25 Flavorful Turkey Burgers You Will Love

By Jess

Turkey burgers are a fun twist on an old favorite. Ever thought about spicing them up with vegetables and special seasonings? Try any of these paleo turkey burger recipes—you may need some paleo buns, or you can just serve them with toppings!

I love these turkey burgers! These recipes are surprisingly more flavorful than beef burgers and so much better for you.

1. Turkey Burger With Fig Salad

Figs are a hugely flexible fruit in my book. Not only are they a sweet and beautiful fruit that is excellent in desserts and fruit salads, but they go just as well with savory flavors like pizzas and burgers. I love this fig salad and turkey burgers with caramelized onions. Yum!


2. Classic Paleo Turkey Burgers

When in doubt, go with a classic! These turkey burgers are all you’ll need for the next cookout and are loaded with flavor. Served on a bed of spinach and with sliced avocado you’re getting a healthy meal that’s ready pretty quickly and sure to satisfy.

3. Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

Here’s another recipe that adds veggies to your burger. With flavors of garlic, oregano, and fresh cilantro, and the goodness of sweet potatoes, this is likely to become a family favorite. You can choose the serving ingredients that work for your tastes and eating style—I’d go with a paleo bun, some avocado, and tomatoes.

4. Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

This burgers are succulent and delicious. Just how do they get that amazing teriyaki flavor? With the help of garlic, maple syrup, coconut aminos, and pineapple juice. The sweet and savory flavors meld together for a lovely burger that would be great with barbecue sauce, pineapple-jalapeno salsa, and avocado.

5. Baba Ganoush Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers are made with homemade eggplant dip, including tahini, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and sea salt. The flavors inspired by this middle eastern dip are bright and savory, and this burger goes with any of your favorite buns and toppings.

Photo: The Iron You

6. Sweet Potato Latke Turkey Burger

I love this idea! A juicy turkey burger seasoned with mustard and garlic is sandwiched between crispy, tasty, baked sweet potato latke seasoned with scallions and freshly ground black pepper with sea salt, almond meal, and eggs. Unique and absolutely delicious.

7. Cilantro Lime Turkey Burgers

Everybody loves a little cilantro lime action, am I right? These burgers are made with roasted peppers, fresh chopped cilantro, ground cumin, chili powder, onion powder, sea salt, like juice, and any toppings you could possibly dream up.

8. Mini Turkey Burgers With Homemade Ketchup

Love ketchup but hate the nasty ingredients in the bottled versions? Make your own, and the burgers to go with it, using this recipe. These burgers are seasoned well and served with cilantro guacamole, and the ketchup boasts seasonings like allspice and pickle juice.

9. Portobello Mushroom and Kale Turkey Burgers

Here’s an easy turkey burger recipe with kale, baby bella mushrooms, fresh oregano, garlic, onion, and a homemade chimichurri sauce. Serve them up on buns of your choosing, or just plain with delicious and healthy toppings.

Photo: Tastes Of Lizzy T’s

10. Sweet Potato Spinach Bacon Burgers

Here’s a burger with more than just turkey to squawk about. With bacon, sweet potatoes, onion, spinach, and seasonings, it’s bursting with deliciously savory and healthy flavors in perfect combinations—sweet and salty, spicy and savory. Bound with coconut flour and eggs.

11. Cranberry Spiced Turkey Burgers

These burgers have a Thanksgiving flavor to them, but they’re not your ordinary day-after meal. This time you’ll need ground turkey, garlic and onion powders, diced white onion, and homemade cranberry sauce, for which the recipe is included. These are sweet and savory burgers even the kids will love.

12. Avocado Turkey Burgers

These burgers can be made with either turkey or chicken, and they’re super simple. The avocado adds moisture and a delicious flavor to complement the cilantro, tomato, arugula, green onions, and perfectly savory meat. Serve them with toppings and buns, or just plain!

13. Turkey Burgers With Caper Aioli

These burgers are made with garlic, capers, and shallots of elegant flavors, and topped with a tasty homemade aioli with lemon juice, crushed garlic, chopped parsley, and mayonnaise. Make sure your mayo is paleo-friendly, or just use homemade.

Photo: Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish

14. Easy Bacon Turkey Burgers

For another go at bacon burgers, try this recipe with zucchini and onion for tons of moisture and flour with bacon and freshly ground black pepper. You’ll cook the bacon first until it’s nice and crispy, adding both flavor and texture to the burgers.

15. Adobo Bacon Burger With Spicy Aioli

This spicy burger is made with white onion, cooked bacon slices, smoked paprika, turkey or beef, and minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. You can top if off with avocados and an amazing Dijon and chipotle aioli made from avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil.

16. Basil Turkey Burgers

These burgers have an herbal, slightly sweet flavor with savory notes from basil, fish sauce, and sweetener (you can use coconut sugar instead of sugar, or leave it out if you’re doing a Whole30). Brush with olive oil instead of vegetable and serve on paleo buns or just plain with toppings.

17. Turkey Veggie Burgers

This turkey burger is a great hybrid of a meat burger and a veggie burger, so you know you’re having a balanced meal, especially when you top it with all your favorites. It’s made with onion, peppers, and spinach, and is so flavorful you won’t even miss the bun!

Photo: The Road To Less Cake

18. Apple and Apricot Turkey Burgers

These deliciously golden brown, fruity burgers are best served up on Portobello buns and balance out the lovely flavors of apple, apricot, scallions, dried parsley, and rosemary. They’re bound with eggs and almond meal, making them even higher in protein.

19. Juicy Ground Turkey Burgers

These burgers mean business. Made with onion, jalapeno, Cajun seasonings, mustard, and white wine, they’re the perfect mix of umami flavors and they’re super moist. You can replace the bread crumbs in this recipe with one tablespoon of coconut flour.

20. Grilled Turkey Burger With Avocado, Pineapple, and Ginger Salsa

This is a burger after my own heart. The turkey burger itself is simple with egg, ground pepper, salt, and Worcestershire sauce (if you can’t find a paleo version, use coconut aminos). The best part is the easy and amazing salsa with a ginger zing, sweet pineapple, and cooling avocado.

21. Zucchini Turkey Burgers With Yogurt Sauce

These burgers are kept moist and nutritious with shredded zucchini, cilantro, and grated onion. You can serve them up with this refreshing yogurt sauce with cucumber, garlic, and lime juice. Just use coconut yogurt if you’re dairy free—it’ll still be fantastic!

Photo: Inspiralized

22. Italian Zucchini Noodle Turkey Burger Patty

Why choose between a turkey burger and a veggie burger when you can have the best of both worlds? Get your meaty fix and your green nutrients in the same shot with this zucchini and turkey burger. The spiralized zucchini adds a fabulous texture while Italian seasonings like red pepper flakes and oregano add lovely flavors.

23. Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers With Pineapple Salsa

Bursting with Caribbean flavors, these burgers feature a bold and spicy Jerk seasoning mixed into the patties. Serve them up with a refreshing pineapple salsa made with cilantro, lime, red bell pepper, red onion, and fresh pineapple. I don’t think you’d even miss the buns!

24. Turkey Burgers With Yam Fries

These turkey burgers are stuffed with zucchini, carrot, garlic, and herbs like thyme and oregano. Serve them up with nice, thick sweet potato fries seasoned just how you like them. You could eat these without a bun, but if you like the pita idea, try a cauliflower tortilla!

25. Mexican Turkey Burgers With Cilantro Lime Pesto

With this recipe, you can serve up delicious turkey burgers with Mexican spices like chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and jalapeno peppers. If you don’t eat dairy, feel free to just leave the parmesan out of the pesto. It’ll still taste amazing! Serve these naked or on paleo buns.

Photo: Joyful Healthy Eats

25. Southwestern Turkey Burgers

Made with onion, cilantro, cumin, and garlic, these flavorful burgers are the perfect vehicle for amazing homemade guacamole and a spicy mayo. Just make sure to use paleo mayo or a homemade version. Instead of wheat buns, you could serve these on Portobello buns or just have them plain.


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