Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

A healthy take on burger night, these spinach and feta turkey burgers are made with lean meat and loaded with flavor!

Last week I mentioned that we had spinach and feta turkey burgers for dinner and a couple of you wanted to know where I got them or how to make them. Well, your wish is my command because I’m sharing the recipe today.

After being Pescatarian for numerous years, cooking meat still feels very new to me so I have been doing a little experimenting lately (mainly with chicken and turkey). My first success was the grilled Thai curry chicken recipe that I posted a while back. The Thai curry spice blend simple seasoning but it’s so flavorful and tastes delicious. If you haven’t checked it out, definitely do so. It’s a household favorite.

And then last week these turkey burgers were a hit so I feel like I’m slowly but surely learning the ins and outs of cooking meat.

White plate with spinach and feta turkey burger on a bun with lettuce. Roasted sweet potato fries on the side.

And wow, these turkey burgers are fast and ridiculously easy. All you have to do is mix up the ingredients, form the patties and toss them on the grill (or on the stovetop).

Four raw spinach feta turkey burgers in a clear dish.

Not sure if it’s grilling weather where you are yet, but we’re grilling fanatics so if it’s over 50°F out, we’re firing up the grill!

White plate with open faced spinach and feta turkey burger on a bun with a piece of lettuce. Roasted sweet potatoes on the side.

All you need is a handful of ingredients and you’ve got yourself a lean and tasty turkey burgers stuffed with spinach and feta. They have a hint of Mediterranean flavor which you can totally play up with the toppings — maybe a few olives and a spread of hummus? Sounds delightful to me.

For this batch, we went the traditional route — lettuce, onion, ketchup and mustard. I would have added tomato slices as well, but we were out.

Isaac had his burger on a big potato bun (seen in the photos) and I served mine over romaine lettuce — fork and knife style. If you’re gluten-free and want a bun, just be sure to find a gluten-free option and you’ll be good to go.

Oh, and the fries — those are baked butternut squash fries. They’re the best!

White plate with spinach and feta turkey burger on a bun with a piece of lettuce and roasted sweet potato fries.

Side Dishes to Pair with These Turkey Burgers:

If you make these spinach feta turkey burgers, be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turned out. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers!

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Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 burgers
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These spinach and feta turkey burgers are quick and easy to prepare and taste delicious grilled and served on a bun with your favorite burger toppings.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (1 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil grill grate.
  2. While the grill is preheating, mix together turkey, spinach, feta, egg whites, parsley, garlic, sea salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Using your hands, form mixture into 4-5 patties. Cook on preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 19g

Keywords: spinach feta turkey burgers

 

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    46 comments
    1. Alex
      November 9, 2020 AT 4:36 pm

      Favorite turkey burger recipe I have found! Love the added health benefits of the spinach.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2020 AT 5:23 pm

        Yay!! So glad you love these turkey burgers, Alex. They’re my fave too. 🙂

    2. Sarah
      November 2, 2020 AT 9:33 pm

      Love this burger! Even was a hit for my in laws who are strictly beef burger types.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 2, 2020 AT 10:19 pm

        So glad this recipe was a hit! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Sarah. I appreciate it. 🙂

    3. Carol
      August 31, 2020 AT 10:38 am

      Great recipe! My family and I loved it. Can you make these burgers and freeze them/ If so, how should I pack them for the freezer?
      Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 31, 2020 AT 8:10 pm

        Hey Carol! I haven’t tried freezing them before, but I would imagine they’ll hold up just fine if stored in an airtight bag or container in the freezer.

    4. Gabriella
      August 14, 2020 AT 8:06 pm

      Fantastic combination of flavors, texture and moisture!. We used chicken bread instead of turkey (that’s what we had at hand), and it was truly a very satisfying and flavorful meal. Looking forward to making it again sometime soon! 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 17, 2020 AT 3:28 pm

        So glad you loved these burgers, Gabrielle! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    5. Zoe
      August 6, 2020 AT 4:55 pm

      These are my new favourite burgers to make! So simple and quick yet taste amazing!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 6, 2020 AT 9:31 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you’re loving these burgers, Zoe. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. <3

    6. Alissa
      July 30, 2020 AT 7:44 pm

      These are delicious!! This was the first dinner recipe of yours I’ve tried and so glad I did. Great on salad the next day!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 3, 2020 AT 12:57 am

        Ahh yay! That makes me so happy to hear, Alissa! Thanks for trying this recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. 🙂

    7. Regina
      July 29, 2020 AT 1:33 pm

      Picky husband LOVED these! Super hot evening, so I used the George Forman grill and they were AMAZING! Recipe printed and in the binder! Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 29, 2020 AT 2:11 pm

        Oh yay!! So glad these burgers were a hit, Regina! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    8. Ashley
      July 25, 2020 AT 1:31 am

      Delicious and so easy!!!! And I’m an awful cook and still managed to impress my husband 🙂 thank you

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 26, 2020 AT 6:20 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad these burgers turned out for you, Ashley. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    9. Abby
      July 21, 2020 AT 8:39 pm

      I made these using beyond burgers instead of turkey and they were great! Cooked on the stove instead of the grill and they were a bit sticky using olive oil but nothing a metal spatula can’t handle. I will definitely be making these again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2020 AT 12:18 am

        Oh good to know they worked with the beyond burgers! Thanks for sharing, Abby! I’m glad you enjoyed these burgers. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. <3

    10. Kimberly
      July 21, 2020 AT 11:12 am

      Loved the turkey burgers!! Excited to have leftovers for lunch today 🙂 We made the sweet potato fries as well- so delicious & so easy! Thank you!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2020 AT 12:24 am

        Ahh yay!! So glad these burgers were a hit! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Kimberly. I appreciate it. 🙂

    11. KP
      June 24, 2020 AT 9:31 pm

      Can you substitute frozen spinach in the turkey spinach and feta burgers? TYIA

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 24, 2020 AT 10:10 pm

        That should work. I would just let it thaw and try and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible otherwise, the burgers might be too soggy. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

    12. Rachel
      June 9, 2020 AT 9:09 am

      Want to try these this week but I’m out of spinach! Do you think kale would work instead? Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 9, 2020 AT 2:27 pm

        Hey Rachel – Yes, I think kale would work just fine! 🙂

    13. Teresa Hale
      May 23, 2020 AT 2:03 pm

      hi! do you think it would be possible to make these without the egg whites? could i use bread crumbs? i don’t have eggs on hand right now. thanks so much!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 24, 2020 AT 11:09 pm

        Hey Teresa – I use the egg to hold the burger patties together, but you could try using a flaxseed egg (1 Tablespoon of ground flax + 3 Tablespoons of water). You could also try making them without the egg. They might still hold together. Let me know if you try it.

    14. Amanda
      April 16, 2020 AT 8:19 pm

      These are delicious! Will definitely be my new go-to for weekly turkey burgers!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 17, 2020 AT 6:47 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed these turkey burgers, Amanda! Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    15. Valerie
      April 12, 2020 AT 6:03 pm

      This sounds delicious! Do you need egg for this recipe or can you substitute for something else. My son is allergic to eggs.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 13, 2020 AT 9:53 am

        I use the egg to hold the burger patties together, but you could try using a flaxseed egg (1 Tablespoon of ground flax + 3 Tablespoons of water). You could also try making them without the egg. They might still hold together. Let me know if you try it.

    16. Samantha
      May 7, 2019 AT 6:06 pm

      About to make these burgers! Any reason for just the egg whites and not the whole egg? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 8, 2019 AT 9:19 am

        You can totally use the whole egg!

    17. Lisa Henning
      September 26, 2018 AT 2:02 pm

      To bake them, what should be temp and time?
      Thanks

      Lisa

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 26, 2018 AT 3:02 pm

        Hey Lisa. I haven’t tried baking them, but I would think around 350°F or 375°F for about 30 minutes, flipping once around the 15 minute mark should work! Just be sure the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

    18. Linda Garrison Hardbarger
      August 26, 2017 AT 1:46 pm

      I don’t have a grill – could I just bake these?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 26, 2017 AT 2:14 pm

        I think you could bake them, but I bet pan sautéing them would be even better!

    19. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
      April 5, 2015 AT 6:57 pm

      I LOVE turkey burgers! They’re so flavorful. Spinach is a great addition here.

    20. Athena Class
      April 1, 2015 AT 3:49 pm

      Love this recipe I tried last week it game out so good.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 1, 2015 AT 9:41 pm

        Awesome. So glad you liked the burgers, Athena.

    21. protisystem
      March 31, 2015 AT 2:00 am

      Yum.this is look healthy and tasty.We eat turkey burgers all the time.

    22. caroray0
      March 29, 2015 AT 12:31 pm

      Could you do a healthy easter meal guide? That would be awesome! P.S. I’m vegetarian so some vegetarian options would be cool. Thanks>

    23. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      March 26, 2015 AT 8:58 pm

      You definitely need to add flavor to turkey burgers! These look great – nice and easy. 🙂

    24. comfyandconfident
      March 26, 2015 AT 8:26 pm

      We eat turkey burgers all the time! This is a nice, healthy recipe to try to add some flavor and variety to what we always eat.

    25. amanda
      March 26, 2015 AT 7:09 pm

      You can’t go wrong with spinach and feta. So glad it’s burger season!

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