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Turkey Burgers w/ Grilled Veggies & Basil Goat Cheese

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Send summer off in style with the best turkey burgers you’ll ever eat. Grilled to perfection, loaded with garden fresh veggies, salty bacon, and slathered with a savory sweet basil goat cheese, this is an incredible sunny burger to enjoy before the changing of the seasons.

Close up of turkey burger w/ dripping goat cheese spread

The Best Turkey Burgers You’ll Ever Eat

If you’re not a fan of turkey burgers, allow me to try to change your mind.

I love them, and I’m of the belief that if you don’t like them, it’s because you haven’t had a good one yet.

I will choose a turkey burger over beef when we go out for burgers, but grass-fed beef burgers are our go-to when we’re grilling out at home.

We get all of our grass-fed beef (and poultry and pork) delivered by Butcher Box every month, and Sesame Burgers and Beer have the best turkey burgers in Charleston.

Making sure you have high-quality meat is important when making burgers, but you can always zsoosh them up with a bunch of ingredients that will make everyday turkay taste gourmet.

3 pieces of frying bacon on a dark baking sheet

Building your own turkey burger is *THE BEST* idea ever, and I love, love, love to come up with crazy fun and delicious topping combinations. Sesame has a peanut butter, banana, and bacon burger which is insanely delicious (don’t knock it til you try it) and I love to build a Hawaiian style burger with grilled ham and pineapple, roasted red peppers, fresh basil and a side of sweet teriyaki sauce for dipping.

Without a doubt though, the best turkey burgers on the whole face of the planet are the amazing variation I’m sharing today.

Loaded with freshly grilled summer veggies, sweet charred corn, crispy bacon, savory basil goat cheese, and all the fixins’ this is a fantastic burger to eat over Labor Day or as we send summer away.

Overhead shot with goat cheese log, bacon, turkey burgers, zucchini, corn, pickles, and burger buns

How to Grill Turkey Burgers

5 Tips on How to Grill Turkey Burgers:

  • Season the meat with salt, pepper, fresh garlic, and a drizzle of EVOO.
  • Make a shallow indentation in the middle to promote even cooking.
  • Use a meat thermometer so you don’t overcook.
  • Allow the meat to rest before serving.
  • Fancify with a plethora of delicious toppings.
Overhead shot of burger with grilled zucchini on top

Sides to Serve w/ Grilled Burgers

Two hands holding up a turkey burger with dripping basil goat cheese
Close up of turkey burger w/ dripping goat cheese spread

Turkey Burgers w/ Grilled Zucchini, Charred Corn, Bacon, and Creamy Basil Goat Cheese

Send summer off in style with the best turkey burgers you’ll ever eat. Grilled to perfection, loaded with garden-fresh veggies, salty bacon, and slathered with a savory-sweet basil goat cheese, this is an incredible sunny burger to enjoy before the changing of the seasons.
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: charred corn, grilled burgers, grilled turkey burgers, grilled zucchini, the best turkey burgers, turkey burgers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amber


For the Creamy Basil Goat Cheese:


  • Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill to 400-450˚F and, using a grill brush, scrape off any previous cooking bits or residue. Preheat oven to 400˚F and add bacon to a large baking sheet lined with parchment or a Silpat.
  • Make basil goat cheese spread and lightly brush zucchini and corn w/ olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, gently mix together ground turkey, 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, garlic, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and black pepper. Form into 4 (4 oz) patties roughly 1/4 inch thick and press your thumb down into the middle of each burger to form a slight indentation. Add bacon to the oven and cook for 12-14 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess grease.
  • Once grill is hot, dip a paper towel into some olive oil then use a pair of tongs to carefully rub the grates with the oil, making sure the grill is well oiled so the turkey burgers don't stick.
  • Add turkey burgers and corn to the grill. Grill both turkey burgers and the corn for 5-6 minutes, turn, then add zucchini to the grill. Continue to cook the burgers and corn for 5-6 minutes or until the internal temperature of the turkey burgers reaches 160˚F. Cook the zucchini for 3 minutes, turn, and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Pull the burgers and veggies from the grill when burgers are cooked through and veggies are charred and tender, cover, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • To serve: Slice corn off cob, then load warmed burger buns with the turkey burgers, bacon, basil goat cheese, grilled zucchini, corn, and any other fixins you wish!

For the Creamy Basil Goat Cheese Spread:

  • Add goat cheese, basil, salt and pepper to a small bowl. Add milk or half and half, one tablespoon at a time, until the basil goat cheese is easy to spread and at desired consistency.
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