Cheeseburger Broccoli Soup

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An insanely delicious soup that is hearty and packed with all of the amazing things of a cheeseburger inside!

Cheeseburger broccoli soup in a white bowl cup with a handle on the side.

My favorite time of the year is fall. But I especially love when it starts to cool down and becomes soup season! Every year I can’t wait to make my Cheeseburger Soup. It is the best soup that I have ever had. And every time that I make it I am reminded how mind blowing it is. Hearty and delicious and packed with the amazing flavors of a cheeseburger!

My second favorite soup is this Panera Copycat Broccoli Soup. Both soups are insanely good and both are very popular and get rave reviews. So it came to me one day. Why don’t I combine my two favorite soups and make the best tasting soup of all time? So that is what I did and it seriously is to die for!

The flavors came together so well in this soup. All of the goodness of a cheeseburger is packed inside. But the added broccoli gave it more flavor and texture and reminded me of both of my favorite soups! This is a soup that you will want to make over and over again. It is incredible. It is a family favorite and I know you will love this one too!


Cheeseburger Broccoli Soup

5 from 2 votes
An insanely delicious soup that is hearty and packed with all of the amazing things of a cheeseburger inside!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 Servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped
  • 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
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • optional toppings: bacon bits green onions, cheese


  • 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, and basil. Saute until tender.
  • Add the broth, potatoes, and broccoli and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until potatoes and broccoli 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 beef, cheese, milk, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.


Serves: 8

Calories458kcal (23%)Carbohydrates24g (8%)Protein23g (46%)Fat30g (46%)Saturated Fat16g (80%)Cholesterol95mg (32%)Sodium870mg (36%)Potassium914mg (26%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar5g (6%)Vitamin A2748IU (55%)Vitamin C40mg (48%)Calcium350mg (35%)Iron5mg (28%)

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. 5 stars
    Made EXACTLY as written. FANTASTIC! Whole family loved it. Buuuut “15 mins prep time”? Took over an hour to make start to finish! Will make again for sure! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  2. Can this be made without potatoes? trying to avoid carbs? or is there soemthign that i can sub for potatoes?

  3. My daughter is vegetarian so I’m always trying to find recipes that the whole family can enjoy. I plan to try to make it as a vegetarian with soy crumbles instead of ground beef. I’ll let you know how it goes and how I make the soy crumbles taste a little more like a fried ground beef too.

  4. I plan to make this delicious sounding soup later this week. If one needed to use vegetable or beef broth instead of chicken broth, which would be best? Thank you for all your great recipes, especially in using the crockpot!

  5. Making this right now, look delicious! Is there suppose to be celery in it? It is in the directions but not in the ingredients list.

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