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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
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper See recipe notes
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1/8 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
  • olive oil
  • 8 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns or rolls sliced and toasted under the broiler just before serving
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise mixed with 2 tsp. dijon mustard for serving
  • Cranberry sauce, homemade or store-bought recipe link in post or use canned
  • Italian Parsley for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 350, and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    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 (but don't crowd them) and cook for about 2 minutes per side until lightly browned, turning once.
    Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the patties for 9 minutes, then remove from the oven and divide the cheese onto each patty (2 slices per patty)
    Place the baking tray back in the oven and continue to bake for about 3-4 more minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  • Make a sauce for the burgers by mixing the mayo with 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard.
  • Toast the hamburger buns under the broiler, then divide the mayo/mustard mixture on the buns, top with the turkey patty, and garnish with a tablespoon of cranberry sauce.
    Add fresh Italian Parsley on top to finish.


I use freshly ground Lemon Pepper from Trader Joe's
Use canned cranberry sauce if you don't want to make your own, you can find it year-round in the canned fruit section of the grocery store. 
My Favorite Cranberry Sauce recipe is easy too. 
Turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165, checked by using a meat thermometer.


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