Try this sweet potato and bacon turkey burger recipe for a great twist on the classic hamburger! Gone are the days of dry, boring turkey burgers. Try them on a bun, wrapped in lettuce – or my favorite on a toasted whole-grain English muffin!
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Turkey burgers are a great way to change up the usual burger spread. Unfortunately, they can also be pretty dry and sometimes even bland if not done properly.
Whenever I cook with ground turkey I make sure to add some extra moisture to the mix usually in the form of vegetables, cheese, or in this case – bacon!
These burgers are absolutely delicious and quite different so you won’t get tired of them any time soon!
Tips for making these turkey burgers
Regular or extra lean ground turkey will work fine for this recipe. Lean turkey tends to make a very dry turkey burger, but since we are adding extra moisture and fat to the mix that isn’t much of a concern.
I used a medium-size sweet potato which ended up being about 1 1/2 cups when shredded. You can add a bit more or less, but too much more will cause the burger to fall apart. In addition, if you don’t want to use sweet potato you can swap shredded carrots as well!
Speaking of the sweet potato, make sure that you shred it finely otherwise the sweet potato pieces might not cook through. If you are worried about that you can also microwave the shredded sweet potato for 1 minute before adding it to the turkey.
Traditional bacon is my favorite, but turkey bacon would also work well. If you are short on time you can even use precooked bacon pieces.
I usually cook these in a skillet, but they can be grilled or baked in the oven or even air fryer. Just be sure that the internal temperature of the burgers reaches at least 165 degrees F.
How to serve these turkey burgers
My absolute favorite way to enjoy these burgers is on a toasted whole-grain English muffin, with lettuce, dijon mustard, and a slice of white cheddar cheese. I can’t recommend this enough, you won’t regret it!
If none of that is your thing, you can enjoy them however you wish! They can be eaten as they are, on any bun or bread that you like, or as a lettuce wrap.
For a real treat (and major thanksgiving vibes) you can also top these burgers with some cranberry sauce!
How to store the leftovers
These burgers can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 6 months. To heat cooked burgers from the fridge or freezer, just microwave them until heated through or pop them in the oven.
In addition to this, you can also freeze uncooked burger patties. To cook them from frozen follow the directions in the recipe card just increasing the cooking time by about 3 minutes each side.
If you like this, then be sure to check out these other great recipes from This Mom’s Menu:
- Greek Turkey Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce
- Thanksgiving Sandwich
- Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
- Bacon Cheeseburger Dippers
- Upside Down Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
Sweet Potato and Bacon Turkey Burgers
- 1 ½ lb Ground Turkey
- 1 Sweet Potato peeled and finey shredded
- ½ lb Bacon cooked and crumbled
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
- In a large bowl combine the ground turkey with the shredded sweet potato and the bacon crumbles. Season with salt and pepper.
- Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form into patties.
- Heat the oi in a skillet over medium high heat.
- Add the turkey burger patties a few at a time, being careful not to crowd the skillet. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165° F.
- Remove from the skillet and repeat with the remaining patties.