Veggie Packed Turkey Burgers

Veggie Packed Turkey Burgers

Make these vegetable packed turkey burgers on your next family burger night or meal prep...

Make these vegetable packed turkey burgers on your next family burger night or meal prep them for future veggie and protein packed meals. There’s a secret ingredient that makes the burgers tasty and juicy! 

Veggie Packed Turkey Burgers

Burger night is an easy and quick family meal night – serve your burgers with a healthy bun (or I love switching it up using English muffins!), a vegetable side, and some avocado or a sweet fruit!

Top these burgers with cheese for extra flavor, calcium, fat, and protein. You’ll be amazed at how juicy these turkey burgers are and it’s because of the water packed vegetables that are stirred into the meat mixture, but also, a secret ingredient: barbecue sauce!

Veggie Packed Turkey Burgers

The barbecue sauce not only makes the burgers juicy, but it adds an amazing flavor that appeases all taste buds! Prep these for your next summer BBQ or picnic, they’re great for little ones and adults! I use an indoor grill pan, but of course, they’re best on a grill (flavor wise!)

My favorite sides to served with this are blueberries, roasted sweet potato wedges, avocado, and thin carrot sticks. Happy burger night!

Veggie Packed Turkey Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup finely diced onion this is important, especially when serving to little ones
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup finely grated carrot
  • 1 pound ground turkey or other ground meat
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce


  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Once oil is shimmering, add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the bell peppers and cook until fork tender, about 5 minutes. Add the carrot and let cook another minute or two to warm through and then remove pan from heat and set aside.
  • Place the turkey in a bowl, mash lightly with a fork, season with salt and pepper, and add the barbecue sauce. Add the cooked vegetables and mix thoroughly to combine. Shape into 6 patties.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot (flick water and if it sizzles, it’s ready), add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until no longer pink on the inside.
  • Serve per your preference.

Veggie Packed Turkey Burgers

with love, Ali

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  • Ali - these look amazing! Can they be made say in the morning, stored in the fridge and then cooked on the grill?
    • Hi Torry! Yes! This would probably help the burgers stay intact!
  • These look great! Are they freezer friendly? If so, do we freeze before or after cooking?
    • Hi Dyanne! These are definitely freezer friendly and you could do either way! - Whatever works for you and your family!
  • i love to eat Turkey Burgers and it was very TASTE
  • Veggie Packed Turkey Burgers is a delicious recipe, I would try this weekend and hope my friends were very impressed!
  • If I want to freeze these burgers do I cook them first?
    • We would suggest freezing, thawing, then cooking!