One bite of Instant Pot Bacon Turkey Cheeseburger Soup and you will swear you’re eating a cheeseburger!
A few weeks ago I woke up one morning to a Facebook message from my Aunt Penny. She asked me if I had ever made Dill Pickle Soup. I answered no, I have not, but I have heard of pickle juice in a cheeseburger soup and that I was very intrigued by this. Pickle soup? No thanks. But cheeseburger soup I can get on board with.
That night she made a cheeseburger soup recipe that I sent her (this one, by the way), and then I made it a few days later. We were both obsessed.
Of course I got to thinking about how I could make it a little different, and ended up with my own version of cheeseburger soup. The result is this Instant Pot Bacon Turkey Cheeseburger Soup, and I’m super excited with how it turned out!
The first change I made was adding potatoes. The original recipe didn’t have potatoes in it, and I just felt like they would add a great texture to the soup. Plus, it was like the “fries” to the “burger” right?
The other changes were making it in the Instant Pot (something I seem to do a LOT lately), used turkey instead of beef, and I added bacon. Because bacon makes everything better, right?!
The verdict? We loved this version of the cheeseburger soup even more than the original!
The big question, however, is what to serve alongside this soup? Some sort of bread always seems appropriate when serving soup. I think a soft French loaf or pretzel buns are my favorite ways to serve this Instant Pot Bacon Turkey Cheeseburger Soup. One friend mentioned serving it in pretzel bread bowls and I think that is pure genius, too.
Lastly, I’m going to leave you with a pro tip that will make your Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup experience top notch. And that is to serve the soup topped with diced pickles and a swirl of yellow mustard. The swirl of mustard was actually originally just for the photos, but ended up being a super tasty addition!
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