Turkey Burgers

Flavorful, juicy, and tender turkey burgers that you can easily make for dinner or throw on the grill at a cookout.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Burgers, turkey, turkey burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 218 kcal


  • 3 lbs ground turkey 93% - 7% lean
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (can use alternatives if needed)
  • 1 Vidalia onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced dill weed
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • salt
US Customary - Metric


  1. Before combining the ingredients together, place slices of bread into a wide, shallow bowl and pour milk over it. Let bread soak up the milk.

  2. Combine all ingredients except the bread in a large mixing bowl. Squeeze out most of the milk out of bread slices and crumble the bread as finely as you can. Crumbling it will ensure that bread is spread evenly throughout. (Discard squeezed out milk.)

  3. Mix all ingredients together until combined.

  4. Cover a baking sheet or a large cutting board with parchment paper and shape the burger patties.

Cooking on stove-top:

  1. Preheat a large cooking pan over medium heat and add oil. Cook turkey burgers for 6-8 minutes on each side, depending on the size of the burgers. 

Grilling turkey burgers:

  1. Since turkey burgers are much softer than beef hamburgers, use a vegetable grilling basket with finer grate to cook the turkey burgers on the grill.

  2. Make sure to spray the burger patties with oil on booth sides, not the grill. Set the coals the furthest away from the grill grate so the burgers don’t cook too fast on the outside. 

  3. Cook turkey burgers on the grill for about 5-6 minutes on each side, depending on the size of the patties. 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Turkey Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.