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How To Melt Cheese Perfectly

December 30, 2019 5 Comments

This little how to melt cheese trick will chance the way you do it forever!

How To Melt Cheese Perfectly

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

Learning. how to melt cheese perfectly is going to change your life.

That sounded dramatic but really, it’s an amazing thing to know how to do.

melted cheese

Have you ever ordered a burger or something from a restaurant and it just comes out with the cheese so perfectly melted?

Like so melted that you take notice? I have!

The melted cheese can sometimes be the best part of the whole meal.

This trick to melting cheese perfectly is what the restaurants use.

melted cheese on burgee

It’s fool proof and makes such a big difference if you do it properly.

I did burgers here but it works on so many different things.

If you’d like the seasoning recipe for the burgers I made for this video click HERE.

Once you learn how to melt cheese perfectly you’ll never to back to just letting it melt on its own.

Will my food get soggy?

No not at all. Your food won’t get soggy using this method.

Just be sure to add the water around the food not directly on top of it.

What can I use this method on?

You can use this method on a lot of different things.

I chose to show how the cheese melts on burgers here but it works for so many things.

Here are some examples:

  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Lunch Sandwiches
  • Chicken
  • Pizza

Anything you want to melt cheese on this would work for.

What you’ll need to melt cheese perfectly:

  • Cheese slices of your choice (preferably room temperature)
  • A skillet with a lid
  • Water

How to melt cheese perfectly video:

Here’s how to melt cheese perfectly:

First add the room temperature cheese to your burger or whatever you’re making.

Not add about 2-3 tbs of water around the cheese. Not on it.

Next, place the lid on top. Make sure the heat is about medium high

Let the water steam the cheese for about a minute or two.

Remove the lid when the cheese is melted to perfection.


This is the best way to get ooey gooey cheese on top of your burgers
Prep Time2 mins
5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, melted cheese
Author: Al Dente Diva


  • small skillet with lid


  • 2 slices American Cheese (room temperature) or cheese of your choice
  • 2 tbs water


  • Place the cheese slices onto your burger when its almost finished cooking
  • Add the water surrounding the burger
  • Place the lid on top and let it steam of a couple of minutes
  • When the water has evaporated, remove the lid
  • The cheese should be perfectly melted- add the burger to your bun and enjoy


This is the best method for melting cheese-not only on burgers but on anything really. Its a great little trick that can make all the difference in how your burgers at home come out. If you can, try to take the cheese out of the fridge for a little to get it close to room temperature. That really helps it melt nicely.
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • KnRsDad December 31, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I’m going to have to start putting a cast iron pan on my grill. Great tip!

    • Al Dente Diva December 31, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you. You’ll seriously love it. Works great

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