No Fail, Seriously Delicious & Juicy Turkey Burgers!

Tired of dried out, falling apart turkey burgers? Then this flavor packed, healthy, sticks-together-and-doesn't-fall-apart turkey burger is the one for you!
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Tired of dried out, falling apart turkey burgers? Then this flavor packed, healthy, sticks-together-and-doesn’t-fall-apart turkey burger is the one for you!

Turkey Burger with slices of tomatoes and cheese

Turkey Burgers Recipe

I have to admit it, I don’t make turkey burgers at home, or at least I didn’t use to. That was until I cobbled together a recipe with a few techniques that made perfect, no-fail, moist, juicy, won’t-fall-apart turkey burgers.

Now I’m hooked. Completely. The world is my turkey burger oyster. You can play around with seasonings, bits of vegetables or bacon, whatever pleases you, but here is your base recipe for a great turkey burger.

What amazed me what that I cooked these suckers until 190 degrees- ten degrees more than I had to- and when I poked the meat thermometer into them, the juices, oh man, the juices that just flowed out were crazy!

top down shot of all the ingredients needed in making Turkey Burgers in a white background

Turkey Burger Tips & Tricks

I employed a few tricks that if you follow, will help you attain some pretty amazing burgers.

1) Never, ever squish them down. Resist. Even if they are a weird shape, you’re going to squeeze all the juice right out of them!

2) Dust the patties in flour on both sides before you cook them. Trust me. This gave them a fabulous seared coating on the outside that kept the juices in! It worked like a charm!

3) Cook them on a flat top grill, so that they can cook in any fat or juices that do escape. When you cook them on a BBQ grill, the juices just fall between the spaces.

4) If you can, invest in BBQ grilling stones. They have seriously changed my BBQ world. I am in love. The stones make the best EVERYTHING. Click on the link to see how I grilled these turkey burgers! Mmmm!

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Like I mentioned, this is simply a base. Add bacon, add cheese, add whatever you like to them, in small amounts, of course. This is just one good tasting, doesn’t fall apart turkey burger.

Man you guys, whenever I write up a recipe for you, I crave it. Just looking at these made me hungry! I was exceptionally happy with how they turned out, because I love a good burger. Sadly, red meat doesn’t love us, so let me tell you how happy I am that these are a nice healthy alternative!

Happy Grilling everyone!



No Fail, Amazing Turkey Burgers!

Tired of dried out, falling apart turkey burgers? Then this flavor packed, healthy, sticks-together-and-doesn’t-fall-apart turkey burger is the one for you!

4.95 from 18 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Main Course
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • flour to dust


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; form into 4 patties.
  • Dust each patty with flour, shaking off the excess. This helps you form a crust on the burger and they won’t fall apart as easily.
  • Cook on a skillet or a BBQ stone – NO grills!- turning once, until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F.
  • Let rest briefly, then serve.

Recipe Notes

Optionally, you can add 2 red or green pepper minced very finely, diced bacon, cheese, etc

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4g, Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 103mg, Sodium: 768mg, Potassium: 378mg, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Tired of dried out, falling apart turkey burgers? Then this flavor packed, healthy, sticks-together-and-doesn't-fall-apart turkey burger is the one for you!

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Zisgurl says

    I am so excited to have found this recipe. Literally the first turkey burgers I’ve made that didn’t fall apart, and I’ve tried several recipes over ten years 😅. These were so good. At first it felt too wet but the flour totally made it work! Using this recipe for turkey burgers for now on!5 stars

  2. Gary M says

    Best turkey burger i have ever made. Easy to follow and these burgers were moist and cooked as shown in pictures. Thanks for the idea on the flour. Will have them again and again and again.5 stars

  3. Good Advisor says

    Best turkey burgers we’ve ever had! My husband and I both loved them. I cooked them at medium heat. Delicious!5 stars

  4. Linda says

    I make my turkey burgers the same as yours. It’s similar to my meatloaf. Thanks for the tip about dusting it with flour. Never thought to do that.5 stars

  5. Deborah Haney says

    I loved the flavor of these delicious turkey patties. I cooked them on low heat, while I made a scrumptious coleslaw. By the time it was ready, I checked the turkey patties and they were perfectly golden. We enjoyed our dinner immensely. Thank you, Karalynn!

  6. Sallie M. says

    These were amazing!! My husband had heart surgery so we have ditched red meat. I made 2 small changes. I did not use the seasoning salt, only pepper, and I used a small spoonful of mayo instead of the egg. Your tip for dusting them with flour made the burgers stay together from forming , through cooking and onto the bun! Thank you!

  7. Murray Gingras says

    We really liked this recipe. The burgers are juicy and savoury. Easy to make. I am not the biggest fan of onion, so I used green onions instead, but otherwise followed the recipe as provided.5 stars

  8. Linda Walton says

    I have made many recipes from online and never left a review, HOWEVER this was worth it! Absolutely fantastic burgers! I was mmmmming the whole time I ate them! I followed it exactly other than adding some chopped herbs from my garden. Sage, rosemary and thyme. Fried in my “Rock” frying pan with a light coating of canola oil. Even hubby loved and he’s a die hard beef eater! Will be a recipe to use repeatedly and to share! Thanks!5 stars

  9. Laurie says

    First Turkey Burger ever! Was wanting a great base to start with, and this was it! Can’t wait to try adding different ingredients and spices to them in the very near future. Funny side note, I thought I bought Ground Chicken! My daughter had a great laugh at that, but that’s how I found this great recipe!5 stars

  10. Melissa Glazer says

    Burgers were tasty and juicy! We absolutely loved them!!! Thank you!5 stars

  11. filbert says

    fine basic recipe. Seriously though, marble cheddar? Not melted? um, i think we can do better than that! Get creative people! 🙂4 stars

  12. Maxine says

    These are perfect turkey burgers! The whole family loved them!5 stars

  13. KateSwandive says

    Wow… I made these last night and they were amazing! I made some slight adjustments –

    I used fresh basil, onion, garlic powder, and Montreal steak spice as the flavour and panko instead of breadcrumbs.

    I seared the burgers in coconut oil on a cast iron stovetop to seal them, then we put the whole pan on the grill of the bbq to cook the rest. They were ridiculously good!!!!! Thank you so much for the inspo.

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