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grilled turkey burger on a wood cutting board with bun, tomato, lettuce, ketchup and mayo

Grilled Turkey Burgers

Grilled turkey burgers are a delicious and heart-healthy meal you can make all grilling season long. Classic grilled turkey burger recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled turkey burger recipe, Grilled turkey burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freeze time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 302 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

Ingredients

For the turkey burgers

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

For assembling/ topping the burgers

  • 4 Hamburger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup

Instructions

  1. Prepare and form the turkey burgers. In a large bowl mix together the ground turkey, egg, worcestershire sauce, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder and olive oil.

  2. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and form it into 4 equal patties about ½ cup each and place them onto a parchment paper lined pan or plate. Place them into the freezer to chill for 25-30 minutes. This will help the burgers become firmer and hold together better when you grill them.

  3. Prepare the grill. When ready to grill, preheat the grill to medium heat, about 450 degrees F. Let it get nice and hot.

  4. Next, you need to take measures to ensure the burgers won't stick to the grill. Otherwise they may come apart when you try to flip/ remove them. You have a few options here. You can oil the grill grates or carefully spray with grill cooking spray. 

    Alternatively, you can also spray or a little cooking spray or brush on a little oil onto both sides of the turkey burger patties themselves, prior to cooking.

  5. Remove the burgers from the freezer, press down on the center of each burger to help them cook evenly.

  6. Place them onto the grill and cook them for about 5-7 minutes per side. (10 to 14 minutes total)

  7. Carefully flip them using a metal spatula in one single quick motion to make sure they don’t fall apart when you flip them.

  8. Once the burgers have reached an internal temperature of 150 degrees, they are done. Remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes. If you are adding cheese then add it to the top of each burger after you flip the burgers for the last 2 minutes of cooking time.

  9. Serve and build the burgers with desired toppings. We love a classic bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, mayo and mustard.

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Numbers include a regular hamburger bun, but no toppings were included in this calculation, since these can vary by preference.
  • Cook time will always vary by patty size and thickness, so please use common sense. If you want to be absolutely sure, use a meat thermometer to confirm the center has reached an internal temp of 150 degrees F.
  • Ground chicken would also work well in this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Turkey Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 624mg27%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 102IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.