Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is a super easy recipe to make right in your slow cooker and will hit the spot any time of the year!
Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is a super easy recipe to make right in your slow cooker and will hit the spot any time of the year.
 If you love a good cheeseburger as much as I do, you will love what this Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup brings to the table (no pun intended). I often post about cheeseburgers on my Instagram page- they are such comfort food for me!
I used my all-time favorite brand of diced tomatoes for this recipe, Tuttorosso.  Even though it was weeks ago that I actually made this soup, I think about it all the time.  Good food has a way of doing that to me.  My life and job revolve around food, so that’s really no surprise, right?  I use Tuttorosso for everything, as I talked about in this post about my Greek Chicken Soft Tacos, and I JUST yesterday used their sauce and tomato puree in my famous Sunday sauce.  I have literally tried every brand there is at my local grocery store and always come back to Tuttorosso.  They are made by Red Gold Tomatoes, a company out of Indiana.  I only used half of a large can of their diced tomatoes in this recipe but I always find it easy to find other uses for what is leftover so that nothing goes to waste!  For instance, this BLT chopped salad with avocado, or these Greek Chicken Soft Tacos which also use Tuttorosso tomatoes or sauce would be a great use of those extra tomatoes!  Just saying…
Tuttorosso brand diced tomatoes at Wegmans grocery store.
 This Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup will quickly become a favorite in your house – I promise.  It’s loaded with flavor and once you brown the beef and onions, the slow cooker will do the rest of the work for you.  The flavors come together so nicely in this soup!  I have heard so many people say that they never use their crock pot in the warmer months, but I recently discovered how it actually makes SO much more sense to use it when the weather warms up.  This is the best way to keep your kitchen (or entire house in my case) from heating up as a result of that oven running for hours!  Don’t save it up for the fall and winter, people.  Slow cooking is the best way to still get those meals on the table while you’re out of the house all day at work or wherever you may be (shopping?).
Crock Pot Cheesy Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is a super easy recipe to make right in your slow cooker and will hit the spot any time of the year!
OK, so this is obviously not the healthiest soup in the world but if you’re looking for a meal so full of flavor that you won’t be able to stop yourself from going in for seconds, this is the soup for you.  Also, I can almost guarantee no complaints from the picky eaters in your family.  Enjoy!
Cheeseburger Soup is a super easy recipe to make right in your slow cooker and will hit the spot a
Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8
 
Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is a super easy recipe to make right in your slow cooker and will hit the spot any time of the year!
Ingredients
  • 10 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup white onion, diced
  • ⅛ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ of a (28 oz) can Tuttorosso diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb medium shells pasta or other similar pasta (elbows would work)
  • Additional cheese, crumbled bacon, and sour cream (optional), for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, add the ground beef and onion and saute/brown until meat is no longer pink. Break up the beef with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about one or two minutes, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Drain excess grease from the pan.
  3. Add ground beef to crock pot/slow cooker (mine is 6 quarts).
  4. Add in half of the can of the tomatoes (don't drain - try to get half the juice as well), water and chicken stock. Stir.
  5. Add in the cooked bacon. Stir.
  6. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  7. Thirty minutes before serving: Whisk together the heavy cream and flour in a small bowl until no clumps remain (this is to thicken the soup).
  8. Whisk this into the soup.
  9. Add in the cheese and stir until it's melted. Cook on low for 25-30 additional minutes.
  10. While that’s cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook according to instructions on box. Drain and add to slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  11. Serve the soup hot with extra cheese and bacon crumbles (and sour cream or chopped up dill pickles if you're feeling adventurous!) on top of each bowl.
*Leftovers will thicken a lot as they sit in the fridge. To reheat, add a little water or extra chicken stock.

Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is a quick and easy dinner recipe to make right in your slow cooker and will hit the spot any time of the year.

Disclaimer:  Thank you Tuttorosso for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always.

Recipe source:  adapted from bigbearswife.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

16 Responses to “Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup”

  1. April 12, 2016 at 8:15 AM #

    I could sure use a big bowl of this on a rainy day like today. It looks super comforting!

  2. April 12, 2016 at 2:16 PM #

    So creamy and cheesy, this will definitely be a crowd-pleaser in my house!

  3. April 12, 2016 at 2:43 PM #

    I love that this comes together in a crockpot and I LOVE that this is such a wonderful combo of such delicious flavors!

  4. April 12, 2016 at 9:31 PM #

    I eat soup all year long and I absolutely love how amazing this looks!

  5. April 13, 2016 at 12:33 AM #

    This looks so good, pure comfort!

  6. April 13, 2016 at 8:43 AM #

    That’s everyone’s dream dinner, I think. Easy to make and full of flavour!

  7. April 13, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

    I agree about using the crock pot in the warmer months — anything to keep the kitchen cooler is a must! Anyway, this looks seriously good. Great idea! Thanks.

  8. April 13, 2016 at 12:27 PM #

    This looks so creamy abd delicious…and I know it would go over well in my house!

  9. April 13, 2016 at 5:23 PM #

    I adore cheeseburger soup! YUM. I even put diced dill pickles on mine, even though I know that sounds totally weird 🙂

    • April 13, 2016 at 5:47 PM #

      Not weird at all! I love pickles!

  10. April 13, 2016 at 5:48 PM #

    Cheeseburger soup! How fun is this! I never used to use my crock in the warmer weather and now I sooo see the benefit! Keeps the kitchen so much cooler!!

  11. April 14, 2016 at 10:21 AM #

    Girrrrllll this looks soooooo cheesy comfort good!

  12. April 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

    This is my kind of soup! And I know my boys would love it, too!

  13. Ginny McMeans
    April 14, 2016 at 2:28 PM #

    This is great comfort food that my husband will love!

  14. April 14, 2016 at 3:16 PM #

    I make a cheeseburger soup that my kids just love, but it doesn’t have bacon or noodles! I’ll have to try this version!

  15. Barb
    February 16, 2017 at 4:27 PM #

    I’m sure it doesn’t make a lot of difference, but when does the Worcestershire sauce go in? Pasta is a big no-no in my house, so I will probably pile in more ground beef and leave the noodles out .

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