low carb cheeseburger soup

Spicy Habanero Cheeseburger Soup

This spicy, comforting, low carb Habanero Cheeseburger Soup goes together in minutes. It’s an easy dish that’s perfect for fall and, with just 2.1 net carbs, you can enjoy it often!

For this recipe you’ll need: buttter, onion, ground beef, heavy cream, garlic powder, habanero cheddar cheese, extra sharp cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper.

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A blustery, chilly autumn day calls for this spicy, low carb habanero cheeseburger soup. It’s a snap to make and it always results in masses of comfort food warm fuzzies. Wouldn’t you agree that we could all use a few more masses of comfort food warm fuzzies?

I thought so.

Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup

What Is Your Go To Comfort Food?

More than once I have been accused of giving all of my recipes a southwestern twist. My answer is always the same, well duh!

I am from Texas and southwestern is what we do. I love chiles, cumin, cilantro, and all of those other warm, spicy flavors that are so prevalent in my area.

I think comfort food is one of the most difficult things to accomplish when you low-carb because generally comfort foods are high carb things like mac and cheese, ice cream, pizza, whatever. One of my biggest comfort foods ever is potato soup. My mom made it a lot when I was growing up and when I am down or sad I crave it. I make a low carb version with cauliflower but it’s not quite the same.

Cheeseburger soup with a kick of habanero is definitely on my comfort food A list. My go to comfort foods are usually creamy and rich.

Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup Comfort Food

Make Your Meal More Satisfying

It’s important to realize that the magic of food isn’t just that we need to eat it or that it tastes good. Eating is about ritual, tradition, flavor, color, aroma, taste, texture, and many other things all rolled into one heavenly experience. It’s one of the reasons I really dislike fast food, it has no soul.

In the long run you’ll end up feeling deprived when you are low carbing if you aren’t careful. Sooner or later you’ll cave to what your emotions consider to be “real comfort food”.

Why? Because we give up the traditional foods and rituals and exist on scrambled eggs and pork rinds. There is no tradition, no memories, and nothing special about it even if it’s delicious. Try this experiment — for one day fix your meals on a pretty plate. Sit at the table. Have a glass of sparkling water or wine. Treat yourself like you’re special because you are!

I like to have things around me that satisfy all my senses and my need for tradition and ritual. Special soup bowls to keep things colorful and pretty are one thing I like to do. Having a pretty table, cloth napkins, using pretty pots and pans, and praying before I eat are all rituals that help me enjoy my food more anytime.

Try it. Just get one special bowl or place mat or whatever and see if it doesn’t become a warm tradition that can turn almost anything into comfort food


Nutritional Info

Habanero cheeseburger soup is low carb, quick, and easy. From lowcarb-ology.com

Spicy Habanero Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Here’s that habanero cheeseburger soup recipe –

It’s important that you use a strongly flavored cheese in this since there isn’t much cheese in it. You’ll want there to be as much flavorful as possible. I used Tillamook extra sharp cheddar and Tillamook Habanero cheddar in this recipe. In the event that you can’t find habanero cheddar you have a couple of options. You can use pepper jack but that will lead to a less “cheesy flavor or you can use plain sharp cheddar and add a pinch or so of habanero powder or chopped habanero peppers. Be careful with it and add a little at a time.

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Spicy Habanero Cheeseburger Soup

A creamy, spicy, comforting soup that combines ground beef and habanero cheddar for a bit of a kick. With less than Carbs: 2.1 carbs per serving you can’t miss this one.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword cheeseburger, habanero, soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 573kcal
Author Marye


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup ground beef seasoned,cooked
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons habanero cheddar cheese grated. Or pepper jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese smoked or extra sharp cheddar, reserve one teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Saute the onion in the butter until soft and the onion just starts to turn golden
  • Add the heavy cream and the water and bring to a simmer
  • Simmer for 2 minutes to reduce slightly
  • Stir in all but the one teaspoon reserved cheese.
  • Stir until melted and smoothly mixed with the cream mixture
  • Add the cooked ground beef
  • Simmer for another 2 or 3 minutes so the flavors can blend
  • Spoon into a bowl and sprinkle reserved cheese on top


If you can’t find habanero cheddar you can use pepperjack instead. It’s important that you use strongly flavored cheese in this since there isn’t that much of it. Tillamook was used in this recipe


Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1525IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 thoughts on “Spicy Habanero Cheeseburger Soup”

  1. 5 stars
    This soup was delicious, but I usd chopped chicken instead of ground beef. Net time I will add mushroms and bell peppers.
    The cream sauce can be used for many recipes. Thanks for your creativity.

  2. 5 stars
    I am doing a project and I’m making cheeseburger soup. I have a couple of questions.. 1.What are the food groups of the soup? 2. what are the negative things about this to your health? 3. What are the positive things hat it does to your body ? 4. And what kind of ingredients could i of switched it with a healthier ingredient do make it healthier ? I tried looking stuff up for hours and i cant find anything at all. Its okay if you don’t know them but Thanks anyways 🙂

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