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4.84 from 18 votes

Comforting Cheeseburger Soup

Course Soup
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey could use other ground meat
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey sausage could use other ground sausages
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cups russet potatoes peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup whole milk warmed
  • 1 cup heavy cream warmed
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded (can use a mixture of cheeses if desired. I like smoked cheddar and sharp cheddar)
  • Toppings: shredded cheese fresh parsley, chopped bacon, dice tomatoes, cheese, pickles, buttered croutons.

Instructions

  • In a large deep skillet brown ground turkey and ground sausage. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same deep skillet at 2 tablespoons of butter and diced carrot, onions and celery.
  • Sauté until tender over medium heat.
  • Stir in cubed potatoes, chicken broth, italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer just until potatoes are tender (but not to soft).
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large soup pot, melt 4 tablespoons of butter.
  • Whisk in flour a little at a time stirring constantly over medium heat.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in warm milk and warm heavy cream.
  • Stir in cheeses until mixture is smooth and creamy. Do not bring to a boil or simmer.
  • Pour meat & vegetable mixture into the cheese sauce and stir until well combined.
  • Taste and add in additional salt, black pepper, garlic powder or Italian seasoning if needed.
  • Laddle soup into bowls and top with desired toppings.
  • Serve hot!