Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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Enjoy the flavors of a cheeseburger in a piping hot bowl of this delicious low-carb bacon cheeseburger soup.

I was pretty skeptical before I made this soup for the first time. I love cheese burgers and I desperately miss them while I’m eating low-carb, but it just didn’t sound like it would make a very tasty soup.

I was so wrong.

If you are missing cheeseburgers also you might want to try these Air Fryer Hamburger Stuffed Mushrooms.

Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This is now one of my favorite soups and it’s perfect for low-carb eaters, because the simple ingredients are all low- or no-carb stars.

You can even turn this into a bacon cheeseburger! With loads of cheese, bacon, hamburger, and onions, it’s as close to a cheeseburger as you can get in a soup.

This on the regular rotation for us, along with this Low-carb Kale Sausage Soup, Keto Asparagus Soup, Keto Pumpkin Soup, and Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup. We eat these soups for lunch all the time.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheeseburger Soup

This soup can be made any way you like – on the stove top, in the Instant Pot, or in the slow cooker. Adjustments only need to be made to how much time you cook it for, depending which method you choose.

Keto-friendly cheeseburger soup

Step One:

This soup can all be made in one pot. Use a 3-quart stock pot. Start by browning the ground beef. The more browned, the better, because all those crisp brown edges lead to increased flavor.

Step Two: 

Next add the cauliflower, celery and onion to the pot. Stir a few times so the beef doesn’t burn on the bottom of the ban. Saute for about 5 minutes. Then you can add the garlic and saute for another minute.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Step Three:

Now add the beef broth, salt and pepper to the pot and stir with a wooden spoon to scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Cook for around 10 minutes to build flavor.

Step Four: 

Turn the heat to low. The liquid cannot be boiling at this point, or the cream and cheese will curdle. Add the heavy cream, cream cheese and shredded cheese. Stir until the cheese is all melted.

If you’d like to thicken the soup, add the xanthan gum and stir well to incorporate. Simmer for 5 minutes to thicken.

Step Five:

Serve the soup with the bacon crumbles on top. You can also add extra shredded cheese, some crispy onions and chopped pickles, if you want it to taste even more like a burger.

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Can Leftovers Be Frozen?

Absolutely, you can freeze this soup. When you heat it back up, you want to do it gradually and while stirring, so the cream doesn’t break. Again, don’t bring it to a boil when reheating.

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Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup

Packed with all the flavors of a cheeseburger.
5 from 18 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 625kcal
Author: Laura


  • 3/4 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum optional thickener
  • 3 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • Additional cheese and pickles for garnish


  • In a stockpot over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef. When mostly done, add the cauliflower, celery, and onion. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic.
  • Pour the beef broth into the pot, along with the salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add the cream cheese and heavy cream. Do not allow the liquid to boil. Add the shredded cheese. Stir until fully melted. Add the xanthan gum, if using. Stir until incorporated. Simmer for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Serve with crumbled bacon on top. Add extra shredded cheese and chopped pickle on top, if desired.


Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 1423mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1130IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

13 thoughts on “Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

  1. Elaine says:

    5 stars
    There is something about those cheeseburger flavors that make you want to dance lol! Fantastic way to enjoy your favorite flavors NOT in a bun! 🙂

  2. Marie-Charlotte Chatelain says:

    5 stars
    I would take the soup version over the burger for sure! Not a fan of burger buns at all so this one is for me! Thanks for sharing

  3. Kelli says:

    Cheeseburger soup?! What’s not to love in this recipe? So full of flavor and a delicious way to not miss the bun at all!

  4. Shadi Hasanzadenemati says:

    5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious! I love that it’s such a crowd pleaser for the whole family

  5. Valerie says:

    5 stars
    This is one of my favorite soups for a cold winter day. I haven’t tried topping it with pickles simply out of a case of closed mindedness LOL, now I’m curious.

  6. Sara Welch says:

    5 stars
    Love soup season for recipes just like this one! Warmed up with this for dinner last night and it did not disappoint! So delicious!

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