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Feta Basil Turkey Burger on a bun with tomato and lettuce.

Feta Basil Turkey Burgers

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 burgers 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek-inspired


These Feta Basil Turkey Burgers make a wonderful weeknight dinner and are a perfect use of ground turkey! Packed with feta cheese and fresh basil for flavor plus applesauce for moisture, these burgers are deliciously juicy!


  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey meat
  • 2/3 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (810 leaves)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • avocado oil, for cooking
  • your choice of bun and burger toppings


  1. Make burger mixture: To a large mixing bowl, add turkey meat, feta cheese, basil, egg, applesauce, breadcrumbs, worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Use your hands or a wooden spoon to gently mix until just combined.
  2. Form burgers: Use your hands to form the mixture into 6 patties and place them on a plate or sheet plan lined with parchment paper. They’ll be loose and sticky; try not to handle them too much.
  3. Cook burgers: Heat about 1/2 tablespoon of avocado oil in a cast iron skillet on medium heat until hot. Place 3 burgers in the preheated skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature is 165F, and then remove from heat to a plate. Add additional oil if needed and cook the second batch burgers in the same method to make 6 burgers total.
  4. Serve & store: Toast buns and serve burgers with additional crumbled feta and your choice of toppings. Store leftover burgers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Recipe adapted from Feta Basil Turkey Burgers by FifteenSpatulas. Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal.


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 143
  • Fat: 5.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 22.1g

Keywords: burgers, ground turkey, feta cheese, fresh basil, turkey burger, main dish

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