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Whole30 Hamburger Soup

Dinner can be a challenge when you are trying to eat whole30, paleo and you have a family to feed too. However, this whole30 hamburger soup recipe is something everyone is going to love. It is an easy hamburger soup made in the Instant Pot with simple ingredients and my kids absolutely love it! You will love this paleo soup to fill up the family, it especially hits the spot on a chilly winter night. 

My son has a corn allergy in addition to gluten and my daughter is lactose intolerant. I enjoy eating grain free when possible and completed a Whole 30 in January of this year.

Due to our allergies and dietary restrictions, paleo and Whole30 recipes are a no brainer for us.

Whole30 Hamburger Soup

healthy hamburger soup in a bowl with bread on a plate

When I made this hamburger soup for the first time it won over everyone. I was carb starving on my Whole 30 and my picky kids gobbled it up like it was cake.

All four of us went back for seconds and there were no leftovers. That was when this became one of our favorite paleo hamburger recipes. If you need an easy soup recipe for dinner then this will be a favorite.

This Whole 30 hamburger soup has won it’s spot on our weekly meal plan. I’ve even doubled it up because my husband and son love taking it for lunch the next couple days.

This hamburger soup is easy to make with inexpensive ingredients, plus it fills you up and is packed full of flavor. If you are not Whole 30 serve it with some gluten free bread, but if you are on Whole30 a side salad is fabulous!

Healthy Hamburger Soup

Paleo hamburger soup in a bowl with a towel

We keep it simple with this hamburger soup recipe and use carrots, potatoes, and meat, however, feel free to pack this up with the veggies of your choice.

I also choose to make it in the Instant Pot , but you could do this on the stove top by simmering it until the potatoes are tender.

What ingredients do I need to make this easy hamburger soup?

  • ground beef- you can use ground turkey, but it won’t be as thick and hearty. 
  • potatoes
  • avocado oil
  • beef broth
  • carrots
  • garlic
  • onion
  • pepper, thyme, paprika, parsley, granulated garlic, salt, pepper

How do I make this Whole30 hamburger soup?

Start by turning on your instant pot to the sauté setting. Add the oil, onions and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes and then add the ground beef.

Break up the meat and then add the seasonings, add the carrots, potatoes, and broth. Then cook on the stew settings and enjoy!

Tips for making this easy hamburger soup

  • If you are feeding a crowd then double up on the potatoes
  • I LOVE adding a bag of frozen green beans to this for extra veggies
  • You can use ground turkey in place of the beef if you want a leaner soup
  • Feel free to add cabbage too!

What can I serve with Paleo Hamburger Soup?

Can I make this in the crock pot? 

Yes, you will need to brown the ground beef and then transfer it. Cook on low for 8 hours. 

This whole 30 hamburger soup is now on our weekly meal plan and the entire family is obsessed!

instant pot hamburger soup in a bowl with a towel, bread and spoon





Healthy Hamburger Soup

Whole30 Hamburger Soup

This hearty healthy soup is full of flavor.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Paleo Soup Recipes, Whole 30 Hamburger Soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 502kcal

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  • Instant Pot


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 6 carrots peeled and diced
  • 6 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 5 cups broth


  • Turn the instant pot on sauté mode and add the oil. Add the garlic and onion, sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and begin to brown. Sprinkle the meat with sea salt, granulated garlic, parsley, paprika, thyme, and pepper. Cook until the meat is done. Turn the sauté mode off.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, and broth, stir to combine.
  • Cook on the soup setting.


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1312mg | Potassium: 1435mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10795IU | Vitamin C: 30.2mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 9.5mg
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  1. Priscilla says:

    I don’t have an instant pot, any recommendations on how to make this soup on the stove? Thank you!

    1. livingfreelygf says:

      Yes! You can do this in a stockpot on the stove by following the same steps, browning the meat, adding the potatoes, broth, seasonings, etc. Then bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and allow it to simmer until the potatoes are tender.

      1. Could you cook this in a crockpot?

        1. livingfreelygf says:

          Yes, brown the meat on the stove first and then cook on low for 6-8 hours.

  2. Tiffany Benke says:

    I have a ninja foodie, there is not a Soup setting. And is there an amount of time to cook on the soup setting? Thank you.

    1. livingfreelygf says:

      Hi Tiffany. You can cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.

  3. What kind of potatoes do you use? I grabbed the small creamer potatoes not thinking about possibly needing bigger ones. Recipe says to put 6 potatoes peeled and chopped but if I have smaller potatoes how many should I need?

    1. How many pounds is the bag you got? If they are bite sized I would use all of them, but if you can cut them in half or fourths then probably 16 or so potatoes. I like a lot of potatoes, so more is better!

  4. Excited to try this recipe during my Whole30! I didn’t see a type of broth indicated in the recipe. Would you recommend chicken or beef broth?