from pin to post: herbed turkey burgers.

by Janetha on September 13, 2013

in recipes

guys, i have had this gem of a recipe pinned for a year.



why did i wait so long to make it?!


i fixed these last night for marshall and myself. i skipped a few things.. like making my own cranberry sauce and brioche buns (thanks, whole foods.) IMG_6944

but i did make the burgers and they are seriously amazing! packed with flavor from the garlic and herbs, these turkey burgers are sure to be made again and again. i added some thyme and scaled the recipe back for two.


the cranberry sauce and herbs in the burger were definitely reminiscent of thanksgiving, as were the sweet potato fries we ate with them, so that’s what i named them!


thanksgiving burgers
recipe source: hungry girl por vida
prep time: 5 minutes, cook time: 10 minutes
yield: two servings


  • small pad of butter
  • 1/2 a small sweet onion, minced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, sprigs removed
  • 8 oz ground turkey breast
  • 3 TB egg whites
  • 2 TB plain greek yogurt
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 4 oz goat cheese, sliced or crumbled
  • 2-4 TB cranberry sauce, jarred
  • a few leaves of lettuce
  • 2-4 TB whole grain mustard
  • 2 brioche buns, toasted


  1. heat butter in small skillet over medium heat. add onion, garlic, and herbs and sauté until onions soften.
  2. in a bowl, combine ground turkey, egg whites, yogurt, salt, pepper, and the onion/herb mixture. mix well.
  3. form into two patties and cook in the skillet over medium-low heat.. a few minutes each side.
  4. top the patties with goat cheese and cover the skillet with a lid for a few minutes until goat cheese softens.
  5. toast the buns and spread mustard and cranberry sauce on each side.
  6. top the buns with lettuce and a turkey burger. serve with a side of sweet potato fries and enjoy!


hope you all have a great weekend! i will pop in sometime to tell you more about my current 24-day challenge. it’s going great!

xo. janetha g.

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Corrie Anne September 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Yum those look amazing!!! Can’t wait to hear about the challenge. I’ve seen some other peoples’ crazy results!

Ellen September 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Turkey burgers are soooo delicious! They’re very flavorful considering how nutritious they are compared to regular burgers, and better suited for everyday dinners.

Jan @ Sprouts n Squats September 13, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Those look so delicious!! I pin so many things on Pinterest and it can take me ages to get to them, if I even get to them at all :)

Brandi September 14, 2013 at 4:21 am

These look delicious! Turkey burgers are one of my favorite things to make. ;)

sarah September 14, 2013 at 8:24 am

YUM! It’s making me ready for thanksgiving already!

courtney September 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Can you eat bread in the first ten days? I’m on day 5 of my second advocare cleanse…and feeling amazing…down 6…!

Janetha September 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I never cut out bread. Ever!

Annette@FitnessPerks September 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Mmmmm turkey burgers with sweet potato fries is one of my fave dinners! These look awesome!

Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 16, 2013 at 6:12 am

This burger sounds great! I’m always looking for new ways to make turkey burgers. Definitely want to try it :)

calee September 16, 2013 at 9:01 am

these look so good, and i can totally sub out garlic for onion, and am not allergic! win! except now I want one right now.

Rose R. October 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I’m thinking of making this for thanksgiving lunch and then a roasted turkey for dinner. I’m pretty sure this will be a hit, I just have to make sure that my ground turkey breast and the turkey that I will roast are healthy and does not contain any antibiotics or hormones. It is important that we choose turkeys that are humanely-raised and all-natural because that’s the only way to achieve juicy and great-tasting turkey.

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