Skip to Content

Insanely Easy Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Who loves cheeseburgers? This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup is one of the best flavors ever! It's literally like eating a cheesy & hearty version of a cheeseburger, but stored perfectly in a mason jar! With a cook time of under 30 minutes, everyone will crave this simple Cheeseburger Soup Instant Pot recipe over and over again!

We never get tired of soup. It's a fast and easy dinner recipe and the leftovers are always spot on. This simple soup literally tastes like a burger with all its cheesy goodness, and we're constantly making it just for that reason.

The best part about making homemade soup? It's made with simple ingredients with a HUGE flavor and goes incredibly well with Olive Garden Breadsticks.

The post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here.

Jar full of Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup.

Since you get to make this soup in the Instant Pot, it means that there's less mess to clean up afterward! This is awesome because, after a full belly, all you're going to want to do is put up your feet and relax.

You can also easily change up this cheeseburger soup recipe by using ground turkey or chicken in place of beef. With meat prices going sky high, it's good to know that you have options that are cheaper (and less fat!) to use and still have that same great taste!

If you're a soup fan like we are, be sure to check out our Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup for another hearty and cheesy soup!

💕 Why You'll Love This Cheeseburger Soup in the Instant Pot

  • Fast and hearty
  • Adjustable to your dietary needs
  • Literally tastes like a cheeseburger with WAY less clean-up afterward!
  • A delicious soup that the whole family will love
  • Makes bowls and bowls of comfort food at its finest
  • Quick and easy dinner for a cold night

Make sure that you have some of your favorite soup toppings handy to add some awesome flavor.

🍔 Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup Recipe Ingredients

Just gather up the easy ingredients listed below to get started. You're going to love how fast and simple this soup recipe is to put together and enjoy.

  • lean ground meat
  • diced onion
  • water
  • potatoes
  • condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • heavy cream
  • shredded cheese
  • green onions
Ingredients needed to make Cheeseburger Soup.

🔪 Tools Needed for Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Measuring Cups and Spoons

[amazon box="B0747VKPSY" template="horizontal" description_items=1]

Instant Pot

[amazon box="B01NBKTPTS" template="horizontal" description_items=1]

Knife and Cutting Board

[amazon box="B09PXB62XT" template="horizontal" description_items=1]

Wooden Spoon

[amazon box="B0888SXBYL" template="horizontal" description_items=1]

Soup Ladle

[amazon box="B088XXRK1H" template="horizontal" description_items=1]

Mason Jar for Storing and Serving

[amazon box="B08T1TFPXL" template="horizontal" description_items=1]

✏️ How to Make Homemade Cheeseburger Soup in the Instant Pot

Grab your simple ingredients and get to work on this easy cheeseburger soup recipe.

  1. Turn on the sauté mode of your Insta pot and add in your ground meat and ice onion. Sauté the meat until it's only slightly pink, make sure you cook the meat as it will continue cooking in the pot under pressure. Cook the onions for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are translucent. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure that the onions do not stick.
  2. Add the water and potatoes to your Instant Pot and make sure the potatoes are evenly spread out in the pot. Add in the remaining ingredients, do not mix everything.
  3. Put me on the Insta pot twist to seal can you close the pressure valve on the top by pushing it away from you.
  4. Set your Instant pot to high pressure for one minute. Once the minute is up and it has finished cooking perform a quick pressure release by releasing the pressure valve manually.
  5. Press the cancel button and then turn off the Keynote back on. Once the ingredients start to simmer slowly add in the cream. Stir to mix and add your green onions stir again.
  6. Slowly adding your cheese while you continue to stir and make sure the cheese melts as you are stirring it in.
  7. Serve and enjoy! You can choose to top with Bacon bits, extra cheese, and green onions for garnish.
In process images showing how to make cheeseburger soup in the Instant Pot.

🥣 Helpful Tips

  • Change up the cheese to change up the flavor. You can add a sharp shredded cheese or a spicy cheese, too!
  • Don't worry about draining out any of the excess grease for the cooked meat. It shouldn't be enough to have to worry about doing that. However, if you find that you have to, you can always drain grease from the meat.
  • I used ground turkey, but you can use ground chicken or ground beef.
  • If using ground chicken, you can swap the water for chicken broth. Same if using ground beef, swap the water for beef broth.
  • Make a big batch of Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup and store it properly for freezer meals and have meals ready to go in the future. This is especially helpful in the colder months!
  • The time it takes for the Insta pot to come up to pressure and release the pressure is not included in the cook time for this recipe.
  • If you like this soup, you're going to love this decadent Instant Pot Cheddar Broccoli Soup.

🍲 Recipe Variations

Here are some optional ingredients you may like!

Add some spice - If you're a fan of spicy burgers, add some jalapenos to the mix!

Add some dill relish - Seriously, it's so fun and flavorful!

Add a dollop- to finish off your bowl of soup, add a dollop of sour cream to bring some extra flavor

Add cream cheese- for a creamier instant pot hamburger soup, add some cream cheese to the recipe

Load up on bacon crumbles- for a super filling Instant Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup, garnish with allll the bacon crumbles you have!

Closeup of cheeseburger soup in a jar with cheese and green onion.

🍴 FAQ

Can you use Velveeta cheese?

You can but it's going to make this soup very creamy and thick. It'll still be delicious, but it will have a different texture and flavor outcome.

Can you add veggies to this soup recipe?

Absolutely! Adding in some chopped broccoli or even a little bit of spinach can add some major health benefits!

How do you store leftover soup?

Just store leftovers of this simple cheeseburger soup recipe, just let it cool down, and store it in a container with a lid, like your Mason Jar. It should last for 2-3 days in the fridge.

You can also choose to freeze this hearty soup!

To freeze your soup, let it cool completely and transfer to a ziptop freezer-safe bag and lay your sealed soup bag flat in the freezer to freeze and save space.

Alternatively, you can store your soup in a freezer safe Mason Jar, ensuring that you leave enough head space for expansion when freezing/thawing.

Other Easy Instant Pot Recipes

Craving even more quick soups to make in the Instant Pot? Check out these awesome recipes!

Close up of cheeseburger soup with garnish.

Insanely Easy Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup is one of the best flavors ever! It's literally like eating a cheesy & hearty version of a cheeseburger!
Print Pin Rate
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground meat
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 2 cups potatoes diced
  • 2 - 10.5 oz condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Turn on the sauté mode of your Insta pot and add in your ground meat and ice onion. Sauté the meat until it's only slightly pink, make sure you cook the meat as it will continue cooking in the pot under pressure. Cook the onions for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are translucent. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure that the onions do not stick.
  • Add the water and potatoes to your Instant Pot and make sure the potatoes are evenly spread out in the pot. Add in the remaining ingredients, do not mix everything.
  • Put me on the Insta pot twist to seal can you close the pressure valve on the top by pushing it away from you.
  • Set your Instant pot to high pressure for one minute. Once the minute is up and it has finished cooking perform a quick pressure release by releasing the pressure valve manually.
  • Press the cancel button and then turn off the Keynote back on. Once the ingredients start to simmer slowly add in the cream. Stir to mix and add your green onions stir again.
  • Slowly adding your cheese while you continue to stir and make sure the cheese melts as you are stirring it in.
  • Serve and enjoy! You can choose to top with Bacon bits, extra cheese, and green onions for garnish.

Notes

  • Change up the cheese to change up the flavor. You can add a sharp shredded cheese or a spicy cheese, too!
  • Don't worry about draining out any of the excess grease for the cooked meat. It shouldn't be enough to have to worry about doing that. However, if you find that you have to, you can always drain grease from the meat.
  • I used ground turkey, but you can use ground chicken or ground beef.
  • If using ground chicken, you can swap the water for chicken broth. Same if using ground beef, swap the water for beef broth.
  • Make a big batch of Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup and store it properly for freezer meals and have meals ready to go in the future. This is especially helpful in the colder months!
  • The time it takes for the Insta pot to come up to pressure and release the pressure is not included in the cook time for this recipe.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with all our new recipes. Tag us if you make the recipe on IG or share your thoughts by commenting on the pin on Pinterest.

Keep On Sippin' On Something Sweet

Pin It For Later

Jar or cheeseburger soup with text overlay.

Sharing is caring!

Recipe Rating