smoked gouda mushroom chard burger

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I hope you took part in the first (unofficial) vegan burger challenge and voted for your fave! In the end it was I, Lauren Toyota, who came out the winner with this delicious beast of a vegan burger.

This wasn’t my first time making a great burger in the hot for food kitchen, so are you surprised? Yeah, me neither!

This smoked gouda mushroom chard burger is a real winner, and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into it. That oozy vegan cheese sauce is made with my maple tahini dressing and Daiya Smoked Gouda Style Block. It worked perfectly, and I honestly think that was the thing that set this burger off to be the champion.

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smoked gouda mushroom chard burger

Meet the winner of the first (unofficial) vegan burger challenge. Sink your teeth into this beast of a burger!

Course Main Course
Keyword bbq, mushroom burger, smoked gouda, vegan burger
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 burger
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 1 C sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegan butter
  • 2 big chard leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 C maple tahini dressing
  • 1/2 C Daiya Smoked Gouda Style Block, cubed
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Sauté mushrooms and 1 tablespoon of vegan butter in a pan for approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside in a bowl with a lid or a plate on top to keep them warm. Add 1 teaspoon of vegan butter to the same pan as well as the chopped chard, minced garlic, and nutmeg. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the chard is wilted, fragrant, and soft, but still bright in color.

  2. In a small sauce pan, whisk together maple tahini dressing, smoked gouda, and water over medium-low heat until melted and smooth.

  3. Assemble with some cheese sauce on the bottom of the bun, then add the sautéed chard, the veggie burger patty, the sautéed mushrooms, more cheese sauce on top and then the top bun.

Recipe Notes

Find out where to purchase Daiya Smoked Gouda Style Block.


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6 thoughts on “smoked gouda mushroom chard burger”

  1. I made this burger for my family, and being the only vegan, I had hopes that they would like this. My mom and dad are big meat eaters but have complied to my efforts of being vegan so far. They said that these burgers were surprisingly very good and tasted a lot like the real thing! Definitely will make again

  2. It looks delicious. Will definitely try it. Is there a substitute for chard that I use?
    I tried the egg yolk recipe and it was amazing. It looked like a real egg yolk/

  3. This was super delicious. My only problem is I didn’t realize I was supposed to have a burger patty also 🤣😭 so I have a lovely mushroom and cheese sandwich. Tastes great though!

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