Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

by | Jun 8, 2013 | All, Main Dishes

Add some unexpected flavors to your next BBQ menu with these easy Grilled Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese!


Grilled Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese garnished with lettuce, tomato and pickles.

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 these Grilled Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese were created.

I’m not sure what took me so long to get on the turkey burger train, but man I’m glad I did. It’s a good place to be.

These grilled turkey burgers are flavorful, lean, and the goat cheese oozes over the top. They are 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.

Grilled Turkey Birgers with goat cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Grilled Turkey Burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, onion and goat cheese.

Yield: 6

Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Italian Panko Crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach (for garnish)

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1363.79Total Fat: 113gCarbohydrates: 33.85gProtein: 85.01g

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9 Comments

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    I just gotta say, your pictures / presentation of food are always snazzy.

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    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

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    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. :))!

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

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    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!

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      I agree Emily- oozy goat cheese rocks!

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

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      Goat cheese really makes everything better, it’s kind of like bacon! 🙂

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    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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