This Easy Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup is full of flavor, easy to make while you are away for the day and will warm you up in the chilly winter months. Enjoy!
As I am sitting on my couch typing this, it is a cool, dreary day. This Easy Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup would be the perfect supper choice for my family. However, I just made this a few days ago and it is now gone. Maybe next week. ;-)
This is one of Cora's favorite soups. She asks for it constantly and gobbles it up when I make it. Dairy free potato Soup is a favorite as well because it is a "dump in the Crock Pot and walk away" type of soup. This simple soup recipe just needs a few extra minutes of prep for peeling and cutting the potatoes.
I made this soup before for the blog, but I made it on the stove top. If you prefer to cook it on the stove top and you have the time, go for it. It is wonderful both ways. I just needed something I could put it in the crock pot in the morning then walk away from it. This stage of life is, to say the least, busy. We don't have a free evening for at least a week. Don't even talk to me about Saturday.
Basketball season is here! Cross Country and Marching Band overlap for a few weeks as well. And Ryan told us he just signed up for Scholastic Bowl as well. No problem. ;-)
So you can see why we need easy recipes that can be made ahead of time. Does you life mirror mine? Don't worry, I got you covered.
Easy Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup Tips
If you need to peel the potatoes ahead of time, you can. Just place the peeled potatoes in salt water and place in the fridge. You can do this overnight. I know mornings can be busy and really, who has time to peel potatoes at 6:30 am when the kids need to get out the door for school?
The next morning, you can add the carrots, potatoes, onions and hamburger to the crock pot. (With chicken broth and water.) Another tip: make sure you have cooked hamburger in the freezer, divided into 1 pound or 1 1/2 pound bags. Makes meal time prep so easy and quick!
How to melt the cheese so it is extra melty
Seriously, I know you are all thinking that. Cheese doesn't always melt right in soup then it looks clumpy. You could use Velveeta Cheese, but quite frankly, I'm not a huge fan. The secret to melted cheese is after you add it, stir the shredded cheddar cheese in a figure 8 pattern. Also add it a little at a time and not all at once. Those two tips will help you get perfectly melted cheese.
Easy Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 1 cup carrots chopped
- 1/4 cup onion chopped
- 1 1/2 lbs hamburger cooked
- 5 medium potatoes peeled and chopped
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- Place potatoes, carrots, hamburger, onion, celery and chicken broth and water in Crock Pot
- Turn on low and cook for 6-8 hours. (Or on high for 4-5)
- After the cooking time, take 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch and mix it with 1/3 cup water
- Add to Crock Pot and stir
- Let cook for another 15 minutes
- Stir in cheese about 1/2 cup at a time and stir in a figure 8 pattern until cheese is mixed in
*This post and picture updated on 1/16/2020