Spinach Turkey Burgers

Spinach Turkey Burgers

Spinach Turkey Burgers

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Be prepared to be wowed with this great burger recipe.  I made this for a family dinner recently (with a few modifications) and the burgers were a BIG hit.  So whip up a batch and see what you think.


  • 1 cup stuffing mix, finely crushed
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 sandwich buns, split
  • Cheese slices, lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional


In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mix, broth, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and half the spinach (save remaining spinach for another use).  Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.  Shape into four ¾-inch thick patties.

Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat or broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.  Serve on buns with cheese, lettuce and tomato, if desired.  Yield:  4 servings


I doubled the recipe and got 10 patties.  Even if you don’t need that many, go ahead and make them and freeze what you don’t need.

Spinach Turkey Burgers

I didn’t use the stuffing mix but used 2 cups of Italian panko bread crumbs instead (remember, I doubled everything).  I also used 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning.  And I added about ½ to ¾ cup feta cheese crumbles.

The burgers would probably taste as good cooked in the oven, but we grilled them.  The family raved about them and several asked for the recipe.

Spinach Turkey Burgers

from Simple & Delicious Magazine
July/August 2006

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8 thoughts on “Spinach Turkey Burgers

  1. I’m going to try these this weekend but I have a couple questions.
    Do you think Corn Flake crumbs would work in place of the stuffing mix?
    Also, we buy fresh spinach a lot. Would that work the same as the frozen? Maybe chop it up and mix it in.
    Can’t wait to try this!

    1. I don’t think the corn flake crumbs are a good substitution. They’ll add crunch but no flavor. If you have to use them, you might want to add more Italian seasoning. I substituted Italian flavored panko crumbs which worked well.

      As far as spinach, I don’t think fresh will work as well as frozen. The frozen is wetter and more substantial so it helps hold the meat together. If you do try fresh spinach, you’ll need a lot and you might need to add an egg or more liquid for the meat to hold together well. Just play it by ear.

      Does that help?

  2. These turned out great. I did use the Italian seasoned panko crumbs. I chopped fresh spinach and mixed it in. I was prepared to add an egg if it was too loose, but did not need it. Next time I’ll probably add 1/2 cup broth rather than 1/3 cup since I didnt use the frozen spinach–my burgers came out a little bit dry, but not bad. We grilled them. Oh, and I added the feta cheese crumbles too. Love the flavor they add. Served on sandwich thins. Thanks again for this great recipe.

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