Turkey Burger Recipe: Easy, 5-Minute Prep

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Cambria Glosz

Cambria Glosz, MS, RD
Nutritional Reviewer

This is the best turkey burger recipe and it’s a perfect weeknight staple.

Our oven-baked turkey burger recipe is packed with flavor (and, bonus: no grill clean up!). Start with quality ground turkey (here’s our favorite), add spices of your choice (or follow our turkey burger seasoning recommendations), eggs, and breadcrumbs. It really is that simple.

Burgers, in general, are no longer a restaurant-only meal. Homemade turkey burgers are so quick to throw together and the topping options are endless!

This turkey burger recipe is great for a crowd or meal prep. Enjoy!

Turkey Burger Recipe

Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger Recipe

You'll make a dinner everyone loves with this savory, delicious turkey burger recipe. With just a few ingredients and some seasonings (you can use whatever you want in whatever amount), you'll have turkey patties ready in no time. Serve with any number of burger toppings, with a bun or without, and enjoy with a side of potatoes (or anything else you like).

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Servings 8 burgers
Calories 172 kcal

Ingredients

  

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder

Instructions

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix ground turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs, and spices (we use gloves for sanitary reasons and because this can get sticky).
    mix ground turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs, and spices
  • Once well combined, form into patties and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. This should make about 8 patties for a regular sized burger.
    form into patties and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes flip the patties and let brown on the other side.
    TB 4
  • Cook for an additional 15 minutes or until meat is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and add desired toppings.
    TB 6

Notes

This recipe yields 8 regular-sized patties. You can also make sliders, but your cook time will be shorter so keep an eye on them.

Nutrition

Serving: 8burgersCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 29gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 128mgPotassium: 364mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 88IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

Keyword burgers, turkey
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Turkey Burger FAQs

Is a turkey burger healthier than a beef burger?

Beef has slightly more protein and slightly less fat when comparing identical lean-to-fat ratios, but turkey has less saturated fat than beef. Plus, only turkey comes in 99% fat-free varieties, which has fewer calories and fat than you’ll find with any ratio of ground beef.

Turkey and beef have nearly identical nutritional profiles, containing similar amounts of calories, protein, and fat when comparing the same cuts (e.g., 85% lean, 15% fat, etc.).

Considering micronutrients, beef has more iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 than turkey, while turkey contains slightly greater amounts of other B vitamins.

What do you bind turkey burgers with?

Eggs are excellent for binding ingredients together, especially with turkey burgers. The addition of breadcrumbs can also work well with the eggs to prevent crumbly burgers.

Why are my turkey burgers so dry?

Your turkey burgers may be dry if you overcook them. Use a meat thermometer to help you achieve the ideal internal temperature and avoid overcooking.

Also, you can try adding a little olive oil (or avocado oil) to the mixture of ground turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs, and species to not only add moisture but also to add some additional healthy fats.



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