Cheeseburger Soup

This Cheeseburger Soup recipe is a rich and cheesy bowl of comfort food made on the lighter side. It’s quick and easy, loaded with turkey and potatoes in every bite!

This Cheeseburger Soup recipe is a rich and cheesy bowl of comfort food made on the lighter side. It's quick and easy, loaded with turkey and potatoes in every bite!
Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger soup is always a hit with my family! It’s the kind of soup you crave on a cold night. This recipe, from my newest cookbook Skinnytaste One and Done is made all in one pot with directions for the Instant Pot or stove! I’ve partnered with ALDI to give you a sneak peak into the book and share this recipe with you all!

It’s thick and cheesy with chunks of potatoes and turkey. To get it creamy without adding any cream, I add a large piece of cauliflower to the pot and leave it whole, then puree it in the blender with some of the broth. The results are rich and velvety, and so, so good and a great way to sneak cauliflower into your kids dinner!

Skinnytaste One and Done Cookbook

A little bit about the book, it features 140 Healthy One-Pot Dinner Recipes made in a skillet, sheet pan, slow cooker, pressure cooker, air fryer, Dutch oven, etc. Each chapter is organized by cooking vessel. If you don’t have an air fryer or Instant Pot, no problem! I include alternate directions for stove and oven. Nutritional info is included with each recipe. WW points are not, as they are copyright, but they are all posted here for your convenience!

I just returned from a fun, no-fuss, glamping retreat to celebrate the launch of my new cookbook, which was sponsored by ALDI. We glamped under the stars at Firelight Camps in the Finger Lakes and enjoyed, campfire, smores, and recipes from my cookbook. The weather was a bit chilly, so we bundled up, drank lots of hot cocoa, hot cider, and enjoyed comfort food dishes including this Cheeseburger Soup which everyone loved. There’s so much to do in Ithaca, NY, some highlights of the trip were visiting gorges, hiking, foraging, wine tasting, cider tasting, visiting goat farms, and of course, sharing quality time with this talented group of inspiring women who flew in from all parts of the country to celebrate (I am forever grateful).

Skinnytaste One and Done Glamping Retreat

On our drive up from the city (it’s about 4 hours from NYC) we stopped at an ALDI store, and loaded up the car with all the ingredients needed to make this Cheeseburger Soup as well as tons of cheese varieties to create these gorgeous boards, plus fruit, nuts, chips, salsa, and plenty of wine and snacks for the week and we were able get everything for so much less than I would have thought!

More info about the soup, you can make this with beef if you prefer.  If you are gluten-free this works great with a gluten-free flour mix, all the ingredients below can be found at ALDI.

Cheeseburger Soup is a rich and cheesy bowl of comfort food made on the lighter side. It's quick and easy, loaded with turkey and potatoes in every bite!

Cheeseburger Soup is a rich and cheesy bowl of comfort food made on the lighter side. It's quick and easy, loaded with turkey and potatoes in every bite!
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Cheeseburger Soup

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254 Cals 20 Protein 19 Carbs 11.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: American
Cheeseburger Soup is a rich and cheesy bowl of comfort food made on the lighter side. It's quick and easy, loaded with turkey and potatoes in every bite!

Ingredients

Instructions

Instant Pot

  • Press the sauté button on an electric pressure cooker. Add the turkey and brown the meat, using a wooden spoon to break it into small pieces as it cooks, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the meat and transfer it to a small bowl.
  • In the pressure cooker (still on sauté), melt the butter. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flour, salt, and pepper to taste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute to cook the flour. Return the turkey to the pressure cooker and add the chicken broth, potatoes, and cauliflower and stir.
  • Seal and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, until the potatoes are soft. Quick release, then open when the pressure subsides.
  • Transfer the cauliflower and 1 cup of the liquid to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the puree into the soup and stir well. Add the cheddar and stir until melted. Serve topped with the scallions.

Stove Method

  • To make this in a large pot or Dutch oven, sauté over medium-high heat in steps 1 and 2. For step 3, bring to a boil, then cook, covered, over low heat until the potatoes and cauliflower are tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer 1 cup of the liquid and the whole cauliflower to the blender, and blend until smooth. Stir the puree into the soup, add the cheddar, and serve topped with the scallions.

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Notes

*Read the label to be sure this product is gluten-free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1-1/2 cups, Calories: 254kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 11.5g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 670mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 5g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 7
Keywords: cheesburger soup, cheeseburger soup recipe, healthy cheesburger soup, instant pot cheeseburger soup

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267 comments

  1. I make this pretty regularly! I use the whole pound of turkey instead of just half, and instead of putting the cauliflower in the blender I use my immersion blender on it to save on dishes. I also agree that this recipe has nothing to do with cheeseburgers, it should just be called cheesy turkey potato soup, or something like that.

  2. This is a go to recipe in our family. For the less calorie conscious people in my house, I make homemade croutons out of leftover hamburger buns and they sprinkle them on top for some added texture. Love everything about this recipe. 

  3. This recipe was pretty tasty, but the consensus in our house was that it doesn’t really taste like cheeseburger.  The carrots were good for loading up the veggies, but really detracted from the “cheeseburger” taste. I also think that using beef broth would’ve helped increase the cheeseburger flavors.  The cauliflower was barely noticeable (a win for my husband 😆). My recommendation is to microwave a bag of frozen cauliflower, drain it, and then blend it with the stock. 

  4. I made this soup today and it is delicious!!!! I’ll definitely be making this again!

  5. Wow! This recipe is so delicious. I love the suggestions to put chopped dill pickles on top. It made it really feel like all the good things about a Cheeseburger (cheese, meat) without the boring things (bun). My husband doesn’t usually like to have soup for a meal and he even said this recipe was better than a cheeseburger!!

  6. First of all, let me just say that I love most of your recipes, Gina, and you have truly been a lifesaver during my WW journey.  Your Chicken Enchilada soup is a winner every time, thank you.  I’m sorry but this one was not my favorite.  It didn’t taste like a cheeseburger to me but did taste like cauliflower.  I guess if you really like cauliflower, you’ll like this soup.  Keep up the good work, Gina, and thank you again for many recipes that I love. You’re my go-to for delicious healthy WW-friendly recipes!

    • Made this for the second time and it’s delicious! I add the Trader Joe’s umami seasoning and a little bit of hot sauce and garnish with some chopped dill pickles. The cauliflower gives it a creaminess that makes it seem way less healthy than it is. 

    • Sorry that you didn’t like it. Maybe cut back on the cauliflower or leave it out. I love this recipe and I am about to make it again today. Three times and 5 star rating for me.

  7. We love this recipe and actually only use 1C of cheese to save some WW points. We have found though, that we’re only getting around 4 servings per recipe rather than 6, and we measure out the 1/5 cups… not sure how that impacts the points calculations. Has anyone else had this problem?

  8. Praise for the cheeseburger soup. I had meatless ground beef from Trader Joe’s and I had no idea what to do with it.
    Saw the recipe for years but since we don’t keep meat in the house, I never thought to try it. I had my doubts about how the “fake meat” would turn out but it was SO good. I made sure to add TJ’s Umami seasoning to the meat.

    Loved the reviews that suggested topping with ketchup and mustard–so weird but it really elevated the dish!

  9. Oh man, tastes like a cheese burger for sure! But add some chopped pickles and a quick squirt each of mustard and ketchup and it’s like a completely decked out cheeseburger! Gives me my burger fix workout all the points from a bun. Love this! 

  10. We add pickles at the end with the scallions and it’s a game changer

  11. This recipe was insanely delicious and very easy to follow along. We used a soup pot and it all worked out just fine 🙂

    I used the full pound of ground chicken (instead of turkey) and it made for a meatier soup (plus I couldn’t be bothered to freeze 0.5 pound of ground chicken). I also omitted the cheese and instead sprinkled some on top.

  12. Really good. Tastes like it should be terrible for you; creamy and delicious. My wife and kids loved it. Great with bread.

    When I make it again, I will definitely add the whole pound of turkey instead of just 1/2 though. There’s enough soup to eat without it and a nice balance between all the veg, but I just felt like the turkey wasn’t as in the front as you would expect in a cheeseburger soup. Other than that, really good and really easy to make.

    Even better with bacon and more cheese.

  13. This was GOOD. I made a few modifications and it turned out perfect. I used sliced white mushrooms instead of carrots and on 14.5oz can each of chicken and beef broth. I added a little more shredded cheddar and sliced avocado on top. Will definitely make again!

  14. This was delicious. I used 96% ground beef. Oh. My. Goodness. So yummy!! Thank you for all the love that goes into these recipes.

  15. I love this soup and make it at least twice a month in the winter for lunches. I make it often as written–but a dash or two of hot sauce does up the flavor a bit if you need. I agree with other comments–leave the cauliflower as big as possible or it’s a pain to fish it out of the pot! I also make mine with ground turkey breast and it works just fine. 

  16. I have a family of 7 so I change the servings when I use your recipes.  I love using that function because it changes the quantity of ingredients but I’m noticing in this one it’s not changing what you have in parentheses. For example it told me I need 20 ounces of Yukon Gold potatoes when I doubled it but it threw me off because in parentheses it remained at two medium instead of changing it to four medium. Just a suggestion as I definitely use that function. I love your recipes thank you!!

  17. To be clear, is the 1/4 head of cauliflower supposed to be left whole when added to the pot to cook? I see nothing in the directions about cutting it into pieces?

    • Yes, whole so that when you take it out to blend, you’re not fishing for little pieces. If it doesn’t fit whole, you can break it into 2 big pieces. Again, you would want to have relatively big pieces to make it easier for you to blend later.

  18. Love this soup! I substituted butternut squash for the potatoes because members of my family are more keto. Great idea with the cauliflower- going to use it in other recipes!

  19. Filling comfort food that you won’t feel guilty about later! Skinny taste recipes are the best!!!

  20. Has anyone ever subbed a sweet potato for the russet?

  21. I was wondering has anyone ever added some diced tomatoes to this soup?  Thinking of trying it with tomatoes. 

    • Can you use cauliflower rice instead , maybe add add with cheese at the end?

      • I only have the tiny baby Yukon golds and I have no desire to peel them all. I might just go to the peel. Give a little texture and “fries” feeling. We shall see. Is this a bad call?

  22. I had really high expectations for this soup after reading the reviews. The soup was good and delicious but definitely not life changing nor did it taste like a cheeseburger. It needed a little more flavor, the texture was clearly cauliflower (which didn’t bother me but my husband wasn’t a fan). For a lower calorie dinner it was great. I would probably make again but with lower expectations and then I will be happier with it. 

  23. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!! I love making this super easy Cheeseburger soup. If you like cheeseburgers than this soup is for you. A must try 🙂

  24. Can you make this in a crockpot?

  25. I make this often and everyone  adds a spoonful  or 2 of sweet pickle relish to taste to their bowl.  

    I’ve also used steam in the bag frozen cauliflower if fresh cauliflower is ridiculously expensive.    I add a couple spoonfuls of broth to the cooked cauliflower, purée, and dump int the cooked soup.    

    • I wasn’t sure about using cauliflower rice but it worked out great. Thanks for giving me the confidence to try it!

  26. This turned out so delicious! I used salted butter, regular chicken broth, and shredded my own very sharp cheddar cheese but otherwise followed exactly. We will definitely be having this again.

  27. My absolutely fave skinny taste recipe. I have multiple cookbooks and I keep coming back to this one. Easy and satisfying.

    • Swapped chilli flakes for the garlic (allergy) but followed the rest of the recipe as written. Absolutely delicious! No one in my family knew this had a cauliflower purée so don’t let that deter you from trying and if you like spice, highly recommend the chilli flakes. Thanks for another great recipe Gina! 

  28. This was awesome! Loved blending the cauliflower, it really made the soup creamy and delicious. Husband absolutely loved it. Will definitely make again!! 

  29. I’ve made this a few times and it’s so yummy and comforting. We are vegetarians and use the garden “beef” crumbles in place of the ground beef and it turns out just great! Might have to try that ketchup addition sometime 😉

  30. Can this be frozen?

  31. I don’t have any cauliflower on-hand. Is there a good substitute to use as a thickener? Thanks!

    • I made this tonight – no cauliflower on hand, so I made a cornstarch slurry. It worked beautifully! Threw in some pickle juice for added zip!

  32. Honestly, this is one of our favourites! My daughter says I’m the worlds’s best cook but I keep telling her,, ” All the credit goes to Gina, this is Skinnytaste”. I have all her books. Love this one. Always double it. DELISH

  33. OMG!! I dont’ know how or why this taste so remarkable. The ingredients are pretty basic.. but It’s SO good. I read the recipe wrong and cut up the cauliflower before I added to instant pot, No worries, I used my immersion blender and It’s all good. You must try this soup!

  34. Gina… didn’t you used to have another cheeseburger soup recipe that had pickles in it? I was searching for it today but couldn’t find it? I will be making this one this weekend. Thanks so much for all you do!!

  35. This soup was to die for. We doubled it, (my husband and I) and still managed to finish it in three days (eating it over 4 meals… Oops!) As other reviews mentioned, adding ketchup, mustard, and some dill relish or pickles on top sounds weird, but really takes this to the next level. YUM. I will be using the pureed cauliflower base for other “cream” soups as well… I’m thinking cheesy broccoli, loaded potato, and chowders. Maybe even a chicken wild rice soup. Thanks Gina!

  36. Yes! There’s nothing special, other than the brand name.

  37. Hello! We make this every other week and my co-workers are hooked now, too. Is this meal freezer friendly? Thanks, Gina!

  38. Love this recipe! We make it at least once a month now. It is one of the few recipes I make that my husband begs for! When you say “2 celery stalks” are you referring to a bunch of celery or a singular stick?

  39. This recipe makes a delicious soup! I concur with Amanda. If you add a bit of ketchup and mustard, it really tastes like a cheese burger! I used organic ground turkey and Kirkland Shredded Jack and Cheddar cheese from Costco because that is what I had.

  40. I don’t have an Aldi near me. Can the Fit & Active 93% lean ground turkey be replaced with any 93% lean Ground turkey?

  41. Made this today… very delicious! I used ground beef instead of turkey and I used 1 lb of it instead of 1/2, but it came out great. I don’t think I’ve tried a Skinnytaste recipe that turned out bad!

  42. This was really good. I overlooked the low sodium broth so it ended up being a tad salty but that’s not the recipe’s fault, just mine. I only mention it because I’m a salt lover but, if you do make it with regular sodium broth, you won’t want to add additional salt. The whole family liked it. 🙂

  43. I just made this and was blown away! The perfect soup,  thick and cheesy with the relief of turkey and vegetable chunks. I was wary of the cauliflower thickening but as it turns out I loved that method. The cauliflower purée turned out to be so velvety and luscious; that would also be a delicious soup on its own. The one pot method was also so easy it’s amazing! This might be one of my faves!

  44. Sounds crazy but hear me out. A quick loop of ketchup and mustard around the top of this soup takes it over the top and really makes it like a burger. I know it sounds weird but it’s the final missing piece. 

  45. This didn’t remind me at all of cheeseburgers. It was quite bland, but after we added much more seasoning..it tasted great!!

  46. Just made this tonight-the only thing I was lacking was carrots, otherwise I made it exactly as is. Hubby & my tween girl liked it (they never like anything), and this was the second time I was able to sneak in cauliflower without anyone noticing! Awesome recipe-it’s another Skinnytaste keeper!

  47. Love the addition of cooking and pureeing the cauliflower to make it creamy. YUM!!! Thanks, Gina.

  48. So – I do the Keto diet. Can I leave out the carrots & potatoes? Can you suggest any substitutes for them? Also, can I use Arrow Root for the thickener? It sounds so good!

    • The vegetables are more for crunch and depth of flavor, IMO. You could leave out the carrots or cook them in the soup  in larger pieces and remove them to get some of the flavor but not the carbs. The potatoes can be left out. I’ve done that several times by accident. The cauliflower is the real thickener. I’ve had no idea leaving out the flour. I think arrowroot could make it gummy so as long as you’re keeping the cauliflower just leave out the thickener because it get nice and thick. 

  49. How can this possibly be so low in calories?  Absolutely amazing!

  50. How much more liquid should I use in an 8 qt instant pot? More broth? 

  51. My husband and I loved this creamy soup and plan to make it often. Healthy choice too.

  52. Delicious!! I keep thinking I’ve found my favorite Skinnytaste recipe….until I make the next one! This is so good. I used frozen cauliflower, so I steamed it in microwave, then pureed with the liquid and added back.

  53. I didn’t exactly follow this to a T-

    I accidentally used a full pound of 93% beef (I used up all of my ground turkey the night before to make delicious turkey burgers with zucchini!). I didn’t have any potatoes so I used cauliflower florets instead, and used 4 c of broth. My husband has told me no less than 10 times that this soup is delicious.

    I found this to be incredibly tasty and very filling. I can’t wait to make it again!

  54. Does this soup freeze well? 

  55. One of my all time favorites! So quick and easy and a great way to use up leftover veggies. Also, if you make this with chicken and skip the cheese, it tastes like chicken pot pie! Thanks, Gina!

  56. FYI – A double batch just fit in my 6 quart IP! (I made extra and plan to freeze for future quick lunches.)

  57. I don’t have yukon golds on hand, but I do have some russet potatoes I would like to use up…I know potatoes are finicky, but do you think those will work okay as a substitute just this once? Or better to leave them out? Thanks!

    • Yukon’s hold up much better, especially with reheated leftovers. Russets have a tendency to disintegrate. 

  58. What size instant pot did you use for this recipe? I don’t see that information anywhere in the comments or post, and it matters for those of us with the 3 qt pot which can overflow!

  59. I made this on cold and windy day – perfect soup weather. My 8 yr. old granddaughter was visiting and she loved it as much as I did. So, this recipe is also kid tested and approved in my household. What a clever idea to blend the cauliflower to make a thicker soup! I will definitely be making this again in the future.

  60. This soup is delicious!   I accidentally used 1 pound of ground turkey which adds a point per serving  but doesn’t change the soup a bit.  Yummy!   Thanks for creating these wonderful recipes.  

  61. I grabbed 99% lean ground beef and fat free cheese. Cuts the points in half once I plugged it in!

  62. Just made this! Sooooo good! My 1 year old loves it too! 

  63. This is now my go to recipe for guests on a casual, cold evening- SOOOO good! Thank you for this!

  64. Super recipe, really creamy without the fat!

  65. Hi Gina , I work night shift , so slow cookers are my passion !!! I have an instant pot as well , but on work nights I try to sleep as late as possible . I am trying to make this in the slow cooker today . I browned everything as directed on the saute function on the stove . I then added the broth to the pan scraped up the good stuff and threw it all in the crockpot with an extra cup of broth . Any chance you could post a slow cooker conversion ??? 

  66. I want to freeze it. Would it be best to wait to add the cheese?

  67. Oh man, that’s deliscious! Eating it as I write this!

  68. Getting ready to make this recipe, but realized I forgot the cauliflower! Do you think it would work with frozen cauliflower rice?

  69. This was so delicious! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this blew me away! It was so hearty and comforting but also light! Definitely will make again!

  70. Made this tonight so yummy 

  71. How will this taste and work without the cheese and cauliflower

    • Won’t be thick as the cauliflower is really the thickener in this. It will be a clear soup broth. It doesn’t need cheese, in my opinion, to give the full flavor, though if you’re not able to have dairy adding a vegan cheese or cheese made of lactose free milk can help add to the texture and taste. I often make this “bare bone” with no cheese. I might add a little extra salt at the end to taste as the. Geese would typically provide some of that. 

  72. I went to Ithaca over Thanksgiving break with my family a couple years, back — Such a beautiful place!
    This soup looks delicious and I love being able to sneak in veggies for my picky eaters! Can’t wait to try it this week!

  73. I’d heard people mention this recipe but hadn’t looked it up because I don’t really like cheeseburgers.  I almost missed out on this deliciousness.

    I bought your One & Done cookbook last month and saw the gorgeous photo – I immediately read the ingredients and said oh it has ground turkey! I like that better than beef.  And potatoes- that sounds good… etc.  I made it tonight and its delicious!

    Thanks Gina

  74. Excellent!

    I had been eyeing this soup for about a month and finally decided to make it. Super easy and quick. Could not taste the cauliflower, but it gave the soup a nice body. This does not taste like a “diet” soup at all and I’m surprisingly full considering the calories! Delicious recipe, as always.

  75. I absolutely LOVE this soup – as well as your Cheeseburger Casserole! When giving prep and cook times for Instant Pot recipes, I think it is important to include the time it takes for the Pressure Cooker to reach the point where it starts to count down from 10 minutes. I set my timer and it took 15 minutes for my Instant Pot to get the the 10 minute high pressure cooking mode. When you are on a timeline on weeknights, this matters! Thanks for all you do! I must have sold at least 7 cookbooks per version and turned twice as many people onto your website!

  76. Delicious! We added a little more salt to our individual bowls of soup but we will definitely indulge in this warm soup often during the cold Michigan winters.

  77. Made this on my pressure cooker tonight. Kids loved it!! Made some skinny garlic knots to go w it – so good!!

  78. This soup is like a warm hug in a bowl. It is so perfect for winter! I love it. I recently got an Instant Pot for Christmas and have been looking for easy recipes to start with.. let me just say.. this did not disappoint! LOVE this soup!! The only tip I would say is, dice your potatoes on the smaller side.. I quartered mine and it was still a bit big! (but that was clearly my fault!)

  79. This was delicious!!!!

  80. Made this tonight and it’s sooo delish. The taste Reminded me of caldo de queso. Next time I will add diced green chili..
    Yummy!! Thanks. Will defiantly make again

  81. If you make this in a slow cooker, at what point would you add the cauliflower?

  82. This is one of my favorite recipes this winter! I’ve made it several times already with full approval from the hubby. I use a whole pound of ground turkey (only adds 1 pt according to my recipe builder), extra carrots, and more like 1/2 a head of cauliflower. I leave some small pieces of cauliflower whole to bulk it up a bit and purée the rest of the cauliflower. Sometimes I add a little bit of chopped center cut bacon if I can spare the points. Last time I garnished it with a pinch of toasted sesame seeds and it was awesome! Another fantastic recipe – I love cheeseburger soup and having a lightened up version that’s so easy to make is wonderful!! I would love to freeze this – if anyone has frozen this with good results please let me know! 🙂 

  83. OMG! I have been following Gina for years now and have made so many recipes, but never wrote a review. Each recipe is better than the next. This soup is amazing!!!! Easy, comforting and filling. Made it in the crockpot and it came out perfect. Freezes well too. Best part- my kids said it was fantastic. I can never get everyone to agree on the same meal here – this soup will be in our permanent rotation. Thank you Gina for all you do!

  84. Made this tonight. Super delicious. Hubby was concerned it wasn’t healthy because it tasted too good. Packed him and I a healthy portion with a great salad for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing another great recipe!!

  85. This recipe is amazing and SO filling! Awesome flavor and enough for leftovers. Thank you! 

  86. I have ade this 2x, once on the stove and one in my Instant Pot and both tees it was a great success. Even my fussy food hubby loved it.
    Easy prep, easy to find ingredients and just perfect for a winter lunch or dinner.

  87. Gina you never disappoint. I made this as directed and my home of picky eaters all liked it. I will definitely be making it again.

  88. This is a wonderful soup!  I followed recipe exact and cooked in my Dutch oven on the stove. The only thing that I regret is that I didn’t make a double batch!

  89. Delish! So creamy with the pureed cauliflower. I used 50% reduced fat Cabot cheddar cheese. Taste is decadent enough to fool even the pickiest critic! This recipe is going into my normal rotation for sure!

  90. Made this last night. I didn’t blend anything, as I loooove cauliflower, and it was delicious (I did not keep the stalk, just the florets). I was afraid that leaving chunks of cauliflower would make this less of a soup, so I used the whole 32 oz in the chicken broth container.  I’m already craving the leftovers, and can’t wait till lunch!! 

  91. This is delicious!!!! You do not taste the puréed cauliflower. My kids loved it. I used a full lb. of ground turkey. 

  92. Awesome recipe!!  Can’t believe how creamy this tasted.  NO Cream.  Yay.    

  93. Great recipe! I made this tonight and it was perfect for warming up on a cold night. I love how the richness and creaminess the cauliflower brought without the extra calories and sodium. I used more like a pound of turkey and 1/2 a head of cauliflower and the proportions were still great. I added some diced bacon and French fried onions on top! May add in some jalapeños to the mirepoix next time for heat. Definitely a keeper!

  94. Made this for dinner from my cookbook that I received for Christmas. My husband isn’t a big fan of soups in general but he really likes this one! I loved how easy it was to make and had my 3 year old “help” with the chopping. Will definitely make again. Next time I may use sweet potato instead of cauliflower since we don’t usually prefer it but you couldn’t taste it.

  95. I was skeptical of the ground turkey as I don’t usually like any ground meat except hamburger. In the interest of following the recipe I went for it. This recipe did not disappoint, super yummy and super creamy. I was shocked how the cauliflower made it so creamy but did not make it taste like cauliflower. This will definitely be served again.

  96. I am so disappointed. This recipe did not work for me. My Instant Pot would NOT pressure cook this. The volume was fine but then I read somewhere else they sometimes shut down if you put thickeners in (like the flour in this recipe). It never got past the preheat and I had to finish on the stove.

  97. Honestly I glazed over this recipe when I first got my cookbook and marking all the recipes I wanted to try. It wasnt until it popped up in my news feed and I saw all of the positive responses. It was quick, easy and we all loved it! Thank you for all of these delicious recipes… I almost forget that their healthy too.

  98. I made this again today for lunch but I no longer use flour to thicken it because it doesn’t really need it. The combo of the potatoes, the pureed cauliflower and the cheese made it plenty thick enough. In fact, sometimes we add extra chicken stock. We usually add diced toms and scallions to the top, but next time, I might add a can of diced toms or Rotel to the broth mixture to see if the tomatoes help cut the richness of the cheese. Great recipe!! A child and husband pleaser always.

  99. Delicious! The whole family approved and had seconds! Really tastes like a cheeseburger!

  100. What can you substitute for the cauliflower? I like the taste but have trouble with it. 

  101. My husband and I are trying your meal plans to see if this can help us loose weight. I never cook but since starting this journey I have made every meal and I’m really starting to enjoy myself. Thank you for making everything so easy to follow especially with the videos that definitely helps add to understanding how things should look/work. We loved this recipe and I’m definitely going to save it! We had cheeseburger chowder as one of the courses at our wedding and this is a much healthier version of a meal that brings back wonderful memories!

  102. I made this the other night with half ground turkey and half ground beef and was like, eh- it’s fine. Froze the rest, broke it out tonight and it was delicious! Even my very picky child ate it up and kept thanking me for making “kid” soup :). Not sure what changed with the freezing except the turkey taste seemed to blend better the second time around, so next time, I will use ground chicken or beef- but that’s complete personal preference. This one is definitely in the rotation and is a perfect weeknight dinner!

  103. Made this tonight! This is sooooo good. I didn’t have fresh cauliflower so I used frozen and I was delicious 

  104. Gina, every time we try a new recipe I swear it’s my favorite and this was no exception! My personal chef, AKA my husband, made this for us last week and it is AMAZING and is even better as leftovers, the consistency is thicker and the flavors meld all together. We usually don’t ever vary from the recipe BUT being from NM, we made it a Green Chile Cheeseburger soup, because everything is better with green chile! Thanks again for another phenomenal recipe.

  105. I just got an instant pot and printed out some of your recipes. I made this for my family and they loved it! This will definitely be made weekly in my house ( :

  106. I made this stove top and it’s delicious! I used a 12oz steamer bag of cauliflower instead of cooking it with the soup. I didnt have anough liquid to pull 1c to blend with the cauliflower, so I used an additional 1c of chicken broth to blend the cauliflower and added it to the soup. It needed a bit of S&P at the end but the result is delicious! Thank you!

  107. I used frozen cauliflower, added diced pickles, and and dijon mustard. This is a keeper!!!! Will be making again and again!

  108. Made this tonight. A double batch using venison. So good and hearty. I kicked mine up a bit more. It is a great healthy alternative to the cheesy version made with “V” cheese. Love this!!!
    Going to freeze the rest!

  109. Updated… Okay, so it was better then expected. Unfortunately my husband didn’t like it, and I am pretty sure my kids won’t even try it… I will keep trying!!! I wish I left out the carrots.

  110. I am in the process of cooking this now. I am prepared to have a back up plan because it looks gross. I am staying positive because of all the great comments. Please stay tuned.

  111. This recipe was so easy and delicious! Even my picky 3-year-old loved it. Definitely adding this one to our rotation. 

  112. I just made this while watching my Patriots play! Delicious Gina, thanks for this yummy recipe!

  113. Any tips for getting the melted cheese off the bowls other than throwing them away. Love this soup but the clean up is awful!! 

    • SOS pads work so good, there are some w/soap. I was able to easily clean melted cheese off of bowls I broiled in the oven for french onion soup. 🙂

  114. I have made this twice in two weeks. It is one of my favorite soups so far! The first time I made it per the recipe=yummy! The second time I used ground beef and used cauliflower pieces instead of the potatoes=yummy as well! 

  115. My whole family loved this! Very kid-friendly and I love the added veggies. 

  116. This cheesecake soup is fantastic!  Gina, thank you for another outstanding cookbook and sharing your recipes with us.  I share so many of your recipes with my friends because they are all delicious.  

  117. This cheeseburger soup is so good and filling!  Gina thank you so much for another wonderful cookbook and sharing your recipes.  They are always a hit!

    I have shared many of your recipes with my friends.  

  118. Going to make this today as written in my InstPot. Only one problem, could not get Yukon Golds, so would regular Russets or bakers work just as well ?

  119. Absolutely Delicious! Thank you!

  120. I made this last night and it was Ah-mazing!! My husband and 16 year old son devoured it.

  121. Wow! This is fantastic. My husband hates soup, but kept raving about this. I added 4x the meat though (1 lb for half the recipe) so it was more like a stew. It was so rich and creamy. Perfect comfort food for this snowy day.

  122. My family loved this! I found a lazy girl’s shortcut for the cauliflower. I bought a 12oz bag of frozen florets and microwaved them. When the soup was done, I pureed them with 1 cup of the broth like the recipe calls for, and added the puree back to the soup. So silky and beautiful. We couldn’t taste the cauliflower at all. Thank you, Gina!!

  123. I made this for dinner last night in my IP and it was a hit! Even my husband loved it. Adding the cauliflower puree was genius! Not only did it give the soup a creamy texture, it also added a ton of flavor! I’d love to see more “cream” soup recipes with the base of this recipe! Cream of broccoli or spilt pea….I feel like experimenting myself a bit! More please!

  124. If you double the recipe (leftovers please!!) does that change the time or any of the other instant pot directions?

  125. All I can say is “you hit it out of the park with this recipe “.  My husband says he wants it once a week!  Thanks for all your recipes!

  126. Omg! This was so good. I did not change the recipe at all. But did use a slow cooker at low for about 6 hrs.At first my son did not want to try my diet food, but once he ate it, he ask for more. Thank you Gina for your wonderful recipes.. I only wished I doubled this recipe to have leftovers for my bbn lunch tomorrow.

  127. Made this for dinner tonight, winner!!!! It is so thick and velvety. Thank you!

  128. I made this tonight and it was great! My husband loved it but of course he wanted bacon (wants bacon on everything). I screwed up the cauliflower part by not leaving it whole while boiling… I chopped it beforehand so digging through and finding it afterwards was tedious but worth it as it made a nice puree. Also, I don’t have an instapot so I did it on the stove. Highly recommend for a chilly evening! 

  129. How could I do this in a crockpot instead of a pressure cooker?

  130. Added diced dill pickles to the topping and it was amazing! 

  131. I have been on a soup kick lately so I was super excited to see this recipe. I am not a fan of cooked cauliflower so I was a little nervous while making it but you can’t even taste it! It turned out delicious! I did sub lean ground beef for the turkey just because of personal preference. In the past I’ve made a full fat version and this tastes just like it (or better). I have been using skinny taste for years. Gina’s recipes never disappoint!

  132. Can i use frozen hashbrown potatoes? 

  133. Wowza this was good! It tastes super indulgent when it’s actually healthy. Plus I LOVE the blended cauliflower to thicken it up…my husband and daughter are both super picky eaters and this is a great way to sneak in an extra veggie. I bet it will be even better tomorrow as leftovers.
    P.S. As an aspiring dietitian I just love all of your recipes!

  134. This soup is spectacular!! My husband recently had 13 teeth extracted (ouch!) and has to have his food blended for a bit. He loved it so much he said he’s eating the rest for breakfast tomorrow. 🙂 Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

  135. If you don’t want to,have three quarters of a cauliflower lying around how much riced cauliflower from a freezer section would you use?  This looks delightful

  136. I love this cookbook! Will all the recipes end up here?

  137. Very tasty. I doubled the recipe in my instant pot. I made the following two changes: added one can of original Rotel. And replaced the Aldi cheese with Trader Joe’s Lite shredded 3 cheese blend. I used the whole 12 oz  bag for a double recipe. Oh— and subbed out the turkey for ground chicken. The turkey/ chicken sub did not change the flavor I think. Chicken was on sale!!  

  138. This was soooo gooood! I added a final touch taken from a cheeseburger casserole recipe…I diced up some pickle and threw it in my bowl along with a small squirt of ketchup! Heaven!

  139. My husband is going to die over this one. On a related (totally not-as-creepy-as-it-sounds) note, he refers to you as his other wife because literally all of my go-to recipes are yours lol. You have yet to steer us wrong, Gina! Thanks for all the great stuff 🙂

  140. Do you think I could omit the potatoes? Or would that drastically change the recipe?

  141. I made this soup last night with turkey meatballs (had them in the freezer) and it was very delicious. I didn’t even put in all the cheese. I’ll reheat it tonight and add a bit more cheese before eating. I used an immersion blender with the cauliflower and broth and it blended up just like thick cream. My husband LOVED it!

  142. Made this tonight and it was a HIT. My toddler lapped it up! I think next time I may marinate the meat first to give it a bit more of a cheeseburger kick (we love super seasoned burgers around here)… definitely being added to our rotation this winter!

  143. I am adding this to next week’s meal plan for sure! My husband HATES cauliflower, so I cannot wait to sneak some in his food! 🙂 This entry made me pine for ALDI. We moved to Northwest Florida and there’s not one here. Please ALDI, we need you in Santa Rosa Beach/Destin/Panama City Beach!

  144. I can’t even believe how delicious this is. I added a can of diced tomatoes like someone mentioned doing and it really worked out well. So much flavor, tastes like a high fat soup. Can’t taste the cauliflower at all. I can’t wait to eat the rest of it. Thanks, Gina!!!

  145. Hi Gina, how do you think this would be if I added more ground turkey (like a pound or even 1.2lbs like the Aldi ground turkey comes in)? It wouldn’t affect the points since it’s a lean meat but gets me closer to the 300-350 calories per meal that I aim for. Do you think this would be ok or would the taste of turkey overwhelm the other ingredients?

  146. This looks like a great recipe – I want to make it tonight, and as we are watching carbs I want to omit the potatoes. Any suggestions? I have a sweet potato that I could put in, or perhaps just more veggies.

  147. This soup is fantastic! I preordered the cookbook, and received it a few weeks ago. Hadn’t made the soup yet, and it showed up in my e-mail today, so I tried it. I made it in a stock pot on the stove. Made a double batch (so glad I did!!!), and used lean ground beef. I used half beef stock and half chicken stock. I followed the recipe otherwise, and used my immersion blender with the cauliflower and liquid in a bowl. It was a typically delicious Skinnytaste recipe. Thank you, Gina!!!!

  148. I cannot wait to try this! I love the unhealthy version of this using the V cheese. I just made it a couple weeks back for a girls weekend. THIS would have been a much wiser and healthier choice! I also LOVE that this is an Aldi pairing. I do 95% of all my shopping at Aldi. I hope we see more sponsored recipes with them!

  149. How can I do this in my slow cooker/crockpot

  150. I want to try this so bad!  Question for everyone: how do you make these delicious looking cheese soups without the cheddar making it gritty?  I’ve tried the Skinnytaste broccoli potato cheese soup, and I love the flavor, but mine always comes out gritty and I am not a fan of that. I’ve tried making it several times using multiple different cheeses, including grating my own to avoid the “anti-stick” coating that preshredded cheese tends to have. Any tips for me?  This soup looks so good!

    • I had the same problem for years until recently I discovered that if you take the soup off the heat before adding cheese, it melts perfectly!  Don’t continue heating after adding cheese (keep wafm on my instant pot was fine).  Good luck!!  

  151. I love Aldi! They’re about the only place I can consistently find reduced fat cheddar cheese! I can’t wait to try this soup. (I bought the cookbook, but haven’t gotten this far yet!) Thanks again, Gina!

  152. THis was SO GOOD! I used 97% fat free ground beef instead of turkey   Also didn’t have fresh cauliflower so I used 12 oz of frozen riced cauliflower and it was still delish

  153. I hate the taste of cooked cauliflower. How strong is the taste?  If I wanted to substitute fat-free milk or fat-free half-and-half how much would you recommend ?

  154. Do you think you could sub the cauliflower for extra potatoes and just puree those? I know it’ll change the point value, but there’s no way I’m sneaking cauliflower past the picky eaters!

  155. Girl! Cannot believe I’m seeing photos of my hometown right now. I’m glad you had a fun trip to Ithaca. Totally making this soup tonight. XOXO

  156. I can’t wait to try this. By the way I bought the new cook book… freaking awesome! Love the WW point listings you have online too. Thank you so much!

  157. does anyone know what the freestyle smart points would be if we used 99% FF turkey? Thanks!

    • 6 points based on the calculations I did with the same ingredients. But I’m using Trader Joe’s light 3-cheese blend, which is fewer points than general low fat cheddar I’ve found. We don’t have Aldi in Portland, Oregon, so her choice isn’t an option for me. Sargento’s reduced fat version would be the same amount of points as the Aldi brand. The TJ’s bag cheese I’m using takes each serving to 5 points.

  158. I may add spiral zucchini and mushrooms to the soup.

  159. What could you substitute for the turkey to make this vegetarian?

    • Omit it.  Or try beans or mushrooms instead.  You could also try one of those meatless crumbles they sell in the frozen section of the grocery store.

    • Cooked beans, mushrooms or those meatless crumbles (made of soy or setian) that they sell in the frozen section.

  160. I need to cook for a group on Saturday, and this is just perfect! Some of my guests need gluten-free selections, and this fits the bill. Thanks for sharing this just in the nick of time. I tested the recipe today (small batch) and love it! Can’t wait to get your book!

  161. We have a family member with an intolerance to cauliflower. Could we substitute broccoli or what would you suggest?

  162. I didn’t find any link to your new book on the Aldi website. Did I just miss it?

    Have not made this recipe yet. Just saw it this morning.

  163. Can potatoes be omitted?

  164. I’ve been to Firelight Camps! It’s fantastic!

  165. How does cauliflower fit into cheeseburger soup?

  166. Could I make this with riced cauliflower  or riced cauliflower and riced sweet potatoes?

    • It would be hard to puree just the cauliflower after, it would change the texture but I am sure you can.

    • I made it a couple of nights ago, with cauliflower that I’d already riced. I sauteed it in a skillet with olive oil just until it started to color and soften a bit. Then I blended it as per the recipe with some liquid from cooking the veggies and chicken. It turned out delicious–my partner loved the heartiness of it. But he does love his beef, so

      I’m also thinking of variations, such as using lean ground beef and beef broth.

  167. This is a great use for leftover turkey!

  168. I made this last night for dinner. It is so good and so easy to make. The hubby went back for seconds. I’m not a fan of cauliflower but in this recipe you can’t taste it. This will be on my menu rotation. Thanks again for another great recipe and cookbook.

  169. So glad you enjoyed our area! I am looking forward to trying this soon. All the best!

  170. Can I sub lean ground beef?

  171. I’m so confused, how do potatoes fit into “cheeseburger” soup? Have I been eating my cheeseburgers wrong my whole life?

  172. Hi I have all your cookbooks but I love one & done the best. I have no more room in my freezer from making your recipes.  Thanks

    • Ha I can relate! I just made a double batch of this (using venison) and I plan to freeze the rest.
      I love to food prep and freeze and almost all the recipes are from ST!

  173. This was the first recipe I made from the new book. My husband LOST HIS MIND over it. He could not stop talking about how good it was, even the next day!!  A definite keeper!!!!

  174. Is it weird that I want to garnish this with finely chopped pickles and diced tomatoes? ??

    • Absolutely not, I think that would be awesome@

    • No, it’s not weird! In fact, I was thinking about adding tomatoes at the end and leaving the potatoes out altogether, since I do SmartPoints and not Freestyle (so I have to count the turkey). Your idea of garnishing with pickles is great! It reminds me of Gina’s cheeseburger casserole but without the pasta.

  175. I’m going to try this one tonight. I absolutely love the new book! My favorite has been the sheet pan section, can’t beat a quick delicious meal with easy clean up. My son has asked for the chicken enchiladas three times so far – a favorite 🙂 I love the Turmeric Ginger Salmon with Cauliflower and Carrots so healthy so good!

  176. I just made this last night in my Instant Pot. Delicious and versatile. I followed the recipe. I had a jalapeno in the fridge so I sliced that and threw it in with the scallions but my husband and I love tons of flavor and usually don’t add salt. We have to find other ways to add flavor. You can also use whatever cheese is in the fridge. You can also add bacon or turkey bacon but of course that adds calories. I was just thinking what would I put on my cheeseburger. I will definitely make this again.

  177. This was delicious; really felt like I was eating junk food! My eight-year-old does his crazy happy dance when I tell him that cheeseburger soup is for dinner. It was friday night “junk night”, and when given the choice between this soup and a smoked meat sandwich (one of his favorites), he chose the soup! The portion isn’t huge, so it’s perfect served with a light side salad. Yum!

  178. Would this freeze well?

  179. This is one of the first few recipes I made from the new cookbook – it is one of the most delicious soups recipes, was very easy to make (I did it on the stove) and I love the velvety texture! It also is actually a great freezer friendly recipe! Thanks for another favorite!

    • Thanks for saying it’s a freezer friendly recipe!!  What container did you freeze your soup in?  Will a ziplock bag work?

  180. Can this be made in a slow cooker?