Italian Sausage Turkey Burgers


I can’t take credit for this recipe at all. Although I’d love to, it’s such a brilliant idea. I asked my son the other day what he wanted for dinner and he told me hamburgers. I asked what he wanted on them and he said cheese, and then I asked what else. Then he says sausage with so much enthusiasm. I looked at him a little funny and said sausage on top or in the meat. He says without a thought, inside! So this is what I interpreted his little 3-year old burger idea as, a big juicy burger that tastes like a sweet Italian sausage. Instead of making them with pork, I made them a little more healthy by using ground turkey. I topped them with mozzarella and served them like a traditional burger.

These were the best turkey burgers I’ve had. Adding sausage seasoning makes you forget your eating a low fat turkey burger.

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Yield: Serves 4

Italian Sausage Turkey Burgers

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2 lbs ground turkey
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, and sage)
1 teaspoon fennel
1/2 large onion, diced small
1 clove garlic, diced fine
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

hamburger buns
mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat grill or skillet. Combine turkey with onion, garlic and all other seasonings. Mix well with hands and form into 4 patties.

3. Brush grill or drizzle skillet with olive oil. Cook burgers until done, or internal temperature is 170 degrees.

3. Top with mozzarella cheese and serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and onion. Enjoy!

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  13 Responses to “Italian Sausage Turkey Burgers”

  1. Love this idea! Turkey burgers can be so bland and it’s really hard to season them well. I’m absolutely going to try this recipe next time I make them!

  2. Cookin' Canuck — May 14, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    Now that’s a burger filled with flavor. It sounds fantastic!

  3. Maria — May 15, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    Perfect for summer bbq’s!

  4. LivedinItaly — May 15, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    Make the day before so the meat can absorb the spices.

  5. Foodierama — May 15, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    Italian Sausage Turkey Burgers #foodie

  6. Feast on the Cheap — May 16, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    Great idea! I bet these are fabulous

  7. Pretty. Good. Food. — May 18, 2011 @ 12:31 am

    Yum 🙂 Simple, but delicious! I love it!

  8. Dee D. — May 18, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    That looks so yummy!
    Perfect for a summer grill 🙂

  9. How delicious!!! 😀

  10. Sibylle ( — May 18, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    yummi! and soo simple!!!

  11. Tina — May 21, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    I’m making these today, but I have a possible silly question…is that 1 tsp EACH of the herbs listed or 1 tsp of an already mixed blend of those herbs?

  12. Angie — May 21, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    Hey Tina – It’s one teaspoon of each herb

    Hope you like them!


  13. torrey — May 8, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    These were ok as far as turkey burgers go. I used ground turkey breast since ground turkey can have even more fat than ground beef. My husband thought it tasted like a tuna burger which was weird. I only made 1 lb of meat but I still made 4 burgers out of it. 1/2 lb burgers would be insanely huge. As it was I could barely get my mouth around this burger!

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