Dear Crock Pot Macaroni 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.

 Cheeseburger Soup
Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

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  Crock pot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup, anyone?

 Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup from @kitchenmagpie

How to Make Cheeseburger Soup

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 Crock pot 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.

Tips and Tricks for Making Cheeseburger Soup

  • Ground beef is very good in soup and you can lower the fat by cooking it completely and then rinsing it in a colander with hot water. Rinse all that grease off and you save tons of calories and fat. Which you then make up for with the Velveeta, but whatevs. If you are using it in another leaner recipe, this is a great trick!
  • I like to cook my noodles IN the soup to add the starch to this dish, but if you don’t like that, cook the pasta and add it in at the end to heat it up in the soup.

 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 Crock pot 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.

More Soups with Ground Beef

If you are looking for some ground beef soup recipes, try these:

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

Happy cooking babes!

Love you more than this soup,


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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 #soup #hamburger #groundbeef

4.89 from 44 votes
Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 15 mins
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
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 337 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 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!
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 996mg 42%
Potassium 687mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 52.9%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 32.4%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  1. What if I don’t add carrots should I decrease stock and cook time?

  2. I’m so excited to make this tomorrow for family but can you explain how to make the stock strong. I see you like broth powder instead but can you explain how much you mix exactly etc. i want it just like yours. 🙂 you use broth powder not stock powder correct?

  3. Cameron McCraw Reply

    My husband was wanting a soup with hamburger meat so we looked and found yours. We got the ingredients and made it while putting up Christmas decorations. It is wonderful. We cooked it just the way you said and I could eat the whole crock pot. I wanted a little crunch so I added some croutons and it was not to bad. We will definitely save this for a regular recipe.

  4. Made it turned out just like photo and l did love it but l felt that something is missing and l can not put my finger on it… But l will definitely make it again.

  5. My soup was really watery.
    How can I thicken it up.
    Really didn’t have much flavor.
    Anything I can do to fix it?

  6. I saved this recipe and wanted to make it but didn’t have enough time for the crockpot so I made it on stovetop and it turned out awesome! Browned hamburger and added broth and simmered a few hours and then added uncooked pasta and let it cook about another 1/2 hour and then added milk and cheese. It was super yummy!

  7. If you add the macaroni already cooked, should you do less chicken stock? Mine is super watery and i followed to a Tee.

      • Does it have to cook on low for 6-8 hours or can you cook on high for about? I’m new to making all these crockpot recipes. I REALLY want to make this. I don’t have a ton of money either, so I do alot of substituting. If I use beef stock/ broth, not strong, would that be ok? Thanks in advance for responding..😊

  8. I knew I had to make this today as soon as I saw it. I substituted hot Italian venison sausage but everything else was on track. I added my noodles cooked after the cheese and milk because they always end up soaking up all my liquid. The flavor is incredible. My broth is thin. I gathered from other reviews that it should be thick. I think I should have decreased the water for precooked noodles. I will definitely make this again soon. Excellent.

  9. What do I do to make box chicken stock stronger? Should I use box stock or broth?

    • I always buy the powdered broth from Knorr in the containers, then you can make it to your taste. It’s also way cheaper than buying broth in cartons!

  10. This looks like ultimate comfort food! I love how easy it is to make using a slow cooker too!

  11. Dorothy at Shockinglydelish Reply

    I can see why you and your family fight over this! I may make a batch and keep it all to myself!

  12. Made this tonight! DELICIOUS!!! I made it with ground turkey and gluten free elbows…still just as good!!

  13. 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!

  14. 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. 🙂

    • 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.

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

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

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

  18. Valerie Cartwright Reply

    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!!

  19. Kayla Kneece Reply

    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..

    • 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!

  20. 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?

  21. 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!

    • thekitchenmagpie Reply

      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!

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

      • Michelle Lamela Reply

        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?

        • 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.

    • thekitchenmagpie Reply

      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.

  22. Sherri Armstrong Reply

    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!

  23. Bernard R Ehalt Reply

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

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

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

  24. Sarah Schultz Reply

    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?

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      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!

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

    • Sarah Schultz Reply

      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

  25. Jill Jeffcott Reply

    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)

  26. Colleen Dix Reply

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

  27. Around the World in 80 Cupcakes Reply

    What a great story \U0001f49d\U0001f49d\U0001f49d

    • Sophie Amelia Reply

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

  28. JessicaGastler Reply

    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!

  29. Pam Mansveld Reply

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

  30. Nicole Ebbesen Rowan Reply

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

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

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

  31. Raeleen Tascona Reply

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

  32. Sharon Thomas Reply

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

    • Karlynn Johnston Reply

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

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