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Greek Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Get ready to fire up your grill and make spinach feta turkey burgers! These burgers are a tasty twist on beef burgers; made with lean ground turkey, fresh baby spinach, and salty feta cheese.  Spinach feta turkey burgers are juicy, flavorful burgers that take your burgers to the next level.

This recipe was originally posted in 2018, it’s been updated for content and photos.

turkey burger made with spinach and feta on a roll with red onion and tomato on top

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Mild tasting ground turkey is the base of this recipe and the addition of the veggies and cheese adds a ton of flavor and helps to keep these burgers moist. They can be cooked on a grill or in a skillet.

Serve these burgers on your favorite brioche bun, whole wheat bun, or sourdough bread.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Greek turkey burgers are a quick and easy dinner idea, made with only four ingredients!
  • Turkey burgers are the best turkey burgers! They are lean, and the spinach adds more health benefits.
overhead view of ingredietns: ground turkey, oregano, spinach and feta cheese

Here is What You Will Need

This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe, scroll down to see ingredient notes and substitutions as well as a printable recipe card with exact measurements and complete cooking instructions.

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Ingredients

  • Ground Turkey
  • Baby Spinach
  • Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • Oregano

Equipment

How to make spinach feta turkey burgers

Get all of the ingredients ready: Rinse and Measure the spinach, oregano, and cheese; preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

an overhead view of chopped spinach and oregano

Step 1. Chop the spinach and oregano

Use a sharp knife to roughly chop the spinach and oregano.

Step 2. Place the ingredients into a bowl

Place the ground turkey, feta cheese, spinach, and oregano into a large mixing bowl.

spinach, oregano, cheese and turkey in a bowl

turkey mixed with spinach and cheese in a bowl

Step 3. Mix the ingredients together

Use a spoon or your hands to combine all of the ingredients together.

Step 4. Form the burgers

Form the burgers into 4 large or 5 small patties.

uncooked spinach burgers on a board

two burgers cooking on the grill

Step 5. Cook the burgers

Place the prepared turkey burgers on the hot grill and cook the burgers for 6 to 8 minutes on each side until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Tip! Use a Thermapen 4 instant-read thermometer for an accurate reading in seconds!

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

The full list of ingredients to make these turkey burgers recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients along with ideas for substitutes.

Turkey – I like to use lean ground turkey breast (99% lean) to make these burgers. The addition of the feta cheese and fresh spinach adds enough moisture to keep the turkey patties from drying out. If ground turkey breast is not available, you can also use 93% lean ground turkey.

Substitute Ground Turkey with any type of ground meat such as ground chicken ground beef, ground pork, or ground lamb.

Fresh Oregano – Adds delicious flavor to this recipe and can be found in just about any grocery store.

If fresh oregano is not available, it can be substituted with 2 teaspoons of dried oregano.

Spinach – We like raw baby spinach in this recipe, and the larger-sized spinach will work too. If you use large spinach, trim off any large stems.

Frozen spinach can also be used to make Greek turkey burgers, just make sure the spinach is thawed and thoroughly drained.

Check out ButcherBox for high-quality, humanely raised ground turkey.

spinach and feta turkey burger on a roll with onions

Make-Ahead Instructions

Turkey spinach feta burgers are perfect for meal prep. Simply mix all of the ingredients together, make the burgers and store them in the refrigerator for one to two days or freeze them for up to three months.

Tip! If the meat mixture is too soft to form, place the meat into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Storing and Freezing Leftover Turkey Burgers

Store leftover cooked spinach feta turkey burgers in the refrigerator for up to three days in an airtight container.

Freeze cooked feta spinach turkey burgers for up to three months in a freezer-safe container.

Freeze raw turkey burgers in the freezer by placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the freezer until they are frozen.

Remove the frozen burgers from the baking sheet and place them into a freezer-safe container for up to three months.

Reheat the burgers on top of the stove in a skillet or the microwave. They can be reheated from frozen or thawed out.

Serving Suggestions

Serve spinach and feta turkey burgers on your favorite whole-grain hamburger roll, or sourdough bread with a dab of mustard, Greek Yogurt or tzatziki sauce.

Top these tasty burgers with sliced red onion, cucumber slices, sliced tomatoes, and a little extra feta cheese.

Spinach feta turkey burgers taste great with a side of cucumber salad, kale and Brussels sprouts salad, potato salad, pasta salad or coleslaw for a complete and healthy dinner.

Make your turkey burgers a low-carb meal, and serve your spinach feta burgers in a bowl on top of your favorite salad greens, Greek Salad anyone?

spinach feta turkey burger served on top of a salad

Recipe Variations

Spinach Feta Meatballs – turn the feta spinach turkey burgers into meatballs or meatloaf and bake them in the oven.

Change up your turkey burgers by adding 1/4 cup of sliced Kalamata olives or chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

Change up the cheese and use an equal amount of goat cheese crumbles or shredded mozzarella, swiss or Havarti cheese.

Can I make spinach feta turkey burgers on top of the stove?

Yes, you can! Follow the instructions in the recipe to mix the ingredients together and form the burgers. Once they are ready to cook, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, cook the burgers 5 to 6 minutes on each side until they are cooked through.

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Spinach and feta turkey burger on a roll topped with onions and tomatoes

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Spinach feta turkey burgers are made with fresh baby spinach and crumbly feta cheese.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Click on serving size to scale this recipe

Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers, turkey burgers
Servings: 5
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Anne
Scale this Recipe 5

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil – for cooking on top of the stove

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium to high heat.
  • Clean and roughly chop the spinach and oregano and place them into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the ground turkey, feta cheese crumbles to the bowl with and mix everything together with a wooden spoon or your hands.
  • Form the burgers into 4 or 5 burgers (depending on how large you like your burgers).
  • Place the burgers on the heated grill and cook them for 6 to 8 minutes on each side until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees
  • If you are cooking the burgers in a skillet, heat the olive oil or brush it into the pan to prevent the burgers from sticking.
  • Once the grill pan is hot, add the burgers and cook them on one side for 6 to 8 minutes and flip them over. Cook them for 6 to 8 minutes longer until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Notes

Substitutions
Fresh Oregano can be substituted with 2 teaspoons dry oregano
Frozen Spinach may be used in place of fresh: 4 ounces according to package directions, cool and dry thoroughly before adding it to the meat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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18 Comments

  1. Love the truly flavorful FOUR ingredients! I love turkey burgers but I love the feta addition and all that scrumptious flavor! I can think of so many delicious ways to enjoy this! Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Excellent recipe! I’ve been buying a similar turkey burger pre-made that my family really loves. I have been looking for a way to make them myself.