Keto Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup


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I don’t know about you but I think it’s amazing to come home to a ‘ready to eat’ meal like this delicious crockpot cheeseburger soup! This warm keto soup recipe is so simple to prepare. Just prep the ingredients in the slow cooker before leaving.

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Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup For A Cold Winter Night

The weather is still not warm enough to go without a jacket. But last Saturday was sunny and warmer. It was a great day to be outside!

It definitely got me in the mood for a delicious cheeseburger. That is how I was inspired to make this keto-friendly version in soup form.

I decided to take my daughter to the park. So before I left, I added all of the ingredients for this cheeseburger soup into my crockpot. Then, I let it cook while we were enjoying some fresh air outside.

This soup recipe is definitely one of those ‘dump and go’ crockpot soup recipes. I have to say that it really does make my life easier as well as sticking to my low carb diet!

Ingredients Needed For Homemade Cheeseburger Soup

This recipe combines the ingredients of a juicy cheeseburger and a warm winter soup. All of the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

browned ground beef in crock pot

Ground Beef

For this cheeseburger soup recipe, I decided to use some lean ground beef. You can also swap out the ground beef for some lean ground turkey breast or 50/50.


While researching on how to make this soup keto-friendly, I realized many people used potatoes as the starchy element. So I swapped that out with cauliflower florets.


For the cheese, I went with shredded cheddar cheese but you can easily swap it out and use whatever cheese you like. I just found that one to have the best flavor and it melts well.

I also used some sour cream to really make this cheeseburger soup creamy!


I used a beef broth to really enhance the ground beef flavor.


To make this soup really flavorful, I added dried basil and parsley along with some salt and pepper and that was enough!

Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low carb recipe.

Quick Tips:

  • Want to make this soup vegetarian? You can swap out the ground beef for a plant-based option like Beyond Beef and the beef broth for veggie broth.
  • Fresh or frozen? For this recipe, it doesn’t really matter if you use fresh or frozen cauliflower. It will soften over time as the soup cooks down.

How To Make Keto Cheeseburger Soup In The Crockpot

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the exact steps all in one place!

But first, I wanted to share some step-by-step pictures first so you can see how I made this yummy low carb cheeseburger soup.

All you need to do is simply layer the ingredients out in the crockpot.

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I started out with the ground beef, followed by veggies, cheese and lastly the cauliflower. I told you it was that simple!

Let the soup cook for a few hours in the crockpot and then enjoy!

before slow cooking soup

You are seriously going to love this recipe! Before I get to the printable card next, I wanted to answer some questions people ask about cheeseburger soup.

What burger toppings can I add to this soup?

To sometimes surprise my family, I’ll cook up a couple of slices of bacon and crumble it up on top of the soup before serving. They love it!

You can also add:

  • Extra shredded cheddar cheese
  • A dollop of sour cream
  • Diced dill pickles
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • A few dashes of hot sauce
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I don’t have a crockpot. Can I make this cheeseburger soup on the stovetop?

Yes! This could be made on the stovetop if you don’t have the time to wait for the slow cooker. But, I really like letting the crockpot do the cooking while I go out and do other things.

How long does cheeseburger soup last in the fridge?

You can store this soup in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container.

Can I freeze this cheeseburger soup?

Since this is a dairy based soup, I do not recommend freezing it. The dairy with separate from the soup and just leave you with a weird texture and flavor.

If you want to meal prep it, cook all of the ingredients together and just leave out the dairy products. When you are ready to eat, heat up the soup and add of the cheese, sour cream and milk.

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Keto Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup- Perfect For Dinner!

Some people may see soup as comfort food that’s just for cooler weather. But, we love to enjoy soup year-round. Seafood chowders are especially popular in New England during the summer months!

After I came back from the park with my daughter, I got to relax with a cup of crockpot cheeseburger soup. It was just as delicious as it smelled!

The crockpot cheeseburger soup ended up being a winner with my family. So, I’ll certainly be making this recipe again.

I will say- Using the crockpot is a great way to get dinner ready early so you can come home and relax with a comforting meal. I do need to get better at doing meal prep the night before and setting up the crock pot before leaving for work. I’m just always too rushed in the morning to do much!

So, how do you prefer cooking soups: on the stove or in the slow cooker? Let me know in the comments!

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More Low Carb Cheeseburger Recipes

If you enjoyed this keto cheeseburger soup recipe, then I have some more amazing keto cheeseburger recipes you should try next!

These are some of my favorite ones:


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Cheeseburger Soup

Author: Lisa MarcAurele

4.72 from 7 votes

It’s great to come home to a warm bowl of low carb crock pot cheeseburger soup. Just prep the ingredients in the slow cooker before leaving.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time6 hrs

Total Time6 hrs 10 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

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Servings 10
Calories 348
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1.5 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cups diced celery about 8.3 oz
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 32 ounces beef broth
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound cauliflower florets fresh or frozen

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  • Cook garlic and onion in skillet with hot oil until fragrant.

  • Add ground beef and cook until browned. Remove from heat and drain oil (if needed)..

  • Transfer cooked beef into a 4 or 6 quart crock pot. Add remaining ingredients

  • Stir to combine ingredients. Cook on low 4-6 hours.

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Serving: 298g | Calories: 348 | Carbohydrates: 7.1g | Protein: 30.3g | Fat: 22.3g | Saturated Fat: 14.9g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 629mg | Fiber: 2.5g

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Updated on February 2, 2021, with new images and additional recipe information. First published on May 20, 2016.

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