Healthy Cheeseburger Soup with Bone Broth + without Velveeta

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Satisfy your cravings with this easy and mouth-watering healthy cheeseburger soup recipe. Made with simple ingredients, this recipe is perfect for a quick and tasty meal.

This comfort food recipe is made healthier by using real food ingredients and skipping processed foods like Velveeta cheese.

two white bowls of the healthy cheeseburger soup with black spoons resting to the side.

Recipe Snapshot

EASE: Super easy + less than 30 minutes!
PROS: It’s delicious and healthy
CONS: Absolutely none
WOULD I MAKE THIS AGAIN? We make it regularly!

Easy & Healthy Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

This is regular favorite recipe we make here on the ranch. It is simple and made healthier by using real food ingredients. Skip the processed cheeses like Velveeta in this delicious version!

We also give it gut healthy boost by using homemade bone broth!

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • KID FRIENDLY – A super delicious way to sneak in extra nutrients, that the kiddos will love!
  • HEALTHY – Nothing processed here! Loaded with good for you, real food ingredients.
  • INEXPENSIVE – Feed the family with this budget friendly meal.
white soup bowls filled with finished cheeseburger soup.

Ingredients

These basic pantry staples are what you’ll need to make this soup recipe.

  • ground beef
  • butter
  • carrots
  • celery stalks
  • onion
  • garlic cloves
  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • chicken bone broth*
  • salt
  • dry mustard
  • dry oregano
  • black pepper
  • all purpose flour
  • milk
  • cheddar cheese
  • additional salt & pepper to taste

*you may substitute for regular chicken broth

You may also substitute the Yukon for russet potatoes or red potatoes if desired. I prefer the Yukon Gold variety because they give a nice creamy texture to every dish!

ingredients needed for healthy cheeseburger soup in small bowls.

Some tips for making this recipe

  1. In a Dutch oven or large soup pot, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add the veggies to the dutch oven with the 2 tablespoons of butter and saute for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the veggies are soft.
  4. Meanwhile in a separate pot, make the cheese sauce.
  5. Once the vegetables are fork tender, stir in the shredded cheese.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

Serving Suggestions

Serve with your favorite fresh bread recipe and side salad for a delicious balance of fresh flavor.

white bowl of healthy cheeseburger soup with a black spoon showing texture.

This easy cheeseburger soup recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days in an airtight container. To reheat, add portion to medium sauce pan and heat over medium heat on the stove top until warmed through.

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two white bowls of the healthy cheeseburger soup with black spoons resting to the side.

Healthy Cheeseburger Soup

Indulge in a warm and comforting bowl of cheeseburger soup that's packed with nutritious ingredients. Try out this easy and tasty recipe for a guilt-free twist on a classic comfort food.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 8

Ingredients

For the cheese sauce

Instructions

  • Add ground beef to a dutch oven or large soup pot, brown meat over medium heat until no longer pink, drain excess grease if needed. Remove the meat and set aside.
  • Add the veggies to the dutch oven with the 2 tablespoons of butter and sauté for about 5 minutes. Return the cooked ground beef to the pot. Stir in the seasonings.
  • Add the chicken broth and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the veggies are soft and fork tender. 
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat up the butter over medium low heat. Stir in flour and cook for about 1 minute to make a roux. 
  • Slowly stir in the milk a little at a time, whisking smooth after each addition. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted.
  • Stir the cheese sauce into the soup mixture until well combined.
  • Add additional salt & pepper to taste. Serve & enjoy!

Notes

You may substitute the Yukon for russet potatoes or red potatoes if desired. I prefer the Yukon Gold variety because they give a nice creamy texture to every dish!

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