When it comes to turkey burgers, you’re probably thinking dry and boring. Not so, friends. Turkey burgers can be juicy, flavorful and just as exciting as any beef version. (And don’t forget they’re lighter and healthier, too.) Here are 14 turkey burger recipes that prove our point.
14 Turkey Burger Recipes You’ve Never Tried Before
Greek Turkey Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce
Forget dry and bland: This burger has tons of bright, herbal flavor in the meat, and a yogurt sauce to bring everything together.
Green Harissa Turkey Burgers
This burger—courtesy of Coterie member Gaby Dalkin—is equal parts juicy and spicy, thanks to the addition of green harissa sauce. It’s like pesto, with a little extra heat.
Fried Green Tomato Turkey Burgers With Green Goddess Dressing
This isn’t your mother’s turkey burger. As if the fried green tomato topping weren’t enough, there’s also bacon inside.
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Jalapeño Cheddar Guacamole Turkey Burgers With Crispy Onions
A little bit of spice, a touch of cheese and a lot of avocado are the secret to this irresistible recipe. Who said turkey burgers were boring?
Turkey Banh Mi Burger
It turns out, our favorite things about the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich (crispy pickled veggies, an umami sauce) also make for some seriously tasty fusion food.
Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers
Even though turkey is known for being lean (and can dry out when you cook it), the spinach here keeps it nice and juicy.
Grilled Blt Turkey Burgers
It’s hard to go wrong with the classic combination of bacon, lettuce and tomato. Even better, these babies are ready in about 15 minutes.
Pesto Turkey Burger Sliders On Sweet Potato Buns
Oh hey, Paleo and gluten-free dinner. Since they’re mini, these guys cook up in an instant (20 minutes, to be precise). Thanks, Coterie member Monique Volz.
Thai Turkey Burgers With Spicy Sriracha Slaw
Who needs a bun when you’ve got mango-broccoli slaw and a gingery Sriracha dressing?
Chipotle Barbecue Turkey Burgers
Coterie member Katie Workman knows that when it comes to any burger, you can’t skimp on the sauce. Here, it’s a tasty blend of mayo and chipotle peppers in adobo.
Sun-dried Tomato And Basil Turkey Burgers
We’ve officially found summer in a sandwich. We can think of about a hundred ways we’d repurpose the basil mayonnaise in this recipe.
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Sweet And Spicy Barbecue Bacon Hawaiian Turkey Burgers
Monique Volz does it again, this time with a griller that will please even the most stubborn beef eater.
Caprese Turkey Burgers With Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella And Heirloom Tomato
Who knew our favorite warm-weather salad made for an excellent burger topping? We’ll be making these from Memorial Day to Labor Day, thanks to Coterie member Jesse Reilly.
Kung Pao Turkey Burgers With Peanut Slaw
Our go-to takeout order gets a homemade makeover, courtesy of Coterie member Alex Thomopoulos. Don’t skip the slaw in this recipe: The hint of citrus adds a welcome dash of bright flavor.
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