If you’re ready to up your hamburger game, then this epic Hamburger Board is for you. Why serve burgers on a paper plate or even good dishes when you can pile the burgers, toppings, condiments and more all on a board for a DIY hamburger feasting experience? Ready to take your burgers to the next level? Read how to build your own epic Hamburger Board!

Just wait until you see everyone’s faces when you bring out a colossal burger board! This is the perfect way to entertain during the summer, and the best part is that you can get this all ready ahead of time, so all you need to do is serve! Don’t worry, I’ll tell you all my tips and tricks for entertaining and serving this board.

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Epic Hamburger Board

Kind of like a charcuterie board, this colossal board features burgers, buns, toppings, condiments, and some other garnishes. You can get as fancy as you like with it, or keep it fairly simple. 

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A good summer Hamburger Board should have something for everyone on it, so think about your guests as you plan it. Is anyone vegetarian? If so, plan on a few veggie burgers. Anyone low-carb or diabetic? Have lettuce on hand or low-carb buns. 

With a bit of advance planning, you can have an epic gathering with a tasty board everyone will rave about!

Why I love this epic Hamburger Board

  • I love entertaining, and serving everything on this portable serving board is the best way to treat my friends and family to a great meal.
  • This board can be as simple or elaborate as I like. Sometimes I get fancy, other times I keep it simple.
  • You can customize it to create the perfect board for your friends and family.
  • I love serving the condiments right on the board, but if your platter isn’t big enough, set out this condiment platter on the side.

What you’ll need for your summer Hamburger Board

  • A large board for serving – I recommend my 26-inch Big Board. It is totally food-safe and has a raised edge so your food won’t fall off. And it’s portable! 
  • Turkey burgers – Make these amazing turkey burgers or switch it up with these summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers or these Greek Turkey Burgers.
  • Cheese – I love a good sharp cheddar but any sliced cheese is fine.
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Tomatoes – Sliced.
  • Onion – I love sliced red onions on burgers.
  • Cherries – or other summer fruit
  • Potato chips
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Relish
  • Pickle slices

How to build an epic Hamburger Board

Building your board is easy, and here’s a tip: cook your burgers in advance. Grill them then reheat them just before serving, that way, they’ll be nice and hot for your guests without you having so slave over the grill!

  1. Arrange the buns around the outside of the board.
  2. Set small bowls of condiments on the board, and make sure they have spoons for serving.
  3. Fill in gaps with lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and sliced red onion.
  4. Add the cherries and potato chips in piles around the board.
  5. Just be sure to leave a plate-sized space in the middle of the board for the hot burgers.
  6. Reheat the burgers, add them to the board, and serve!

Tips & substitutions

  • Mix up the burgers. Serve some with cheese, some without. And offer low-carb cheeseburger sliders for anyone who is counting carbs.
  • You can have all the condiments in their bowls and ready to add to the board. Just keep everything in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble and serve.
  • Switch up the buns. You can use any kind of buns and offering a variety can add interest to your board. Brioche buns, bakery-fresh buns, pretzel buns and gluten-free buns are all good options.
  • Ensure you have lots of room to place your board, and keep plenty of plates and napkins nearby.
  • Grab your big board for the best burger board! (NOTE: the board in this post was from 5+ years ago, no longer available and it was not food safe.)

Serving suggestions

Ask your guests to bring a side salad to serve with the burgers, or make Mexican Street Corn Pasta, Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad, or a Blueberry Spinach Salad with your meal. Don’t forget about dessert! This Root Beer Cake is the perfect addition to any summery meal!


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. 

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Epic Hamburger Board

Do your burgers differently! This epic Hamburger Board is piled high with burgers, toppings, and more! Instructions and tips to wow everyone!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 12
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  • 3 packages Trader Joe’s gluten-free hamburger buns, or you can buy regular
  • 12 burger patties
  • 6-12 slices cheese
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 3 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds cherries, or summer fruit
  • Potato chips


  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Relish
  • Pickle slices


  • Prepare a large platter or board. Add parchment paper if not food safe.
  • In the center of the epic board, place a large plate to hold the cooked, hot burgers.
  • Around the outside, lay down the 12 buns. Optional to toast the buns ahead of time. Also lay down lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
  • Grill the burgers ahead and keep hot until serving. [Add cheese on half of the burgers.] Stack on a dinner plate; add the thinly sliced red onions in the center.
  • Lay down small bowls for the condiments.
  • Fill in the open areas with potato chips and cherries (or summer fruit).
  • Don’t forget the napkins!


Reposte from July 2019.
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 381kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 235mg, Potassium: 645mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 671IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 145mg, Iron: 3mg
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Epic Hamburger Board