Gorgonzola-Stuffed Turkey Burgers Recipe

Gorgonzola-Stuffed Turkey Burger
Alexis Anderson


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • Pinch of dill
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • Olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat ciabatta buns, toasted

My roommate Mike makes a mean turkey burger. He adapted this from his mom's famous meatloaf and graciously shared the recipe with me (perhaps it had something to do with my ongoing pleas to have him cook it for me).
I've since made some adjustments and additions, but the basic concept remains the same — a lighter, juicier take on a classic burger and stuffed with gooey gorgonzola. I like to serve this with balsamic-soaked tomatoes on a toasted ciabatta roll.

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In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, shallots, spices, dill, Worcestershire, and crumbled gorgonzola. Use your hands to gently break apart the meat and mix all the of ingredients (I mean, really get in there).

Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and shape each one into a ¾-inch-thick patty with a thumb-sized dent in the middle (as the meat cooks it will contract, so the dent helps to keep it in a patty-shape). Store in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Heat enough olive oil to cover the pan in a large nonstick skillet over a medium flame. Remove the chilled patties from the fridge and place in the oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until done to desired temperature and serve on the toasted ciabatta buns.


Calories per serving:

319 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 82g 125%
  • Carbs 31g 10%
  • Saturated 26g 128%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 37g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 108g 215%
  • Cholesterol 364mg 121%
  • Sodium 1,887mg 79%
  • Calcium 533mg 53%
  • Magnesium 157mg 39%
  • Potassium 1,936mg 55%
  • Iron 9mg 49%
  • Zinc 13mg 88%
  • Phosphorus 1,278mg 183%
  • Vitamin A 236µg 26%
  • Vitamin C 14mg 23%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 29%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 61%
  • Niacin (B3) 32mg 159%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 158%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 102µg 25%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 89%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 24%
  • Vitamin K 21µg 27%
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