As my kiddos get older they are getting more interested in helping me create dishes for our family.

Recently they asked me to create a Cheeseburger Soup.

I’m collaborating with my friends over at Mt. Olive Pickles. This Cheeseburger Soup is a bowl of creamy, cheesy goodness that the kids will love.

Cheeseburger Soup 


  • Hamburger Dill Chips (for garnish)
  • Pickle Juice (1/2 cup)
  • Hamburger Dill Chips (chopped, 2/3 cup)
  • White Onion (Diced, 1/2)
  • Red Bell Peppers (Diced, 1/2)
  • Ground Beef (2 lbs 9 oz)
  • Slap Ya Mama (Season to taste)
  • Olive Oil (1 tbsp)
  • Frozen Crinkle Fries
  • Shredded Cheese (for garnish)
  • Heavy Cream (1/2 cup)
  • Lactaid Milk (1 cup)
  • Cheddar cheese soup in a can (10.5 oz)
  • Onion Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Smoked Paprika (1/2 tsp)
  • Garlic Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Chicken Stock (1 cup)
  • Yellow Mustard Seeds (1/4 tsp)
  • Velveeta Cheese (14 oz, cut)
  • Ketchup (optional)
  • Additional milk needed with canned Cheddar cheese soup


  1. Dice the onions, bell peppers and pickles. Set aside.
  2. Season the ground beef with Slap Ya Mama. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to bake the fries.
  4. Bake the fries according to package.
  5. Turn on the Instant Pot to Saute.
  6. Add Olive Oil to the Instant Pot.
  7. Once the olive oil is hot, Brown the ground beef. Stirring often. Cook for about 8 – 10 minutes or until brown.
  8. Drain the ground beef. Set aside.
  9. Add a little more olive oil and saute the onions and bell peppers. Stirring often, 3 – 5 minutes.
  10. Toss in diced pickles. Stirring often. 1 – 2 minutes.
  11. Add the mixture to the reserved ground beef. Set aside.
  12. Switch the instant pot to the Soup setting for 20 minutes or so.
  13. Add the pickle juice to the pot.
  14. Add the chicken stock.
  15. Add the milk.
  16. Add the heavy cream. Stirring often. About 5 – 7 minutes.
  17. Once the liquids are hot, stir in a can of cheddar cheese soup. Use the can and fill with milk.  Stir often until the cheese soup is liquefied.
  18. Add the mustard seeds.
  19. Add the Onion powder, garlic powder. smoked paprika. Stir.
  20. Turn down the heat pressure to low on the Soup setting. This will prevent burning.
  21. Stirring often. Cheese can burn so stir often. Cook until ingredients are well mixed and everything is hot. About 5 – 10 minutes or so. *Do not use timer on the instant pot.*
  22. Season the fries with Slap Ya Mama before serving.
  23. Serve in a bowl. Top with shredded cheese and sliced pickles. Serve with french fries or crackers.
  24. ENJOY!!!

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1st collaboration of 2022. Made a Cheeseburger Soup for the kiddos with MT. Olive pickles. Served in my stoneware Soup and side bowl. Really love this bowlo. Great for chips and dip, soups and sandwich etc…

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