Hearty Skinny Cheeseburger Soup

Are you ready for this hearty, warm, cheesy, protein-packed soup? Because once you try it there’s no going back! Imagine the cheeseburger-filled days of summer translated into a comforting soup version for fall! We’re certain that everyone in your house will request this during the chilly days of autumn. At only 207 calories for a cup of soup, you’ll be happy to make this recipe again and again.


  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30-35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Serving size: 1 cup


  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 small carrots, shredded (about ½ cup)
  • 3 stalks celery, diced (about ½ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 Russet potatoes, peeled and medium dice
  • 1½ cups reduced-fat mild cheddar shredded cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tomato, diced


  1. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the ground beef. Drain any excess fat, and set the beef aside.
  2. In a large stock pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, cooking for about 4-6 minutes until the onions become translucent. Add the garlic, cook for an additional 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, then whisk in the chicken broth and milk. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  4. Add the potatoes, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
  5. Stir in the cheese, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, diced tomatoes, and set-aside beef.
  6. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, and serve warm.

Nutrition Information

  • Per Serving: (1 cup)
  • Calories: 207
  • Calories from fat: 85
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Sodium: 437mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Protein: 15g
  • WWP+: 6
  • SmartPoints: 6


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