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!

You might not know this about me but I was a Pescatarian for a number of years! When I started eating meat again, these spinach and feta turkey burgers were one of the first “meat meals” I made.

Spinach and feta turkey burger on a bun with avocado, onions, tomatoes and sprouts.

They were instantly a hit in our home so I knew I needed to share them with you as well.

These turkey burgers are fast and ridiculously easy to make. All you have to do is mix up the ingredients, form the patties and toss them on the grill. Dinner will be ready in minutes!

Two open faced spinach and feta turkey burgers with burger toppings and buns around on the table.

Are Turkey Burgers Healthier Than Beef Burgers?

Both types of meat provide a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Having said that, turkey is lower in saturated fat than beef – which is great for heart health!

If you are trying to lose weight, low-fat or fat-free ground turkey is a great option because it’s low in calories and high in protein. I personally love making turkey burgers because I get my burger fix without added fat and calories.  

Ingredients for spinach and feta turkey burgers measured out.

Spinach & Feta Turkey Burger Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for these turkey burgers: 

  • ground turkey – I like using lean ground turkey, but you can use any type you prefer.
  • baby spinach – chop the spinach finely to mix into the burger.
  • crumbled feta cheese – look for finely crumbled feta cheese so the cheese will be evenly distributed throughout the burgers. 
  • egg whites – this helps bind the burgers together so they don’t fall apart on the grill!
  • fresh parsley – dried works as well, but I love the flavor that fresh herbs add.
  • garlic cloves – the perfect savory flavor accompaniment.
  • sea salt and pepper – season to taste.
Four spinach and feta turkey burger patties on a sheet pan.

How to Serve Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

These burgers 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.

They’re also delicious with traditional burger toppings – lettuce, sliced onion, ketchup and mustard.

Serve this burger on a traditional bun, use lettuce leaves as a bun or serve over greens for a burger salad. We’ve done all three countless times and they’re equally delicious!

Spinach and feta turkey burger on a bun with avocado, onions, tomatoes and sprouts.

How to Store Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers store really well, which make them great for meal prep! After allowing the burgers to cool, store in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can also freeze them!

What to Pair with Turkey Burgers:


There’s really nothing better than a burger and fries. Here are some healthy options: 


And here are some great side salads to pair with these burgers!

Spinach and feta turkey burger on a bun with avocado, onions, tomatoes and sprouts.

More Burger Recipes to Try

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

4 from 48 votes
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.
Spinach and feta turkey burger on a bun with avocado, onions, tomatoes and sprouts.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 burgers


  • 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


  • Prep grill: Preheat grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil grill grate.
  • Mix ingredients: 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.
    Mixing bowl with ground turkey and feta and spinach added on top.
  • Form patties: Using your hands, form mixture into 4-5 patties.
    Four spinach and feta turkey burger patties on a sheet pan.
  • Grill: Cook on preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.



Serving: 1burger (no bun or toppings) Calories: 160kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 18g Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 76mg Sodium: 396mg
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach feta turkey burgers


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    1. Nancy
      October 25, 2021 AT 4:03 pm

      5 stars
      Hands down the best turkey burgers I have had!! When making the burgers, the consistency was very sticky and I didn’t think I would be able to form them into a patty but I let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes and they formed into Pattie’s beautifully!!! 100% give them a try!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 26, 2021 AT 1:27 pm

        Oh yay! Happy to hear these spinach and feta turkey burgers were a success, Nancy. Thanks so much for coming back to leave a review. The feedback means so much to me!

    2. Eden
      October 16, 2021 AT 11:42 am

      Can these be made on a cast iron skillet or grill pan? I don’t have access to an outdoor grill. 😕

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 18, 2021 AT 1:50 am


    3. Cathi
      August 26, 2021 AT 1:59 pm

      5 stars
      These are SO delicious!!!! I’ve made Turkey burgers on the past that are too dry, too bland, too wet/watery (from veggie add-ins to help moisten them). Just a lot of disappointing Turkey burgers. But these are spot-on!! So delicious, juicy but not watery, and so flavorful! Thank you for your recipes!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 27, 2021 AT 1:23 pm

        Woo!! So pumped these turkey burgers have been such a hit. Thanks so much for making them, Cathi! I so appreciate the review :).

    4. Alisha
      July 6, 2021 AT 6:21 pm

      4 stars
      DELICIOUS!!! I used crumbled feta with tomato and Basil and topped it with a couple of sliced cucumbers, tomato, red onion, and cucumber sauce…it was AMAZING!!! Thank you

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 7, 2021 AT 10:41 am

        So glad you enjoyed these turkey burgers, Alisha! Thanks so much for the review 🙂

    5. Katianne
      June 30, 2021 AT 7:32 pm

      5 stars
      Holy moly! I used Trader Joe’s organic ground turkey, Trader Joe’s organic crumbled feta, and Trader Joe’s brioche buns for these burgers. I did use fresh Italian parsley. My 3 year old daughter who is quite picky and usually only wants the sweet potato fries that we always have with any burgers. She ate the WNTIRE BURGER and asked for MORE! Y’all MUST TRY THIS recipe.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 1, 2021 AT 12:23 pm

        Ah!! This is so wonderful to hear, Katianne! So pumped these turkey burgers were a hit. Thanks for making them and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

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