Last of Summer Turkey Burgers



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Looking for ideas for dinner? These turkey burgers are sure to please. This past week I was up in New Hampshire with my boyfriend at his aunt’s cabin. We hiked, played video games, and watched movies. We also cooked up a few meals together including this one. I have to say cooking is one of our favorite date ideas. Hopefully cooking with loved ones is fun for you too. If not, that’s okay because these burgers don’t take too long to cook.

It’s a play on the classic salmon burger, which was one of my fav’s growing up. I combined my family’s traditional recipe with a new one I found on Pinterest from The goal, to create a new delicious burger that would please the whole family!

Pepper and Onion Turkey Burgers

Serves:6, Prep time: 10 minutes, cook time 10-15 minutes, total time, 20-25 minutes


1 pound of ground turkey (85% lean)

1/2 c. diced onions

1/2 c. diced peppers (orange, yellow, or red pepper adds color)

1 egg

3 tablespoons of canola oil

1/2 c. of Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon of ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


1.) On a clean cutting board wash and dice the onions and peppers. Place aside.

2.) In a medium bowl mix the ground turkey with all of the above ingredients. Add the peppers and onions. Make sure the ingredients are uniform throughout the mixture.

3.) In a skillet heat the oil on medium high heat. Form the turkey mixture into patties. The mixture will make 4-6 patties in total.

4.) Cook until there’s no pink in the center. Add your own buns and additional toppings as wanted. Enjoy!


This recipe is great to make as a family. Younger children can help form patties while older ones can help dice the vegetables with an adults supervision.