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Burgers in the Oven (How to Cook Them)

Forget waiting for grilling season! Tonight, we’re baking juicy burgers in the oven.

This method gives you restaurant-worthy deliciousness with minimal effort and maximum satisfaction.

Burger with tomato, lettuce, cheese, bacon and thick beef patty filling served with fries.
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Just season your patties, pop them in the oven, and in no time, you’ll savor mouthwatering burgers. 

Your burger game is about to get an upgrade. Let’s bake!

Oven Baked Burgers

Wave goodbye to messy splatters and greasy stovetops! Cooking burgers in the oven is a game-changer for your dinner routine. 

Enjoy all the juicy, flavorful goodness without the hassle of a messy kitchen. 

This method results in a clean, efficient cooking experience. 

While your burgers are turning golden in the oven, you’ll have extra time to gather your favorite toppings. 

The result is even tastier than the traditional pan-fried version. And it rivals the grill!

It’s time to transform your burger nights into a stress-free, scrumptious affair.

Raw beef patties arranged in a baking sheet.


Here’s what you need to bake burgers in the oven. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full list with measurements.

  • Ground beef – Choose either 80/20 or 90/10 for that perfect balance of flavor and moisture. Too lean, and you risk a dry burger. Too fatty, and it’s a grease fest.
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika – This trio of spices packs a punch, elevating your burger from good to gourmet. They add depth, warmth, and smokiness.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper – Season to taste.
  • Cheese – Who doesn’t love a good cheeseburger? Add your favorite cheese slices for that gooey, melty goodness. 
  • Hamburger buns – The final piece of the puzzle. Soft, fresh buns make all the difference, cradling your burger in a hug of goodness.

How to Make Burgers in the Oven

Get ready for an easy and tasty way to make burgers right in your oven!

1. Prep: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Season the beef: Gently combine the ground beef with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Don’t overmix.

3. Form the patties: Split the mixture into four equal parts, shaping each into a 3/4-inch thick patty. Press a small indent in the center for even cooking.

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4. Bake the burgers: Place the patties on your baking sheet. Bake them for 15-20 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F.

5. Add cheese: Add a slice of cheese to each patty in the last couple of minutes in the oven.

6. Assemble and enjoy: Put your burgers on buns. Pile on your favorite toppings and top them off with the other halves of the buns. Enjoy!

How Long to Cook Burgers in the Oven

Nailing the perfect oven-baked burger is all about timing, and it’s simpler than you think!

For 1/4-pound burgers, 15 minutes in a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven does the trick. 

If you’re unsure, use an instant-read thermometer to check the patties’ internal temperature. It should read 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you add cheese, however, you want the patties to be at 155 degrees. You’ll still need to return them to the oven to melt the cheese.

Beef patties baked inside and oven.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some insider tips to elevate your oven-baked burgers from great to unforgettable.

  • Be picky with your beef. Lean ground beef, like 90/10, is ideal for oven-baked burgers. It offers less shrinkage and less mess and still packs a flavorful punch. 
  • Try a foil trick. After melting the cheese, wrap each burger in foil with the bottom bun and heat for 2-3 minutes. This trick creates an irresistible ooey-gooey texture.
  • Go easy on the spices. Evenly distribute spices in the beef, but avoid overworking the mix. A gentle approach keeps your burgers tender and light, not dense.
  • Using premade patties? Don’t forget to season them for extra flavor.
  • Get nice and toasty. Toast your buns in a dry skillet while the burgers bake. It adds a nice crunch to your meal.
  • Select your seasoning. Feel free to adjust the seasoning or add spices like cumin or chili powder to suit your taste.
  • Keep a watchful eye. Cooking times can vary based on your oven, altitude, and the thickness of your patties. Keep an eye on them to ensure perfect doneness.


Here’s a list of tasty burger toppings to take your meal to the next level:

What to Serve with Burgers

Burgers are great, but the right side dish can make your meal even better. Here’s a list of sides that pair perfectly with burgers:

Stack of juice oven baked patties.

How to Make Ahead

Getting ahead of the game with your burger prep is super simple and stress-free. Here’s how to do it:

1. Cook your burgers according to the recipe instructions.

2. Wrap them in aluminum foil to keep them warm and moist.

3. Place them in the oven set on a low, warm setting.

Note: Be careful to not set the oven too high. You don’t want to over-toast the buns and end up with hard bread.

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Burgers in the Oven (How to Cook Them)

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Skip the grill and make these tempting burgers in the oven. Learn the easy way to cook them so you get juicy, mouthwatering burgers every time.


  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20 or 90/10)

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 slices cheese, optional, for cheeseburgers

  • 4 hamburger buns


  • Preheat your oven to 400°Fahrenheit (200°Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix until just combined. Avoid overmixing to keep the burgers tender.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty about 3/4 inch thick. Make a small indent in the center of each patty to help them cook evenly and prevent bulging.
  • Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°Fahrenheit (71°Celsius) for medium doneness.
  • If you’re adding cheese to make cheeseburgers, place a slice of cheese on each patty during the last 2 minutes of baking, allowing it to melt.
  • Place each burger on a bun. Add your favorite toppings and condiments. Cover with the top half of the bun.


  • If using premade patties, skip steps 1-3, but you will want to season them.
  • Toast your buns on a dry skillet pan while the burgers bake
  • Adjust the seasoning of the burger patties according to your preference. You can add other spices like cumin or chili powder for a different flavor profile.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the oven, altitude, and thickness of the patties.
Burgers in the oven

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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  1. “Wave goodbye to messy splatters and greasy stovetops! ” :And say hello toi even messie ovens that are harder to clean.


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