RecipeThe Easiest Turkey Burgers

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 60 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 0 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 190 mg

The name says it all: These are the easiest Turkey Burgers you’ll ever make. And they are insanely tasty, too. With just a few seasonings and classic toppings, you can turn a simple dinner into a family favorite. I also have a version featuring beans that includes an extra dose of protein and fiber. Try them both and decide which your crew likes best.

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 6 servings
  • • 1 pound ground turkey (90 to 93 percent lean)
  • • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • • Kosher salt for sprinkling
  • • Whole grain buns, English muffins, or roasted Portabello mushroom caps, optional
  • • Lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, pickles, ketchup or BBQ sauce, optional

Add the ground turkey, egg, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder to a large bowl, and mix to combine until well blended. Gently combine using your hands or a spatula. Form the mixture into 6 large patties.

Liberally coat a large skillet with nonstick oil spray and warm over medium-high heat. Place 3 or 4 patties in the skillet. Mist the tops with oil spray and sprinkle them with salt. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, then carefully flip, scraping the bottom to keep them intact. Next, lightly sprinkle the browned tops with salt and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165˚.

Reapply oil spray to the skillet and repeat with the remaining burgers.

Serve the burgers on toasted whole-grain hamburger buns or roasted Portabello mushroom caps with your choice of toppings.

Nutrition provided per burger without the bun. If enjoying a bun, add 130 calories. 

Try my Turkey and Black Bean Burgers.