Turkey Burger

The Very Best Turkey Burger

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


Move over hamburgers – this recipe for the best turkey burgers ever is in town! All your favorite fixings on a leaner, healthier, just as tasty burger!


  • 2 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 burger rolls (we like to run ours through the toaster for a little crunch!)
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 2 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, piece of bacon, top of bun. Enjoy!


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