How to make a traditional patty melt

Ah, patty melts…the burger that’s a sandwich.

You can easily make a patty melt with many items you may already have in your house. I love patty melts and they are one of my go-to items when I’m craving something filling and cheesy.

Patty Melt

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack/Lunch
Cuisine: American
Author: Mayhem & Motherhood
Cost: 10


  • Ground Meat
  • Onion, Chopped
  • Bread of Choice
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce
  • Butter


  • Assemble your patties; add salt, pepper and w sauce to the meat; and mix.
  • Cut your onion to your preferences
  • Add your onions to a pan with butter; cook till brown
  • Make the patties and fry; add butter (or cooking spray) to coat the pan
  • Take your bread and coat it with the dressing; add the cheese
  • Once your patties are cooked use another pan with butter and assemble your sandwich; patty, cheese, and onions. Add the bottom slice to the pan as well.
  •  Brown the bread and toast both sides of the bread; top off the second piece of bread and remove from heat.


You can substitute most of these ingredients for your own and will still cook the same way. This recipe is for a traditional Patty Melt but there are many different variations to it.  


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