19 Must-Make Patty Melt Recipes

Juicy meat, gooey melty cheese and caramelized onions all sandwiched between two buttery, golden brown slices of bread – does dinner really get better than patty melts? No, we didn’t think so either.

Best Patty Melt

“You can make this classic American diner favorite right at home. With my recipe tips, The Best Patty Melt will rival your favorite greasy spoon restaurant’s version.” – Paula

Patty Melt Recipe

“This Patty Melt Recipe fits the bill perfectly. Meaty burgers with gooey Swiss cheese, sweet caramelized onion, and hearty rye bread is a diner favorite we all love having at home. We love adding a little special sauce to our patty melts too!” – Kathryn

Philly Cheeseteak Melt

“Both Jon and I are pretty obsessed with Jalapeño flavors and I was immediately inspired to make some sort of patty melt. Looked in my freezer and found a cheap cut of steak….And this is how the inspiration for Philly Cheesesteak Melts came to be.” – Keikilani

Patty Melt Grilled Cheese

“A classic American diner sandwich, with melted cheesy goodness, a juicy patty and caramelized onions – made in a waffle maker!!!” – Chungah

The Very Best Patty Melt

“One of the only acceptable times to eat a sandwich for dinner, the very BEST Patty Melt recipe ever will impress even the pickiest family members. Rich, juicy burger patties are layered with melty Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and slathered with Thousand Island dressing. Sandwiched between buttery, toasted rye bread, this is far more than your basic burger.” – Kellie

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Patty Melt

“No folks, this isn’t your average melt. This is a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Patty Melt, made with none other than real Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey!” – Family Fave Recipes

Breakfast Patty Melt

“If this breakfast sandwich and this patty melt met at a bar, flirted, began dating, fell madly in love, became engaged, got married, and went on a 3-week honeymoon to the Grand Canyon, this is what their first child—born 9 months later—would look like. And what a beautiful child it would be!” – Pioneer Woman

Turkey Burger Patty Melts with Caramelized Onions and Comeback Sauce

“When I lived in New Hampshire during my cable cop days, there was a diner down the street that had these amazing patty melts – a juicy burger, smothered with swiss cheese on a soft toasty rye and some red onion. However, it was their sauce that was drizzled on the burger that took the typical patty melt and slapped it into next week.” – Aly

Patty Melt Recipe

“Our patty melt recipe is classic comfort food. Half melty grilled cheese, half juicy burger with the comfort of butter.” – On the Go Bites

Cast Iron Patty Melt Recipe

“There’s just something about a gooey, cheesy, buttery patty melt that hits the spot some days. It’s comfort food to the max.” – Stacey

Leftover Pot Roast Patty Melts

“I don’t know about you, but when I make a roast, I almost always have leftovers. Well, these Leftover Pot Roast Patty Melts are the best thing to happen to leftover roast since…EVER!” – Danelle

Ultimate Patty Melts

“There I sat at three o’clock in the morning creating the Ultimate Patty Melt in my head! It would be loaded with bacon, fresh sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions and lots of ooey-gooey melted cheese! It was going to be EPIC!!!” – Norine

Steak ‘n’ Shake Frisco Patty Melts Copycat

“If you are lucky enough to have a Steak ‘n Shake nearby, you may have tried their delicious Frisco Melt. They are addicting and delicious. If the craving strikes you and you’d like to feed your family for much cheaper than ordering these from the store, try my adapted recipe for Frisco Melts. I love them.” – Ali

Classic Patty Melts

“When I was a kid the patty melt was a standard at the local dinner. I remember the smell of the onions and beef searing on the grill was mouthwatering good. This recipe recreated that memory and puts it into a super high bracket.” – Beth

Smoked Blue Cheese Patty Melt

“This smoked blue cheese patty melt is packed full of sautéed onions, smoked blue cheese, crusty sourdough bread and a perfectly cooked burger.” – Brandy

Spinach Fontina Patty Melt

“A fun twist on the classic made with fresh sauteed spinach and gooey fontina cheese. What a sandwich!” – Nick

Diner-Style Patty Melt

“Classic diner-style patty melts at home. Beef patties grilled on rye bread with Swiss cheese and caramelized onions.” – Kelly

Chanterelle Patty Melt

“This one is going into the fall rotation!” – Danielle

Patty Melt

“Some say that the patty melt—a griddled sandwich of ground beef, caramelized onions, cheese, and rye bread—isn’t technically a burger, because it has no bun. We love it just the same.” – Saveur Editors