Mix up burger night with these flavor-packed spinach feta turkey burgers! Topped with a tangy yogurt sauce, these turkey burgers are filled with Greek flavors and are a healthy high-protein meal that works well for lunch or dinner any time of the year.
If you’re looking to mix up your classic beef burger or looking for something a little leaner to add to the grill, without forgoing flavor, these spinach feta turkey burgers are a great option.
The best part is they are easy to make, and you may already have all the ingredients at home! In fact, I’m so confident in the ease and flavor of these spinach feta turkey burgers that I am willing to bet they may become your go-to turkey burger recipe. So, why not give them a try?!
Why You’ll Love These Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers
- Easy – Made with a few ingredients, these burgers are super easy to make.
- Flavorful – The addition of spinach and feta fills the burgers with flavors.
- Moist – They are tender, moist, and juicy.
- Lean – The use of turkey makes the beans lean and low-calorie.
- High in Protein – Each turkey burger patty is packed with 24 grams of protein.
- Versatile – These spinach feta turkey burgers can be served in a bun, in a lettuce wrap, or on top of a salad.
Turkey Burgers Ingredients
You’ll need the following ingredients to make these spinach feta turkey burgers:
- Ground Turkey – You can use extra lean or lean ground turkey for this recipe. You can also use ground chicken if needed.
- Spinach – The recipe calls for fresh spinach, but you could use frozen spinach if needed. See the notes in the recipe card below for instructions.
- Feta Cheese – Some crumbled feta to add moisture and flavor.
- Red Onion – To ensure the burgers are extra juicy. You can use white or yellow onion if needed.
- Garlic – To add a bit more flavor. If you don’t have fresh garlic, use 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
- Salt and Pepper – To season the burgers.
In addition to the burger patties, you can also make a fresh and tangy yogurt sauce to go on top. See the recipe card below for the full instructions.
Note: If you want to stretch the ground turkey a little to make extra burger patties, you can add 1/3 cup of bread crumbs to the ground turkey mixture, however, it’s not necessary.
To Make them Dairy-Free: Unfortunately, these burgers can’t be made dairy-free as feta is required for the recipe, however, if you can’t tolerate cow’s milk, you can use goat or sheep’s milk feta cheese.
To Make them Gluten-Free: No adaptations to the turkey burger patties are needed, they are gluten-free. Use gluten-free burger buns.
How to Make This Recipe
Here’s how to make my tasty spinach feta turkey burgers:
- Cook the onion, garlic, and spinach. Cook the onion, garlic, and fresh spinach in a warm pan with olive oil.
- Prepare the turkey mixture. Add the ground turkey, cooked onion, garlic, spinach, and crumbled feta cheese to a large bowl with salt and pepper and mix until well combined.
- Shape the burger patties. Shape the turkey meat mixture into evenly sized patties.
- Cook the burgers. Add the burgers to a hot grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.
- Serve as desired. Once the turkey burgers are cooked, served them on toasted burger buns with toppings of your choice.
You can find the detailed instructions in the recipe card below.
Other Cooking Options
These spinach feta turkey burgers are best cooked on the grill for gorgeous charred grill marks, however, they can also be cooked in a cast iron skillet or grill pan if needed. Simply heat your pan to medium-high heat and cook the turkey burgers for 4-5 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.
Red’s Nutrition Tip
In addition to serving the turkey burgers on a bun, they also work very well as a topping to a salad. Fill a bowl with your favorite salad, add a turkey burger patty on top, and top it with a Greek dressing, Greek tzatziki sauce, or lemony Greek yogurt spread for a light meal.
While a traditional beef burger or plain turkey burger may pair well with classic condiments of ketchup, mustard, and relish, my favorite burger toppings for these spinach and feta turkey burgers are:
- Red Onion
- Tzatziki sauce
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Garlic aioli
What to Serve with Turkey Burgers
If you’re looking to create a summer feast with these spinach feta turkey burgers, I suggested serving them with some of the following:
- Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw
- Mediterranean Orzo Salad
- Greek Village Salad
- Bow Tie Pasta Salad
- Three Bean Salad
- Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
- Grilled Veggies
- Steamed or roasted veggies
Storage + Reheating
To Refrigerate: Cooked turkey burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To Freeze: You can freeze raw turkey burger patties by placing them on a baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes, then wrapping each individual burger patty in plastic wrap, and then storing the wrapped patties in a plastic bag or airtight container for up to 4 months. Cooked turkey burger patties can be wrapped individually in plastic wrap and then stored in a plastic bag or airtight container for up to 4 months.
To Reheat: The best way to reheat a cooked turkey burger patty is in the oven at 350℉ for 7 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the center of the patty is hot. Alternatively, you can reheat turkey burgers in an air fryer at 350℉ for 2-3 minutes or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. If using frozen cooked burger patties, be sure to thaw them before reheating.
More Tasty Turkey Recipes:
- Teriyaki Turkey Meal Prep Bowls
- Korean Ground Turkey Rice Bowls
- Turkey Taco Skillet
- Turkey Lettuce Cups
- Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers
These spinach feta turkey burgers are filled with flavor and protein while being lean and low in calories. Serve them with Greek tzatziki sauce or my simple herbed yogurt sauce for a hearty and healthy feast.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 burgers 1x
- Category: Main
- Method: Grilled
- Cuisine: Greek
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup red onion, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Yogurt Sauce (optional):
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- Brioche or whole wheat bun
- Red onion, thinly sliced
- Cucumber, thinly sliced
- In a medium pan on medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the red onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender, then add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant. Finally, add chopped spinach and a pinch of salt and cook until spinach is wilted and tender. Remove from the heat and set aside, allow to cool slightly. (Although you can add these ingredients to the burgers raw, cooking them lightly prior to mixing them with the ground turkey helps to enhance the flavor and texture.)
- In a medium sized bowl, add the ground turkey and cooked red onion, garlic, and spinach mixture, crumbled feta cheese, salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Using your hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
- Once mixed, divide and shape the turkey burger mixture into 4 evenly-sized burger patties.
- Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat, then add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through to an internal temperature of 165ºF.
- While the burgers are cooking, prepare the yogurt sauce. Add the Greek yogurt, parsley, salt, and pepper to a small bowl or jar and stir until well combined. Set aside.
- Once the burgers are cooked, remove them from the grill and assemble them on buns with yogurt sauce and toppings of your choice.
- Any leftover burger patties can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Spinach: Although I used fresh spinach in this recipe, you can certainly use frozen spinach if you like. There is no need to cook or reheat the frozen spinach before adding it to the burger, simply thaw 1/4 cup of frozen spinach, then squeeze as much water of the excess water out of the spinach as possible before adding it to the ground turkey.
Turkey: The recipe calls for lean ground turkey, however, you can use any style of ground turkey you like. You can also use ground chicken if needed.
- Serving Size: 1 burger patty
- Calories: 235 calories
- Sugar: 1 gram
- Fat: 14 grams
- Carbohydrates: 3 grams
- Fiber: 1 grams
- Protein: 24 grams