Bruschetta Burger: Stuffed with Mozzarella... and Deliciousness!

Shelly Jaronsky | Cookies & Cups

Food Fanatic is proud to present the best burger-topper in all the land! Read on for our Bruschetta Burger recipe!

Bruschetta Burger Photo

Let's be honest here: When I crave food that will make be really happy, there is a short list. And at the top of the list is a good burger. Sometimes the burger needs to be fancy-ish and other times, it can be a Big Mac. 

But today, let's talk about this burger. THIS burger makes me weep. It's served on crusty Italian garlic bread, and it's stuffed with fresh mozzarella. AND it's topped with loads of bruschetta, which I now deem the best burger-topper in the land. 

Bruschetta Burger Picture

Why have I never done this before?  It's a total no-brainer. 

Usually I'm busy whipping up desserts, but I do have to say that I can make a mean burger. It's one of my specialties, and this one will not let you down!

    6 Servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 slices
  • 1 loaf italian bread
  • tablespoon olive oil, to drizzle
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 1 8-ounce jar bruschetta mix


  1. In large bowl combine ground beef, parmesan cheese, basil, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Combine all ingredients, using your hands. 
  2. Divide the meat into 6 equal portions. With each portion divide it again in half when forming the burgers. 
  3. Flatten out one half, place a slice of fresh mozzarella on top and top with remaining half of meat, forming into a round flat patty, pinching the sides closed, so the cheese isn't exposed.
  4. Repeat with all the meat, making 6 burgers. Heat grill to medium high heat and cook burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side.
  5. While burgers are cooking slice the loaf of Italian bread into 3/4 inch slices. Drizzle with olive oil. Place bread on a baking sheet and place under the broiler, or on the grill for 1-2 minutes until toasted. (If you use the broiler watch closely so bread doesn't burn!)
  6. As soon as the bread is toasted, remove it from the broiler or grill and rub with the inside of remaining clove of garlic that has been halved.
  7. When burgers are done, place on non-toasted side of bread, top with a generous portion of Bruschetta and the other slice of toast. Serve immediately.


I use 80/20 beef when making burgers.


Rate This Recipe!

Rating: 3.2 / 5.0 (60 Votes)
Tags: , , , ,
Like Us On Facebook

About Shelly

Shelly shares all things sweet on her blog Cookies and Cups, but we knew this ex-pat Texan as our Comfort Food Fanatic could never be a bad thing.

Around the Web

    More From Food Fanatic


    Smoked Pork Shoulder that's Worth the Wait

    Smoked Pork Shoulder has to be cooked low and slow, but it's worth every second. Use David's spice rub to make every bite incredible.

    Gluten Free Fried Rice: Skip the Takeout!

    Gluten free fried rice makes it easy to want to skip the takeout tonight. Lots of veggies, some crispy ground pork - how about that?!

    Grilled Halibut Steaks Full of Flavor

    Grilled Halibut Steaks marinated with lemon and rosemary makes for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Serve it with asparagus for a complete dinner.

    BBQ Chicken Flatbread: An Appetizer that Works as a Meal

    BBQ chicken flatbread could easily be a party appetizer. But we're partial to it for dinner - over and over again.


    Oh lord... This is a piece of heaven.


    This looks so good! I can't wait to try it!


    Oh. My. Word.


    You are a burger genius. Made these for dinner, with turkey instead of beef, tastiest burger I've ever had. Thanks!


    so good so good, def the meanest burger in town, can't wait to try it - thanks for sharing


    Looks so delicious. I can even do it!!


    I want that burger in my life.


    This would make me cry too! get in my face!