Oven-Baked Burgers

4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Oven Baked Burgers are easy to make, perfectly cooked, and juicy every time. This family favorite is ready in 30 minutes! Try them today!

This easy recipe is perfect for when you are craving a big juicy Classic Burger but don’t want to fire up the grill. They are a quick and easy Dinner on busy weeknights, no need to hit up a fast food drive thru! This Baked Hamburger recipe is for a traditional American cheeseburger, but you can also load these patties up with all your favorite toppings. Check out the variations section for easy ways to transform these Oven Baked Burgers or just enjoy the cheddar-beefy goodness.

Sabrina’s Oven-Baked Burgers Recipe

My Oven-Baked Burgers are an easy, delicious, and grill-free way to enjoy delicious homemade hamburgers fast. This oven method is even easier than using a skillet and way less messy for quick cleanup! Plus it keeps your hand free to prepare all the toppings you need to re-create your favorite burger recipes fast. 

Just because this juicy burger recipe is a classic doesn’t mean they are boring! I included a simple hack to make these simply seasoned burgers taste gourmet without fancy ingredients. To level up your burgers, spread mayonnaise on the buns and brown mayo side down in a hot skillet for a few minutes before assembling. Searing the hamburger buns with mayonnaise is my favorite trick to get buttery, crispy buns with loads of flavor. 

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Portioned ingredients for Oven-Baked Burgers
  • 1 pound Ground Beef: Ground beef serves as the main protein in this recipe. You can use lean ground beef for a healthier option, or substitute with ground turkey or chicken if preferred.
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce: Worcestershire sauce adds a yummy flavor and a savory umami taste to the beef patties. If Worcestershire sauce is unavailable, you can substitute with equal parts soy sauce or steak sauce.
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt: Kosher salt seasons the beef patties.
  • ½ teaspoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper: Coarse ground black pepper adds a mild heat and peppery flavor to the beef patties.
  • 1 Yellow Onion: The yellow onion adds the perfect balance of onion flavor and delicious crunch.
  • 4 slices Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar cheese melts over the beef patties. You can use other types of cheese such as Swiss or American if desired.
  • ⅓ cup Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise is spread on the hamburger buns, adding creaminess and moisture to the burgers. It also helps to create a golden brown crust when the buns are toasted.
  • 4 large Hamburger Buns: Hamburger buns serve as the base and top for the burgers. You can use whole wheat or brioche buns for added flavor.
  • 4 leaves Lettuce: Lettuce leaves add freshness and a crisp texture to the burgers. You can use other types of lettuce such as romaine or iceberg.
  • 4 slices Tomato: Tomato slices add juiciness and a burst of flavor to the burgers. Use ripe and firm tomatoes for the best results.
  • 8 Pickle Chips: Pickle chips add a tangy and crunchy element to the burgers.
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Kitchen Tools & Equipment

  • Baking Sheet with Metal Rack: A baking sheet (cookie sheet) with a wire rack is needed for baking the burgers in the oven. The rack allows air to circulate around the patties, ensuring even cooking and preventing them from becoming soggy.
  • Large Bowl: A large bowl is needed for mixing the ground beef with the seasonings and forming the patties.
  • Skillet: A skillet is used for caramelizing the onions and toasting the hamburger buns. A non-stick skillet is recommended for even browning and to prevent the onions from sticking.
  • Spatula: A spatula is needed for flipping the beef patties and transferring them to the serving plate. Silicone or metal spatulas work well for this task.
  • Knife and Cutting Board: A knife and cutting board are necessary for slicing the onion, tomato, and any other toppings for the burgers. Choose a Sharp Chef’s Knife for precise cutting and a stable cutting board that won’t slip during use.
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How to Make Oven-Baked Burgers

Time needed: 30 minutes.

  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Patties

    Preheat the oven and place a metal rack on a baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into 4 equal patties, making an indentation in the center of each.making burger patties

  2. Bake Patties and Add Cheese

    Arrange the patties on the metal rack and bake for 10 minutes on each side. Once the cooking time has been completed, top each hamburger patty with a slice of cheese and let it melt slightly.four cooked Oven-Baked Burgers with cheese

  3. Toast Buns

    Spread mayonnaise on the hamburger buns and toast them in the skillet until golden brown.2 toasted bun halves each with two pickle chips

  4. Step 4: Assemble Burgers

    To assemble the burgers, place the bottom bun on a plate, followed by a beef patty with melted cheese. Add onions, lettuce, tomato slices, and pickle chips. Top with the toasted bun. Repeat for the remaining burgers.2 toasted bun halves each with raw onion rings

  5. Serve and Enjoy

    Serve the oven-baked burgers immediately while warm. Enjoy your delicious burgers with fries, potato chips and other favorite sides.Oven-Baked Burger in hand

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Can These Be Made Ahead?

Yes, you can shape the patties ahead of time and refrigerate them before cooking. Store the uncooked patties in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours in an airtight container. Assemble the burgers just before serving for the best taste and texture.

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Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 547 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 1263mg55%
Potassium 586mg17%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 653IU13%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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What to Serve with Burgers

Serve your Oven Baked Burgers with traditional burger side dishes like potato chips or French Fries. If you want an indoor barbecue dinner, serve burgers with cookout classics like Potato Salad and Coleslaw. Are the kids begging for fast food but you want something homemade? Recreate drive-thru favorites with our copycat burger sauces like In and Out Special Spread and Big Mac Sauce!

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Burger Topping Ideas

  • Teriyaki Burger: Add teriyaki sauce to the buns and top each patty with a thick slice of Grilled Pineapple and butter lettuce. No need for any other toppings!
  • Greek Burger: Spread buns with Tzatziki Sauce, and top with feta cheese, sliced cucumbers, spinach leaves, red onions, and roasted red peppers.
  • Bacon Bleu Burger: Top your burger with bleu cheese crumbles, a couple of slices of cooked bacon, and Steak Sauce. Add some Sautéed Mushrooms for an extra gourmet burger!
  • California Burger: Use the classic toppings but swap the cheddar for provolone cheese and add sliced avocados. Use heirloom tomatoes and mixed greens for a West Coast Farmer’s Market burger.
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Burgers for A Crowd

Oven Baked Burgers are a great way to make a lot of burgers at once for parties and potlucks. You can use the serving size tool on the recipe card to double or triple the servings. If you are cooking more than 6 burger patties at a time, you may need to add a little more time but not much more. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer to make sure they reach at least 160 degrees and you are good to go.

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How to Store Burgers


Once cooked, you can keep Oven Baked Burgers at room temperature for up to 2 hours before they need to be refrigerated. Raw hamburger mixture can be at room temperature can be at room temperature for up to 1 hour. Cool Oven Baked Burgers, with or without the cheese, before storing in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Reheating Tips

Reheat burgers on low heat in a covered skillet with a tablespoon of water added for best taste and moisture.


Stack Oven Cooked Burgers (without cheese) with parchment paper squares between patties in an airtight freezer-safe container to keep them from sticking. Freeze for up to 4 months and reheat from frozen in a covered skillet over low heat to steam and trap moisture.

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Frequent Questions

Can I skip the Worcestershire sauce?

While Worcestershire sauce adds depth of flavor, you can omit it if preferred. Consider adding a dash of soy sauce for a similar umami taste.

What if I don’t have a metal rack for baking?

If you don’t have a metal rack, you can place the patties directly on a greased baking sheet. Keep in mind they may be slightly less crispy on the bottom.

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Recipe Card

Oven Baked Burgers

Oven Baked Burgers are easy to make, perfectly cooked, and juicy every time. This family favorite is ready in 30 minutes! Try them today!
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 pound ground beef , (85/15)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion , sliced
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 large hamburger buns
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 8 pickle chips


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and add a metal rack to a baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl add the beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and form into 4 equal portions.
  • Shape into patties and press down on the middle of the patty to make an indentation.
  • Add beef patties to the metal rack and cook for 10 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from oven and top with cheddar cheese.
  • Spread buns with mayonnaise.
  • Place bun bottoms in skillet (working in batches based on the size of your skillet) mayonnaise side down.
  • Cook for 3 minutes until browned.
  • Remove bun bottoms and add bun tops, mayonnaise side down while you assemble burgers.
  • Add pickles, beef patty, onions, lettuce, tomato and finally the bun tops.


  • Click on the yield amount to slide and change the number of servings and the recipe will automatically update!
  • Click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
  • To convert measurements to grams, click on the Metric option next to Ingredients in the recipe card.


Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 653IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 5mg

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Variations on Oven-Baked Burgers

  • Meat: You can make these Oven Baked Burgers with other ground meat like ground pork, ground chicken, and ground turkey. To keep the burgers from drying out, use ground meat with a higher fat content or add a tablespoon of oil to the leaner meats to lock in moisture.
  • Seasonings: Add a little more seasoning to your burger with chile powder, onion powder, garlic powder, or steak spice blends. Keep your dry seasonings to about 1 tablespoon total so you don’t overpower the ground beef flavor. Fresh minced garlic and finely diced onions are a great way to add lots of flavor and make the burgers extra juicy. Enjoy your perfect burgers!
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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