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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!

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Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup

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
4.94 from 46 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Total Time
6 hours 15 minutes
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 Information

Calories: 337kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 996mg, Potassium: 687mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 2645IU, Vitamin C: 2.1mg, Calcium: 324mg, Iron: 2.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Marisa says

    Made this tonight! DELICIOUS!!! I made it with ground turkey and gluten free elbows…still just as good!!5 stars

  2. Amber says

    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!5 stars

  3. Melissa says

    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. 🙂4 stars

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      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.5 stars

  4. Michelle says

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

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      I would! I just don’t suggest beef stock because it gets too strong an beefy, turkey would be delicious!5 stars

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      I would! I just don’t suggest beef stock because it gets too strong and beefy, turkey would be delicious!5 stars

  5. Jeanine says

    Can the milk be substituted with cashew, almond or coconut milk?5 stars

  6. Amber says

    This is an EXCELLENT recipe!! Our family truly LOVES it :)!! Thank you so very much!5 stars

  7. Valerie Cartwright says

    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!!5 stars

  8. Kayla Kneece says

    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..3 stars

    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      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!

  9. Maxine says

    My new favorite soup! Wish I could give it 10 stars!5 stars

  10. Jodi says

    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?

  11. Crystal says

    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!
    5 stars

    • Karlynn Johnston says

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

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      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!

    • Alexis says

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

      • Michelle Lamela says

        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?

        • Karlynn Johnston says

          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.5 stars

  12. JessReilly says

    how would you convert this for a pressure cooker?

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      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.

  13. Sherri Armstrong says

    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!

    5 stars

  14. Bernard R Ehalt says

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

    5 stars

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

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

  15. Sarah Schultz says

    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 says

      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!

      • Dawn says

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

    • Sarah Schultz says

      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

  16. Jill Jeffcott says

    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)

    5 stars

  17. Colleen Dix says

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

    5 stars

    • Allison Sellers says

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

  18. Around the World in 80 Cupcakes says

    What a great story \U0001f49d\U0001f49d\U0001f49d

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      It is the best. Seriously. Everyone loooves it!

    • Sophie Amelia says

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

  19. JessicaGastler says

    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!

    5 stars

  20. Pam Mansveld says

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

    5 stars

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      That would work, just not too much sour cream!

  21. Nicole Ebbesen Rowan says

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

    5 stars

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

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

  22. Raeleen Tascona says

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

    5 stars

  23. Sharon Thomas says

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

    • Karlynn Johnston says

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

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