Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

It’s Souper Bowl Week here on NeighborFood which means my friends and I are loading you up with comforting soup recipes fit for any Super Bowl party or cold winter night. I’m kicking off the festivities with this Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup loaded with crispy bacon, tater tots, and cheddar cheese PLUS a Le Creuset giveaway! Read on to find out how to enter!

This Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup is loaded with bacon, tater tots, and cheddar cheese!

Food mashups seem to be all the rage these days. For the most part, I’ve watched the trend with mild interest and a raised eyebrow. I generally prefer my food to be one thing. I want a chocolate chip cookie, not a chocolate chip cookie stuffed with an Oreo topped with a cupcake and sandwiched around ice cream. I’d like my burger on a plain ol’ bun, not a donut, and please, for the love of all that is holy, keep my pizza Dorito-free Pizza Hut.

Still, there are exceptions to my distaste for mashups. A local donut place serves a doughssant, which is a croissant deep fried and glazed like a donut, and it’s mind blowingly good. Another exception? This Bacon Cheeseburger Soup.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup from

When you’re craving something creamy and warm, but also want the savory, cheesy goodness of a burger, this is the dinner for you. This meal is satisfying and rich, with all the flavor of your favorite bacon cheeseburger and all of the comfort of a hot bowl of soup.

This soup is loaded with onion, potatoes, tomato, ground beef, and lots of cheddar cheese. But like any burger, the toppings make all the difference. This one is piled high with crispy bacon, tater tots, and green onions. It’s your burger and fries all in one bowl! And the best part? It’s gluten free and easy to make!

Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup from

When you can’t quite decide if it’s a burger night or a soup night, don’t sweat it! Just make this soup and get a taste of both in every bite.

This week, my friends Emily of Jelly Toast and Melanie of Melanie Makes are teaming up to bring you a week full of hearty, warming, comforting soups. They’re just the thing you’ll want to come home to on a cold winter night, and they’re perfect for feeding a crowd at your Super Bowl parties! We’re celebrating this Soup-er Bowl Extravaganza by giving away a gorgeous 5 quart Le Creuset French Oven. This is a staple piece for any kitchen, and the ultimate soup-cooking vessel. Scroll below the recipe to find out how to enter and be sure to check out my friend’s tantalizing soup recipes as well!

Emily’s Slow Cooker Pork Ramen
Melanie’s Chipotle Chicken Lime Soup

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with Tater Tots

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

This hearty Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup is loaded with crispy bacon, tater tots, and cheddar cheese. It's perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner, or serve some at your next football party!


  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped


  1. Place the potatoes, onion, celery, basil, parsley, chicken broth, and tomatoes in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  2. Thirty minutes before you're ready to eat, brown the ground beef in a skillet. Drain any excess fat, then add the ground beef to the crock pot. (If you're cooking the bacon, add it to the skillet and fry while you proceed with the recipe. When crisp, remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels).
  3. Whisk together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of the milk until smooth. Stir it into the slow cooker, then add the remaining milk, cheddar cheese, and sour cream, stirring to combine. Turn the slow cooker up to high and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until soup is slightly thickened and heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 450 degrees and bake the tater tots according to package directions.
  5. Serve the soup warm topped with tater tots, bacon, and green onions, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 662Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 848mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 46g

Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.

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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home 

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  1. I’m definitely hot and cold on the topic of mashups, depending on the item. But I have no reservations about this one. In fact, I’m wondering why tater tots aren’t a more widespread topper for soups of all kinds. I’m making this for Jeff, and soon. He’s a tot fanatic!

  2. Dude!! Tater tots!! This is the best Courtney! Also that doritos pizza makes me want to hurl.

  3. Yes! I am totally with you on the mash up recipes. I swear some combinations make my head spin. This soup, however, is totally on point my friend! I love soup with a ton of toppings!! Especially tot toppings 😉

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