Burger With Toppings

The Ultimate List of Burger and Hot Dog Toppings

It’s time to set aside the ketchup and mustard. Let’s get serious and take burgers and hot dogs from meh to amazing. Whether you love burgers made of beef, bison, pork, turkey, or chicken—or prefer brats, sausages, or classic hot dogs—there’s an out-of-the box topping you’ll love on this list. Hang on to this for the next time you light the grill or plan a big family cookout.

Burger Toppings

  1. Fried egg
  2. Bacon, brie, and grilled apples
  3. Tortilla chips
  4. Sautéed onions and mushrooms
  5. Avocado and chunky salsa (try these on Turkey Taco Sliders)
  6. Pimiento cheese (Burger toppings don’t have to only go on the top of burgers, either! Try these burgers stuffed with cheese: Sous Vide Stuffed Burgers.)
  7. Sour cream and arugula (try these on Walnut Quinoa Burgers)
  8. Snow crab, avocado, and pickled ginger
  9. Grilled pineapple and teriyaki sauce
  10. Marinara and provolone cheese (try these on Italian Meatball Burgers)
  11. Mac ‘n cheese
  12. Sautéed spinach and mushrooms
  13. Blue cheese and barbecue sauce
  14. Kimchi (great on Korean BBQ Sliders)
  15. Bacon and peach jam
  16. Swiss cheese, pickled jalapeños, and barbecue sauce
  17. Goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and horseradish
  18. Alfalfa sprouts and guacamole
  19. Hummus, feta cheese, and tapenade
  20. Wasabi mayo
  21. Fried onion rings and cheese sauce (here’s a recipes for BBQ Bacon Cheddar Sliders)
Juicy Burgers

Hot Dog & Brat Toppings

  1. Tomato slices, onions, and steak sauce
  2. Ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and spicy mustard
  3. Warm cabbage slaw
  4. Guacamole
  5. Sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing
  6. Nacho cheese, jalapeño peppers, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream
  7. Pickled vegetables
  8. Crumbled potato chips
  9. Salsa and cheese sauce
  10. Chili and shredded cheddar cheese
  11. Pesto, fresh basil, diced tomatoes, and grated Parmesan
  12. Scrambled eggs and sautéed mushrooms—a breakfast dog!
  13. Caramelized onions and melty Gruyère
  14. Pizza sauce, melted mozzarella, and mini pepperonis


Brat with Toppings

20 Responses to The Ultimate List of Burger and Hot Dog Toppings

  1. Mindy June 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    Looks delicious ! Great blog and awesome pics !

    • Jeannette June 13, 2019 at 10:43 pm #

      My favorite burger topping is
      Cream cheese, pepper jelly and jalapeños. Delicious!

  2. Betty Hutson June 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    Makes you want to Bar BQ! Let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Father’s Day is just right around the corner.

  3. Camillia Swart June 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    Amazing combos cant wait to use these ideas

  4. Preetham June 23, 2016 at 12:13 am #

    Looks yummy!! Feel like adding those yummy fried onion rings and cheese on my chicken burger!!

  5. Hallie Romanelli July 1, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    Looks really good makes me hungry.

  6. Bridgette July 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    baked beans and coleslaw on a hot dog/mett

    • Ash July 10, 2018 at 7:07 am #

      You make it feel so warm mmm yummy

  7. Vera Matzkanin July 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm #

    These look absolutely scrumptuous!!!!!!!

  8. Patricia A Frank July 24, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    Thanks Leanne Wagle. Sorry I couldn’t be there in person.

  9. Barack Obamchelle July 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

    awesome recipe.. must try!

  10. dandydogs November 17, 2017 at 7:38 am #

    This is what I like most “Hot Dog & Brat Toppings”

  11. M. DeWitt June 28, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Didn’t see peanut butter on the hot dog toppings lust!! It’s one of my family’s favorite toppings.

    • Lin May 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm #

      You’re kidding, right?

  12. Joe Procopio July 10, 2018 at 12:51 am #

    Some others:

    Chilli, onions, spicy mustard
    Sauerkraut, mustard, onions

  13. Joe Procopio July 10, 2018 at 12:55 am #

    Piccadilly and chopped onions

  14. Tammy F. May 16, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

    Don’t forget some Bavarian kraut and polish sausage links (along with some sweet pickle relish, spicy brown mustard, and ketchup) for those dogs! My favorite! My late husband used to buy these for me at baseball games and I fell in love them (and him).

  15. Betsy July 4, 2020 at 7:04 am #

    Red onion and chipotle aioli, brioche bun!

  16. Tim September 28, 2020 at 5:23 pm #

    My Favorite thing to put on Brats is Mashed Potatoes and Sauerkraut, my 2nd favorite is Velvetta Mac and Cheese with bacon strip and little mustard and the 3rd best way is coleslaw, chili and mustard.

  17. Lori July 1, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

    Great ideas. Can’t wait to use some of these. Love pimento cheese on my hotdogs!!

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