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Keto Low-Carb Cheeseburger Soup

Keto Low-Carb Cheeseburger Soup is a quick and easy one-pot dinner recipe. The ingredients include ground beef, cheddar cheese, cauliflower, and cream cheese. Load it up with crunchy bacon, pickles, and tomatoes if you wish. This healthy hamburger recipe is perfect for meal prep and leftovers.

keto low carb cheeseburger soup in a white bowl with pickles, tomatoes, and bacon

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This post was originally published in 2019. It has since been updated.

Is cheeseburger soup keto and low carb? Most recipes call for potatoes. This recipe is prepared without potatoes and uses cauliflower instead.

There are 439 calories in this soup.

raw ground beef, cauliflower and chopped onions for keto cheeseburger soup
chicken broth, butter, Italian Seasoning, and mustard seasoning for keto cheeseburger soup

How to Make Cheeseburger Soup

  1. If you want to make this a one-pot meal, use a Dutch oven. Brown the ground beef with salt and pepper. Drain the beef and remove it from the pot.
  2. Saute onions and butter.
  3. Add in chicken broth, fresh cauliflower, Worcestershire sauce, Italian Seasoning, dried mustard, and garlic powder.
  4. Seal the pot and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Open the pot and add shredded cheese, cream cheese, and heavy cream.
  6. Stir and serve.
collage photo of raw ground beef, cooked ground beef, and sauteed onions in butter for keto cheeseburger soup

How to Thicken

I like for my soups to be really thick. I use 2 ounces of cream cheese in this recipe and that helps.

I also use xanthan gum to thicken. Once the heavy whipping cream and cheese has been added to the soup. Place 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum and a couple of tablespoons of soup in a small bowl and stir.

The mixture will thicken. Stir until it’s no longer clumpy. Pour it into the pot and stir. The soup will thicken.

keto cheeseburger soup cooked in a Dutch oven

What Can You Use to Substitute Cauliflower?

You can substitute with radishes or omit the cauliflower.

keto low carb cheeseburger soup in a purple Dutch oven

What to Serve and Goes Well With the Soup

I love to load the soup up with toppings. This also helps with meal prep so the soup does not get boring day after day.

Cooked and crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, chopped pickles, and shredded lettuce will work well.

You can also serve the soup with fresh Keto Biscuits.

a wooden spoon with a scoop of keto cheeseburger soup

Topping Ideas

  • Pickles
  • Cooked and Crumbled Bacon
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Shredded Cheese

How Long It Will Last in the Fridge

Store the soup in a sealable container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

keto low carb cheeseburger soup in a white bowl with pickles, tomatoes, and bacon

Freezer Tips

You can freeze the soup for up to 6 months, but because it has cheese and cream, the dairy will likely separate once frozen. In general, creamy soups with dairy aren’t the best to freeze if you want the texture to stay the same. You can read more about the Types of Soups You Can and Can’t Freeze here.

More Keto Soup Recipes

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Keto Zuppa Toscana Soup
Keto Chicken Zoodle Soup
Keto Low Carb Chili

Keto Cauliflower Soup
Buffalo Chicken Soup
Keto Taco Soup

keto low carb cheeseburger soup in a white bowl with pickles, tomatoes, and bacon

If you have tried my popular Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, you will love this dish! You may also enjoy Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole, Keto Shrimp Alfredo, and Keto Low-Carb Bacon Egg and Cheese Casserole.

spoonful of keto cheeseburger soup with bacon, pickles, and tomatoes
keto low carb cheeseburger soup in a white bowl with pickles, tomatoes, and bacon
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Keto Low-Carb Cheeseburger Soup

Keto Low-Carb Cheeseburger Soup is a quick and easy one-pot dinner recipe. The ingredients include ground beef, cheddar cheese, cauliflower, and cream cheese. Load it up with crunchy bacon, pickles, and tomatoes if you wish. This healthy hamburger recipe is perfect for meal prep and leftovers.
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Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger soup, keto cheeseburger soup, low carb cheeseburger soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 439kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot, I use a Dutch oven, brown the ground beef on medium-high heat with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use a meat chopper to break down the ground beef. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the beef is no longer pink. Drain the excess fat and set the beef aside.
  • Add the butter and onions to the pot on medium-high heat. Cook until the onions are translucent and fragrant and the butter has melted.
  • Add in the chicken broth, cauliflower, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, Italian Seasoning, dried mustard and stir. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes until the cauliflower is soft and can be pierced with a fork.
  • Uncover the pot and add the cooked ground beef, heavy cream, cream cheese, and shredded cheese. Stir.
  • For thick soup: Scoop out a couple of tablespoons of the soup and add it to the bowl with the xanthan gum. Stir the mixture until its thick and no longer clumpy, then add the mixture back to the pot. Stir the soup. This will thicken up the soup.

Topping Ideas

  • Cooked bacon, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, chopped pickles.

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Notes

  • I like to buy a block of cheddar cheese and grate it on my own. I don’t buy pre-shredded cheese because it has processed chemicals and does not melt as well.
  • You can substitute cauliflower for radishes.
  • If you would like more mustard taste, add more dried mustard and taste repeatedly.
  • If you aren’t concerned with keeping this a low carb recipe you can use cornstarch to thicken the soup instead of xanthan gum. Combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch along with 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Stir and then add the mixture to the soup. Stir repeatedly until it thickens.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 35g
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Recipe Rating




Maria

Friday 12th of November 2021

Sounds like a great recipe I will have to try soon!

staysnatched

Saturday 13th of November 2021

I hope you try it!

Maria

Friday 12th of November 2021

Another way to thicken it up would be to use an immersion blender and blend part of it up.

staysnatched

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Thanks for sharing!

Carissa

Saturday 6th of November 2021

This soup is amazing!! Also this recipe is so detailed that literally anyone could make this!! Thank you so much for another amazing recipe, Brandi!

staysnatched

Saturday 6th of November 2021

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Sara

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

Theee best cheeseburger soup I have tried thus far. I halved the recipe and it was the perfect amount for one person with leftovers. I didn’t even miss the potatoes! 😋

staysnatched

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

So glad to hear it was the best!

Amber Cooper

Sunday 29th of August 2021

So I planned to make this recipe, but I got sick. I gave the recipe to my husband so he could make it for dinner, and it turned out great! Trust me, he does NOT know how to cook. The directions and videos were so helpful, and the final product was delicious! I will definitely be adding this to the rotation!

staysnatched

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Awesome I'm glad you enjoyed it.