This Vegan Juicy Lucy Is Worth the Food Coma

Sink your teeth into this Minnesota-style vegan Juicy Lucy, which features a molten core of melted cheese.

It’s officially grilling season, and nothing says summer quite like a vegan Juicy Lucy.

This vegan recipe truly proves that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. For those who haven’t had the pleasure of sinking their teeth into this summer-approved dish, a Juicy Lucy is a Minnesota-style burger that has a molten core of melted cheese. And we couldn’t resist veganizing it! Toasty bun, griddled onions, oozy, cheesy plant-based burger… BRB, we’re moving to Minneapolis!

This vegan version features a mouthwatering patty made with plant-based burger meat. Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger both make excellent options. And for non-dairy cheese, the options endless. Opt for dairy-free cheddar slices from brands like Miyoko’s Creamery, Violife, or Daiya.

Top this vegan Juicy Lucy with your favorite toppings: pickles, grilled onions, and even extra cheese. And serve with a side of potato chips or crispy, crinkle-cut fries for a meal you’ll be dreaming about long after your last bite.

This Vegan Juicy Lucy Is Worth the Food Coma
This Minnesota-style vegan Juicy Lucy burger has a molten core of melted cheese. | Photo credit: LIVEKINDLY

Vegan Juicy Lucy




  • 1 slice vegan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces vegan burger meat
  • 3/4 cup yellow onions, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Hamburger buns
  • Vegan Thousand Island dressing
  • Pickles


  1. 1
    Cut vegan cheese into four squares.
  2. 2
    Pour olive oil into a small bowl and place the cheese squares into the oil.
  3. 3
    Microwave the bowl for 15 seconds. Flip the cheese over and microwave for another 15 seconds.
  4. 4
    Form the vegan burger meat into a hamburger patty. Place melted cheese into the middle of the patty and cover with another layer of hamburger patty.
  5. 5
    In an oiled pan, saute yellow onions and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. 6
    In a separate oiled pan, brown hamburger buns.
  7. 7
    Cook hamburger patties.
  8. 8
    Add Thousand Island dressing, pickles, and hamburger patty to bun. Top with grilled onions. Enjoy!

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