Easy Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers (Gluten Free)

  Jun 21, 2016  |  #Entrees

These easy Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers are a delicious, flavorful twist on your original turkey burger. These patties are chock full of protein and antioxidants, and are a great replacement for your typical beef burger.

Easy sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

Good morning! I hope your week is off to a great start! I’m popping in today to share one of my newest recipe obsessions, these easy sweet potato turkey burgers.

Imagine a tender, juicy burger, full of Vitamin A and antioxidants, and poppin’ with fiber. It doesn’t sound like your average burger, does it?

Well, it’s definitely not.

These sweet potato turkey burgers are:

  • Easy
  • Juicy
  • Flavorful
  • Quick

What else could you want in a burger?

Let me set the scene and tell you about my love for burgers. I’m a burger gal. Growing up, I can remember going to the same sports Bar (Dave’s Bar and Grille, for those of you wondering) after little league games and ordering the cheeseburger every time. I just love the combination of juicy meat and melted cheese.  Invite me to a cookout and I’ll choose the burger over the hot dog every time.

easy sweet potato turkey burgers

Considering my love for burgers, I’m somewhat stunned that I haven’t shared a turkey burger recipe here. While I’ve shared these mini tuna burgers, it’s time to stop hoarding this recipe for myself. Once you learn how easy and delicious these burgers are, they’ll become a regular on your dinner rotation. I think these are a fantastic way to impress guests. But, they can also be perfect for your easy going Monday night dinner, too!

You may be surprised to learn that sweet potatoes mesh really well into anything. If you can’t tell by my recipe page, I love them and can pretty much find a way to incorporate them into everything.

So, to make these, you’ll want to first cook your sweet potato. I actually prefer the microwave method for cooking the sweet potatoes. It makes the flesh and skin nice and soft, which you want for these patties. Normally, I like my sweet potatoes and sweet potato fries to be crisp, but not here.

Once you have your cooked sweet potato, mash it on in with the ground turkey and spices, spreading that flavor and texture all around. I love using a good potato masher because the sweet potato is hot! So, it saves me from burning myself and dirtying up my hands. Then, you’ll cook them for about 4-5 minutes on each side, and before you know it, dinner will be served.

easy sweet potato turkey burgers

If you like authentic burgers, I suggest buying one of these and cooking them in it.

Now, let’s talk toppings. Toppings can really transform a burger from average to unbelievable. I’m sure you have your own preferences and likes for toppings as well – that’s half the fun of making and eating a burger, isn’t it?!

easy sweet potato turkey burgers

I pretty much always want sauteed onions and roasted peppers because they just impart so much flavor, their texture is perfect and bonus, they give extra nutrients! Since I still had cilantro left over from this recipe, I decided why not add it to the burgers? It’s difficult to describe the flavor of cilantro (some people say soapy?). You’ll know it’s there when you taste it. And I always 110% suggest adding avocado for the taste, texture and those healthy fats.

I would also suggest adding a quality sea salt on top, to make them out of this world. And since buns and toast are always welcome, I saved one for lunch the next day. It was just as delicious!

easy sweet potato turkey burgers

Easy Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

Easy Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
A delicious, flavorful twist on your original turkey burger. These patties are chock full of protein, Vitamin A, B vitamins and are a great replacement for your typical beef burger.
Course: burger, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato turkey burger
Servings: 5 -7 burgers
Author: Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Toppings: Avocado Cilantro, Sautéed onions and peppers...whatever your heart desires!
  1. Cook sweet potatoes (I microwaved mine for about 6 minutes).
  2. Mix the mashed sweet potatoes and ground turkey together with the garlic powder, italian seasoning, ginger, salt and pepper
  3. Form into 4-5 large patties
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  5. Cook the patties for about 3-4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked all the way through
  6. Top with sea salt, cilantro, avocado and sautéed onions/peppers


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28 responses to “Easy Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers (Gluten Free)

  1. I made these last night and the family thought they were delicious! Great recipe. I’m happy to have leftovers for my lunch today too!

  2. I MAKE THESE ALL THE TIME!!! The combo of turkey and sweet potato and/or butternut squash is just truly heaven on earth!!!!!!! It also reminds me of THANKSGIVING!

  3. Well I really don’t think I need to express how jazzed I am about this recipe. You and me both know using sweet potato makes EVERYTHING better. Still though, I can’t believe how simple these are. The sweet potato takes the place of the need for any egg or breadcrumbs eh!? That’s ah-mazzzinnggg. And thanks for adding ginger. Ginger and sweet potato are pretty much soul mates.
    Good one girl. Can’t wait to make these.

  4. I really love burgers too! I love the ketchup/mustard combo with pickles. I guess I’m a classic kind of girl when it comes to burgers!
    I make turkey burgers a lot but my recipes are never creative like this. Definitely going to try it out soon.

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