Mushroom Swiss Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
Smothered in a creamy gravy, this drool-worthy mushroom and Swiss burger is sure to become a family favorite.

Updated: Jun. 04, 2024

This mushroom and Swiss burger is perfect for busy nights because it comes together so quickly. This burger has all the flavor of a weekend splurge: savory beef patties with melty Swiss cheese and smothered in a luxurious mushroom gravy. It’s an over-the-top burger experience that’s packed with umami flavor.

While there are many ways to cook hamburgers, these patties are seared to perfection in a skillet so you can enjoy them anytime. After all, who needs a grill when you have a stovetop that can make the best pan-fried burgers around? If you’re obsessed with cheeseburgers, you’ll definitely want to add this mushroom and Swiss burger recipe to your weekly menu rotation.

Mushroom and Swiss Burger Ingredients

Mushroom And Swiss Burger ingredientsTMB Studio

  • Ground beef: Ground beef is a cost-effective, protein-packed meat option. The best ground beef for burgers is often a personal preference. Let the packaging guide you. The lean-to-fat ratio, expiration date, and claims like “grass-fed” or “organic” should be clear and easy to find.
  • Mushrooms: Earthy and rich, mushrooms are a culinary delight beloved for their unique umami flavor. Feel free to use your favorite mushroom variety in this recipe. Slicing and sauteeing them in a tiny bit of the burger drippings will give them even more depth of flavor.
  • Cream of mushroom soup: So many recipes start with cream of mushroom soup with good reason. This popular soup variety adds a silky texture to casseroles, stews and, in this case, a savory burger topping.
  • Swiss cheese: Known for being a great melting cheese, this Alpine-style beauty brings a beautiful nutty flavor to these mushroom Swiss burgers. You can buy Swiss cheese pre-sliced or buy a block yourself and slice it, using the leftovers in any of these Swiss cheese recipes.
  • Hamburger buns: From sesame to brioche, pretzel to potato, there are many hamburger buns to choose from. For this recipe, pick buns hearty enough to stand up to the generous burger patty and creamy sauce. Or, if you’re looking to impress guests, consider making hamburger buns from scratch.

Directions

Step 1: Cook the burger patties

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Shape the ground beef into six 1/2-inch-thick burger patties.

Cook the burgers over medium heat in a large non-stick skilletTMB Studio

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the burgers over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°F, five to seven minutes on each side. Remove the burgers to a plate lined with paper towels. Discard the drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons in the pan.

Step 2: Cook the mushrooms

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Add the mushrooms to the pan, and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, for four to six minutes.

Step 3: Heat the soup

Meanwhile, combine the cream of mushroom soup and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high until heated, two to three minutes.

Step 4: Make the gravy

Combine the cream of mushroom soup and water in a microwave-safe bowlTMB Studio

Add the soup mixture and bring everything to a boilTMB Studio

Return the patties to the skillet. Add the soup mixture, and bring everything to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer, uncovered, for three minutes.

Step 5: Finish the burgers

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Top each patty with a slice of cheese. Remove the pan from heat, and cover, allowing the cheese to melt. Place each patty on a bun, and top with a generous serving of mushroom gravy.

A plate with a Mushroom Swiss Burger and onion rings on the sideTMB Studio

Mushroom and Swiss Burger Variations

  • Experiment with seasonings: Enhance the flavor of the ground beef by adding your favorite herbs and seasonings, from simple salt and pepper to steak seasoning, before shaping into patties.
  • Change the cheese: Feel free to swap out the Swiss cheese in this recipe with your favorite cheese. Consider picking a cheese with good melting properties, such as American, cheddar, Monterey Jack, pepper jack or provolone. For more tangy cheese options, try using Gouda, blue, Brie or goat cheese.
  • Add other tasty toppings: Create delicious flavor combinations with various toppings. Crispy bacon slices, fresh arugula, caramelized onions, onion rings and even a fried egg on top are a few fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

How to Store Mushroom Swiss Burgers

Store patties and mushroom gravy separately in food-safe containers in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, gently heat the burgers and soup over low heat on the stovetop or microwave until heated.

Can you freeze mushroom and Swiss burgers?

Get ahead of the game by making and freezing the patties for these mushroom and Swiss burgers ahead of time. Simply form each patty, then wrap each individually in heavy-duty storage wrap, freezer paper or aluminum foil, and store in freezer-safe bags to prevent freezer burn. Thaw the patties in the refrigerator overnight, and make the recipe as directed.

Mushroom and Swiss Burger Tips

Mushroom and Swiss Burger with mushrooms and onion rings on a plateTMB Studio

Can you make mushroom and Swiss burgers without cream of mushroom soup?

If you don’t have cream of mushroom soup on hand for this mushroom Swiss burger recipe, simply eliminate that step, and use the cooked mushrooms only. Otherwise, you can make a quick and delicious cream of mushroom soup from scratch.

Can you make mushroom and Swiss burgers on the grill?

Absolutely! Make the mushroom soup mixture in a pan over the stovetop while you grill your burgers to your desired doneness, and top with cheese. Remove the burgers from the grill, and cover until the cheese melts. Serve the burgers on buns with the mushroom soup gravy.

What else can you serve with mushroom and Swiss burgers?

A green salad is a great side to serve with these rich mushroom and Swiss burgers. You can also opt for this popular bacon macaroni salad or contest-winning potato salad—both are crowd-pleasers. French fries, air-fryer sweet potato fries and onion rings are great bets.

Mushroom and Swiss Burger

Prep Time 30 min
Yield 6 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  1. Shape beef into six 1/2-in.-thick patties. In a large nonstick skillet, cook burgers over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons in pan. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender, 4-6 minutes.
  2. Add soup and water to skillet, stir to combine. Return patties to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Top each patty with a slice of cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Serve on buns topped with mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 426 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 665mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

These skillet burgers are perfect cold-weather fare. Heaped with mushrooms and flavorful Swiss cheese, they really deliver. This recipe is sure to be requested often by your family. —James Bowles, Ironton, Ohio