Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cheesburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup
(adapted from Holly's recipe at
I doubled the recipe to make aprox. 10 servings

one package of ground turkey (mine was 2.2lbs)
2 onions, chopped
5 carrots, shredded
3 stalks celery, diced
2 tsp basil- I probably put in more
4 tbsp dried parsley- again, probably more
one stick butter
6 cups chicken broth
5 potatoes, mashed
1/2 cup flour
8 oz processed cheese food (I used Velveeta)
3 cups milk
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup sour cream

Brown turkey, drain & set aside. In the same saucepan saute onions, carrots, celery, basil & parsley in 2 tbsp butter until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

Add broth, potatoes & turkey and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. (since the potatoes are already cooked- this is really just a holding time for the next step or to warm the potatoes if you are using leftover ones like I have in the past)

In a small skillet melt remaining butter. Add flour and cook for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup. Cook & stir soup for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper and cook and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream. Serve immediately.

my comments- I have written in the ways I have changed it already except that I didn't double the Velveeta- it should have been 16 oz (sometimes the kids are just a bit distracting!!) and it tasted very good this way.

I really love this soup. I went out looking for it maybe a year ago (probably in a cold stretch of winter like we are having now) because my mother in law used to own a deli and she would have 6 different soups a day. One of the favorites was a cheeseburger soup.

I tried with the presentation a bit today. I have a very small plant of parsley they I brought in from the patio in the fall. Not enough to actually cook with - but it served its purpose here!

I am entering this into Souper Sundays at I was so excited to see Deb's soup group (ha ha) because I LOVE soup! What a great way to plan a soup into the week.


Debinhawaii said...

Thanks for participating in Souper Sundays this week. Your soup looks decadent and delicious! The round up post is up with your soup on it. Sorry I couldn't get your picture larger. I can't change the size from the one you posted I guess.
Have a great week!


Natashya said...

Sounds like a great soup for this cold weather!
I am with you - always up the herbs!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks like someting my whole family wou;d enjoy. I must try it. Bookmarked..