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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 20g 31%
  • Carbs 8g 3%
  • Saturated 6g 32%
  • Fiber 1g 5%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 9g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 27g 54%
  • Cholesterol 91mg 30%
  • Sodium 472mg 20%
  • Calcium 133mg 13%
  • Magnesium 39mg 10%
  • Potassium 484mg 14%
  • Iron 2mg 12%
  • Zinc 3mg 22%
  • Phosphorus 320mg 46%
  • Vitamin A 59µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 6%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 15%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 40%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 40%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 25µg 6%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 22%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 7%
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