Yield: 6 servings

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Looking for a dinner idea that's a little different but still delicious? Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is made in 30 minutes, and will be devoured with enthusiasm by kids and adults!


  • 6 slices (½ pound) bacon, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 4 dill pickle spears, diced (about ¾ cup)
  • 1 ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, cut into bite sized pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large soup pot over medium high heat, saute bacon pieces until browned (I like it crispy, it takes about 4-5 minutes). Remove bacon and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Drain grease out of pot.
  3. To the pot, add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain and return beef and bacon to pot. (make sure all the grease is out of the pot).
  4. Add tomatoes (with juice from can), mustard, pickles, beef broth, milk, red pepper, salt and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally. While this is simmering, place hamburger bun pieces on a baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  5. To the soup, add heavy cream and cheese. Heat for about 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve in soup bowls with hamburger bun croutons!


  • For a spicier soup, swap out the tomatoes for a can of Rotel. A little extra red pepper goes a long way too!
  • Ground turkey works well as a substitute for the beef, as does ground pork.
  • For a vegetarian version, swap the bacon for a meatless bacon substitute and use plant based ground beef crumbles or cooked lentils in place of the beef.
  • Try shredded pepperjack cheese or another favorite sharp cheese in this soup instead of the colby-jack blend.
  • Swap the hamburger buns for brioche, kaiser or another favorite roll.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 810mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 30g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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