe!

  12. OH MY!! this is my favorite soup EVER! I found this recipe a few months ago and it has become a family favorite. Potato soup is my favorite soup and let me tell you, I will be making this kind from now on! thanks for sharing!! (even my picky toodlers like it!)

    1. I made this today and everyone loved it I added a little boriqua spice and wa bam delicious. I
      will make this recipe again thanks

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