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Turkey burger and potato chips on a white plate

Best Turkey Burger Recipe

  • Author: Allison Campbell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy turkey burger recipe is moist, delicious and just as good as a hamburger! Learn how to make turkey burgers at home from scratch.


Units Scale
  • 1/8 red pepper
  • 1/8 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 scallions
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 pound ground turkey (dark meat will make it juicier)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prep: Wash and dice the red pepper and onion, mince the garlic, thinly slice the white and light green parts of the scallions, and chop the parsley.
  2. Combine: Place the turkey and half the olive oil in a large mixing bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well to combine. I like to start mixing with a spoon or a spatula, and then switch to my hands to continue mixing.
  3. Cook: Add the remaining olive oil to a large skillet and warm on the stove over medium-high heat. While the oil warms, divide the turkey mixture into four even sections and form each section into a burger. Keep in mind that burgers will shrink a bit as they cook, so it's okay for them to look too large for the buns when you form them. Once the oil shimmers, add the burgers and cook for 4-5 minutes on the first side until the bottom side browns nicely. Flip the burgers and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the other side browns and the middle of the burger is cooked through.
  4. Enjoy: Plate your burgers with your favorite buns, lettuce, red onion and anything else you'd like. Leftover burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 2 months.


To cook your burgers in the oven: Grease a baking dish with olive oil and bake your patties at 350°F for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

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