Homemade Smash Cheeseburger

Here is a simple takeout and restaurant-style smash cheeseburger recipe that you can easily make at home with a cast iron skillet.

What is a Smash Cheeseburger?

Smash cheeseburgers are simply ground beef that you can roll into a ball and smash completely flat on a cast iron skillet with a metal spatula.

It’s a superfast recipe because ideally you would want the burger patty to be medium-rare and by smashing the patty flat will increase the time it takes to form a golden crust.

Add slices of American cheese, burger sauce, grilled onions, and your favorite toppings to make a restaurant-style smash burger at home.

Smash patty on grill

Homemade Smash Cheeseburger Recipe

How to make juicy and tasty smash cheeseburger at home with a cast iron skillet. Add your favorite sauces, cheese and toppings to make an epic homemade cheeseburger.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Cuisine American
Servings4 servings
Calories (per serving)576.14 kcal


  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet
  • 1 Metal Spatula



  • Divide beef into 4 portions. Roll into balls. Put in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Pre-heat cast iron pan on medium-high heat for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add vegetable oil.
  • Add a beef ball and smash completely flat with the spatula and add onions. Smash again and season with salt and black pepper.
    smashed burger patty with onions on cast iron pan
  • Leave it for 2 minutes and flip it over when you see a brown crust.
  • Add a slice of American cheese on top of the burger and reduce the heat.
  • Cook until cheese melts and once burger are medium-rare.
  • Toast burger bun for 1 minute on cast iron pan,
  • Assemble burger bun with dill pickle, burger patty, and sauce.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 576.14kcalCarbohydrates: 30.01gProtein: 30.07gFat: 36.86gSaturated Fat: 14.29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.66gMonounsaturated Fat: 13.77gTrans Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 109.75mgSodium: 1494.83mgPotassium: 532.29mgFiber: 1.61gSugar: 8.56gVitamin A: 306.31IUVitamin B1: 0.32mgVitamin B2: 0.41mgVitamin B3: 7.35mgVitamin B5: 0.77mgVitamin B6: 0.52mgVitamin B12: 3.07µgVitamin C: 4.29mgVitamin D: 0.25µgVitamin E: 1.32mgVitamin K: 14.42µgCalcium: 323.16mgCopper: 0.17mgFolate: 60.16µgIron: 4.19mgManganese: 0.33mgMagnesium: 43.34mgPhosphorus: 392.41mgSelenium: 34.85µgZinc: 6.17mgNet Carbohydrates: 28.39g
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Data source: USDA

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