Healthy Turkey Taco Burger

30 Minute Healthy Turkey Taco Burger combines the best of both worlds- Tacos and Burgers! Easy and versatile. Perfect for a weeknight meal!

I love a good healthy turkey burger. Since I don’t have a grill (apartment life), I have to cook all my burgers on the skillet. Cooking beef burgers in a skillet produce a lot of greases and a big mess. Turkey burgers produce very little grease and are healthier!! I’m always on the lookout for a good turkey burger recipe. Taco Turkey burger is the best way to spice up turkey burger night! 😋

Turkey Taco Burger

Pepper Jack Cheese – I like a little spice, but you can always use Monterey jack, shredded Mexican, or cheddar
Tomato– Diced, sliced, it just feels right to have tomatoes on a turkey taco burger
Sauteed Onions – Sauteeing the onions does add an extra step, but they are just so good. These onions might be my favorite; I pile them high on my burger. If you’re short on time, you can skip cooking the onions and use raw, or skip the onions altogether. There is still plenty of flavor in this burger.
Avocado- Maybe the second best part of the burger, creamy mashed Avacado. I like to mix in a little bit of salt and red pepper flakes to my smashed avocado.🥑
Creamy Cilantro Sauce- Sour cream, cilantro, lime, and garlic. This sauce is so good. It’s creamy, cilantro-ie, and garlicky. Yum Yum!

Turkey Taco Burger

You can serve these Healthy Turkey Taco Burgers with chips and salsa, rice, or corn and beans.

Store the turkey patties in the fridge for up to 4 days. The Cilantro lime sauce and sauteed onions will last up to 4 days too. Only smash the avocados if you are eating them right away.

I hope you love this Taco Turkey Burger recipe! If you make it leave a comment! You can also share a photo on Instagram and tag #meganvskitchen. Have fun!

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Turkey Taco Burger

Healthy Turkey Taco Burger

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Burgers 1x


30 Minute Healthy Turkey Taco Burger combines the best of both worlds- Tacos and Burgers! Easy and versatile. Perfect for a weeknight meal!  



Creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • pinch of salt

Taco Turkey Burgers

  • 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • 1lb ground turkey- 85%lean 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 pepper jack cheese slice
  • 4 small burger bun
  • 1 tomato- diced
  • 1 avocado, smashed


  1. Blend all the ingredients for the cilantro-lime sauce till smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the taco seasoning and ground turkey together. Form into 4 patties, set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil starts to shimmer, add in the onions, stirring occasionally. Cook till onions become translucent about 6-8 min. Transfer onions to a small dish, wipe the pan out, and return to stovetop. 
  4. Add 1 tbs of olive oil to the skillet. Once it starts to shimmer, add turkey patties. Cook for 3-4 minutes, flip, add pepper jack cheese, cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the meat is cooked all the way through. 
  5. Transfer the patties to the buns—top with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, avocado, and cilantro lime sauce. 


  • Serving Size: 1 Burger
  • Calories: 600
  • Fat: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 32g

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