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Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup

Dear Crockpot Maraconi Cheeseburger Soup,

I’m writing you today to tell you that you were simply the best soup that I’ve had all year. Yes, we all know that I am embroiled in a tumultuous life-long love affair with my Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup,  but I can only stir a pot of that so many times before my significant other gets bored with it. Just when I thought that I would never love another soup again, you came into my life and I am a happier woman for it. Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup from @kitchenmagpie

You’re meaty. You’re cheesy. You’re so hot, yet comforting and always there when I need you.  Your starchy, decadent white carbs satiate the winter beast within me and the protein keeps me going all night long.



Fifty Shades of  Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup, anyone?

 Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup from @kitchenmagpie

You guys, let’s get serious now.



No, really. I rarely drop the D bomb ( or any other for that matter) on this website, but this soup was worthy of it. I have always had cheeseburger soup on my list to try but I’ve never committed.

Then I thought to myself, hey self, why don’t you make that cheeseburger soup that you’ve been wanting…and why not throw some macaroni noodles in it?

I repeat.



 Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup from @kitchenmagpie

My family almost fought like wolves over the leftovers.  My daughter ate an entire bowl without complaint then asked for more.

My son was devastated that my husband and I had eaten the rest for lunch the next day. You could chock that up to the normal teenager hormones but that isn’t the case here.

Let me assure you that this Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup is worth fighting over. Worth getting devastated over when your parents eat it for lunch the next day and don’t leave you any.

Worth filing for divorce when your husband eats the last damn bowl on you.

Ouch. There’s that D word dropping again.

 Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup from @kitchenmagpie

What I’m trying to tell you guys here is that everything I post here on The Kitchen Magpie is a great recipe. Good doesn’t cut it; it has to be great, Worthy of you.

This recipe for Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup??

Fantastic. Superb. I should have kept it for my next cookbook – and you might just see in there anyways – but I wanted you to be able to eat it all winter long because I love you.

It’s cookbook worthy, but I had to get it to you. I would be a terrible online friend if I didn’t.

Eat this soup. All winter long. If you don’t eat red meat, make it with ground turkey because it will also rock your freaking socks. Don’t substitute the Velveeta cheese. You NEED that cheese.

Trust Magpie. I rarely lead you astray.

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve made it!

Happy cooking babes!

Love you more than this soup,



Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 8


The best soup you are ever going to make, my Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup. As always if you are making on the stove, simply speed up the steps outlined below


  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 6 cups of strong chicken stock
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 16 ounces of cubed Velveeta processed Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups to 2 cup of  uncooked macaroni noodles ( or add cooked if your noodles tend to fall apart)


  1. Fry up the ground beef in a large skillet until mostly browned.
  2. Add in the white onions and fry until translucent and soft.
  3. Add the garlic and fry for a minute or two and by this time the ground beef will be fully browned.
  4. Place in the bottom of a large crockpot.
  5. Pour the chicken stock over the beef mixture and add the carrots and basil.
  6. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  7. Half and hour before serving, add in the macaroni. Cook until soft. Alternatively, you can add in cooked macaroni after the next step.
  8. Whisk in the milk and Velveeta. Stir until the cheese is melted throughout the soup completely.
  9. Serve and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 8

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.




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  • Reply
    December 30, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Our family has made this recipe before from your site!! I am actually making it today for dinner tonight 🙂 – It lasts us 2 days so that is great!! Thank you so much for creating a simplistic and oh-so-yummy dinner :). Much appreciated!

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    December 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    The cheeseburger soup was really good. However, I added the uncooked noodles 30 minutes prior to serving and they completely disintegrated! I have no idea where they went. If I make this again, I will cook the noodles separately and add them right before serving. Overall, it was a really good soup on a cold night, despite the disappearing noodles. 🙂

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      Karlynn Johnston
      January 14, 2018 at 9:46 am

      I believe it, some pasta brands hold up well in soup and other’s don’t! I’l l add that option into the directions.

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    November 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I’m in the process of making turkey stock from my leftovers from Thanksgiving – can I substitute that turkey stock for the chicken stock?

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      Karlynn Johnston
      November 24, 2017 at 8:58 am

      I would! I just don’t suggest beef stock because it gets too strong an beefy, turkey would be delicious!

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      Karlynn Johnston
      November 24, 2017 at 8:58 am

      I would! I just don’t suggest beef stock because it gets too strong and beefy, turkey would be delicious!

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    November 19, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Can the milk be substituted with cashew, almond or coconut milk?

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    November 12, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    This is an EXCELLENT recipe!! Our family truly LOVES it :)!! Thank you so very much!

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    Valerie Cartwright
    November 9, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I made this on the fly…not realizing it was to cook 6-8 hours. Its still turned out wonderful. My husband really liked it too. Thank you!!

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    Kayla Kneece
    September 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    This recipe was a huge no for us. Followed directions and it is so salty. Do not use strong chicken broth. Drain the slow cooker mix, add in 6 cups of water, boil. That will make it somewhat edible.. if your husband feels bad for you..

      Mr. Kitchen Magpie
      September 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Sorry it didn’t work out for you. I will say, however, that I didn’t find it too salty at all and there are plenty of people who love it!

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    August 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    My new favorite soup! Wish I could give it 10 stars!

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    July 9, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I’m surprised it doesn’t call for beef broth instead of chicken stock, to amp up the beefy flavor. Has anyone tried it that way? If so, how were the results?

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    May 29, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    We used a different cheese, but it was Awesome!

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    February 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Second time I’ve made this soup… the request of my hubby and daughter. They LOVED it. Only change I made was to use 1# of lean ground beef and 1/2# of spicy sausage, plus a TBSP of Worcestershire. By far the best crockpot soup I’ve made all winter!

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      Karlynn Johnston
      February 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      I have made it three times altogether now, it’s our favourite! The sausage sounds AMAZING!!

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    January 18, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    My husband thought t was a lil  bland…. 

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      January 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      tigerrohr Your chicken stock isn’t strong enough then, which I why I always say STRONG in the recipe. Stock from the can or the carton isn’t strong, it’s weak. Get some powder and make it stronger and it will be amazing! This is full of flavour!

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      June 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      You are putting in uncooked noodles or cooked noodles . Step 7,8 is a bit confusing .

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        Michelle Lamela
        September 20, 2017 at 8:34 am

        I’m confused as well.
        Add cooked, or uncooked, pasta?
        And you don’t add the cheese and milk until the last 20 minutes of cooking?

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          Karlynn Johnston
          September 20, 2017 at 8:40 am

          Uncooked noodles and if you cook milk too long, it will curdle in your crockpot once it gets too hot!! Always mix it in the last few minutes.

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    January 18, 2017 at 2:52 am

    how would you convert this for a pressure cooker?

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      January 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      JessReilly Instant Pot you mean? I do all my soups in it. You simply cook everything except the cheese, milk and noodles, then just add them in at the end.

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    Sherri Armstrong
    January 13, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Was motivated by this post and made this with elk hamburger and added broccoli and it is excellent for this cold day. Thank again for a great recipe!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      January 13, 2017 at 4:02 am

      You are welcome!!!

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    Mary P Hoffman
    January 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Looks great for cool or cold days!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      January 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      It sure is!

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    Bernard R Ehalt
    January 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Had it for supper last night. Used ground chicken instead of beef. It was fantastic and makes great leftovers

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      January 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Yes, the kids take it to school in Thermoses for lunch!

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    Sarah Schultz
    January 10, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Call me small town stupid, but I went looking for Velveeta today and Sobey’s only had Velveeta slices and I didn’t see any at Co-op. Where do you buy yours?

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      January 11, 2017 at 4:51 am

      Hmmm Superstore or Safeway? I’m really shocked that Sobey’s didn’t have it? I honestly would be shocked at any store that didn’t, it’s like not having sour cream lol!

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        December 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm

        Its not in with other cheeses. Its out on the shelf. Ask someone who works there.

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      Sarah Schultz
      January 11, 2017 at 4:55 am

      We don’t have Safeway but I’ll take a look in No Frills. Selection isn’t always the best here and I’ve never ever bought Velveeta for anything \U0001f64a

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    Buddy Burkett
    January 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Allison Sellers this looks good

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    Tania McDonald
    January 10, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Yum! My kids might actually like this!

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    Jill Jeffcott
    January 10, 2017 at 4:13 am

    I made this soup last week and it was so good! My hubby loved it as well and has asked for a repeat (which is a huge compliment – lol)

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    Colleen Dix
    January 10, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I’ve made this soup and it was so good that I did not share it. LOL #mine

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      Allison Sellers
      January 11, 2017 at 12:28 am

      That’s so funny that you did NOT share it! Made me laugh. Sometimes it’s good to have something of our very “own”. 🙂

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      Karlynn Johnston
      June 2, 2017 at 2:32 pm


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    Heather Pollock
    January 10, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Be good with cheese biscuits \U0001f44d

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    Around the World in 80 Cupcakes
    January 10, 2017 at 2:18 am

    What a great story \U0001f49d\U0001f49d\U0001f49d

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    Sophie Amelia
    January 10, 2017 at 1:46 am

    This looks yummy \U0001f60b

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      January 10, 2017 at 2:14 am

      It is the best. Seriously. Everyone loooves it!

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      Sophie Amelia
      January 10, 2017 at 2:22 am

      The Kitchen Magpie going to try it his weekend. Thanks for another great recipe!

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    January 1, 2017 at 12:40 am

    I just made this for dinner and it is INCREDIBLE. My 4-year-old-chicken-nuggets-only son ate a whole bowl and then gave me a hug. Then I saw a pig fly by my window. This is now called the Magic Soup at my house. Thank you!

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    Pam Mansveld
    November 24, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Looks great! Suggestions on what to sub in for Velveeta? Maybe quality aged cheddar and sour cream?

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      November 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      That would work, just not too much sour cream!

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    Nicole Ebbesen Rowan
    November 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I’m making it this weekend! If I double it will it fit in the crockpot?

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      November 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      1.5 times would fit…I don’t think double would….

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    Raeleen Tascona
    November 24, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Here we get lots of snow. Therefore I’ll definitely make this

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    Sharon Thomas
    November 24, 2016 at 3:39 am

    But we don’t get any snow, let alone super snowy. Does that mean I can’t make it? O.o

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      Karlynn Johnston
      November 24, 2016 at 4:36 am

      I give you permission to make this whenever you want! \U0001f609

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