This Grilled Turkey Burger is one of the best recipes. Your turkey burger will be grilled to perfection and is super juicy and flavorful.

Grilled Turkey Burger on a plate
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If you had problems in the past with your turkey burgers being dry and not flavorful. Then you are in for a real treat with this recipe. These turkey burger patties are grilled to perfection and are so delicious.

You only need a few simple seasoning to mix with your lean ground turkey. The flavor is amazing and this will be the best turkey burger you have ever had. You may even like this Blackstone Turkey Burger, or Grilled Avocado Burger Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

We love grilling out easy beef recipes but making these turkey burgers has become a new family favorite. They are loaded with flavor and grill perfectly on the grill.

Add your favorite toppings and easy grilled side dishes for a complete meal idea.

Ingredients

Turkey Burger Ingredients- ground turkey, egg, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, oil, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, buns
  • Ground Turkey (80-85% lean) 
  • Large Egg 
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Onion Powder 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Oil
  • Lettuce Leaves
  • Red Onion sliced
  • Tomatoes sliced
  • Hamburger Buns

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Variations Ideas

  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning when making these burgers. You can add in different spices or fresh herbs. I have even added in a teaspoons Worcestershire sauce for added flavor.
  • Bread Crumbs – We love adding in bread crumbs for added flavor. It helps to keep the patty together for a twist on a classic recipe.
  • Make Greek Burger – For the ultimate burger experience add in dried oregano to the turkey mixture. Zest in some lemon for a hint of lemon flavor. Then you can serve with a Greek style salad full of tomatoes and cucumber.
  • Oil Option to Use – Use any oil with a high smoke point. Vegetable oil, canola oil, coconut oil or avocado oil will all work great in this recipe.
  • Add Cheese to the Turkey Burger – This turkey burger would be delicious with a slice of cheese. Feel free to use different types of cheeses.

How to Cook Turkey Burgers on the Grill

Combining the seasoning with the ground turkey in a bowl

Step 1 – Combing Turkey Burger ingredients – In a large mixing bowl, stir together the ground turkey and egg. Then add in salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder until well combined.  Use your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients.  

Forming the ground turkey into patties stacked on a plate

Step 2 – Divide Equal Parts – Divide the ground turkey mixture into 6 even balls (approximately ⅓ lb each). Then form the balls into patties that are approximately 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Then make an indent in the center of each patty with your thumb.

  • Step 3 – Chill Patties – Place the patties in the refrigerator (covered in plastic wrap) while you preheat the grill.
  • Step 4 – Heat Grill – Preheat the Grill over medium high heat (approximately 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit). Rub oil on the grill grates to prevent the patties from sticking to the grill.
  • Step 5 – Grill Patties – Place the patties on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-8 minutes (flipping the patties halfway through the cook time). Cook until the turkey patties reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the patties are cooked to a safe temperature.  
  • Step 6 – Toast the Buns – Place the buns on the grill and cook for 1 minute until they are browned slightly.  Watch them closely so that they do not burn.
Topping the bottom bun with lettuce

Step 7 – Add Lettuce – Add a lettuce leaf to the bottom bun of each bun.

Removing the turkey patties from the grill and placing on a plate

Step 8 – Remove the patties from the grill and place on paper towel plate.

Placing turkey patties onto lettuce on the bun

Step 9 – Add Toppings – Then add them to each  of the hamburger buns on top of the lettuce.

Topping the grilled turkey patty with slice tomatoes and red onions

Step 10 – Serve and Enjoy – Then top each patty with the tomato and onion slices.  Serve warm and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Grill – Before placing the turkey burgers on the grill, make sure it is preheated and oiled.
  • Combining the Ingredients – For best results we like to combine the ingredients with our hands. This helps to make sure everything is combined completely.
  • Divide Mixture – When preparing the turkey patties, make sure you divide the meat mixture evenly. This ensures that the burgers cook evenly and about the same time.
  • Indent Patties – To help cook the patties evenly, gently press your thumb in the middle of the patty.

What to Put on a Turkey Burger?

Turkey burger toppings are the same as if your were making a beef burger. We usually stick with the classics for a delicious burger meal.

  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Pickles
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Slice of Cheese
  • Feta Cheese
Close up image of turkey burger

How Long to Grill a Turkey Burger

Grilling a turkey burger doesn’t take that long to cook. Make sure to have a meat thermometer handy so you can make sure turkey burger is cooked thoroughly.

Depending on how thick your burger is, it will take about 4-8 minutes to cook. Make sure to flip to cook both sides before removing from the grill.

The internal temperature of the turkey burger should be 165 degrees when it is done cooking. These burgers are ready to serve in less than 20 minutes

What to Serve with Turkey Burgers?

Turkey Burgers are delicious served with many different side dishes. You can easily prepare the side dishes on the grill or made some indoors. Try out one of these side dishes to complete your meal.

  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Potato salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Roasted Vegetables
Close up image of turkey burger

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also place the cooked turkey burger in the freezer if you have a lot leftover. The freeze really well and make for a quick weeknight dinner.
When you are ready to reheat, we recommend reheating in the air fryer for best results.

What Temperature Should Turkey Burgers be Grilled on?

When grilling turkey burgers, we recommend preheating grill to medium high heat. If using a gas grill, I like the temperature to reach about 400 degrees before placing the burgers on the grill.
Make sure to oil the grill grates before placing the burgers on the grill. This helps to easily flip the burgers.

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Grilled Turkey Burger

5 from 4 votes
This Grilled Turkey Burger is one of the best recipes. Your turkey burger will be grilled to perfection and is super juicy and flavorful.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 327

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Ground Turkey 80-85% lean
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 6 Lettuce Leaves
  • 1 Red Onion sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes sliced
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
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Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the ground turkey, egg, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder until well combined.  Use your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients.
  • Divide the ground turkey mixture into 6 even balls (approximately ⅓ lb each). Then form the balls into patties that are approximately 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick and make an indent in the center of each patty with your thumb.
  • Place the patties in the refrigerator (covered in plastic wrap) while you preheat the grill.
  • Preheat the Grill over medium high heat (approximately 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit). Rub oil on the grill grates to prevent the patties from sticking to the grill.
  • Place the patties on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-8 minutes (flipping the patties halfway through the cook time) until the turkey patties reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the patties are cooked to a safe temperature.
  • Place the buns on the grill and cook for 1 minute until they are browned slightly.  Watch them closely so that they do not burn.
  • Add a lettuce leaf to the bottom bun of each bun.
  • Remove the patties from the grill and add them to each  of the hamburger buns on top of the lettuce.
  • Then top each patty with the tomato and onion slices.  Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Use any oil with a high smoke point. Vegetable oil, canola oil, coconut oil or avocado oil will all work great in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 327kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 41g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.04g, Cholesterol 110mg, Sodium 889mg, Potassium 576mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 1884IU, Vitamin C 6mg, Calcium 82mg, Iron 3mg

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