Turkey Burger Recipe Easy and Quick

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This turkey burger recipe is one burger recipe that will have your summer taste buds set and ready to eat. Who says that hamburgers have to be made with beef? Turkey burgers are delicious and simple to make (and if you avoid the bun, they’re also keto friendly)!

When it comes to cooking up something delicious and easy, these turkey burgers are an awesome and healthy burger option. They’re not only less fat, but they’re just made using a leaner version of meat. Plus, depending on where you live, buying ground turkey meat might be a lot more affordable than buying ground beef. When the prices are high, sometimes it’s nice to have a recipe variance to fall back on.

Now that summer months are here, pattying up and eating up some great burgers need to be on your radar. And yes, turkey burgers do great cooked on the stove or on the grill! All you need is some prep work to get them ready to cook and eat.

Ingredients for for 4 burger

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise


  1. In a large bowl, mix together turkey, egg, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and parsley, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Form mixture into four flat patties.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat oil.
  4. Add patties and cook until golden and cooked through, 5 minutes per side. Serve
  5. on a bun with desired toppings.


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Why is there an egg added into this turkey burger recipe?

The added egg is there to help give the meat a beat more moisture and to bond it together while cooking. Since the turkey is lower fat content meat, there is the egg added to help compensate that.

How could you make this recipe an even more healthy burger option?

Using turkey meat is a great way to start, but if you’re wanting to even take it further, then load up on the veggies. Have lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion… any and all vegetables that you like on your burger. That adds a ton of great nutrients and healthiness right there.

And if you’re wanting to make it low carb as well, simply take away the hamburger bun option and eat it “naked” or wrap it in lettuce and enjoy it that way. The great thing about creating and making burgers is that you can enjoy it any way that works for you and your healthy eating lifestyle.

What would be a good side dish with this turkey burger recipe?

Side dishes with burgers are the best! Now that the warmer months are here, there are so many delicious vegetables that are in their primetime season. Think fresh green beans, a nice summer salad, corn on the cob…the options are endless. And if you eat potatoes, baked french fries or a nice baked potato can be a great option as well.

Steaming vegetables can also be a great compliment to any meal, too. Plus, if you’re grill is already heated up from cooking the burgers, why not throw on some vegetables and create a super fast stir-fry?

The options are endless when it comes to pairing this delicious turkey burger with a side dish.

Now that you’ve got a bit of basic information about this recipe…let’s get to the actual recipe!

So quick and simple, right?

Homemade Healthy Turkey Burger

How hard are these burgers to cook on the grill?

They aren’t difficult at all. Cooking on the grill is a lot like cooking on the stove in the fact that you’re going to be using the heat to cook your burgers. If you want to make these turkey burgers on the grill, do so. That’s part of the fun of summer months and being the cook.

How to store leftover turkey burgers

If you’ve made up your burgers and find that you have some leftover, don’t fret. These patties will store just fine in the fridge for a couple of days. Simply add them to a sealable bag or container and keep them cold in the fridge.

When it’s time to eat the leftovers, all you need to do is reheat them in the microwave on a low heat setting until it’s at the temperature you want. Then, start building up your burger with all your burger ingredients.

Can you freeze turkey patties for later?

You can. If you’ve got leftovers that just aren’t going to be eaten quick enough, it’s time to put them in the freezer for later. As long as you have them in a freezer proof bag or container, they should be fine.

One tip that works well is to freeze them in pairs instead of in a giant bunch. This is especially nice if you have a ton of burgers leftover. While you can freeze them all together, that also means that you’ll be unfreezing them all at the same time as well. Unless you’re prepared to eat them all at once, it’s a waste and takes a long time.

You can easily overcome that issue by freezing two together in a bag. That way, when you’re craving a delicious turkey burger, you only have to unthaw two versus the entire bunch that’s in the freezer.

What are good seasonings for this burger?

The great part about cooking up burgers is that they offer a lot of variety. Some people prefer to follow the recipe to the exact measurements and ingredients while others like to venture out and vary just a bit.

One addition and alteration that many people make is that they like to add a bit of spice. While this is great, just make certain that you’re doing this to select patties instead of the whole bunch. Not everyone likes their burgers to make their mouths on fire!

And if you do want to make them a bit spicy, just add in a few sprinkles of cayenne pepper or ghost pepper. That will do the trick without a doubt!

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