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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    38 comments
  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

    • 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

  5. 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!!

    • 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!

  6. 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!

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  8. 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.

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