Crockpot Creamy Potato & Hamburger Soup

Crockpot Creamy Potato & Hamburger Soup is a deliciously rich and comforting dish that’s perfect for a cozy meal. This soup combines tender potatoes, savory ground beef, and a creamy broth, all cooked to perfection in a slow cooker. It’s an easy and hearty meal that your family will love.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water (optional, for thickening)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Extra shredded cheddar cheese (for garnish)


1. Brown the Ground Beef:
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s no longer pink. Drain any excess fat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.

2. Prepare the Crockpot:
Transfer the browned beef mixture to a crockpot. Add the diced potatoes, sliced carrots, and sliced celery.

3. Add Broth and Seasonings:
Pour in the chicken or beef broth. Add the dried thyme, dried parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

4. Cook on Low:
Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes and vegetables are tender.

5. Add Cream and Cheese:
Stir in the heavy cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk. If you prefer a thicker soup, add the cornstarch mixture and stir well. Continue to cook on low for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the soup is creamy.

6. Serve:
Ladle the hot soup into bowls and garnish with fresh chopped parsley and extra shredded cheddar cheese if desired. Serve with crusty bread for a complete meal.

Tips for Success

  • Ground Beef: Use lean ground beef to reduce excess fat in the soup.
  • Cheese: Shred your own cheddar cheese for a smoother melting consistency. Pre-shredded cheese can be coated with anti-caking agents that affect melting.
  • Consistency: If the soup is too thick, add more milk or broth to reach the desired consistency. If it’s too thin, add the cornstarch mixture to thicken it.


  • Bacon Addition: Add cooked, crumbled bacon to the soup for extra flavor and texture.
  • Vegetarian Version: Use vegetable broth and a plant-based meat substitute for a vegetarian version.
  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce for a spicy twist.


Crockpot Creamy Potato & Hamburger Soup is a rich and comforting dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With its creamy texture, hearty potatoes, and savory ground beef, this soup is sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy the ease of preparing a delicious and satisfying meal in your crockpot, and savor the comforting flavors of this delightful soup.

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