Classic Paleo Turkey Burgers (Healthy & Low Carb)

By Jess

5 from 7 ratings

Cookouts just wouldn’t be the same without a good burger. But burgers shouldn’t be reserved only for summer picnics; they also make an easy go-to dinner during the week. Discover a healthier, leaner burger recipe with these filling and tasty turkey burgers.

Classic Paleo Turkey Burgers (Healthy & Low Carb)- 100x healthier than beef burgers and even better in my opinion!

Classic Paleo Turkey Burgers (Healthy & Low Carb)- 100x healthier than beef burgers and even better in my opinion!

Obviously within the Paleo diet, the main omission when it comes to burgers is the bready bun. But I want to show that Paleo burgers do not have to be boring pieces of meat covered in ketchup. There are plenty of flavorful options for Paleo burgers that will make you forget the bun.

Turkey burgers are a slightly healthier option for weeknight dinners. Turkey burgers have an advantage over beef burgers in that they are a little lower in calories and fat. Ground turkey breast is the leanest option. I recommend avoiding the flavored or pre-seasoned burgers that are sometimes at the store, which can be loaded with sodium. Making your own turkey burgers right at home is easy and quick.

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This recipe is a great opportunity to pile on the veggies. Spinach, tomatoes, and onions all make great accompaniments to turkey burgers. Grilled onions or mushrooms can add a delicious layer of flavor. Serve avocado on the side for creaminess, or it’s really easy to stir together an aioli to top the burger. I made a garlic aioli with a little parsley mixed in.

paleo turkey burger

My favorite aspect of turkey burgers is their quick cooking time. Dinner can be ready in twenty minutes. They can be thrown on the grill or cooked on a grill pan if you are cooking indoors (like me). Serve the burgers on a bed of greens and tomatoes, or wrapped in lettuce. Perhaps add a side of sweet potato fries for a complete and healthy meal.


    • 1 lb. ground turkey
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
    • 1/2 tsp coriander
    • Pinch of cayenne
    • 2 green onions, chopped
    • 1 tomato, sliced
    • 2 cups fresh spinach or arugula
    • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. Add the ground turkey, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, coriander, cayenne, and green onions to a large bowl and stir to combine. Use your hands to form into burger patties.
  2. Heat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Serve the burgers over sliced tomato, spinach, and avocado.


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  1. Super moist and deeeelish! I did not have coriander so I subbed equal parts fresh parsley, dill and tarragon. Tastes great!!!!

  2. If you don’t eat them all in one night, can you keep them in the fridge and eat throughout the week?

  3. I was shocked to see this recipe had nothing to bind it together so I was a little nervous. But boy was I shocked! This burger held together perfectly and was super moist! I served it over a salad and it was incredible! I strongly recommend this recipe~

    Rating: 5
  4. So simple but very tasty. Love this recipe. Honestly, nothing but spices and ground turkey and it’s terrific

    Rating: 5
  5. Made these tonight and they were delicious. The best part of this recipe is that all of the ingredients in the burgers are staples in my pantry. Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  6. delicious! thank you! I don’t have a grill or a grill pan so I used a nonstick skillet. eating with a side of mashed potatoes and salad. I’m not on the paleo diet. not sure if mashed potatoes are paleo 😛

    Rating: 5
  7. This was surprisingly amazing. The combination of spices was so good. This is perfect for a quick week night dinner. Thank you for posting.

    Rating: 5

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