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keto hamburger soup
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Keto Hamburger Soup

This easy recipe for keto hamburger soup is the best low carb soup recipe for a cold night. It’s made with simple ingredients like ground beef and without cream cheese for a dairy free soup that also happens to be Whole30 compliant. This soup can be made right on the stove top or even in your instant pot or pressure cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Keto
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 6 -8 Servings
Calories: 243kcal


  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef 90/10
  • 1 cup Red Onion diced
  • 2 cup Celery diced
  • 2 tsp Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1.5 cups Zucchini diced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper diced
  • 8 oz Baby Portobello Mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup Dill Pickles chopped
  • 1 15 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz Can Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup Pickle Juice
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 6 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped


  • In a large soup pot, heat avocado oil over medium high heat. Add in garlic, onion and celery and saute for 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • Add in ground beef and saute in with onion, garlic and celery until ground beef is cooked through. Add mushrooms, zucchini, bell pepper, italian seasoning, salt and pepper and saute for 5-8 minutes or until zucchini and bell pepper begins to soften.
  • Stir in worcestershire, pickle juice, diced tomato, tomato paste, beef broth and chopped dill pickles.
  • Turn up heat to high and bring soup to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes and turn down to a simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Adjust seasonings if needed, garnish with parsley and serve hot. Top with shredded cheddar cheese for cheeseburger soup.


Instant Pot Hamburger Soup Instructions:

Keto hamburger soup can be made in your instant pot! Use the saute function on your instant pot instead of a soup pot.  Follow instructions up to step 3.  Set the instant pot on manual HIGH pressure for 10 minutes and do a quick or manual release once finished.  Adjust seasonings and serve hot. 

Recipe Tips and Tricks:

  • To add fat content to your soup, use a ground beef of 80-85% lean meat.
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese before serving to make a delicious cheeseburger soup.
  • To make a creamy keto hamburger soup, add in 4 oz of cream cheese after soup is cooked.  Stir until cream cheese is dissolved. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1667mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g