A creamy soup with all the flavors of a hamburger topped off with crispy bacon bits and hamburger bread croutons.

I like a cheeseburger as much as anyone else, but I don’t eat it as often because I would gain 50 pounds. When you put it in a bowl of comforting soup, I’d eat that almost every day!

This soup is a family favorite. The soup is packed with goodness, from the crumbly, tender potatoes to the meat that’s been ground. You can’t ignore the garnishes, such as the crispy bacon bits, extra cheddar cheese, and homemade hamburger croutons. Before you eat this soup, be sure to remove each garnish one by one.


  • Three hamburger buns diced into 1-inch cubes
  • Four slices of bacon diced
  • Olive oil one tablespoon
  • 8 ounces of ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • One onion, diced
  • Two stalks of celery, diced
  • Two carrots grated
  • Worcestershire sauce, one tablespoon
  • 3 Tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • Milk: 2 cups or more as required
  • Peel and cube two russet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • To taste, add Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Chop 2 tablespoons of chives


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place bread cubes on a baking tray in one layer. Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and crisp. Set aside.
  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook for 6-8 minutes until crispy and brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the ground beef to a saucepan and heat until it is browned (about 3-5 minutes). Crumble the meat while cooking. Drain excess fat.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large Dutch oven or stockpot. Add the garlic, celery, and carrots, along with Worcestershire sauce. Stir frequently and cook until the onions are translucent (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Stir in flour for about a minute. Whisk in the milk and chicken broth gradually while constantly stirring. Cook, whisking continuously, until it is slightly thickened. Stir in potatoes.
  • Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Add the ground beef, shredded cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Add more milk if the soup is too thick.
  • If desired, garnish with bacon, croutons, and chives.

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