7 Better Turkey Burger Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Ground turkey (and ground chicken) are staples in my kitchen. I buy in bulk and keep them in my freezer. My favorite use for this versatile item is turkey burgers. It’s fun to experiment with items in my fridge, cupboard, or farm box, aiming for half of the ingredients to be vegetables and whole grains. This creates a complete nutritional meal for my kids that also affords them choice of toppings and condiments. My personal favorite is to enjoy the patty on top of leafy greens with honey mustard dressing. Instead of consuming that full-fat 500 calorie beef burger, opt for one of these juicy turkey burger recipes. Here are a few of the best turkey burger recipes from SparkRecipes members.
 

Greek Turkey Burger

You'll forget all about beef burgers once you try these. Salty and rich feta is mixed with lean ground turkey and Greek herbs for a juicy and delicious burgers.
 
CALORIES: 222.1  |  FAT: 10.4g  |  PROTEIN: 27.2g  |  CARBS: 5.2g  |  FIBER: 0.5g
 

The Ultimate Turkey Burger


Moist, delicious, and full of flavor. Freeze leftovers for a quick healthy meal.
 
CALORIES: 214.7  |  FAT: 10.8g  |  PROTEIN: 27.7g  |  CARBS: 1.7g  |  FIBER: 0.1g
 

Italian Turkey Burger


CALORIES: 235.9  |  FAT: 11.5g  |  PROTEIN: 28.3g  |  CARBS: 5.6g  |  FIBER: 0.4g
 

Black Bean Mini Turkey Burger


Moist, melt in your mouth turkey. Serve this with some wild rice and asparagus for the perfect meal.
 
CALORIES: 48.2  |  FAT: 0.4g  |  PROTEIN: 6.9g  |  CARBS: 3.8g  |  FIBER: 0.8g
 

Apple Turkey Burger


CALORIES: 245.3  |  FAT: 9.4g  |  PROTEIN: 24.1g  |  CARBS: 25.9g  |  FIBER: 2.6g
 

Turkey Veggie Burger


Get two servings of veggies in this burger.
 
CALORIES: 207  |  FAT: 8g  |  PROTEIN: 24.5g  |  CARBS: 10.5g  |  FIBER: 1
 

Turkey Burger Lettuce Wrap


Low calorie meal that satisfies the pallet and hunger.

CALORIES: 104.2  |  FAT: 6.1g  |  PROTEIN: 9.8g  |  CARBS: 3.2g  |  FIBER: .8
 
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Comments

ANHELIC 5/18/2018
Great recipes and suggestions Report
RYCGIRL 5/7/2018
thanks Report
SUNSET09 3/2/2018
My favorite kind of burger, and chicken! Oh, yeah and thanx, SparkFriend. Report
CHERYLHURT 9/5/2017
Thanks Report
4LMHJCR
can't wait to try out some of these suggestions. I am not much for beef, but just plain ground turkey as a burger is sort of flat, Thanks so much for the suggestions
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These sound really good. Ground turkey seems rather like tofu in that you have to season it heavily for flavors to show up much. These recipes sound like they've solved that. Thanks! Report
ANNMH150
Turkey burgers are one of my favorites. I had one at an open market in Philadelphia once: chopped mushrooms, scallions, garlic pepper and dried cranberries. some sliced avocado and cucumber under provolone cheese - all wrapped in romaine leaves (no bun)! Have made them this way ever since. Report
I havent yet gotten used to just turkey for the burger,,, I am slowly going with less and less of hamburg with the turkey. At first I did 1/4th of the turkey to 3/4 of the hamburg,, than 50 % of both,, ,now at the 25% of the hamburg to the 75% of the turkey. YES ! Report
Turkey burgers are awesome! While I still get a beef patty sometimes, I'm also fond of poultry. Get some cheese, lettuce, onion, and pickle on there, a fine meal! Report
EDGARPOWELL2
This are very good recipes to try, some of the famous turkish foods are Simit, a ring-shaped bread covered with sesame seeds, Zeytinyagli Dolma a grape leaves stuffed with rice that has been seasoned with olive oil and herbs. . Lokum and Helva are others. visit www.namasteturkey.com for more. Report
FOXGLOVE999
I have never understood this fad. I can buy beef as lean as turkey. And then I don't have to cook it to well-done. I'll stick with my beef. Report
They all sound yummy,however; the bean and the apple recipes are the best in my opinion AND your heart will thank you for them :) Report
JEANNEBEANNE2
we only eat turkey burgers, these days...I use Thai spices, lemongrass, curry powder, cilantro, bell pepper, onion and an egg for about a lb. So good! Also can add some quick oats to keep it together. Report
PRAIRIEGAL5
much better thenbeef adndieffinatly better than pork . Report
They all look very Yummy,,going to have to try them all... Report
CJOHNSTON2001
turkey burgers are so good,I have tryed different kinds,I love them,also I add refired beans,or black beans,so good. Report
LUPE_SEIN
The line (at the end) that says "satisfies the pallet" should read "satisfies the palate," unless they really are referring to a wooden shipping platform. :) Report
I add baked parsnip fries to mine on the side!!! Awesome replacement for potato fries. Just spray with olive oil, season as desired, and spread on bake sheet and roast in oven for 45 mins. on 400. Report
OCEANMISTCALI
I love Turkey Burgers!! Report
CRISTALCONNORS
Great ideas! I am excited to try the turkey apple burger. Report
BROWDMF
I make my turkey burgers with half ground, portabella mushrooms, diced onion and green pepper and an egg to help hold it together. They are so moist and yummy. They are quite delicate so plan on grilling them indoors on your George foreman type grill or just on a frying pan with a tiny bit of olive oil. Report
I ate ground turkey for quite a while and made my chili with it, but it got to tasting bad. Maybe some of these would help me with it if they ever put the ground turkey on sale again. It has been over $4 a pound. Otherwise, maybe I can substitute the 93% lean ground beef which they have been putting on sale recently. Report
I wish I could get my DH to eat ground turkey, he just refuses. Since he does all the grocery shopping, I am happy head at least gets the low fat type of beef! Report
I have made the Greek Turkey Burger in the past, and it is fantastic! Even my kids love them. Even if you normally don't like turkey burgers, give that one a try.
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SHARONCAPPS
I haven't tried them but just am not so sure I would really like them. I will have to try them because you don't know unless you try something whether you will like them or not. Report
I would love to like turkey burgers, but I don't. I would rather do without than have to eat one. They look yummy. Report
I have been making these for a long while, great wit a bit of garlic Report
@Kylar - ground beef is higher in saturated fats (bad fats) and has lower protein count (good for feeling fuller) than ground turkey. Report
I don't get the love for ground turkey, it's the same fat content and price of 85 beef. Why not just get that? Report
I love turkey burgers. I also make mine with baked French fries. I use a small spud coated in garlic powder, chili powder and some parmesan cheese. Report
they do look good Report
SHEPHERDMOM
My husband LOVES turkey burgers. I am not a fan, but I will try these recipes and who knows, I just might find something that I will enjoy too. Report
YIPPIEKIYAY
Do you Have to use turkey mince? Report
I've only made the Greek ones and they were super delicious. I've passed the recipe along several times. Two thumbs up from here! Report
Buy some chili garlic sauce in the asian section of the grocery store and put a dab of that in these and they are great. I use turkey for spaghetti, meatloaf anything I can make with beef I use turkey but I almost always use the chili garlic sauce. A little flavor without being totally obnoxious and overbearing like hot sauces can at times Report
Will definitely try a few of these! Report
ATHENS391
The turkey veggie burger looks delicious. I look forward to trying this one. Report
I like turkey, but not turkey burgers. Report
KAYYAK1
Can't wait to try the apple burger. Report
KLEMIE
My husband usually makes a bunch of patties and freezes them. He uses different vegies and cheeses. The apple turkey burger sounds delicious. I'm going to try those next time we make turkey burgers. Report
I will often use ground turkey or chicken in place of ground pork in recipes. My favorite turkey burger recipe is the Kicken' Turkey Burger with Carmelized Onions on Allrecipes. I don't use cheese and only use a small bit of the sauce. I serve baked sweet potato fries on the side with a little sauce for dipping. YUM! Report
TXSUECOLEMAN
The author states she buys in bulk and freezes...would you add the seasonings and form into patties before freezing? Otherwise how would you safely thaw bulk to use in these recipes? Report
CHICA_BORICUA
yum yum yum, the best turkey burgers are made at home! Report
I love turkey burgers, but my husband isn't a fan. These all sound like great-tasting recipes that maybe he'll enjoy. I especially like the idea of baking the burgers instead of frying. There's a fine line between "just right" and too dry when frying. Report
gonna try the apple turkey burger, sound delish!!!! Report
I love turkey burgers, will have to start going to a supermarket that sells turkey mince so I can make these. Report
They look very attractive, but I just don't like turkey mince at all Report
SUNSET09
Turkey burgers is what my family eats and we've been very creative in our menus. these help as well. The same thing you do wtih beef, you can almost do with turkey, as I have taught them as my parents have taught me. Thanx Report
My family will NOT eat them so I don't waste the purchase. They prefer BEEF. Report
 
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