If you’re having a busy day or week, then Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup will revive your soul with just one pot, 30 minutes and maybe a little bacon. It’s low-carb food heaven….who needs a real cheeseburger when you can have Cheeseburger Soup?

 

Has the internet created more time for you?

Life seems to be going by so fast these days…..I’m pretty sure that the internet is somehow to blame for this. Much as I love all the great things you can do (like watching recipe videos on Facebook !), all those awesome things take up every moment that we used to think of as free time.

There is no reason to ever be bored again and I’m not sure that’s a good thing. Have to wait in line at the post office….no problem, just pull out your phone and check emails!

Sitting by the pool while your kids are at swimming lessons….there’s a great opportunity to google up a recipe to cook for dinner tonight!

It’s great that we no longer “waste” time anymore….but I wonder how it is that this hasn’t created a whole lot of free time for us?

 

Do you spend as much time in the kitchen as I do?

I have long given up cooking meals that take an hour to prepare….by the time I make the kids lunches for school the next day, prepare dinner, and clean up afterward, I used to find myself in the kitchen for at least 2 hours in the evening.

This is why I love creating 30 minute meals, like this seriously loaded bacon cheeseburger soup and creating a collection of recipes that I can turn to again and again. I can rock in the door at 5.30pm and not be freaking out about getting a meal on the table quickly.

I know with confidence that I can have a family favorite ready in roughly 30 minutes.

So when the kids say, “Mom, when is dinner going to be ready?”

I can cheerfully say, “In half an hour!”

 

These are my all-time favorite 30 Minute Meals for busy weeknights:

Low-Carb Herb And Parmesan Crusted Fish With Lime Aioli

One Pan, 30 Minute – Chicken, Parmesan And Zoodle Skillet

30 Minute Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Meatballs

30 Minute Low-Carb Bacon and Leek Frittata

30 Minute Low-Carb Taco Burrito Bowl

 

Why low-carbers will love cheeseburger soup

Get ready to have a sublime experience when you make this Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup.

Cheeseburger soup is loaded with all your keto favorites:

  1. bacon
  2. cream cheese
  3. cheddar cheese
  4. butter
  5. heavy whipping cream

What more could you want in a low carb comfort meal? Cook this one up tonight and thank me later!

 

The bacon therapy technique for when you can’t be bothered to cook

When you get home and are thinking, “I just can’t be bothered to cook tonight”, here is my tip:

Put your large frypan on reasonably high heat, chop up some bacon (or not) and get that into the pan.

The sound of the sizzling bacon and the delicious aroma will bring the bliss factor. You’ll be dreaming of devouring the soup in no time.

Apparently, the particular molecular structure of bacon gives it a rich, complex smell that not just fills your kitchen, but has been said to drive people crazy. No, just kidding, but people associate it with relaxing times on the weekend and therefore it helps you chill out. Yep, it’s a thing…

 

Cooking bacon

 

When the bacon is cooked to your liking, remove the bacon from the pan and be sure to store the bacon grease for another time.

10 Ways To Use Leftover Bacon Grease

  1. Cooking chicken – replace your cooking oil with bacon fat to give bland chicken a flavor boost
  2. Cooking any protein – use bacon fat to cook any protein. Create unique flavor combos with your favorite meat or protein
  3. Cooking lower fat cuts of meat –  increase the fat content of the meal by cooking in bacon fat e.g. chicken breast, turkey, lean beef
  4. Cooking green vegetables – sautée kale, spinach etc in bacon grease for a flavor explosion the kids will love
  5. Salad dressings – use instead of olive oil
  6. Drizzle over soups – total decadence!
  7. Fried eggs – used instead of your regular cooking oil, the bacon grease will take your eggs to the next level, and up the fat content
  8. Roast or sautéed vegetables – toss cauliflower florets, broccoli, asparagus etc in bacon grease and roast for 20-30 minutes at 355°F (180°c) or cook brussels sprouts with this recipe.
  9. Make Baconaise – bacon flavored mayonnaise
  10. Cooking pretty much anything!

Bacon grease can be stored for up to one month in the refrigerator.

 

How to make easy cheeseburger soup

Once you’ve fried up your bacon and set it aside, add in the butter and cook the ground beef. Of course, here you could use some of the bacon grease already in the pan and skip the butter.

While the ground beef is cooking, continue to stir it and break up the chunks of meat. Ensure that the meat browns evenly.

Next, stir in the cream cheese, tomato paste, yellow mustard, spices and salt.

Pour in the beef broth or stock and cream and increase the heat to bring the pot to a nice simmer.

Cooking bacon, pouring in beef broth, cooking the Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup

 

 

As the soup starts to bubble and simmer, stir in the cheese. Note here that this recipe works best if you grate the cheese from a block instead of using pre-grated cheese. Pre-shredded cheese doesn’t melt quite as smoothly due to the anti-caking powder and can become lumpy when melted.

Allow the soup to simmer for 5-7 minutes when it will be fully heated and have a creamy, luscious texture.

Add the bacon back into the soup and let rest for at least 5 minutes as this will allow the Cheeseburger Soup to thicken. As the soup is keto-friendly and gluten-free, we have avoided using any flours or starches that would typically be used to thicken the soup.  The brief rest time (if you can wait!) will allow the cheeses to thicken the soup.

Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup has 4g of net carbs and is guaranteed to help you forget all your worries (at least for one night).

 

Want more low-carb soup recipes?

7 Easy Low-Carb Soups You Can Make in 30 Minutes

30 Minute Low-Carb Cauliflower Cheese Soup

 

Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup in bowl with ladle
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Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup

If you've had a busy day or week, then Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup will revive your soul with just one pot, 30 minutes and maybe a little bacon.

Course 30 Minute Meal, Appetizers, Dinner, Soups
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 783 kcal
Author Abbie Brooks

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chop bacon into small pieces
  2. Heat dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat
  3. Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally until browned and crispy, about 5-8 minutes
    Cooking bacon
  4. Remove bacon to paper towel lined plate to drain and spoon out any grease from pan and save for another use (see post above for tips on how to use bacon grease)

  5. Melt butter in pan and add ground beef
  6. Cook, breaking up meat while it browns until fully cooked
  7. Stir in cream cheese, tomato paste, mustard, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper until smooth

  8. Pour in beef broth and cream and bring to a low simmer
    Pouring beef broth into pan
  9. Stir in cheese and let simmer 5-7 minutes until fully heated and melted smooth
  10. Add bacon back into pan and let cool for 5-10 minutes to thicken before serving

    Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup in bowl with ladle

Recipe Notes

  1. To reduce calorie content, bacon can be reduced to 2 slices and butter can be omitted or reduced
  2.  For best results, shred cheese from a block rather than using pre-shredded cheese. Pre-shredded cheese doesn't melt quite as smoothly due to the anti-caking powder and can become lumpy
  3. Soup will be thin, but cooling for 5 minutes before serving will allow the cheeses to thicken the soup. For a thinner soup add more broth.
  4. For a creamier texture, add an additional 1/4 cup cream
Nutrition Facts
Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 783 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66g 102%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 1858mg 77%
Potassium 643mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 28%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 37.1%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I have never heard of cheeseburger soup before, but I am intrigued! It looks super yummy.

    And I can’t agree more, although the internet is a great source of information and communication, we don’t have time to just exist, think and breathe! I am trying hard now to just actually wait in line, not pull out the phone and leave it when I don’t actually need it. But it’s hard, we are just so addicted, unfortunately.

  2. I would love some of this now, the weather has been on the cooler side even for those of us on the West Coast. I might add a tiny bit of cayenne or habanero pepper to it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I made this for dinner tonight, it was delicious! My husband said it didn’t look appetizing but tasted great!
    I added a 1/2 cup or so of chopped onions, I know this adds to the carb count a bit but it was really good. So you have the room for the additional carb I would recommend it. I added them after taking the bacon out , fried the onion and then added the hamburger to the onion…delicious!

    • Onion would add such great flavor to this recipe! I’m going to try it with them next time I make this. Excellent suggestion – thank you 🙂

  4. Made this with my nine year old son, he said looks “gross” but tastes awesome! Coming from mr. Picky eater himself that’s a high compliment! 🙂

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