Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

An easy and hearty slow cooker soup that tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel This easy and flavorful soup tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Happy New Year! The first post of 2015 so clearly we have some end of 2014 recapping to do before moving on, right?

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the top 10 recipes from in 2014!

I have to say, I’m glad vacation is over and school is starting back up. Not because I’m over vacation but this vacation was a major downer. Everyone was sick for the entire time, right up ’till the last moment. Brutal colds and ear infections. Fun fun. I’d officially like to live in a bubble. I swear I’m not going to turn into a germaphobe, but being sick is the pits and happy to put all of that behind us… until next time, because it’s inevitable.

And in entertainment news – I started binge watching White Collar from the beginning. It took me until half way through the first season until I realized one of the main characters is the most recent Superman. What?! (Edited to add: wrong guy, but they look so much alike they could be brothers!) Also, we’re giving True Detective a try. Of course we’re only an episode in so I don’t have much to say about that yet. It always takes a few episodes for me to decide if I really like something or not. That’s what happened with Orange is the New Black. Strange show and definitely takes at least a few episodes to get into, but then you’re hooked on the characters and quirkiness. And of course now I have to wait until something like June for that to start back up. But, in the meantime I have White Collar and all of the new shows starting back up. I like my night downtime, what can I say?! It’s quiet and relaxing. What shows are you most looking forward to starting back up… Downton Abbey, Scandal…?

Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel This easy and flavorful soup tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Something else I love, especially in the Winter… soup. Warm, hearty, comforting soup.

I went on a mission to make a soup that tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger and had 100% success. If you’re looking for the perfect, creamy and flavorful soup that tastes exactly like your favorite bacon cheeseburger… look no further!

This slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup has a smooth cheesy base and is loaded with all the fixings from beef to onions, peppers and of course the ever essential bacon and pickles (on the side – or rather top) and more!

An absolute must make soup this winter!

Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel This easy and flavorful soup tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

An easy and hearty slow cooker soup that tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time4 hours 40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Slow cooker
Servings: 4 plus


  • 1 lb ground beef cooked and drained of fat
  • 15 oz petite diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1/4 C celery chopped
  • 1/2 C carrot chopped
  • 1/2 C green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 C russet potatoes cubed
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 8 oz block cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp flour*


  • To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker add beef, vegetables, salt, pepper, chili powder and chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  • When 4 hours is up, stir in shredded cheese. Combine cream and flour until smooth. Pour into soup, stir to combine. Continue to cook for an additional 30 minutes covered.
  • Serve with bacon, pickle slices and additional cheese, if desired.


Serves roughly 4-6.
*For a lower fat option, substitute ground chicken for beef.
*Gluten free option: substitute 1-2Tb cornstarch for flour.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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52 Responses to “Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup”

  1. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 5, 2015 at 10:48 am

    A bacon cheeseburger in soup form? I’m all for it!! We haven’t been watching too many shows lately..just Harry Potter ;) can’t wait til Scandal and HTGAWM are back!!

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Ugh taunting me with that marathon again ;) I’ll get mine one day!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — January 5, 2015 at 11:09 am

    We (and by we, I mean me) were sick for most of vacation, too. Gahhhh. Husband looooooves True Detective. I can’t wait for all the shows to restart. Bachelor tonight!!

    This looks delicious! My kids won’t eat soup but I bet they’d eat this one.

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:13 am

      I bet they would too!! And I hope you’re feeling better!

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    Mira — January 5, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Happy New Year! Not fun, but pretty much everyone around me was sick around the holidays!
    This soup looks hearty and delicious! Simple to make, I love my slow cooker! Pinned!

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:14 am

      It sound as though a lot of people were sick this holiday season. Such a bummer! And thanks so much Mira! :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — January 5, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Oh wow, I love a big ol’ bowl of comforting soup and this is to die for. BACON and meat in one soup – must make!

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:14 am

      Thanks Annie! :)

  5. #
    5 — January 5, 2015 at 11:37 am

    This soup is perfect for January! My brothers are going to love it!

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:14 am

      I hope they do! :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 5, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I cannot WAIT to cozy up with a big bowl of this soup plus Scandal. :)

    • #
      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:14 am

      Perfect combination :)

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    Caralyn+@+glutenfreehappytummy — January 5, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    wow this looks soooo good

    • #
      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:15 am

      Thanks Caralyn!

  8. #
    Rebekah Lyn — January 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    This sounds delish! I can’t wait to try it.

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:15 am

      Thanks Rebekah! Enjoy :)

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    Danae+@+Recipe+Runner — January 5, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Ugh so sorry to hear your family was sick all break! This soup looks delicious! My husband is a bacon cheeseburger fanatic so I’ve got to try this soup version out on him!

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:15 am

      I hope he loves it! :)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 5, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    We were sick right before the holiday break. I am a big whiner when sick so it wasn’t pretty! Crossing fingers for no more sickness this season!
    This soup looks fantastic. I know my family will love it! Pinned!

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:15 am

      Haha. It’s so hard being sick when you are used to doing so much. Hopefully you’re feeling better now!

  11. #
    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — January 5, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Mmmm, soup. This looks exactly like comfort in a bowl! Perfect for the ridiculously cold weather we’re having right now!

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      Rachel — January 6, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Thanks so much Stacey! Stay warm!

  12. #
    My Wife's Muffin — January 6, 2015 at 8:02 am

    That would be perfect for this chilly day! Great idea! Cheers!

    • #
      Rachel — January 7, 2015 at 7:31 am

      Thanks so much :)

  13. #
    Katrina+@+In+Katrina's+Kitchen — January 8, 2015 at 10:51 am

    My husband would go crazy for this soup!

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      Rachel — January 9, 2015 at 7:41 am

      I’m sure he would!! :)

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    Jessica — January 19, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Love this recipe.. already made it once and will be making again..

    The most recent superman (Henry Cavill) isn’t actually on White Collar though (thats Matt Bomer although they could be siblings).. if you want to see Supermans TV chops, check out the Tudors

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      Rachel — January 19, 2015 at 11:44 am

      So glad you’ve enjoyed the soup! And you caught me… I meant to go back and edit that out after realizing it and completely forgot! But, they really could be brothers they look so much alike.

  15. #
    Danielle — February 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I can’t wait to try this soup out! Also, I was wondering if you could perhaps tell me where you got the bowls pictured here? They are ADORABLE :)

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      Rachel — February 6, 2015 at 7:28 am

      I hope you enjoy it! As for the bowls, they’ve been discontinued and are no longer available.

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    P McLemore — March 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I put chopped lettuce, green onions and diced dill pickles in the bottom of my bowl and pour the hot soup over it then top with croutons. Really does add more burger taste. I add chopped raw veggies to the bottom of a lot of my bowls of soup, try Roman. My Hubby calls it “crunchy soup” and LOVES IT.

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      Rachel — March 22, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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    Natasha — September 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I found this recipe on Pinterest and it is SO good! I normally have a love hate relationship with my slow cooker…love the convenience but hate that things usually come out tasting like cafeteria food. Not this. Thank you! You’ve restored my faith in the slow cooker!

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      Rachel — September 23, 2015 at 6:53 am

      I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Natasha! Thank you for sharing!

  18. #
    Lisa — November 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Made your soup and my family loved it! I left out the tomatoes :( Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe.

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      Rachel — November 12, 2015 at 7:21 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, even without the tomatoes! :) Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

  19. #
    Jessica — November 17, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Could this be out on low for 6-8 hours versus the high for 4 hours?

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      Rachel — November 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      You absolutely could reduce the temperature to low and cook longer. I hope you enjoy it! :)

  20. #
    Julie — January 7, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Very good soup. My boyfriend and I loved it!

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      Rachel — January 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      So glad to hear it! Thanks for sharing, Julie! :)

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    Greta — February 3, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Nice cold day in San Diego, making this for dinner tonight! Busy day today, and family all on different schedules, so cooking it on low until I get to the cheese and cream additions. Can’t wait to try it!

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      Rachel — February 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Enjoy! :)

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      Greta — February 4, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      It was the best soup ever!

    • #
      Rachel — February 5, 2016 at 7:13 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Greta! Thanks for coming back to share! :)

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    Kristen — August 31, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I love your site, but your pop up ads are so spammy!! It took me 3 tries to try and get to this recipe. A pop up window kept telling me I had won a new iPhone. I was about to give up.

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      Rachel — August 31, 2016 at 9:37 am

      I’m sorry you had trouble today. This is actually a problem with iPhones/iPads and using safari, not an issue with my site. You can update browsing preferences and clear information under “Settings”. I hope you enjoy the soup!! :)

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    Kristen — August 31, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Thanks Rachel! I just took care of that in my settings – I appreciate your help!

  24. #
    dana trankel — January 9, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    what is the carb count?

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      Rachel — January 10, 2017 at 7:17 am

      I don’t offer that information, but you can find free nutritional calculators online to figure that out.

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    Laura W — February 5, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Can you do this on the stovetop instead of slow cooker? Boil, simmer then add cheese?

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      Rachel — February 6, 2017 at 7:11 am

      If you’re familiar with the process for stovetop soups, then yes. I don’t have timing or specific instructions to offer you though. Good luck!

  26. #
    Christine — September 30, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Its looks good

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