The Best Turkey Burgers!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 burger rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter (optional for toasting the rolls)
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • Lettuce leaves and pickles slices for garnish


  1. Heat a heavy large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels, leaving drippings in skillet.
  2. If you want to toast the buns (highly recommended!), melt one tablespoon of butter in a separate large skillet over medium high heat. Place two buns cut side down and cook until golden. Repeat with remaining butter and buns and set aside.
  3. Spread the ground turkey out on a cutting board and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick, keeping them as loose as possible while still holding together.
  4. Raise bacon skillet to high and place burgers in gently. Cook without moving for 3 minutes. Flip carefully and cook, covered for another three minutes. If you want your cheese totally melted top your burgers as soon as you flip them – if not, add it when you have one minute to go.
  5. While the burgers are cooking, mix the mayo and ketchup together to make a sauce. When the burgers are done, assemble as follows: Bottom bun, sauce, lettuce, burger, bacon, top of bun. Enjoy!