| |

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup Recipe You'll Love

Sharing is caring!

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup Recipe You'll Love

Leave the burger at the restaurant and make your very own delicious soup recipe at home instead. This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup recipe is crazy fast, crazy good, and will have everyone in love with how similar of a taste it really does have to a cheeseburger.

This perfect recipe has tons of flavor all in a nice tidy bowl of cheesy soup. Get ready for the cold weather with this or one of our other delicious recipes for Instant Pot soup.

This comfort food recipe is made with an electric pressure cooker instead of a stove top so it is a quick recipe that puts dinner on the table for the whole family without all the hassle. Pressure cooking a great recipe like this for an easy one pot meal is a good way to save on cook time on a cold night.

For those who prefer or only have a slow cooker, this recipe can also be adapted for slow cooker use, providing a convenient alternative for making this delicious cheeseburger soup. Check out our slow cooker cheeseburger soup recipe for specific instructions.how to make cheeseburger soup

Easy Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

I can assure you that you're going to love the taste and the flavor of this delicious cheeseburger soup in the Instant Pot. Every time I make it, it's insane at how much it really does taste just like a cheeseburger!

Pair this hearty soup up with a nice dinner roll or even a side salad and you've got yourself quite the delicious meal.

We have tons of soup recipes on A Pressure Cooker if you're looking for even more soup recipes.

Ingredients needed for this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

All you need are the list of simple ingredients below to get started. Once you add them in, the Instant Pot takes over and does all the work, and melds the flavors of a cheeseburger into a bowl of creamy soup.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ of a medium white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound of cooked ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound of red potatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups of chicken broth for the soup base
  • ½ cup of heavy cream or cream cheese for added creaminess
  • 4 cups of shredded cheese (such as sharp cheddar), finely shredded (extra cheese if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Add bacon to make this an Instant Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup. You could also make this recipe in a crock pot or put up extra when making freezer meals and put the extra in a sealed soup bag.

For the last step, top your bowl of soup with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions for an easy recipe. It’s hard to figure out which part of this tasty dish is the best part.

How To Make Cheeseburger Soup Using Your Instant Pot

Add your olive oil to your Instant Pot and select the Saute function. Use the adjust button and select the medium (normal) setting.

Once the Instant Pot has gotten hot, you’re going to want to add in the chopped onion and sirloin. After that, put the salt and pepper to taste and the Italian seasoning as well.

Stir and cook until the onions start to show a bit of color and the sirloin is pretty much browned. This will take about 7 minutes or so.

After that time has passed, push the “keep warm/cancel” button and then put in the potatoes and beef broth. Bring to a boil, then put on the lid the lock into place.

Make certain that you switch the vent to “sealing” and select “high” on the “manual” setting. Put the cooking time to 3 minutes.

Once the three minutes have passed, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. After that do a quick release to let out steam before taking off the lid.

You’ll want to be certain that the cream doesn’t curdle so you’ll want to add in about 2-3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from your Instant Pot into it before you add it to the mixture. Stir.

Slowly add in the cheese, one cup at a time is best, and stir until melted. Serve with freshly chopped parsley and some smoked paprika.cheeseburger soup for instant pot

Variations to this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

You can easily change up this recipe so that it tastes a bit different each time. Some ideas are:

  • Use a different type of potato other than a red potato
  • Change up the type of cheeses that you use
  • Add a different type of meat and how it tastes
  • Chop up some dill pickles and have them as a fun topping
  • Leave out the potatoes altogether
  • Adapt the recipe for a slow cooker by cooking on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, offering a convenient alternative to the Instant Pot method

Can you Freeze Cheeseburger Soup for Later?

You bet. You can always freeze any leftovers of this soup so that you can easily enjoy it later. However, it's important to note that freezing cheeseburger soup can lead to potential issues, such as the separation of dairy and texture changes upon thawing, which might affect the overall quality of the soup.

What other meat would taste great in this cheeseburger soup recipe?

Ground beef, ground turkey, and even ground chicken would be all great options that ultimately have less fat, too.

What to serve with this Cheeseburger soup recipe.

Cheeseburger soup is pure comfort. But what to pair with it?

Imagine a velvety cheeseburger soup in front of you, enticing with its hearty aroma. You're probably pondering what sides can complement this cozy, rich bowl of delight – something that matches the soup's warmth without overshadowing its robust flavors.

Your quest for the perfect accompaniment must consider both texture and taste. Ideally, we're looking for sides that bring a contrasting crunch or a refreshing zing—taste allies that will dance alongside the soup's creamy, savory profile without pulling too much focus. We want to elevate the meal, not just fill the plate.

Now, let's dive in.

Crafting the Perfect Side Salad

Sometimes simplicity is key. A mixed greens salad with crisp, fresh vegetables offers a palate-cleansing contrast to a rich cheeseburger soup.

To build layers of flavor, incorporate a variety of greens—arugula for a peppery bite, spinach for earthiness, and romaine for crispness. Dress lightly with an acidic vinaigrette to cut through the soup's creamy indulgence.

Opt for a homemade dressing—perhaps a zesty lemon vinaigrette—to elevate your simple greens into a harmonious accompaniment for a comforting bowl of Cheeseburger soup.

Greens Selection: Enhancing Flavors

Selecting greens for your side salad demands a balance of texture and flavor, complementing the Cheeseburger soup without domination. Romaine's crispness, arugula's spice, and spinach's earthiness make a trifecta of taste.

Mixing greens creates a symphonic side that contrasts the rich, mouth-coating heft of the soup. Think of a light, acidic dressing as the conductor, bringing out the best in each element.

A spritz of citrus can transform simple greens into a standout ensemble.

To finish, invoke the zest of freshly squeezed lemon or a dash of apple cider vinegar in your vinaigrette. This tangy touch elevates basic ingredients to a refreshing crescendo, making your Cheeseburger soup sing alongside a symphony of greens.

Bread Pairings That Delight

Certainly, a steaming bowl of Cheeseburger Soup calls for a companion that's equally comforting. Crusty artisan breads, with their rugged exterior and tender heart, stand as timeless sidekicks. They're adept at sopping up every last drop, capturing the essence of the soup in each fiber of their being, transforming each bite into a harmonious blend of soup and bread nirvana.

Classic dinner rolls, buttery and soft, can also play a delightful supporting role. They offer a gentle, pillowy contrast to the rich, meaty flavors of the soup, creating a balance that allows your palate to fully appreciate the complexity of this robust concoction.

Crusty Classics: Baguettes & Rolls

Bite into the crispness of a fresh baguette.

That golden crust cracks so satisfyingly beneath your teeth. The soft, airy interior is like a cloud, a perfect vehicle to transport the flavors of Cheeseburger Soup straight to your taste buds. As you tear off a piece, the steam rises, carrying with it the promise of a perfect pairing—simple yet utterly transformative. The baguette acts not just as a utensil but as an essential element elevating every spoonful.

Feeling snacky? Grab a bread roll to satisfy.

Nothing quite matches the joy of a buttery dinner roll, still warm from the oven. It's small but mighty—the kind of sidekick that knows its role and plays it superbly. Whether you're using it to dab at the corners of your mouth or as a sponge to soak up the hearty broth, a dinner roll is a comfort food classic that always stands up to the task.

Baguettes and rolls have a storied history in cuisine.

These crusty stalwarts have graced tables for centuries, earning their place among the pantheon of timeless food pairings. They aren't just sides; they are culinary traditions, enduring through trends and time. In the context of Cheeseburger Soup, these venerable bread varieties add a textural contrast that is both practical and sophisticated.

More Soups in the Instant Pot

  • Chicken Florentine Soup | Enjoy this delicious and flavorful soup that is includes a savory broth and is perfectly seasoned.
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup | One of our all time favorites, this soup is a regular on family dinner nights.
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup | So delicious! We love to top this chicken soup with tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado, and sometimes even Pico de Gallo.
  • Chicken Noodle Soup | The ultimate comfort food, homemade chicken noodle soup is an amazing homestyle soup recipe that is perfect for cold winter days. It's also delicious when you have a cold or flu.

Recipe

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

how to make cheeseburger soup

This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup recipe is so much fun to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Instructions

    1. Add your olive oil to your Instant Pot and select the Sauté function. Use the adjust button and select the medium (normal) setting.
    2. Once the Instant Pot has gotten hot, you're going to want to add in the chopped onion and sirloin. After that, put the salt and pepper to taste and the Italian seasoning as well.
    3. Stir and cook until the onions start to show a bit of color and the sirloin is pretty much browned. This will take about 7 minutes or so.
    4. After that time has passed, push the "keep warm/cancel" button and then put in the potatoes and beef broth. Put on the lid the lock into place.
    5. Make certain that you switch the vent to "sealing" and select "high" on the "manual" setting. Put the cooking time to 3 minutes.
    6. Once the three minutes have passed, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. After that do a quick release to let out steam before taking off the lid.
    7. You'll want to be certain that the cream doesn't curdle so you'll want to add in about 2-3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from your Instant Pot into it before you add it to the mixture. Stir.
    8. Slowly add in the cheese, one cup at a time is best, and stir until melted. Serve with freshly chopped parsley and some smoked paprika.

Notes

FAQs:

  • Can a dog have Cheeseburger Soup? It is best not to share this recipe with your dog as the following ingredients are harmful and can poison him: onions, heavy cream, and cheddar cheese, which can upset their stomach and lead to gastrointestinal problems in the least.
  • Can a cat have Cheeseburger Soup? As with dogs, cats cannot consume garlic or onion, because they are toxic ingredients for their body. Also, cheese and heavy cream, because most cats are dairy intolerant. Your cat may end up vomiting, having watery eyes and nose as well as salivate. So if you want to share this recipe with your cat, you need to remove the ingredients said above.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 984Total Fat 72gSaturated Fat 38gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 239mgSodium 1599mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 62g

Did you make this recipe?

Get more Instant Pot recipes in our Facebook group and by following APressureCooker.com on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Have you tried this recipe? Don't forget to Rate This Recipe and leave a comment!

Author

  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

Sharing is caring!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *