BEST Turkey Burger Recipe

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This Turkey Burger Recipe is so delicious and easy to make; it’s the perfect choice for a backyard barbecue this summer! Ground turkey and diced bacon take main stage to bring you a totally unique burger experience!

Serve this easy recipe in a bun or over lettuce topped with your favorite burger toppings and a delicious pasta salad on the side!

Best Turkey Burger served on a wooden board

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Best Turkey Burger Recipe

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I love a good burger! I love that you can dress it up or down however you like – spicy, sweet, tangy or just plain – a burger can be made to fit anyone’s tastes!

How to Make Turkey Burgers

While we do love beef burgers, we also like to switch it up and make turkey burgers too. This easy burger recipes starts with lean ground turkey although chicken works too!

The addition of diced bacon to the recipe helps provide a bit of moisture and certainly adds a ton of flavor! Gently combine your ingredients making certain you don’t over mix (this can cause tough turkey burger patties).

Turkey is a very lean and unlike beef, it does need to be completely cooked through.  You’ll want to be extra careful not to overcook these turkey burgers so they don’t dry out. I use a meat thermometer to cook these to the perfect temp (165°F) making sure they’re done but still juicy!

Best Turkey Burger with one bite taken out

The toppings for this recipe are traditional burger toppings such as tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and cheese, but you can add whatever toppings you desire.

We do love the typical sides, Crock Pot Baked Beans and Spaghetti Salad with a big ol’ glass of frosty Vodka Sweet Tea!

How Long To Grill Turkey Burgers

At medium-high heat, 1/4lb turkey burgers should cook about 6-8 minutes per side or until the temperature reaches 165°F. You can also broil them about 4″ from the broiler for the same amount of time.

A close up picture of the Best Turkey Burger with lettuce, pickles, tomatoes and cheese.

If you’ve never made turkey burgers, I think you’ll love how much flavor they have! The next time you reach for a package of ground beef at your local market, reconsider and give ground turkey a try for a change.

Servings: 8 burgers
Juicy Turkey Burgers
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey burgers

Juicy and moist turkey burgers loaded with flavor and cooked to perfection on the grill!

Turkey Patties
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 6 slices bacon uncooked, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3-1/2 barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
For serving
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 hamburger rolls
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • pickles
  • cheese
  1. Combine all of the turkey patty ingredients in a bowl. Mix until combined and form eight 1/2" patties. Using your thumb, create a small indent in the patties.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place patties on a grill mat, brush with barbecue sauce and grill 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  3. Serve on hamburger buns with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information includes turkey patties only.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 204, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 175mg, Potassium: 374mg, Protein: 29g, Vitamin A: 60%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Best Turkey Burger on a wooden serving platter with burger toppings

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