10 Creative Must-Try Burger Toppings

on June 22, 2015

Ian McEnroe

Sun's Out, Buns Out!

Bun, condiments, tomato, lettuce, cheese, burger, bun...you thought that was it? No way. There are countless creative ways to top your burger-everything from fried eggs to guacamole. These ten new topping twists will leave your friends and family speechless (and your buffet table completely spent).

Kita Roberts

Maple Bacon Breakfast Burger

This sweet and savory "breakfast" burger is a great way to incorporate traditionally breakfast-time flavors into any meal of the day. Topped with a fried egg and maple-glazed bacon, this patty packs the best breakfast foods all in one bun. Try it out with this recipe.

Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest

Sweet Potato Fries, Caramelized Onion and Gruyere-Topped Quinoa Burger

So many incredible flavors are layered into this two-handed burger, including nutty gruyere cheese, beer-infused caramelized onions, and always-tasty sweet potato fries. The quinoa patty itself mixes chipotle seasoning, cheddar cheese, garlic, crunchy panko bread crumbs, and cannellini beans. Take your veggie burger to the next level with this recipe.

Monique at Ambitious Kitchenu00a0

Garlic and Basil Chickpea Burger with Avocado Pesto

This falafel-style patty is topped with a creamy avocado pesto, sliced red onions, vine-ripe tomatoes, baby spinach and sliced avocados that come together making a vibrant sandwich that satisfies your burger craving (with fewer calories). Ditch the meat in favor of this insanely delicious vegetarian option.

Shawnda at Confessions of a Foodie Bride

Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheese Burger

You can't go wrong with a burger stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese and Hatch green chiles. Top it off with fresh avocado slices and chile con queso to kick it up even further. Looking for the full fiesta effect? Throw in a pitcher of margaritas. Get the recipe here.

Ashley at Baker By Nature

California Turkey Burger

Take the classic turkey burger to new heights with this healthy, fun twist. Layered with alfalfa sprouts, creamy avocado, fresh tomato, Russian salad dressing, and spicy pepper jack cheese, this burger masters a surprisingly refreshing flavor combo. Try out this recipe.

Lady and Pups

Chorizo Garlic Shrimp Burger

This decadent Mexican chorizo burger is topped with garlic shrimp, melted Manchego cheese, thin-sliced tomatoes, and tangy paprika mayo-all wedged between homemade sweet potato buns. This recipe packs a mouthful of flavor that is sure to tingle your taste-buds.

William Meppem

Chicken Burger with Slaw, Tomatillo Salsa, and Chipotle Aioli

Marinaded in Mexican oregano, chipotle chiles, smoked paprika, and cayenne. Need we say more? Okay, if you say so. It's topped with "dirty" slaw, fresh tomatillo salsa, and fiery chipotle aioli to turn up the heat even more. Be daring and try it out here.

Lauren at Wicked Spatula

Tropical Salmon Burger

Top this fish filet with grilled pineapple, fresh sliced jalapeu00f1os, avocado, and hot, tangy cilantro lime mayo. Any warm-weather burger could benefit from a little tropical spin, so use this game-changing recipe to liven up the party.

Ian McEnroe

Greek-Style Salmon Sliders

These Mediterranean-inspired sliders combine seared salmon, avocado, red onion, ripe tomato, radishes, and a zesty cucumber-dill Greek yogurt sauce in one bite. Add Kalamata olives to garnish, and you've got yourself a healthy new burger to add to your list of favorites. Try Mariana McEnroe's recipe at Yes, More Please.

Taylor at Perpetually Hungry

Pimento Cheese and Pork Belly Burger

This killer Southern-inspired burger will send you over the edge. Creamy pimento cheese and glazed pork belly piled high on a beef patty? Swoon. Get the recipe here.