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Easy Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup

This Easy Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup is simple and delicious! Have this hearty soup on your table in less than 1 hour.

If you’re looking for a comfort soup that’s easy and quick to get on the dinner table, this Easy Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup is perfect! Loaded with tasty ingredients, this is a soup the whole family will love!

About this soup:

This Easy Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup is hearty, creamy, flavourful and delicious! With tender ground beef, veggies and a creamy broth, this is a perfect comfort food for cold wintery or rainy days. And because it’s ready in about 1 hour, this soup is perfect for busy weeknights too.

The Ingredients:

  • ground beef
  • bacon
  • potatoes
  • carrots, celery, onions, garlic
  • cheese
  • cream
  • broth
  • spices

Menu Suggestions:

Serve this soup with a loaf of crusty bread, or these delicious bread sticks. Or make these Bread Machine Bread Bowls and serve this soup right in them…yum. A fresh green salad on the side is also a nice addition.

Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup Recipe Tips

  • BEEF: Use lean ground beef. Or any ground beef that you prefer, just drain it well. This soup also works well with really any kind of ground meat like ground turkey or ground chicken.
  • POTATOES: Yellow or red potatoes work well for this soup (we love Yukon Gold potatoes). You can peel them or not.
  • MILK: Use whole milk or half + half cream. Heavy cream is too rich.
  • BROTH: You can use chicken broth, beef broth or vegetable broth.
  • SHREDDED CHEESE: Use a flavourful cheddar cheese like a sharp or old cheddar.
  • TOPPINGS/GARNISH: This soup is perfect served as is, but if you want you can offer some tasty toppings at serving time. Put out little bowls of extra shredded cheese, sliced green onions, sour cream and even bacon bits.
  • LEFTOVERS: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days. Either reheat it on the stove or in the microwave.
  • FREEZING: This soup freezes well. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw, then reheat in a pot on the stove.

Easy Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup

This Easy Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup is simple and delicious! Have this hearty soup on your table in less than 1 hour.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop


Units Scale
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 large stick of celery, diced
  • 4 large potatoes, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese


  1. In a large pot (I use a large soup pot) over medium heat cook the bacon. Then remove from the pan and drain the grease (you can keep a tablespoon or two to use later). When the bacon is cool enough, chop it up. Set aside.
  2. To the same pot add the ground beef and cook until it is fully cooked, then use a slotted spoon to transfer the beef to a bowl and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, keep the drippings, and add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery and diced potatoes. If there are not enough drippings, add 2 tbsp of vegetable or olive oil (or any bacon grease you set aside). 
  4. Sauté until the onions are soft but not browned, making sure to stir up all the delicious browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Once these ingredients are cooked, if there is excess fat drain it off.
  5. Add the seasonings: salt, pepper, and dried basil. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the flour, stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in the chicken broth.
  8. Simmer over a low boil on low-medium heat until the soup thickens and the potatoes are cooked (they should be fork tender), about 20 minutes. Make sure to stir often so the soup doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  9. Add the cooked chopped bacon and cooked ground beef.
  10. Stir in the milk and simmer on low heat for 10 – 15 minutes.
  11. Add the shredded cheese, stir until the cheese is melted. 
  12. Serve and enjoy!

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I hope you enjoy this delicious soup as much as we do! Have a delicious day!

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