Crock Pot 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

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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.

a bowl of Crock Pot Macaroni 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?

Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup in a blue bowl

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 in marble background

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.
getting a spoon of Crockpot Macaroni Cheeseburger Soup from a blue bowl

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,


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
4.97 from 126 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Total Time
6 hours 15 minutes
Slow Cooker / Crockpot
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 1/2 pounds 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 teaspoon 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


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

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    Made this last week for the family. They LOVED it. My husband could not get over how flavorful it was. Only tweak I made, which I always make where macaroni or cheese are involved, is I add some either dry mustard or regular mustard. Somehow it gives the cheese flavor a little more zip. But this will be a staple for sure. I thought it would last a few days so I wouldn’t have to cook more, but no, it was demolished.5 stars

  2. Kim Snyder says

    So delicious! I cooked on stove top & added 1/2 tsp of onion powder. I also didn’t add the milk. The broth is amazing without the milk! Thank you for this wonderful recipe?5 stars

  3. Juli says

    Holy heck this stuff is what dreams of comfort food is made of! I’m making it for a crew of teenage boys tonight, but I may just lock myself in my room with a spoon and this pot of soup.
    Seriously, make this.

  4. Wendy says

    Me too, other suggestions besides velveeta? I don’t use processed cheese.

  5. Crystal says

    If you leave the carrots out does that cut down on the cook time?

  6. courtney says

    this is ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I HAVE EVER EATEN. and i eat a lot of stuff! it reheats well, this will definitely be a new staple! thank you so much for sharing!5 stars

  7. Lisa says

    Can this be made with shredded cheese instead of the Velveeta?

  8. Carol says

    This recipe sounds so much like a soup my father used to make. It was so delicious and he would always make a huge batch and it was a true labour of love and he was so proud. Such a nice memory! The perfect winter soup. I do believe that our bodies require this amazing soup, often every winter.5 stars

  9. Sharon says

    Absolutely delicious but this made WAY to much for two people. Hopefully it freezes well. If I make this again, I think I’ll skip the carrots (don’t really like them & don’t see that it adds much flavor). After reading a few comments about lack of taste, I added a can of mild rotel tomatoes & end product was Sooooo good!5 stars

  10. courtney says

    this is seriously the best thing i have ever eaten! it’s so good, and hearty and warming. added some shredded sharp cheddar and it’s phenomenal! will definitely become a staple. thank you so much for sharing!5 stars

  11. Alexis Hinger says

    First time trying it tonight. It’s a winner!!

  12. Christina says

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

    • Linda says

      The carrots are an option I used the mini cubes ones cooked up well I also added bacon to make it a bacon cheeseburger soup..delicious5 stars

  13. Vanessa says

    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?

  14. Cameron McCraw says

    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.5 stars

  15. addi says

    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.4 stars

  16. Connie says

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

    • Some Girl says

      Same. Too watery and I only used 3 cups of broth!

  17. Donna says

    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!5 stars

  18. Brittany says

    If you add the macaroni already cooked, should you do less chicken stock? Mine is super watery and i followed to a Tee.5 stars

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      Yes, cooked macaroni won’t soak up the liquid, so you should do less chicken stock for sure.5 stars

      • Teresa says

        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..?

  19. Rjm says

    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.4 stars

  20. Karen says

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

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      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!5 stars

  21. Demeter says

    This looks like ultimate comfort food! I love how easy it is to make using a slow cooker too!5 stars

  22. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says

    Helloooo comfort! This soup looks so good!

  23. Sabrina says

    Such a thick and hearty soup for the whole family!5 stars

  24. Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says

    I can see why you and your family fight over this! I may make a batch and keep it all to myself!5 stars

    • Jill K says

      Has anyone substituted real cheese for velveeta? What did you do?

      • Yolanda says

        My husband does not enjoy any soups with pasta in it. To my surprise he ate this three nights in a row! Excellent recipe! thank you so much for sharing!5 stars

  25. Paula - bell'alimento says

    My favorite burger in soup form in a crock pot. Oh heck yeah.5 stars

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