Turkey Burger Recipe for A Quick Healthy Dinner

Turkey Burger recipe is what I’m throwing together in my kitchen for this one. These are a great alternative to beef and are also pretty tasty. Maybe I’m just a turkey person, but I think that one of these made with 93% ground turkey is better than a 93% beef burger.

Anyway, let’s start with what you’ll need to make this. There are certain ingredients you can substitute and other things you can probably get away with ignoring if you want to (like not putting salt in, that kind of thing). This serves 4, each patty is about 1/4 pound.

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What You Will Need To Make This Turkey Burger Recipe

What It IsNameWhere To Find
CookwareKitchen ScaleAmazon
CookwareMeasuring Spoons, all sizes like tbsp, teaspoon, etc.Amazon
CookwareMeat thermometerAmazon
CookwareKitchen Knife (small)Amazon
CookwareCutting boardAmazon
CookwareMixing Bowl (large)Amazon
CookwareSmall bowl (for egg whites)Amazon
CookwareSpatula for the Turkey Burger RecipeAmazon
Ingredient1 LB 93% Ground TurkeyStore
Ingredient1 egg whiteStore
Ingredient1.5 tablespoons of breadcrumbsStore
Ingredient1/3 tablespoon garlic saltStore
Ingredient1/10 teaspoon ground black pepper (basically a pinch, a little more though)Store
Ingredient1 tablespoon vegetable oilStore
Ingredient4 bunsStore
Ingredient1.5 tablespoons of onionStore

You can find a lot of the ingredients for this Turkey burger recipe (really, most of ’em) at any store but I picked them up at various places like Target, Aldi, etc. over a few weeks.

Let’s Make It!

Start by getting out your ground turkey.

turkey burger recipe ingredient ground turkey

Then, grab your kitchen scale and measure out 1 pound of ground turkey on there.

Ground anything vaguely looks like brains. Alright, let’s just focus on the turkey burger recipe here.

Next, Grab One Egg. I know I have Eggs on Eggs, Deal with It


You’ll be carefully cracking the egg, pouring the whites out into a bowl, then dropping the yolk/shell into a little bowl, then pour it into the main bowl.

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turkey burger recipe pouring egg whites

You can use the little bowl for the eggshell and yolk. Those won’t be needed for the rest of the turkey burger recipe.

Next, whisk the egg whites around for about 30 seconds.

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Next, measure out your 1.5 tbsp’s of breadcrumbs. Dump them into the bowl with the whisk.

Chopping onions

Next, it’s time to chop up about 1.5 tbsp’s of onion. Finely dice them and throw them into the bowl.

black pepper for turkey burger recipe

Then, throw your black pepper into (about a pinch) to the mix. The order of this isn’t that important, you could start by throwing the turkey into this turkey burger recipe mixture we have in the bowl.

However, I wanted to mix all the smaller stuff around first.

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Next, grab your garlic salt. You could also use garlic powder and regular salt, but I found this at Target and thought it would make things like this turkey burger recipe easier to make.

turkey burger recipe turkey going into the mix

Next, start putting your turkey into the bowl. I put it in slowly and steadily worked the rest of the ingredients for the turkey burger recipe into it.

ground turkey on a scale

Weigh The Meat for This Turkey Burger Recipe

Next, you’re going to want to weigh out the turkey so each patty is about 4 ounces or 1/4 of a pound. Feel free to break it up if that’s too much for you.

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Form the patties into burger shapes on a plate to get them ready for cooking.

cast iron skillet

Next, take your cast iron skillet and put it on the stove at medium-high heat. Make sure you have the vegetable oil out, too. You could also use some olive oil if you’d prefer that.

1 tbsp cooking oil

Start with one tablespoon of oil. You may end up needing more for this turkey burger recipe, though.

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Put it in the pan and let it sit for a minute or two, maybe moving it around a bit before flipping it. Be care of oil splashing out of the pan, it may even make more sense for you to use some non-stick spray, unless your pan is already non-stick, then you could skip the oil/spray altogether in this turkey burger recipe.

When the turkey turns from pink to sort of white looking all the way through, it will probably be 160 degrees and safe to eat.

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Once it looks done, stick your meat thermometer in it just to make sure.

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Notecard Version

Turkey Burger Recipe for a Quick Healthy Dinner

Recipe by BobCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Cooking time




  • 1 LB 93% Ground Turkey

  • 1 egg white

  • 1.5 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

  • 1/3 tablespoon garlic salt

  • 1/10 teaspoon ground black pepper (basically a pinch, a little more though)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1.5 tablespoons of onion


  • Measure out 1 pound of ground turkey on a kitchen scale. Whisk egg whites only in a medium sized bowl. Measure 1.5 tablespoons of breadcrumbs into the bowl with the whites.
  • Chop up 1.5 tbsp’s of onions and throw them into the bowl with a pinch of black pepper. Shake some garlic salt into the bowl, too.
  • Put the turkey into the bowl, mixing it around really well with the other ingredients. Then, create patties by hand and weight each to make sure they are all 1/4 of a pound.
  • Put 1 tbsp of cooking oil into a cast iron skillet, heat it up, and then place the burger patties in there. Cook each side for 4-5 minutes. Once the patties are sort of white looking, stick them with a thermometer to make sure they’re 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Get some buns and any other toppings you want and enjoy!

There ya have it, folks. This turkey burger recipe is finished and tastes pretty good. Try making it yourself and leave a review of what you think!

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