Made with the cheese mixed right into the meat, oven-baked burgers make a great alternative to grilling when the weather turns cold.

Close up of oven-baked cheeseburger on a bun with lettuce tomato and a slice of red onion.

This recipe is sort of an inside-out cheeseburger, incorporating the shredded cheese right into the ground beef. The result is a moist, flavorful burger that tastes great with the addition of simple toppings like lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Generally, when we think about making burgers the first thing that comes to mind is the grill, but when the weather turns cold, grilling isn’t always an option.

Oven-baked burgers are easy to cook to the proper doneness, they don’t require turning, shrink less and all the fat drains out without splattering making for trouble-free cleanup.

Cheesy oven-baked burger on a plate with fries and a pickle on the side.

How To Make Oven-Baked Burgers

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F, line a baking pan with foil, and position a rack on top.
  2. Add the seasonings, a tablespoon of bread crumbs, and the shredded cheese to your ground beef and mix.
  3. Form four half-inch thick patties and arrange them on the rack.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes depending on how you like your burgers done.
  5. Let rest for five minutes before putting them on the buns and adding toppings.
Two plated servings of burgers and fries.

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Oven-baked cheeseburger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Cheesy Oven Baked Burgers

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Made with the cheese mixed right into the meat, oven-baked burgers make a great alternative to grilling when the weather turns cold.


  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dry, unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices ripe tomato
  • 4 thin slices red onion
  • 4 sandwich, hamburger rolls


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil and position a rack on top. Coat with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Place the ground beef in a large mixing bowl and add the Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
  • Scatter the breadcrumbs and cheese on top and using your hands, blend the ingredients gently.
  • Form the ground beef mixture into 4 evenly-sized patties approximately 1/2-inch thick (4-inch diameter) and arrange them on the prepared rack.
  • Bake the burgers until cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • To assemble the burgers, place the lettuce on the bottom of each roll, top with a burger, a slice of onion and a slice of tomato. Serve immediately.
Calories: 389kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 543mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g
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