Easy Ranch Turkey Burgers

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These easy ranch turkey burgers are pan fried and loaded with ranch flavor and a creamy avocado ranch aioli sauce!

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Easy Ranch Turkey Burgers

These burgers are a great way to feel good about what you’re serving – they are packed with flavor, fresh ingredients, and use turkey to taste great.

These burgers are great for family dinner, or even a party – they are an economical choice, and great on the grill, pan fried, or even made in an air fryer. You’re going to crave these easy turkey burgers all the time!

How to make Ranch Turkey Burgers

Assemble the following ingredients:

Turkey Burger Patties

  • Ground turkey – ground turkey doesn’t have as much fat as beef and is a much healthier alternative.
  • Red onion – red onion has a sweet sharp flavor and will caramelize when cooked in the pan.
  • Basil – basil has a strong herbaceous flavor and pairs really well with ranch seasoning.
  • Ranch Seasoning – ranch seasoning mix contains buttermilk powder, dried parsley and dill, garlic and onion powder, dried chives, salt and pepper. It’s the main distinct flavor in these burgers.
  • Black pepper – black pepper brings just a bit of heat to these burgers. Use fresh ground.

Avocado Ranch Aioli:

  • Avocado – avocado is high in fat and omega oils which makes it really rich and creamy. Use an avocado that is light and softens slightly when you squeeze it.
  • Ranch seasoning – ranch seasoning in the aioli enhances and reflects the flavors in the turkey burgers.
  • Mayo – mayo is the perfect rich base for this aioli and will make it smooth.
  • Sour cream – sour cream is slightly thinner than mayo and makes a creamy smooth sauce.
  • Garlic cloves – garlic cloves have a very strong flavor that is hard to beat or match. Use garlic that is as fresh as possible.
  • Lemon juice – lemon is very acidic and brightens the aioli.
  • Sea salt – I use a fine grain sea salt that enhances the flavors of all the other ingredients, especially the avocado.
  • Brioche Buns – you can use whichever buns you want but I prefer rich soft Brioche buns.
  • Colby cheese slices – Colby cheese is mild but will add a melted creamy element.
  • Butter lettuce – butter lettuce is great because one large piece can cover the bun and add a crispy element.
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When the ingredients are assembled use the following method

Mix the patties. In a bowl mix the turkey patty ingredients using a wooden spoon. Using a 1/4 cup measuring scoop form patties.

Cook. Heat a cast iron skillet or grill pan over high heat and spray with nonstick coating. Cook 3-4 patties at a time (depending on the size of your pan) for 4 minutes on each side. Then add a cheese slice and cook one more minute.

Mix Aioli. Mix the avocado, ranch dressing mix, mayo, sour cream, garlic cloves, lemon juice, and sea salt in the food processor until combined.

Assemble. Assemble your burgers with the patty, aioli, and lettuce. Enjoy!

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Air Fryer Ranch Turkey Burgers

If you’d like to air fry your turkey burgers your ingredients and burger prep will all remain the same, the cooking steps will differ as follows:

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees. This isn’t essential but we find it works the best instead of using nonstick spray.
  • Add 3-4 patties at a time depending on the size of your air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, then flip the patties and cook for 4 more minutes.
  • Once 8 minutes have passed, add a slice of cheese to the top of each patty and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Repeat until all patties are cooked, and turkey is 165 F degrees in the center with a meat thermometer.
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Grilling Turkey Burgers

Since grilling turkey burgers will be a little bit different than pan frying from the recipe below, we’re adding modifications to the recipe if you’d like to grill your turkey burgers.

  • Heat the grill to 450*.
  • Once it has reached temp, wait 5 minutes before adding the patties to assure the grill plates are nice and hot.
  • Dip a paper towel into cooking oil and use tongs to wipe the oil onto the grill grates where you will be placing the burgers to prevent sticking.
  • Add burger patties directly to the grill grates.
  • Flip patties after 6 minutes, then cook for 4 more minutes.
  • Place a slice of cheese onto each patty and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Toast the burger buns at the same time you melt the cheese. 
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Tips and Tricks for perfect Ranch Turkey Burgers

Check out these easy tricks for perfect burgers every time.

Choose ground turkey. This is a lower fat choice for burgers you can feel good about feeding your family!

Make it keto. Skip the bun and use lettuce leaves for a keto turkey burger.

Cook it 3 different ways. Can be air fried, pan fried, or grilled!

Reduce Calories. If you skip the bun, you till save 250 calories. You can also use homemade ranch dressing seasonings, which will cut your sodium.

Try yogurt. Greek yogurt can be used in place of mayonnaise in aioli, but we like the mayo texture better.

Recipe FAQs

When are turkey burgers done?

Turkey is fully cooked when it has reached 165 degrees internal temperature.
While these burgers will only take about 10 minutes to cook, please go off temperature, and not time, when determining burger doneness to ensure proper food safety.

How long can turkey burgers last?

Leftover turkey burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Are turkey burgers keto/low carb?

Please skip using a bun if making a keto turkey burger to keep this recipe keto diet compliant.

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Easy Ranch Turkey Burgers

Easy Ranch Turkey Burgers – delicious pan fried turkey burgers loaded with ranch flavor and a creamy avocado ranch aioli sauce!
Course Burgers & Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Keyword best turkey burger recipes, burger, easy turkey recipes, ground turkey dinner recipes, ground turkey recipes, healthy burger recipe, main dish, ranch, turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 burgers
Calories 779kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • Turkey Burger Patties
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning 1oz divided
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • Avocado Ranch Aioli:
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tsp ranch seasoning
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 8 Brioche Buns
  • 8 Colby cheese slices
  • 8 pieces of Butter lettuce

Instructions

  • Heat a cast iron skillet or grill pan over high heat.
  • Set aside 2 tsp of ranch seasoning for use in the aioli.
  • Add all burger patty ingredients to a large bowl and combine using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. (ground turkey, diced red onion, dried basil, ranch seasoning, black pepper)
  • Prepare the patties: Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop uniform sized patties. Use your hand to form into a ball, then gently press down to make the patties. Aim for ¼” thick, 6” patties. *Tip, make the middle of the patty slightly thinner than the edges to help the patty to hold its shape as it cooks. It will shrink slightly once cooked*
  • Generously spray the cast iron with non-stick cooking spray and add 3-4 patties at a time depending on the size of your cooking pan.
  • Cook for 4 minutes, then flip the patties and cook for 4 more minutes.
  • Once 8 minutes have passed, add a slice of cheese to the top of each patty and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Repeat until all patties are cooked, then add the buns cut side down to the grill pan and cook for 2 minutes to lightly toast. 
  • Prepare aioli. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and puree. 
  • Assemble the burgers.
  • Add a piece of butter lettuce to the bottom bun and top with the burger patty.
  • Then add a dollop of avocado aioli to the top bun and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 779kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 1036mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g

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