Hamburger Au Gratin Soup Recipe

Soup Recipe: Hamburger Au Gratin

Soup is a staple in our house through the cold winter months. This is one of my favorites and we make sure to get it in the line-up at least once in the season despite the fact that it doesn’t score high on the “healthy soup” scale.

An indulgence, for sure, but a one you most definitely have to give a go!

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Hamburger Au Gratin Soup Recipe

Hamburger Au Gratin Soup

Ain't nothin' overly healthy about this one but it's sooooo good you definitely need to schedule in a "cheat day" and just allow yourself to indulge. Hamburger Au Gratin Soup is the perfect end to a long, cold day with all its creamy, cheezy goodness!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1.5 Lb hamburger
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup carrots grated
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup rice flour (regular flour if GF isn't an issue)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2-3/4 large brick Velveeta cheese (you can't really muff this up – it's cheese – measure with your heart)
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 Tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/8 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 8 oz sour cream


  • Brown and drain hamburger, set aside
  • While hamburger browns: grate, chop, dice and mince veggies
  • Melt butter in pot, add veggies and cook until soft
  • Add flour, mix well, then whisk in chicken stock. Allow to come to a simmer & thicken
  • Add milk, return hamburger to pot and bring back to simmer
  • Add Velveeta cheese, stir well allowing all cheese to melt.
  • Measure all spices into the pot, mix in well
  • Add sour cream, return to simmer, stirring to ensure all ingredients are combined and sour cream has melted into the soup.
  • Soup should be thick and creamy. Serve hot with crusty (GF!) bread!


*You might be shocked to learn that this recipe freezes/reheats well so a double batch is certainly not wasted effort (just use a large stock pot or you’ll quickly run out of room!)
*Schar gluten free ciabatta rolls, cut in half and lightly toasted are my go-to for dipping…and soaking up every drop from the bottom of my bowl of this deliciousness!
Keyword gluten free, soup

Here’s another of my favorite soup recipes that is sure not to disappoint:
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

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