Cheeseburger Soup

It is a blustery Sunday here in New Hampshire and soup is a good thing; albeit great thing to have simmering on the stovetop today – well I say that everyday. Or if you are so inclined throw one in your slow cooker. I am totally OK with either way you want to feed your soul. I am still pondering which soup I will be having on my stovetop today.

This soup recipe I posted several years ago and I think it’s yummy enough to share it again with you. The ingredients for this soup most people generally have on hand so why not give it a try. sautéing onions in burger instantly makes the house smell fantastic. Add to that some celery and carrots and then chicken broth and you’ve got a party on the stove.
I recall a conversation with a co-worker; ya know when we were working in the office and talked with our co-workers not just via email – which definitely is not the same. Anyway she mentioned she loves soup but didn’t know how to make soup – what??? I start pretty much every soup with Mirepoix which is a French term for onion, carrot and celery generally diced all the same size with a ratio of 2 parts onion to 1 part celery and carrot. Technical term aside, the 3 of these ingredients sautéed in a little olive oil or butter or even a combination of both is the start of a great base for your soup. If you want a creamy soup add a little flour to your veggies cook for a few minutes before adding your liquid. Chicken stock is my go to liquid of choice. The more flavor you bring to the pot the better soup you will be eating in about 20-30 minutes. 


in the middle of the pot is my homemade chicken stock from the freezer – it will melt eventually

The only thing I can think of that might cause you pause is if you need to or want to make a roux to thicken your soup. I make a roux for my mac and cheese, when I make gravy and this soup calls for it. You can do it no problem generally for every tablespoon of oil/butter use 1 tablespoon of flour. I don’t measure but this is a good guide.



Cheeseburger Soup

Hearty creamy soup, a real crowd pleaser
Author dclarkabal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3/4 cup carrots shredded
  • 3/4 cup celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups potatoes cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cheddar cheeses shredded
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • in a large pot over medium high heat add a little olive oil and brown the ground beef and onions. drain off excess fat if needed
  • Add broth, celery, carrots, parsley and potatoes and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes


  • In a small saucepan melt the butter and flour, boil for a minute or so. Add the milk stirring until smooth, simmer for 2-3 minutes until it thickens.
  • gradually add the roux to the soup stirring constantly, reduce the heat and simmer till the soup thickens. roughly 12-20 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheese until melted and then serve. Make sure that you don’t boil the soup once the cheese is added.


Originally posted at Cooking at Clark Towers

Taco Pizza Recipe {with Doritos!}

Bring your Friday pizza game up a few levels with this homemade Taco Pizza. Super tasty and healthier than you think thanks to all the beans and veggies! Yes, I top the whole pizza with Doritos (because WHY NOT) but that is optional.

taco pizza on baking sheet

Taco Pizza | Taco Tuesday and Pizza Friday Unite!

I am in love with this Taco Pizza and I don’t care who knows it! While I have been making this version of pizza for a while, it’s lived on my site for a long time!

To make this (or any other pizza) I used my Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe, threw on some taco toppings {basically, everything Mexican-ish taken from my fridge} and baked it up. I added lots of fresh veggies overtop to give it that Taco Salad feel and served. I love fresh and cold ingredients on top of a piping hot pizza!! And Doritos. That was a little unexpected twist that I now am head over heels for. Who knew Doritos on a pizza would be so amazing. Um, I did. Obviously.

Anyways, this is our new favorite pizza and have a feeling it might be yours too 🙂

Main Ingredients Needed

Just a few ingredients are needed to start this Taco Pizza! Use what you have on hand and it’ll be just as tasty.

  • Pizza Dough – buy store-bought or make pizza dough yourself! (I prefer a homemade pizza crust).
  • Mild Southwest Salsa – this is what I used but if you have a favorite salsa, use that!
  • Mozzarella + Cheddar Cheese – both are used for creaminess and flavor.
  • Black Beans – these are full of fiber and super yummy! Feel free to replace it with pinto beans if you like those better.
  • Taco Meat – I use turkey taco meat but you can replace ground turkey with ground beef. I also have a great chicken taco meat recipe too.

Love Tacos? Here are a few more recipes to try: Baja Fish Tacos, Taco Casserole, Easy Taco Soup, and Taco Sloppy Joes.

baked taco pizza

Next comes all of the toppings! Two I would say are non-negotiable, but everything else is optional 🙂

  • Doritos: Nacho Cheese Doritos to be exact. These complete the taco experience and bring such a yummy crunch to the whole thing.
  • Bolthouse Cilantro Avocado Dressing: I LOVE this dressing. It’s light, creamy, and perfectly complements the pizza.
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime Juice
  • Sour Cream
taco pizza topped with lettuce and tomato

How to Make Taco Pizza

There’s not much to making this Taco Pizza recipe. Prep for the oven, bake and prepare toppings then once the pizza is ready load on the toppings and serve! For full details, including increments, see the recipe card down below.

Step 1: Prep + Make Your Taco Pizza!

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spread out pizza dough to cover pan.

Spread salsa overtop. Sprinkle with beans, taco meat, mozzarella, and cheddar cheeses.

Step 2: Bake and Prepare Toppings

Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and the bottom of the crust is golden brown.

While pizza is cooking, dice tomatoes, and chop lettuce.

Step 3: Top and Serve!

Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, and Doritos.

Cut into squares and serve.

More Pizza Recipes to Try!

Our tradition of Pizza Friday’s lives on! Check out these other recipes too:

slice of taco pizza on white plate

Pin it, print it, bookmark this page! Taco Pizza is so worth the time and effort I promise you, your family will love it.

The printable recipe card is below, enjoy 🙂

taco pizza on baking sheet


Taco Pizza

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Taco Salad Pizza is super tasty and surprisingly healthy! I especially love the little crunch you get from the crushed Doritos.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Taco Pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 560kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 cup mild southwest salsa
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup black beans 1 can, drained
  • 1/2 pound taco meat I used turkey
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated

any desired toppings:

  • 1 1/2 cups iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 2 whole roma tomatoes diced
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup Doritos crushed
  • Bolthouse cilantro avocado dressing


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spread out pizza dough to cover pan.
    pizza dough on baking sheet
  • Spread salsa overtop. Sprinkle with beans, taco meat, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
    unbaked taco pizza on baking sheet
  • Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and bottom of crush is golden brown.
    baked taco pizza
  • While pizza is cooking, dice tomatoes and chop lettuce.
    chopped tomatoes and lettuce on cutting board
  • Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and Doritos.
    taco pizza topped with lettuce and tomato
  • Cut into squares and serve.
    taco pizza on baking sheet


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1253mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 4mg

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