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Sun-dried Tomato Turkey Burger (Whole 30, Paleo, Dairy Free)

This is a dinner I am going to put in my regular rotation. These turkey burgers have insane flavor from the mix ins and the delicious topping, I promise you won't miss the bun (but feel free to still use one)! Paired with this warm german salad - the winter potato salad of your dreams! Warm crispy bacon, crisp red onion and fresh herbs all tossed in a tangy creamy dressing.

Originally my plan was a classic burger but when I realized I only had ground turkey defrosted I knew I had to punch up the flavor. Ground turkey needs a few more mix ins and seasonings in my opinion and also when doing lettuce wraps instead of buns you really want the patty to stand on its own. If using a bun you could do 3 4oz patties or 2 6oz patties instead for 2 or 3 servings. I find it's best to do the two smaller burgers with the lettuce wraps.

Sun-dried Tomato Turkey Burgers (Whole 30, Paleo, Dairy Free)

2 servings | 20 minutes


For Burger:

12oz ground turkey

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

2 tbsp basil, chopped

2 tbsp onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp paprika

For topping:

1/2 onion, sliced horizontally into 4 slices

4 thick slices ripe tomato

1/2 avocado, sliced

4 pieces of bib lettuce


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Mix all of the burger ingredients together in a bowl until just combined. Form 4, 3 oz patties. Season both sides with additional salt and pepper.

  3. Heat a grated cast iron or oven safe pan over medium heat and spray with avocado oil spray or another high smoke point oil.

  4. Add patties to sear until brown, about 3-4 minutes. Flip the patties and add the sliced onions to the cast iron. Transfer the cast iron to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the patties are 165F internally.

  5. Remove from oven, top the patties with the onions from the pan and assemble. I laid these in bib lettuce for my buns and topped with sliced tomatoes and avocado. Served with all the dipping sauces (mustard, ketchup, mayo). If you're not looking for a whole 30, dairy free and paleo recipe feel free to add a toasted bun and melt some mozzarella cheese on the patties!

We served this with our delicious Warm German Potato Salad on the side!


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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used. Nutrition facts don't include toppings but we recommend tomato, onion, avocado and a lettuce wrap or bun!


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