Quick Turkey Burgers

When dinner needs to be served in a hurry - cook up these quick Turkey Burgers for some dining delight! This recipe serves 4.


  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 2 cup arugula leaves


  • Combine the ground turkey, cheese, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a medium bowl until blended.
  • Divide the meat into 4 portions.
  • Lightly toss one portion from half to hand to form a ball, then lightly flatten the ball with your fingertips into a 1-inch thick patty. Repeat with remaining portions.
  • Heat a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat until very hot.
  • Swirl the oil in the pan to coat the bottom.
  • Add the burgers and cook over medium heat without moving them until the bottom of each is dark brown and crusted (3-4 minutes).
  • Turn over and continue to cook until the bottom is light brown but not yet crusted (3-4 minutes).
  • Reduce heat to low, position the cover slightly ajar on the pan to allow steam to escape and continue to cook (8-10 minutes), flipping once if necessary to promote deep browning, or until the center in completely opaque yet juicy (or an instant read thermometer inserted from the side registers 160˚F).
  • Serve on toasted buns with a handful of arugula.

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