These Turkey Burgers are an easy recipe for the grill. Made with ground turkey, spinach, feta, and tasty seasonings, they cook up perfectly juicy. Say hello to your latest healthy dinner option!
Every summer I look back and ask myself if I’ve gotten good use out of my grill. I find that it’s a crucial part of summer. Like flip-flops and painted toes. They’re all a must.
One of these days, I swear I’m just going to serve a steak and some hamburgers without doctoring them up. This isn’t one of those times, though. Lol. Because honestly, who wants burgers seasoned with only salt and pepper? Zzzzzzzz.
These turkey burgers are a great change up from beef burgers!
What Makes These Turkey Burgers So Great
- They’re really easy to prep ahead of time! In fact, they need it. Put them together in the morning, then have dinner cooked up in 10 minutes.
- The burger stays nice and moist. Ground turkey can be kind of dry, but the addition of spinach, feta, and olive oil help keep the moisture in. Nobody wants a dry burger!
- The flavors go so well together. The saltiness of the feta cheese in the meaty burger, all topped with creamy mayo, crisp cucumber, and red onion is amazing. Deliciousness in every bite.
- Don’t skip refrigerating the burgers – this turkey burger recipe requires the burgers to chill for at least 4 hours prior to cooking, otherwise they might not hold together once they’re thrown on the grill. If you find yourself short on time, people have had luck in the past with covering them and putting them in the freezer for 20 minutes, but I haven’t tried this.
- Make sure your grill is hot – This gives the burgers a nice browned exterior.
- Also make sure to oil the grates of the grill – If you don’t, your burgers will stick to the grill and start to come apart.
- Use whatever toppings you like! While I think the cucumber, onion, and mayo combo really hit the mark, feel free to add whatever suits you!
- Put the turkey burger in a lettuce wrap to make this recipe low carb.
- Try ground chicken instead of turkey to change things up!
Can I Prep the Turkey Burgers Ahead of Time and Freeze Them?
These should freeze well. There are two ways to do it:
- If you want to freeze them prepped but raw: make the patties and stack them in between pieces of wax paper (or individually wrap them in plastic wrap). Then place them in a gallon sized freezer bag and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Remove wax paper and grill as directed.
- If you want to freeze them after cooking: prepare as directed all the way through grilling. Allow them to cool completely, transfer to a cookie sheet and flash freeze (about 45-60 minutes), then stack them in between pieces of wax paper, and place them in a gallon size freezer bag; freeze. To serve: thaw and reheat.
Can I Cook Frozen Turkey Burgers?
I wouldn’t recommend it. Instead, thaw them then either cook or reheat them (depending on if they were previously cooked or not).
What Goes Good with a Turkey Burger?
Here are some of our favorite sides to eat with this turkey burger recipe:
Other Burger Recipes We Love!
How To Make these Turkey Burgers
Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Feta Cheese
- 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1 1/2 cups packed fresh spinach (, finely chopped)
- 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- 2 cloves garlic (, minced)
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 hamburger buns (, toasted)
- cucumber slices
- thin red onion slices
- In a large bowl, mix together with your hands the turkey, chopped spinach, feta, garlic, bread crumbs, black pepper, and olive oil until combined.
- Divide into 4 equal portions ( approximately 4 inches in diameter, 1 inch thick.) Transfer to a plate and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
- Preheat a grill to medium. Oil the grates and grill burgers until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side.
- Serve on buns with mayonnaise, cucumber, and red onion.