Turkey Burgers

If you’re trying to watch your fat intake, opt for ground turkey instead of beef the next time you’re craving burgers. The secret to cooking with this notoriously lean meat is seasoning it well and topping it with a tasty condiment to combat any dryness. You can also add in more good fats by garnishing your burger with a few slices of avocado. Get plenty of turkey burger ideas for your next backyard cookout from Food & Wine’s guide.

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Turkey Burgers

If you’re trying to watch your fat intake, opt for ground turkey the next time you’re craving burgers. The secret to cooking with this notoriously lean meat is to season it well and combat any dryness by topping it with a flavorful condiment. Here, our best turkey burger recipes.

Barbecue-Glazed Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers are a popular lunch at Gwyneth Paltrow's house, where she serves them on toasted brioche buns. She usually adds a topping or two, like Swiss cheese and a few pickled jalapeños. Jarred barbecue sauce adds a ton of flavor to the burgers and helps keep them from drying out. Paltrow got that tip from her friend Lee Gross, a macrobiotic chef who is obviously not averse to the occasional burger.    More Great Burgers  

Turkey Burgers

The focaccia adds to the Italian flavor of these juicy burgers. However, bread selections are endless—toasted country bread, onion rolls, or whatever you like.    All-Time Favorite Burgers  

Turkey Burgers with Pesto Mayonnaise

The Good News White turkey meat is leaner than dark, but if all you can find at the market is mixed white and dark ground meat, it's still a healthy option; one 3.5-ounce serving (without skin) has a modest 5.8 grams of fat.    All-Time Favorite Burgers  

Turkey Burgers with Spicy Pickle Sauce

Give a beach party worthy of Gidget with guests in bathing suits and sunglasses and a menu of lean-but-luscious turkey burgers. Slideshow: 10 Great Burger Recipes

Turkey Burgers with Smoked Gouda

By adding two flourishes to a simple grilled turkey burger, Bobby Flay makes it fantastic. First he melts slices of smoky Gouda cheese onto the meat, then he spreads toasted buns with a sweet-spicy sauce of mustard, horseradish and honey.    10 Favorite Burgers  

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Michelle's Turkey Burgers with Lemon Mayonnaise

Spike Mendelsohn first made turkey burgers for the Obamas at the 2009 Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. He then created a version for the First Lady; at Good Stuff, he serves it with Swiss cheese and calls it the Michelle Melt. A portion of all proceeds goes to DC Central Kitchen, which helps feed the homeless.    More Top Chef Dishes