Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is loaded with potatoes, ground beef, cheese and of course bacon! This amazing soup is full of flavor and every soup lovers dream! 

Bacon Cheeseburger soup is slow cooked soup loaded with potatoes, ground beef, cheese and bacon.

If you remember my Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup then you are going to LOVE this Bacon Cheeseburger Soup recipe! Not only did I add crispy bacon to it, but I also replaced the cheddar cheese with pepper-jack cheese and topped it off with green onion. It didn’t make it spicy, but it made it extra delicious!

The temps have dropped where I live so it has been COLD! We may even see some snow here which is rare. When it’s this cold all I want to do is curl up on my couch with a blanket, and have a warm bowl of bacon cheeseburger soup! This soup is so comforting and filling.

Bacon Cheeseburger soup is slow cooked soup loaded with potatoes, ground beef, cheese and bacon.

I received quite a bit of questions and comments on my Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup recipe, so I thought I would include the answers to be helpful in case you might need them.

Can I use frozen hash browns or rice instead of potatoes?

  • The answer is YES to both. You can use a one pound bag of frozen diced hash browns. I suggest adding the frozen hash browns when you would add the regular potatoes at the beginning.
  • You can use 2 to 3 cups cooked rice to replace the potatoes. I add in cooked rice at the time I add in the cooked ground beef. I have tried this recipe once with the rice and it was delicious!

Am I able to make this on the stovetop? 

  • Yes, you can definitely make this wonderful Bacon Cheeseburger Soup on the stovetop. Using a large pot, add potatoes, onion, carrots, basil, parsley and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer together until potatoes are tender. Then you can resume the recipe as written.

How can I make this soup gluten-free? 

  • This bacon cheeseburger soup recipe can be made gluten-free with a few adjustments. Replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour. You can even use almond milk to replace the cow’s milk as one reader did. She said it was delicious! *Always be sure to read labels on all ingredients when needing to watch gluten in your diet.*

How to make Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup:

This recipe is so easy to make!

  1. First step is to grease the insert of your slow cooker. (I personally use a 7 quart size slow cooker.) Add the veggies to slow cooker then pour the chicken broth over the top. Cover with lid and let cook at your desired time. This recipe gives you the option of cooking it on low heat for a longer period of time, or on high heat for a shorter amount of time.
  2. When you have about an hour left of cooking time, cook the ground beef and bacon, then add them in to the soup along with the remaining ingredients. Cover with lid and cook on low heat or the warm setting for another 30 minutes or until everything is heated through and cheese is melted. Serve in individual bowls with chopped green onion. Yum!

Love slow cooker soup recipes? Try these other favorites of ours!

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup 

Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup 

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup 

Bacon Cheeseburger soup is slow cooked soup loaded with potatoes, ground beef, cheese and bacon.
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5 from 31 votes

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 8
Author Holly


  • 4 small russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 small white or yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk I use 2%
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded pepper-jack cheese or cheddar cheese
  • Green onion chopped (for garnish)


  • Place potatoes, onions, carrots, dried basil and parsley in a large crock pot. Pour chicken broth over vegetables. Cover with lid. Cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours OR on high heat 4 to 5 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  • About 45 minutes before serving, cook and crumble ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain any grease. Pour cooked ground beef into crock pot. Add in the cooked, chopped bacon as well.
  • Carefully wipe out hot skillet with a paper towel then add butter. When butter is melted whisk in flour and cook until golden brown and bubbly (about 1 minute.) Whisk in the milk, salt and pepper. Pour mixture into the crock pot and stir to combine everything.
  • Add shredded pepper jack cheese to crock pot. Stir again. Cover with lid and cook another 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.


*Cook times may vary depending on if you cook this on low heat or high heat.



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82 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

  1. recipes look good, but would also appreciate how many servings there are. i often double up or do large parties

    1. This looks fantastic, could i use frozen SHREDDED potatoes IN place of regular potatoes? When would I add them?

      1. Yes, you can use frozen shredded potatoes. I would add them when you add the cooked ground beef. Then let them cook for about an hour or so. They don’t take long to cook. πŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    I chop my veggies in the food processor. In place of the basil I use thyme & marjoram or sage. I also season my ground beef with a bit of worcestershire sauce. Good stuff!!!

  3. 5 stars
    This soup is so good! We have had it 3 times since i found the recipe last month. Thanks for a new family favorite recipe.

    1. Yes I think it would be fine to make ahead of time. After it’s fully cooked I would let it cool down quite a bit, then store in airtight containers. Then they could reheat it in a pan over a fire. πŸ™‚ They may need to add milk to it to thin it out because it does thicken a little when it’s stored.

  4. Looking forward to making this! Is it possible to cook it all and let in hang out in the Crock-Pot for a few hours, fully assembled? I’d like to get it ready by 3 and eat as soon as we get home at 6 πŸ™‚

    1. I personally don’t like to freeze soups that have milk in them. It tends to separate when they are frozen and have a grainy texture when reheated. So I have not tried freezing this one because of the milk in it.

  5. I made this recipe exactly as directed yesterday, and it was delicious! The only thing i will do different next time is instead of stirring the bacon in, i will add it to the table For people to add as a topping. I spent the most time out of the entire prep frying up thick, crispy bacon, and as soon as it got stirred into the soup it became soggy and chewy. Otherwise though, this recipe is spot on!

    1. 5 stars
      This was delicious! We actually douBled the recipe and replaced the hamburger with grouNd deer. We also added small cauliflower florets in place of most of the potatoes. We will definItely make this a regular soup dinner!

  6. 5 stars
    Made this today and it was sUper yummy! I used corn starch instead of flour to make it gluten free and added gaRlic and 1 chopped jalapeno. My family loved it! Will try again with rice instead of potato.

  7. Great recipe, I also added hot Italian sausage after tasting. it gave it more flavor similar to zupa Toscano without the kale.

  8. 5 stars
    This soup was A-AMAZING! Maybe one of our top 3 soups of all time, restaurants included. My 3 year old and 12 year old loved it too.

  9. Could i use a cup of Sour cream possibly in place of one of the cups of milk? I only haVe half and half But my mamma uses it for her morning coffees

  10. I am going to make this soup today. I have been wanting cheeseburger soup for a while and i see the reviews here are awesome!

  11. This sounds amazing and perfect for our dreary pnw winters. my question is can this be made in an instant pot, has anyone tried and how did it turn out? THanks

  12. 5 stars
    It was a hit with the mother-in-law so calling this soup a winner. πŸ™‚ I can’t do dairy so couldn’t try it but she wants the recipe!!

  13. 5 stars
    I made this on the stovetop tonight (my apologies for all caps, I can’t seem to stop them). So so good! I had skim milk and 1/2 C of heavy cream in the fridge and some velveeta in the pantry, so that’s what i used. I will definately make this again. Thank you!

  14. 5 stars
    I made this soup BUT on the stove top And everyone loved it, it REALLY taste like a bacon CHEESE BURGER. Will make it agaiN.

  15. This looks great! I was wondering if I could make this keto friendly by leaving out the potatoes, would i maybe doule the meat to keep the ratio?

    1. I have never tried it that way, so I can’t say for sure how it would turn out. But I think it would be delicious. Let me know if you try it! πŸ™‚

  16. 5 stars
    Great recipe for fall camping. i made ahead and put it in gallon ziplock bags. then dumped and reheated over the fire in a big foil/disposable lasagna tray. i love chili for camping but the kids aren’t big fans. This was a great subsitute to warm everyone up and have a tasty, Filling meal.

  17. 5 stars
    I made this soup for my family & eveRyone loved it. I cooked on the stove top & left out the green onions (just because I didn”t have any). I doubled the batch & froze what didnt get ate for another time. DEFIANTLY adding it to the rotation.

  18. Needing to make a crock pot soup for work event. Could I make this the night before and put it in the fridge. Then just take to work the next morning and reheat? Would it get too thick?

    1. Yes, you can make this the day before. It will definitely thicken as it sits in the fridge overnight, but you can always thin it out with some milk as you rewarm it for your work event. πŸ™‚

  19. 5 stars
    I was so happy that you posted another delicious soup recipe. Our weather was cold out today so this soup hit the spot. I followed the recipe exactly as you wrote and it came out sooooo delicious. I will be adding this recipe to my recipe box. I have sent the recipe to other family members and they all said it sounded delicious and will be making it soon.

  20. 5 stars
    BABY I WISH I COULD GIVE THIS 1,000,000,000 starS!!! I was not expecting to go to flavor town on this one. It’s a keeper for sure!

  21. 5 stars
    Used this recipe, however I did not put bacon or hamburger in soup. Very very delicious potatoes soup. Cooked stove top.

  22. 5 stars
    Perfect for the first fall day. I added 1/4 c of the cheese to the flour/milk mixture and let it melt before adding it to the crock pot. Then added the rest.

  23. 5 stars
    It was a hit! Husband said it’s the best soup I’ve ever made. He just had it for breakfast!!
    I added beef broth and dill pickle juice. I had hot pepper cheese to add to top with bacon bits and chives. Will definitely make again!

  24. Sounds Delicious!! making this tomorrow and after reading comments, decided on just a couple minor changes. growing up in the midwest, this would be an instant hit @ family events.
    amendments as follows:
    1. smashburger patties cast iron on the grill – then chop up prior to adding into soup (love the crispy edges)
    2. Use Smoked Cheddar
    3. Add Bacon as topper when plating (keep it crisp) wink to Amy #14
    4 serve in bread bowl w chopped Dill pickles as topper

  25. 5 stars
    Thi soup has become my comfort soup it amazing I cook it on my stovetop and i add more bacon than it calls for but bacon is so good lol its really a easy soup and easy to make small changes to fit your family

  26. For medical reasons I’m not to eat red meat but this recipe looks delicious, can I use chicken or pork instead of BEEF? Also as there are only 2 of us seniors in this house can I freeze leftovets. Mind you we have healthy appetite s but 8 savings is a bit much. Thank you!

    1. Hi Kathryn, yes you can use ground chicken or pork instead of the beef. And this soup freezes beautifully! I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

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