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Tomato Jam & Goat Cheese Turkey Burgers
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Tomato Jam & Goat Cheese Turkey Burger

The juicy, delicious turkey burger is bursting with flavor from the tangy goat cheese, sweet tomatoes, and basil.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 668kcal
Author: Jessica Mode


Turkey Burgers

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 lb ground turkey 80% lean, 20% fat
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • cup fresh basil chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 everything bagels (gluten free alternative if necessary)
  • 10 tablespoon goat cheese
  • arugula for topping

Quick Tomato Jam

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10.5 oz cherry tomatoes


Turkey Burgers

  • In a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil olive on medium - high heat until pan and oil are hot (approximately 1 minute).
  • Add diced onion and sauté until onions are translucent and golden brown (approximately 5-6 minutes). Add in minced garlic and allow to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove onion and garlic from skillet. Allow to cool in a large mixing bowl. Wipe the skillet down with a paper towel. Proceed by making the quick tomato jam (see instructions below). Once the quick tomato jam is complete, the onions will have cooled, and you can proceed with the burgers.
  • Preheat grill to 400 °F.
  • While the grill is coming to temperature, add ground turkey, tomato paste, basil, salt, and pepper to the mixing bowl with sautéed onions and garlic. Use your hands to combine the ingredients together. Form five 1 inch thick patties (6-7 ounces of meat per patty).
  • Oil down the grill grates to ensure the patties do not stick. Cook turkey burgers until they reach an internal temperature of 165 °F, flipping the burger halfway through.
  • Assemble your burgers by toasting an everything bagel and spreading 1-2 tablespoon of goat cheese on the bagel. Top goat cheese with arugula. Add the turkey burger, and top with a tablespoon of quick tomato jam. Wrap burgers with parchment paper to help prevent the toppings from leaking out.

Quick Tomato Jam

  • In a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil olive on medium heat until pan and oil are hot (approximately 1 minute).
  • Add cherry tomatoes to the skillet. Cook over medium heat for 7-8 minutes until tomatoes begin to blister and burst.
  • Remove from heat. Smash tomatoes with a fork to create a water, jam-like consistency.
  • Allow to cool while turkey burgers cook.


We used a gluten free bagel substitute in this recipe.


Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1047mg | Potassium: 890mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 809IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 4mg