French Onion Fontina Burger

This burger is definitely one you want to put on your list to make. And to make SOON. It’s simple (kinda), the flavors are straightforward and you’ll want to keep eating after you’re already full. It’s a cravable, hearty burger. I’m so in love with it, and I’m sure you will be too…

French Onion Fontina Burger

Do you love Fontina cheese like I do? I think it’s probably the most perfect cheese ever made; it melts so.damn.perfectly. Do you like it on a burger?

I find myself hoarding it when I buy it; like shoving it in the way, way back of the cheese drawer in the fridge so it’s really hard to see.

That’s so immature of me.

I have a feeling no one in this house truly cherishes it like I do, but if they did they would put it on everything.

I wouldn’t put it past them throwing together a grilled cheese with half a block of it and not even blinking an eye. I hope I never witness that.

Let me just say that this isn’t a burger with french onion soup mix added to some ground round. And, no, that isn’t a biscuit that it’s sitting on.

French Onion Fontina Burger

I know it looks like it, but it’s a pretzel bun.

Now, before I start, please don’t think I’m knocking dried french onion soup mix because I love that shit. I always keep a box of it in my pantry.

I add it to ground beef, mix it with beef broth for roasts, make dips out of it, etc. But, I’m just sayin’…this burger ain’t your typical burger. 

French Onion Fontina Burger

Make the Burger – First Things First

I made a batch of french onion soup last week that wrecked my world thanks to one of my besty besties, Joanna. We have a never ending email/text back and forth linking each other to our latest recipes/blogs/food whatever.

She sent me the soup recipe that she made that her family fell in love with.

I don’t doubt this girl; she’s the ultimate foodie, and knows her stuff.  I made it, obviously, and I ate so freakin’ much that night that I felt like a big bloated fat ass pig. Hence, no pictures; but I will make it again and post it soon.


It’s definitely one of those things that I crave when it’s cold as shit outside and I want some serious comfort food. It’s just the most beautiful, comforting soup ever.

For the soup, this is the recipe I loosely went by. I love her.

Since I was so in love with the soup and had it on my mind for a couple of days, I couldn’t help but think of more deliciousness I could do with it. It really, really is THAT good.

So, I made my favorite pretzel dough recipe for some hearty buns and voilà –  a French Onion Soup Burger.

French Onion Fontina Burger

Here’s your printable – 

French Onion Fontina Burger

French Onion Fontina Burger

Yield: 4 Burgers
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 2 hours 2 seconds
Total Time: 4 hours 2 seconds



Make the soup. My changes are below.
Make pretzel buns as directed.
Combine the beef through pepper and make 4 patties; grill or heat over medium heat on stove 4-5 minutes on each side until desired doneness, add Fontina to each burger and cover until melted.
Split pretzel buns in half and brush each side with broth from the soup.
Add a burger to bun bottoms and ladle warm French Onion Soup on top using a slotted spoon, then add top bun.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 713Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 2170mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 51g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Amee Livingston

    This looks ridiculously amazing!!! I want to sink my teeth into this right now!!!

    1. Shea

      Thanks so much Amee! It’s one of my very favorite burgers now!!

  2. Denise at BeBetsy

    Surprise!! Did you miss me? I miss you oodles! Coming by to say Happy New Year and thank you for all the years of support and love. Best wishes for a wonderful and prosperous 2015! Hugs always ~ denise

    1. Shea

      Denise!! Happy New Year lady – I miss you bunches and bunches. Hugs and Kisses to the HOTTEST BeBetsy there is.

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