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how to melt cheese perfectly for burgers

December 30, 2019 5 Comments

Once you learn how to melt cheese perfectly for burgers it will change your at home burger game forever. Its os easy to do and makes such a big difference.

how to MELT CHEESE perfectly FOR BURGERs

From the recipe collection of Al Dente Diva

There’s noting quite like a big juicy burger when you’re in the mood. You know, the kinda burger that you have to bring out the extra napkins for. I have the perfect melted cheese for burgers trick that I would like to share with you

It took me a while to figure out what was lacking from the burgers that I was making at home. Something was missing and I didn’t know what. It wasn’t the beef, it wasn’t the toppings or even the buns. It was the cheese! The cheese didn’t meet the standard for an incredible burger at home. Time to change that!

I worked in a bagel shop when I was a kid. We didn’t serve burgers but we had all kinds of deli sandwiches. When customers would order a sandwich-hot- we’d throw in on the flat top grill, add some water and place a little dome over it until the cheese was melted.

This was it! This was how I was going to get my cheese melted perfectly for the burgers.

So, the next time I made burgers I tried it. It worked like a charm and I’ve been doing it ever since. It truly, in my opinion, is whats makes all the difference when you’re making burgers at home.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

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

Here’s How To Do It:

Add two slices of cheese. It’s better if the cheese is room temperature.
Add a couple tbs of water
Place a lid on top and let that water steam the cheese.
Wait until the water is gone and this is what it will look like.
Perfectly melted cheese!!!!

That’s how you do it. Nothing complicated or hard about this method. It’s awesome how a simple little trick like this can make so much of a difference.

If you haven’t tried this method yet, I hope you do next time cheeseburgers are on your menu. Oh and if you’re looking for something delicious to dunk that perfect burger into, how about some Copycat Big Mac Sauce.

💜 Al Dente Diva


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.
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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