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Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Turkey Burger with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

My family has a pretty discerning palate which is great – most of the time. I can’t pull things past them without them noticing that something is “different” or “new”. I love that they can tell the difference between dishes that I make except when I am trying to get a healthier version of something on the table. (Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to!) I have served turkey burgers several times over the past few years, but they never really caught on until I quit trying to make the turkey burger pass as a hamburger. Brilliant, huh? Instead of trying to trick them into thinking they were really eating ground beef, I celebrated the ground turkey and gave it the glory it deserves. And so this Turkey Burger with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese was created.

I’m not sure what took me so long to get on the turkey burger train, but man am I glad I did. It’s a good place to be. This burger is flavorful, lean, and the goat cheese oozes over the top. It is great for a quick weeknight meal or can even be dressed up for entertaining guests at a BBQ. Need to make them ahead of time? They are rock stars to freeze. Simply wrap the patties individually and put them in a freezer bag. Pull them out of the freezer when you need them, and you have a perfectly seasoned turkey burger ready to grill – essential for nights where dinner wasn’t the first thought on your mind. We all have those days, right?

Now if I could just find a way to get my family to believe that creamy cauliflower is really Alfredo sauce, I would hit the jackpot. Haven’t achieved that yet, but if I do, you’ll be the first to know.

Turkey Burger with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6
  • ¾ cup Italian Panko Crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1½ pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach (for garnish)
  1. In a large bowl, mix together Panko crumbs, egg, ground turkey, seasonings and sun dried tomatoes. Form into 6 patties and refrigerate for at least one hour to set.
  2. Grill over medium -high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Serve with goat cheese slice and fresh spinach.


  1. I just gotta say, your pictures / presentation of food are always snazzy.
    Michael recently posted…French server tell us, “Toutes les bonnes choses finissent.” (All good things end.)My Profile

  2. Lisa- I made this yummy recipe last night for some dear friends staying with us last night. Everyone loved these!!! So easy too! Thanks a million…. Xo

  3. This sounds DELISH. And I totally know what you mean about the healthy thing… though my husband would definitely still eat these burgers even if he knew they were healthy (WIN. :))!
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough recently posted…pink lemonade barsMy Profile

    • Thanks, Steph! This are a new family favorite! How is that for a win? Yum!

  4. Even though I rarely make turkey anything (because we don’t raise turkeys)I might need to pick up some ground turkey. Anything with oozey goat cheese it right up my alley!
    Emily @ Zweber Family Farms recently posted…We have been busy on the farm!My Profile

    • I agree Emily- oozy goat cheese rocks!

  5. We eat turkey burgers more than regular burgers–I am loving the idea of putting goat cheese on them! Goat cheese makes everything better. :)

    • Goat cheese really makes everything better, it’s kind of like bacon! :)

  6. Just made these Turkey Burgers on the grill tonight. Even my beef loving carnivorous husband loved them. Thanks for making eating healthy so delicious!


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