These Parmesan Burgers can be served on a bun or off, but I prefer the non-bun option for the sake of my waistline. Either way, they’re tasty. Thumbs up from my guys (even minus the bun).

Burger with Parmesan Crisp

1-1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, divided

1 lb ground beef

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 cup fresh baby spinach

2 roma tomatoes, sliced thick

1) Heat large skillet over medium; using 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (reserving 3/4 cup), form 4 mounds in skillet, spacing them 1″-2″ apart, and cook until melted; with a spatula, transfer Parmesan crisps to a plate and set aside

2) In medium-sized bowl, mix ground beef, reserved 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper; shape into 4 patties

3) Heat large grill pan (or grill out of doors) over medium-high; add burger patties to skillet and cook 4-5 minutes each side or until done to your preference; remove from heat

4) Divide spinach and tomatoes between 4 plates; top with burgers, followed by Parmesan crisp; serve and enjoy!

Servings: 4


  1. Oh, MY! I used to eat REAL Parmesan and Romano cheese by the spoonful when I was a kid.It is sad that people don’t know what they are missing when they opt only for only the dry, pre-grated kind.
    I will be right over for one of these!

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