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Turkey Burger With Pepperjack And Cranberry

This Turkey Burger with Pepperjack and Cranberry has unexpected flavors that are amazing
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 641kcal
Author: Paige


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey breast meat
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 tbsp shallot, cut into small dice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
  • 4 hamburger buns or rolls sliced and toasted under the broiler just before serving
  • 8 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise mixed with 2 tsp. dijon mustard for serving
  • Cranberry sauce for serving (recipe link in post)
  • Watercress or arugula tossed with 1 tsp. of olive oil and pinch of sea salt for serving


  • Place ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, shallot, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, parsley and dried red pepper flakes in a large bowl. With clean hands, mix gently until everything is combined.
    Form into 4 patties.
  • Heat a nonstick 9 or 10" pan on medium heat with enough olive oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan, add the four patties (don't crowd them) and cook for 7-8 minutes per side until completely cooked through and not pink, turning once.
  • Note: turkey meat should always be cooked completely or to an internal temperature of 165 by using a meat thermometer.
  • Before the last couple minutes of cooking, add two slices of cheese to each patty (you can put the lid on your pan to help the cheese melt.)
  • Toast the hamburger buns under the broiler, then add a tablespoon or so of the mayo/mustard mixture, top with the cheesy patty, and garnish with a tablespoon (or to taste) of cranberry sauce. Add about 1/4 cup of fresh greens on top to finish.
  • My favorite cranberry sauce recipe link is included in the body of this post.


  • This recipe was updated December 2019


Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 1018mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 548mg | Iron: 4mg