Sneaky Cheeseburger Recipe

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Earlier this year, I attended the Sweets & Snacks Expo with a lovely group of fellow bloggers. While perusing the vast aisles, loaded with booth after booth of candies, snacks, and innovative foods, we landed in the moon cheese booth.

We excitedly sampled each flavor, discussed the progress of the product with the creators, and brainstormed recipe ideas. Prior to tasting this crunchy, dehydrated cheese, I assumed cheddar would be my favorite and that I may not have a palate for the other flavors.

To my surprise, each space-rock shaped bite was more delicious than the last. I participated in Mom Blog Tour Sweets & Snacks Expo on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received moon cheese products to facilitate my post, but my opinion and creative content are my own.

Bags of Moon Cheese and a burger mixture in a bowl.

moon cheese

moon cheese comes in a variety of flavors including Cheddar, Gouda, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella, and now they even have Mix ‘Ems for even more of a flavor punch.

Cheddar Moon Cheese in a bag and in a dish.

This crunchy snack is delicious on its own, added to trail mix, as a salad topping, or soups, and the best part — it really is just cheese.

This snack is keto-friendly, gluten-free, and high in protein. Because it’s dehydrated, it doesn’t require refrigeration making it perfect for on-the-go munching.

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But, that’s too easy. We decided to see what other fun ways moon cheese could be used so; we give you: Sneaky Cheeseburgers.

You’ll taste the cheesy goodness, but you won’t see it.

Holding a burger with a bite taken out of it.

Sneaky Cheese Burgers

Typically, homemade hamburger recipes call for breadcrumbs. Instead, try using crushed moon cheese! The resulting flavor and consistency are outstanding.

This recipe calls for just Gouda, but you can pick your favorite cheese crumbles, and I suggest adding crushed Mix ‘Ems.

I added 1/4 cup of crushed Tomato & Basil Pesto to 1/4 cup of Gouda, and it was a great success. Everyone wanted more!

By eliminating the breadcrumbs, these are a gluten-free burger. The dehydrated cheese crumbles add wonderful flavor and hold the burger together nicely.

Even using the George Foreman grill–which I tilted to the highest level to drain the fat from the grass-fed ground beef, resulted in a juicy burger.

Crushing Moon Cheese as a replacement for breadcrumbs.
Yield: 8 burgers

Moon Cheese Burgers

Moon Cheese hamburger recipe

These are the most flavorful and juiciest hamburgers you'll ever make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Moon Cheese, crushed, Gouda
  • 2 tbsp evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill for high heat. I used my George Foreman grill.
  2. Add preferred variety of Moon Cheese--I used half Gouda and half Tomato and Basil Pesto, to a zippered plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin to a fine crumble.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, egg, Moon Cheese crumbles, evaporated milk, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder using your hands. 
  4. Form the mixture into 8 hamburger patties.
  5. Lightly oil your grill and cook the patties 5 minutes per side, or until done.


Skip the bun if you want to keep the burger low carb and keto friendly!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 burger

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 34g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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  1. Not only are they gluten free, but they become lower in carbs and good for us diabetics out there!!

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