Turkey Burger Recipe

Two turkey burgers with lettuce and red onion on a cutting board

Our favorite turkey burger recipe is finally making an appearance on the blog. We have made these turkey burgers for a couple of years, testing and tasting along the way.

This turkey burger recipe is a juicy, tender, and full of flavor-alternative to beef burgers! A healthier burger option is always a good choice, right?

This is one of our go-to recipes for meal prepping. It is so easy to double the recipe and cook them all at one time on the Blackstone griddle.

Juicy Turkey Burger Recipe

We do not recommend using breadcrumbs in ground turkey. The breadcrumbs will soak up the moisture and make your turkey burger VERY dry.

Ingredients Needed for the Turkey Burger

  • Lean ground turkey
  • Stone ground mustard
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Dried thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Cayenne (optional)

How to Make Turkey Burgers

In a large bowl add the ground turkey, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and cayenne. Carefully mix until well combined.

Four uncooked turkey burgers on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal-size patties. We weigh and form 4 six-ounce patties. Place the turkey patties on a parchment-lined plate or tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

The refrigeration just helps them firm up a bit after forming. Raw ground turkey can be sticky and unruly.

Four turkey burgers cooking on a flat top griddle

Preheat the griddle (or skillet) over medium-high heat. Oil the griddle, once hot cook the turkey burgers for 4-6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Four turkey burgers cooking on a flat top griddle

DO NOT OVERCOOK, they will dry out. This is where a good quality meat thermometer is your best friend!

Two cooked turkey burgers with lettuce and red onion

Remove and build the burgers with all your favorite toppings!

Turkey Burger Toppings:

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Pickles
  • Purple onion
  • Avocado
  • Bacon

Make Ahead Freezing Instructions

Mix the ingredients, form the patties then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put them in the freezer to “flash freeze” for one hour.  Once burger patties are partially frozen, layer them in a freezer-safe bag or container, with parchment paper between them.  Freeze for 2-3 months.

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Turkey Burger Recipe

This turkey burger recipe is a juicy, tender, and full of flavor-alternative to beef burgers! A healthier burger option is always a good choice, right?
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dinner, keto, low carb, Lunch, Poultry
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burgers, juicy, moist, turkey
Servings: 4
Calories: 210kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Lean ground turkey
  • 5 Tbsp Stone ground mustard
  • 1 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl add the ground turkey, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and cayenne. Carefully mix until well combined.
  • Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal size patties. We weigh and form 4 six ounce patties. Place on a parchment lined plate or tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the griddle (or skillet) over medium-high heat. Oil the griddle, once hot cook the turkey burgers for 4-6 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. DO NOT OVER COOK.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg

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