Thanksgiving Flavored Turkey Burgers Recipe -
Thanksgiving Flavored Turkey Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Thanksgiving Flavored Turkey Burgers

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"Thanksgiving on a bun any time of year! Use stuffing mix and cranberry sauce to turn ground turkey into an easy and delicious dinner. Serve with sweet potato fries with chipotle ketchup."

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Original recipe makes 16 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook and stir the onion and celery until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the cooked onion and celery in a large bowl with the ground turkey, stuffing mix, and eggs; mix to thoroughly combine. Form the mixture into 16 patties. Unlike hamburger, these patties will not change shape while cooking, so make them even in size.
  4. Grill the turkey burgers on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Place each patty on a hamburger bun, and top with cranberry sauce and a dollop of whipped cream cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 19, 2009

Great idea! Tried as soon as I got this recipe. This is really tasty. I made acouple as written and then added poultry seasoning and fresh sage to the next ones. Both were very good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2011

I made these for dinner tonight. Good, but not exciting. I'd make them again if I had the ingredients on hand, but I don't think I'd go out of my way to make them. Not crave-able.


58 Ratings

Feb 22, 2010

This recipe caught my eye, but to be honest I wasn't really enthusiastic about it and it sat in my recipe box for quite a while before I actually made a point of trying it. It sounded like a good base recipe, but I was expecting my review to say "it needed something extra". Well, I finally made them tonight and all I can say is WOW! I was very pleasantly surprised that this simple burger ended up being very tasty and unique. Only changes were to add a clove of garlic to the onions and celery and a little poultry seasoning (Bell's) and some dried thyme to the meat, and I used egg whites (from the carton) in place of whole eggs. I scaled this recipe down to three burgers, using about a half pound of turkey. The burgers were so moist and delicious, and although I expected to want "something else" to pep up the cranberry sauce and cream cheese, the two toppings really worked well together, and complimented the flavors of the stuffing mix and turkey without overpowering them. A wonderful recipe, and one that I will make again and again! Thanks, Hez!

Oct 26, 2009

I made this for dinner tonight- I only had 1 lb of ground turkey and no celery. I used one egg and 3 oz of stuffing. Excellent! My family loved it and we will be eating it again soon!

Oct 23, 2009

I tried this as a meatloaf. Added the poultry season and sage. Also made a cream of mushroom gravy. It was the bomb. I dont rate recipes because everyone has their own taste but, I have to say this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it!!!

Nov 04, 2010

This was really good. My favorite sandwich is turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. I think next time I make this I want to make it as a meatloaf and use a cranberry glaze on top. thanks for the recipe!

Jun 28, 2010

I didn't think these were especially Thanksgiving-flavored, but they were still delicious. I would never have thought to put whipped cream cheese on a burger, but it was really good, especially with the cranberry sauce. We will make these again.

Feb 02, 2011

Very good! Used extra lean ground turkey ...sauteed red onion and celery in olive instead of butter. Also added turkey stuffing mix. And to make it better added about 1/2 tsp of poultry seasoning, sage, and dried thyme. Very Thanksgiving -y tasting. Thanks for a tasty turkey burger!


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  • Calories
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 539 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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