Healthy 30 Minute Hamburger Soup
This Healthy 30 Minute Hamburger Soup is delicious and so easy to make. It’s a hearty and rustic dish that warms you from the inside out.
I love a soup that’s ready in 30 minutes. Let’s be honest. I love any and all meals that are ready in 30 minutes. I have things to do and standing in the kitchen for two hours making dinner isn’t one of them.
This Heathy 30 Minute Hamburger Soup is a favorite of mine. It’s Whole30 compliant, dairy free, and gluten free. No junk. No ingredients you can’t pronounce. (You can’t say that about most store-bought soups, friend.) No unnecessary anything. Just good for you ingredients you’ll be proud to feed your family.
We’re using fresh vegetables instead of canned. While I have no issue with canned veggies, going with fresh in this particular soup makes such a difference! You’ll taste each individual vegetable and they’ll hold on to a bit of their crispness. All good things!
I start with lean ground beef (or ground turkey) and diced onion. They go in the same pot I’ll use for the soup. You can totally use a saute pan but I see no point in dirtying a pan when the pot works just as well, right? I’m always in favor of less dishes to wash.
Once your beef has browned drain any excess fat. If you use a lean beef like I do you likely won’t have anything to drain. Then all your other ingredients go in the pot too.
In order to cook your soup quickly and avoid it being too much like a stew it’s important to cut your potatoes pretty small. My diced potatoes are no bigger than an inch in diameter. I cut the green beans into thirds or fourths. The carrots are cut into small circles and then each circle is cut again.
Let it all simmer for 20 minutes. That’s it! You’re ready to serve. How painless was that?
The final product is a total crowd pleaser. Even if your crowd includes a three year old and a seven year old. I should know.
Can you use ground turkey instead of beef?
Absolutely. Simply swap the beef for a lean ground turkey.
What kind of potatoes are best in this soup?
I love gold/yellow, russet, and sweet potatoes in this recipe. All work beautifully!
Want to skip the potatoes?
If you’re looking to avoid potatoes just swap them out for cauliflower rice. They’ll lighten up this soup but add more substance than you’d have if you just omitted the potatoes. Since cauliflower rice cooks quickly add it to toward the end of your cooking time so it has a few minutes to soften.
Can you use canned or frozen vegetables?
You can always use canned or frozen vegetables but I do recommend fresh for this recipe. I am not anti-canned veggies. No, ma’am. However, using fresh here means that your veggies won’t end up completely mushy. They hold on to a bit of their crispness! Their flavors also don’t get all muddled together and I enjoy being able to taste each individual vegetable.
If you don’t have the necessary fresh veggies, frozen would be my second choice. Canned veggies are my third. I’m always in support of making recipes work for you so if that’s what you have, go for it!
Does this soup freeze well?
Absolutely! This hearty soup freezes, thaws, and reheats perfectly! Feel free to double the recipe and save some in the freezer.
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Healthy 30 Minute Hamburger Soup
- 1 lb lean ground beef, I use 93/7, can substitute lean ground turkey if you prefer
- 1/2 white or yellow onion, diced
- 32 oz beef broth
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans, sliced into thirds
- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, fire-roasted is my favorite
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced
- 1 tsp thyme, dried
- 1 tsp oregano, dried
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Optional: fresh chopped parsley for topping
- Add your ground beef and onion to a large pot. Use your spatula to crumble your beef.
- Saute beef and onion until beef browned and onion is wilted. This takes approximately 5 minutes.
- Add in all other ingredients. Cover. Simmer on medium high heat for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and ladle into bowls. Top with fresh chopped parsley.
37 Comments on “Healthy 30 Minute Hamburger Soup”
I’ve been loving all things soup lately! I might have to try this with some boca crumbles 😉 Yum!
I agree with you. There’s nothing better than a bowl of comforting soup. I will definitely give your recipe for this hamburger soup a try!
What a fun idea and this looks so great! I have got to try this one ASAP!
Now I’ve never heard of hamburger in soup before. I must remember this one.
It’s getting cold here so I need some soup recipes. I like the idea of making a more filling soup based on your favourite dishes.
I love soups when the ingredients are cut small. Ironically in college we were taught to cut into big chunks and that’s something I don’t like. Your soups is going to be a must try in my house!
No bean 30 min chlli is awesome and so is your ranch dressing and chocolate banana bread. I love how simply and easy your receipes are. Thanks for sharing.
Ahh you made my day. Thank you so much! <3
Yummmmmm! Love all those veggies you included! My kids will be all over this!
I love a good burger, so I know I’ll love this soup! Looks so comforting and yummy. Can’t way to try it out!
Such and easy and cost effective weeknight meal! My kids will love this! Thanks!
This looks really good! So hearty, too. I would totally make this on a chilly night when I just want my kids to eat without a fight haha
I love how you named the soup! With all the herbs and veggies, I bet this soup tastes even better than hamburger 🙂
This looks so hearty and delicious!
This soup sounds like a crowd pleaser! Looks perfect for the cooling temps!
This sounds delicious! It reminds me of a soup my mom used to make when I was a little girl. So yummy! Love how fast this comes together too.
What a hearty soup, perfect for a cold day! I love it!
This sounds like a great soup! I’m going to keep this in mind to make one weekday.
Is this good frozen and reheated?
This soup is even healthier and tastier if you substitute turnip and broccoli for the potato. 🙂
Very east recipe; i did increase the spices a little, but that’s a personal taste. I have made this 3 times in the last month and the family loves it. I also doubled the recipe and it works well.
This recipe was fantastic and easy to make. definatly a favorite.
The BEST soup! I love it and so does my family. So easy too on a busy night
I’m on a The Whole Cook kick! I’ve been making so many of your one pot and quick meals after recently having baby #2! This recipe is so quick and so comforting! Love the simple and fresh ingredients you always use. Brb, ordering your cookbook right meow. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
Hello my name is Eric and a dad that loves to cook for his family so said that I was looking for different options to cook so Like everyone else I googled and I must have gone through I don’t know 30+ recipes and I came along this one “ Hamburger soup” Loved the story and then came the recipe and I was HOOKED. Something different why not right? and so I went for it AND LET ME TELL YOU ALL! My wife and Daughters Loved it so much that it became their favorite soup.. THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE FROM THIS Small time HOME CHEF all i have to say is GENIUS. Much love
I love this quick and easy dinner! Healthy and TASTY! I make it regularly for my family. Thank you for the recipe! 🙂
Loved it!! It was so easy and delicious. Thank you.
So simple and yet so light and delicious! My family didn’t leave any leftovers, which is rare in this house. Will definitely be making again!
I love this soup. It’s so easy to make and has such great flavour. Very popular in our house and I make it quite often.
Easy, quick, and a hearty soup.
Glad you enjoyed it, Sylvia!
I love this recipe. I add a can of kidney beans because my little one really likes beans.
The beans sound perfect in there! Thank you, Heather!
I am adding some heavy cream for a bit more of that rich, comforting vibe! Also, maybe a sprinkle of cheese? Thank you for this wonderful idea!
Needed a last minute dinner recipe that used ground beef and this was easy and delicious!! (I subbed sweet potatoes instead of regular because its what I had and it was still great!)
I’m sure the sweetness of sweet potatoes was great in here! So happy you enjoyed, Natalie!