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Bowl of cheeseburger soup.

Cheeseburger Soup

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Cheeseburger Soup – a delicious and creamy cheeseburger soup recipe that is packed with flavor and so easy to make!


  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped celery
  • 1 lb Country Natural Beef Butcher Blend Ground Beef
  • ½ tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 cups chicken broth (if Whole30 check your ingredients)
  • 12 small russet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup raw cashews (soak overnight in water)*
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons pickle juice
  • (optional) toppings: pickles, bacon bits or shredded cheese (omit if Whole30/paleo)


  • In a large saucepan, add olive oil, onion and garlic and bring to medium high heat; stir and let reduce for approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Add celery and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes (add another tablespoon of olive oil if you need to).
  • Once celery has cooked down, cook ground beef – drain excess grease.
  • Add chicken broth, parsley and potatoes.
  • Bring to a simmer until potatoes are soft, but firm.
  • Meanwhile, In high-powered blender, add cashews (drain first), almond milk, nutritional yeast and salt.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy (use spatula to scrape down sides several times) approximately 4 minutes.
  • Once the broth has been simmering for about 10 minutes, add your cashew sauce and start stirring to combine.
  • Bring to a simmer and continue stirring – soup will thicken after a couple of minutes.
  • Add pepper, lemon juice, pickle juice; stir to combine. 
  • Taste and add additional salt, as desired. (I added another 1/2 teaspoon).
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Bacon Bit Topping: if you want to make bacon bits we love cooking our bacon in the oven!
  • *Cashews: if you don’t want to soak your cashews overnight (or you just forget to) you can simply put them in a heat-safe bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let them soak in the boiling water at least 10 minutes, but ideally 30 minutes. Then drain and use as-directed in the recipe. 
  • Storage: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. 
  • Reheating: you might want to add a splash of broth while reheating to thin out the cashew base.