The Best Turkey Burger Recipe

Indulge in a healthy twist on a classic favorite with my turkey burger recipe! I’ve experimented with my fair share of recipes throughout the years, but this tried-and-true menu item takes the cake for the best turkey burger (if I do say so myself). Made with clean, everyday ingredients, and prepared in less than 5 steps, this recipe seriously could not be easier (or more delicious). The juicy, and incredibly flavorful patty can be cooked on a grill, stovetop, or broiled in the oven. I love this recipe for hosting. The minimal prep and short cook time are perfect to keep on hand for busy weeknights! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy an irresistible, guilt-free burger experience!

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The Best Turkey Burgers

My trick to making a fabulous turkey burger is adding grated zucchini and carrots! Yep, you read that right! The flavor is absolutely incredible and the added nutrients are a bonus!
Servings 4
Author Chef Tiffany Blackmon


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 whole egg beaten
  • ½ cup zucchini grated
  • ½ cup carrot grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 4 brioche hamburger buns split and toasted

Toppings of your choice: lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup


  • Preheat grill to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg, zucchini, carrot, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Gently mix ingredients together and form into 4 patties.
  • Place patties on the grill. Cook approximately 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees; turning only once. Transfer to buns and top with your favorite toppings.

Tiffy’s Tips

~As an alternative cooking method, cook stovetop with a grill pan (don’t forget to add a spray of olive oil) or in the broiler. 

~I love brioche buns, but use whichever hamburger buns you prefer. For a gluten-free alternative, forgo the buns and use Romaine lettuce or Boston lettuce for the perfect wrap. 

~Get creative with your toppings. Barbeque sauce, Thousand Island dressing, cheese, mayo, honey mustard, sprouts, caramelized onions and peppers, bacon… the list is endless. Yum!! 

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