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Two bowls of Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup topped with bacon and herbs on a tablw with a ladle, tea towel and spoon

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 Appetizers, Dinner, Soups
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword bacon cheeseburger soup, cheeseburger soup, keto soup, low carb soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 783kcal
Author Abbie Brooks



  • Chop bacon into small pieces
  • Heat dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat
  • Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally until browned and crispy, about 5-8 minutes
  • 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)
  • Melt butter in pan and add ground beef
  • Cook, breaking up meat while it browns until fully cooked
  • Stir in cream cheese, tomato paste, mustard, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper until smooth
  • Pour in beef broth and cream and bring to a low simmer
  • Stir in cheese and let simmer 5-7 minutes until fully heated and melted smooth
  • Add bacon back into pan and let cool for 5-10 minutes to thicken before serving



  1. Reduce calorie content? Bacon can be reduced to 2 slices and butter can be omitted or reduced
  2. Leftover soup? Cheeseburger soup can be frozen for 3 months in an airtight container. 
  3. 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.
  4. Pickle lover? Serve some chopped pickles over the top
  5. Thicken the soup by cooling for 5 minutes before serving will allow the cheeses to thicken the soup. For a thinner soup add more broth.
  6. For a creamier texture, add an additional 1/4 cup cream
  7. Leftover bacon grease? Store for up to one month in the refrigerator


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 783kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 1858mg | Potassium: 643mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1400IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 3.4mg