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Our Favorite Turkey Burger


These tasty burgers incorporate cheese and mustard in the patty, rather than on top.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (93 percent lean)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Gruyere cheese
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Oil


  1. Heat grill to high. In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine ground turkey with Gruyere, scallions, breadcrumbs, mustard, and garlic; season generously with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties.

  2. Lightly oil grill. Place patties on hottest part of grill; sear until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move patties to cooler part of grill; continue grilling until cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes per side.

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  • MS11582416
    6 JUN, 2017
    My family wasn't thrilled with this burger. Maybe I used too many bread crumbs, but the burgers fell apart and tasted grainy. The flavor itself wasn't bad, though!
  • farmingfor5649876
    5 JUN, 2017
    Wonderful!!!! Big hit with Everyone!!
  • MirToni
    6 JUL, 2014
    Easy to make, moist and full of favor. Served the burgers on a brioche bun with a slice of tomato and bib lettuce. Great recipe!
  • Partyology Judy
    20 JUN, 2014
    Very easy to implement recipe. Had all ingredients except Gruyere used Parmesan. I used my outdoor grill with a pizza stone on half the grates and started out the patties on the pizza stone to get them a little more "solid." Worked out very well. Kept the lid closed most of the time, I'd say a combined ten minutes of grate/stone cooking. Very, very tasty burger. Will tweak this for meatballs. Five Nods
  • mutzko
    26 MAY, 2014
    Love this recipe, it is my "go to" burger. I've used Asiago instead of Gruyere, also gives it a nice flavour.
  • Savoiefaire
    12 APR, 2014
    Great recipe! I've made it twice, once as burgers and once as meatballs. Both times they came out mouthwateringly perfect. They are so flavourful that they can be eaten without condiments!
  • pmazz5
    19 MAR, 2014
    Yum! There is something about scallions and swiss cheeses that just compliment one another so well. Was on the look out for a great Turkey Burger recipe for years….I am glad we finally found one another!
  • Cynthia Thompson
    22 OCT, 2013
    Love this recipe! Tonight I will add Herbes de Provence and substitute shallots for the scallions.
  • agreyhound
    10 MAR, 2013
    This is my favorite turkey burger to make of many recipes I've tried!
  • TheBPlot
    1 SEP, 2012
    This has been my go-to turkey burger recipe for years! Always, always a hit, even for guests who prefer beef burgers. Its the grated cheese that makes this extra special and moist. If you dont like Gruyere, use Swiss. Also, I substitute the garlic for two teaspoons Herbes de Provance.