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We’re Making These 11 Turkey Burgers On Repeat

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July 11, 2024
Courtesy of Sally's Baking Addiction

Sometimes a burger is just the thing. And while lean ground beef is great, turkey burgers are also a healthy, protein-rich option that’s sure to please a crowd. Ground turkey’s neutral flavor means you can add all kinds of spices, sauces, and toppings, to make your turkey burgers as plain or as elaborate as you like. To show off how versatile they are, here are some favorite recipes — serve them on whole-grain buns, atop a bed of greens, or however else you like.

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1. Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Mediterranean turkey burger

Courtesy of Budget Bytes

With sun-dried tomatoes, feta, spinach, and oregano mixed into the patties, you know these tasty burgers are bursting with Mediterranean flavors. The lemon-dill yogurt sauce that goes on top adds even more, along with an extra shot of protein. Add a bit of harissa to the patties if you like some heat.

Try this recipe from Budget Bytes.

2. Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Zucchini turkey burger

Courtesy of The Natural Nurturer

Zucchini adds moisture as well as nutrients like vitamin A and fiber to these patties, which are also flavored with plenty of pantry spices. These burgers are a great way to use up an excess of zucchini from your garden or CSA box.

Try this recipe from The Natural Nurturer.

3. Thai Turkey Burgers with Peanut Sauce

Thai turkey burger

Courtesy of The Healthy Maven

Who needs takeout when you can get the Thai-inspired flavors you love right in your turkey burgers. The patties have shredded carrot, zucchini, and cilantro mixed in, and then you top them with a super-flavorful peanut butter–based sauce you’re going to want to spread on everything.

Try this recipe from The Healthy Maven.

4. Avocado Turkey Burgers

Avocado turkey burger

Courtesy of All the Healthy Things

Avocado makes everything better, and in the case of these burgers, its mild, creamy flavor offsets a bright chipotle aioli and slices of sharp cheddar. Spices in the patties add additional zing to these burgers, sure to become a go-to recipe.

Try this recipe from All the Healthy Things.

5. Caprese Turkey Burgers with Basil Vinaigrette

Caprese turkey burger

Courtesy of Heavenly Spiced

Caprese salad is so simple yet so delicious, and so are these turkey burgers inspired by it. Top the patties with tomato and mozzarella, then spoon a quick homemade basil vinaigrette on top. Make extra dressing to use on salads and fish at other meals.

Try this recipe from Heavenly Spiced.

6. Caramelized Onion Mushroom Swiss Turkey Burger

Caramelized onion and mushroom Swiss turkey burger

Courtesy of Casual Epicure

A patty melt, with caramelized onions and mushrooms, plus melty Swiss cheese, is a diner fave. Here turkey burgers get that treatment, lending them lots of flavor and texture. These would be particularly good on toasted rye or pumpernickel bread.

Try this recipe from Casual Epicure.

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7. Teriyaki Turkey Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

Teriyaki turkey burger

Courtesy of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Throwing pineapple rings on your already-hot grill is so simple, but the result feels very fancy, especially with the tangy teriyaki sauce in the burgers. We love these over an Asian-inspired coleslaw with additional teriyaki sauce drizzled on top. 

Try this recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

8. Garlic Herb Turkey Burgers

Garlic herb turkey burger

Courtesy of Nourishing Meals

Garlic is known for its anti-inflammatory power, along with its bold flavor. In these patties, you combine lots of fresh garlic with any herbs you have on hand, and the result is turkey burgers not only loaded with flavor, but also with great nutrition, too.

Try this recipe from Nourishing Meals.

9. BBQ Turkey Burgers

BBQ turkey burger

Courtesy of The Speckled Palate

With just 5 minutes of prep, you can have these indulgent-tasting burgers ready to cook. With both a barbecue rub and sauce mixed in, they’re great as is — and they also stand up to whatever toppings you love. Pass around hot sauce at the table for anyone who likes a kick.

Try this recipe from The Speckled Palate.

10. Cilantro Lime Turkey Burgers

Cilantro lime turkey burger

Courtesy of Coconuts & Kettlebells

Fresh cilantro, lime, chili powder, cumin, and garlic make these burgers sing. Cilantro is also rich in vitamins C, A, and K. But if you don’t care for its controversial flavor, swap in parsley instead.

Try this recipe from Coconuts & Kettlebells.

11. Jalapeño Pepper Jack Turkey Burgers

Jalapeno pepper jack turkey burger

Courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

If spicy food is your thing, this recipe will be your jam. With fresh jalapeno and pepper jack cheese, plus smoked paprika for depth, these burgers really bring the flavor. Serve them with a spicy salsa on top if you want to turn up the heat even more.

Try this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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