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Turkey Burger Recipes

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Turkey burgers are a healthy, lower fat alternative to a typical hamburger. This page contains turkey burger recipes.


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By 1 found this helpful
August 13, 2014

I made this recipe up as I went along, and it turned out soooo good! The portabellas make the turkey taste very beefy! I use Jenni-O ground turkey because it is less fatty than my old brand, has a great texture, and holds together well.

Total Time: I work slow; maybe half an hour.

Yield: 4 burgers


  • Burgers
  • 1 lb low-fat ground turkey
  • 1/3 lb unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup egg, lightly beaten
  • stems of the mushroom, chopped small
  • 1/3 cup grape tomatoes, chopped small. I squeeze some of the juice out of them.
  • 2 cups Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp your favorite hamburger/steak seasoning
  • Mushrooms
  • 4 large portabella mushroom caps, with stems
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 2 tsp ground thyme
  • tsp salt and pepper, to taste.


  1. For the Burgers: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly, avoiding over mixing, as it can make them tough. Form into 4 patties. Cook them by your preferred method. I spray a skillet with Pam, get it hot over medium high heat, and fry them until well done and browned.
  2. For the Mushrooms: Season caps with spices. Cook them by your preferred method. I spray a skillet with Pam, get it hot over medium high heat, and fry them until well done and browned.
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  4. To Serve: Place a mushroom cap on top of each burger. I don't add condiments or cheese, but do so if you like. Serve on your favorite bun. Dig in and enjoy!
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By 5 found this helpful
March 4, 2015

My Mom hates to cook. I'm not sure why, she's actually very good at it. This is one thing I remember her making quite often, it's a great stand-by for my family now too. There are never any leftovers!


Using only ground turkey and Italian dressing, you will have a tasty, savory burger with no bun needed! Paired with easy and delicious steamed sweet potatoes, you'll have a healthy meal ready to enjoy.

Total Time: About 45 minutes, start to finish.

Yield: About 7 small burgers.

Source: My Mom


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • sliced cheddar
  • desired amount of sweet potatoes
  • butter or margarine
  • brown sugar


  1. Place your turkey in a large bowl

    Tip: If you purchase the frozen rolls of ground turkey and defrost beforehand, it is much more cost effective than purchasing in the trays from the fridge case.
  2. Add your dressing.
  3. Combine well with a potato masher.
  4. Using 1/3 cup measure, place your mounds on a medium heated surface, flatten slightly. I prefer an electric griddle.
  5. Cook on each side for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked thoroughly. Because of the dressing, these will crumble easily, be careful.
  6. Place a slice or 2 of cheddar cheese on top of your burgers and keep covered until ready to serve.
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  8. For your potatoes, peel and quarter as many sweet potatoes as desired. Place in a large pot with a small amount of water and a steaming basket. This way you will preserve more vitamins. Steam for about 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Serve with butter or margarine and brown sugar.
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April 1, 2014

Monterey Jack turkey burgers are one of my favorites. I can't get enough of them. I make them for dinner, then eat one more patty as a late night snack, then a couple patties for breakfast, and finish them off for lunch the next day.


It's an addiction!

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By 1 found this helpful
July 31, 2006

In large bowl, combine turkey, scallion, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Add cheese, and stir to mix well. Shape turkey mixture into 4 equal patties.

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February 22, 2008

Mix everything a large bowl. Make patties about four ounces each, flatten them just a little larger than the roll. Take one burger and place a slice of cheese on it then put another burger on top of cheese and seal the edges.

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June 18, 2012

These are exceptionally good and much healthier than using ground beef.

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By 0 found this helpful
August 6, 2010

Pecan Crunch Garden Turkey Burgers are tasty and filling. They have their own unique bite. One of my favorite recipes.

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August 9, 2007

In a large nonstick skillet over low heat, cook onions in butter and oil for 1 hour or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper; cook over medium low heat for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

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By 0 found this helpful
July 17, 2007

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four 3/4 inch thick oval shape patties.


Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill.

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July 6, 20050 found this helpful

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. It will be somewhat sticky. If the ingredients aren't sticking, add a little bit more pumpkin.

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By 0 found this helpful
December 7, 2009

How do you make the best tasting turkey burgers? Mine always seems like it has no seasoning even after I season it with salt and pepper and always fall apart. I also add 1/2 cup bread crumbs, salt, and pepper, (kids don't like onions and bell peppers).

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December 7, 20090 found this helpful

My parents taught me to add an egg to bind everything together. I have a recipe from Emeril Lagasse. It uses minced garlic and horseradish. I add a bit of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to it. I make my burgers with beef, but I imagine it'd make turkey tasty, too!

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December 7, 20090 found this helpful

You certainly need an egg to bind it together. Ground turkey or chicken is pretty bland on it's own. It needs some seasoning. I puree a small onion along with the egg in a small mincer/chopper I have. The onion is not visible but gives a lot of flavor. I add a good tsp. of Montreal Steak seasoning but you can use garlic pepper seasoning or something like that. I also add about 1/2 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs. Gives the mixture some more substance.

Or try a little steak sauce, BBQ sauce or ketchup if you think that will be better received.

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December 7, 20090 found this helpful

My children were just as pickey, so I would use garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned or regular salt and pepper along with some olive oil to bind it and keep them moist. Then I would grill them and once I flipped it I would slather on BBQ sauce and as soon as that side was done, I would top it with cheese letting it melt alittle. BBQing was the tastiest to us but I'm sure frying them in a pan would turn out just as good.

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December 9, 20090 found this helpful

This is the one I use. Came from

Grilled Turkey Burger

1 pound ground turkey breast
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tbs. fresh parsley (I use the equivalent of dried)
1 1/2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce

Mix and divide into 4 equal portions. My husband grills them. They are not spicy, but the Tabasco sauce gives it good flavor. Yummy! Just leave out the onion, or if you want it, add it to your patties.

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