16 Best Turkey Burger Recipes [Healthy & Delicious Topping Ideas]

Turkey burgers are a delicious alternative to regular barbecue burgers. Check out these best turkey burger recipes, with fillings including feta, spinach, and mushroom!

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While a lot of people might turn to chicken for a white meat fix in their burgers, turkey meat is a seriously underrated burger filling. Here are 11 of the best turkey burger recipes for the ultimate summer grilling party.

Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic and Mushroom

Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic and Mushroom Turkey Burgers

For anyone who finds ground turkey a bit bland, this recipe packs in so much flavor that you’ll be hooked. With chopped mushrooms, garlic, and umami, there’s plenty of taste packed into these little wonders. The mushrooms help to keep the patties moist without overwhelming the turkey meat.

Caesar Salad Filling

Caesar Turkey Burgers

This recipe gives a perfect twist to standard turkey burgers by adding a zesty Caesar filling. With anchovy, lemon, and garlic, there is plenty of punch in these burger sandwiches. Low fat and fun to make. Beautiful for summer eating!

Spinach & Feta

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

It can be difficult to make turkey burgers stay moist, but this recipe does it superbly through its use of ingredients.

It contains beautifully crumbled feta, along with minced garlic and onion for a bit of a kick.

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Buffalo Sauce

Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Celery and blue cheese dressing help tame the hot sauce on this turkey burger recipe. For an even lighter version, pass on the buns and serve with lettuce leaves, sliced onion and chopped tomato

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Healthy Spinach & Basil

Spinach & Basil Healthy Turkey Burgers

This recipe does away with eggs and breadcrumbs, while still managing to keep everything moist. Made with only 5 ingredients, and coming in at only 129 calories, this dish is economical in cost and calorie count.

Minced Turkey, Garlic, Red Onion and Coriander

Healthy Turkey Burgers

Delicious, quick and healthy recipe for fresh turkey burgers, using minced turkey, garlic, red onion and coriander.

Turkey might not always conjure up mouthwatering images, but these turkey burgers are juicy, pack some real flavour and are so far from what you’d expect.

These beauties are made with garlic, coriander and chilli, but can be swapped around with curry powder for more of an earthy kick. Topped with fresh chopped mango and red onion, there are a lot of fresh, delicious ingredients at play.

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Clean Eating Baked Patties

Clean Eating Baked Turkey Burgers

These delicious burgers are lower in fat because they’re baked instead of grilled or fried. Delicious straight out of the oven, they’ll go down as an instant hit. Bets enjoyed with sweet potato fries for a flavor kick that isn’t a total guilt trip.

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Greek-Style Scallion, Zucchini & Feta Topping

Greek Turkey Burgers

I love Greek salad, so I’m instantly on board with a turkey burger filling topped with feta and tomato.

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Asian Patties with Homemade Cole Slaw

Asian Turkey Burgers with Homemade Cole Slaw

There’s nothing like a big juicy burger fresh off the grill. These Asian style turkey burgers are lower in fat but high on flavor. A nice alternative if you’re looking for a healthier option.

Despite the high ingredient count, these are easy and simple to make, and the rich flavors make it all worth while

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Thai-Style with Peanut Sauce

Thai Turkey Burgers

This homemade Thai turkey burger puts an original twist on the original classic. Topped with an amazing grilled corn salad, avocado cucumber quinoa salad, delicious grilled potatoes, and classic Boston baked beans. It can be paired with fresh, crisp veggies or sweet potato fries, as well as other classic BBQ side dishes.

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Sage and Cranberry Sauce

Sage Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Sauce

Sage creates a beautiful accompaniment to the cranberry sauce and turkey filling in this burger. Add in some Swiss cheese if you want to take the flavor to even greater heights.

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Sweet Pepper Mayo

Sweet Pepper Mayo turkey burger

If you want to whip out your grill, then this turkey burger recipe is for you. It’s a great dish to serve at your barbecue instead of regular hamburgers. As a bonus, the sweet pepper mayo adds a kick of flavor to the burger you won’t get with regular mayo.

Try This Recipe: The secret to this flavorful turkey patty is to mix ground turkey meat with ranch dressing mix. In a separate bowl, make the sauce by combining mayonnaise, lemon juice, roasted peppers, and red pepper flakes. Grill the burgers then chow down!

BBQ Turkey Cheddar Sliders

BBQ Turkey Cheddar Sliders

Sliders are so fun because you can easily share a platter of them with friends at a party, plus you pack so much flavor into a small bite. These sliders use layers and layers of sliced turkey from the deli to mimic a burger “patty” for a tasty twist on the turkey burger.

Try This Recipe: These turkey sliders are stuffed with sliced turkey deli meat, before then topped with barbecue sauce and sliced cheddar . Then, make a glaze for the slider rolls out of melted butter and BBQ seasoning and bake.

Mediterranean Tomato & Feta

mediterranean tomato feta turkey burger

One of the greatest advantages of turkey burgers compared to regular burgers is that they are lighter. Continue the light, breezy feeling by adding beachy Mediterranean flavors to your traditional turkey burger. 

Try This Recipe: These Mediterranean burgers call for sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta, and oregano, which you mix with the turkey meat to make patties. Once you cook the burger patties, top them with cucumbers and red onions to continue the Mediterranean feeling, and spread herbed dill yogurt sauce inside the buns instead of plain ketchup.

Goat Cheese & Spinach

goat cheese spinach turkey burger

Turkey burgers are delicious and much healthier than regular burgers, but sometimes they dry out. This recipe counters this common problem by crumbling goat cheese into the burger patty. Creamy goat cheese holds moisture in the burger patty and adds a delicious creamy flavor. 

Try This Recipe: These goat cheese turkey burgers add spinach for extra juiciness. Make the patties in a broiler, which is the best way to make burgers if you don’t have a grill. Then, put the burgers on your favorite buns and add your choice of toppings.

Protein Pizza Patties

Protein Pizza Patties

Pizza and burgers are classic comfort foods that are often bad for you. This recipe combines the two into one amazing dish that has the additional benefit of being extra healthy. If you don’t believe such a thing is possible, try the recipe for yourself!

Try This Recipe: These pizza turkey burgers are coated with ground oats instead of breadcrumbs, before baked and topped with marinara sauce, pepperoni and cheddar cheese.

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