Delicious Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers Recipe

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Are you tired of the same old boring turkey burgers? Don’t give up on this classic staple just yet. I’ve got a recipe that will have your taste buds singing with joy!

Introducing my Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers Recipe – a mouthwatering combination of savory and tangy flavors that will elevate your burger game to the next level.

What makes this recipe unique is the addition of frozen chopped spinach, which not only boosts the nutritional value but also adds a fantastic texture to the patty. Plus, we spice it up with garlic, scallions, fresh parsley, and red pepper flakes to make sure each bite explodes with flavor.

But what really sets this recipe apart is our special sauce – combining Chardonnay white wine and mayonnaise to create a creamy and sophisticated dressing that elevates the entire dish to new heights!

So grab your apron and let’s start cooking! This Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers Recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers
Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers

What’s better than a juicy burger? A juicy turkey burger packed with flavor and healthy spinach! This Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers recipe is not your average turkey burger recipe. It’s a gourmet burger that can be made quickly and easily.

This recipe is perfect for health-conscious individuals who want to indulge in burgers without the guilt. The lean ground turkey combined with fresh baby spinach makes for a healthy and satisfying meal. And don’t worry about sacrificing flavor! The combination of scallions, fresh tarragon, garlic, and red pepper flakes gives these burgers a kick that will have your taste buds dancing.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can customize it to your liking. If you don’t eat bacon, you can substitute it with caramelized onions, tofu, or mushrooms. Craving some extra creaminess? Try adding some feta cheese or goat cheese to the mixture. You can even add a tablespoon of peanut sauce to create Thai Turkey Burgers or curry mayo and oat buns for an Indian-inspired twist.

Another advantage of this recipe is that it’s perfect for families with kids who might be picky eaters! The mild flavor of the ground turkey combined with spinach makes these burgers not only tasty but also nutritious. They are an excellent alternative to regular hamburger patties.

Finally, if you’re looking to impress guests or create a fine-dining experience at home, this recipe fits the bill! These gourmet burgers can elevate any meal and make it look like it came from your favorite burger restaurant. It pairs well with white wine sauce or roasted turkey paired with an artichoke dip for appetizers.

In conclusion, you should love this recipe because it’s easy to make, it’s healthy, deliciously flavorful, and versatile – everything you could ask for in a burger!

Ingredient List

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Here is a comprehensive list of all the ingredients you will need to make the flavorful and nutritious Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers-

For the burger patties

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 10 oz Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 2 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Baby Spinach leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste

For the burger dressing

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Tarragon leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes, to taste

For serving

  • 4 Hamburger Buns, toasted if desired
  • 4 slices Muenster Cheese or your favorite cheese slices
  • Lettuce Leaves and Tomato Slices

Note: Opt for lean ground turkey meat for a healthier option. For a vegetarian or vegan version of this recipe try substituting the ground turkey with tofu or mushroom. Feel free to add other ingredients such as caramelized onion, goat cheese or different herbs for variations depending on preference.

The Recipe How-To

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Now that you have gathered all the ingredients to make these Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers, it’s time to learn how to cook them.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add 20 oz of lean ground turkey meat, 1/2 cup of frozen chopped spinach leaves (that has been thawed and drained), 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 3 sliced scallions, 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley, and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh tarragon.

  2. Mix all the ingredients well until they are well combined, but be careful not to overwork the ingredients, as this will make the burgers tough.

  3. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, and form them into patties that are about 3/4-inch thick.

  4. Season both sides of each patty with 1/4 teaspoon each of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  5. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.

  6. Cook the patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side until they’re cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.

  7. While the burgers are cooking, prepare your favorite toppings like sliced red onions, juicy tomato slices, and lettuce leaves.

  8. Toast your buns by rubbing a little bit of softened butter on their insides and placing them under the broiler for a minute or two.

  9. Once everything’s ready, assemble your burgers by adding your toppings and sauce (such as mayonnaise mixed with curry powder or peanut sauce), if desired.

  10. Serve with a glass of chilled chardonnay wine to complete this wonderful meal experience!

Substitutions and Variations

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Ahoy there! If you’re feeling adventurous and want to give this turkey burger recipe a bit of a twist, then you’re in for a treat. Allow me to lace ye with some substitutions and variations that will elevate this dish to new heights.

Firstly, if ye be not a fan of bacon, ye can swap it out for tofu, caramelized onion, or even sautéed mushrooms. Yum!

For all you cheese lovers out there, feta or goat cheese can replace the muenster cheese. And if you’re in the mood for a Mediterranean flair, swap out the chardonnay spinach and use fresh spinach and crumbled feta cheese instead.

If garlic isn’t your thing, then substitute it for fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary or sage. For a tangier taste, mix some red pepper flakes, mayonnaise and fresh tarragon to make an excellent curry mayo that has just enough kick to leave your mouth refreshed.

Lastly but certainly not leastly, I present to you the Thai Turkey Burgers. Swap out the feta cheese and chardonnay spinach for greek turkey and peanut sauce, garnish with fresh scallions and cilantro leaves. Then serve on an oat bun slathered with delicious curry mayo. You’ll surely impress those who sit down at your table.

So have fun with these substitutions and variations. I’m sure they’ll be the talk of the town!

Serving and Pairing

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Serve these chardonnay spinach turkey burgers with your favorite side dish! They pair well with a simple side salad, coleslaw, or roasted vegetables. The versatility of this dish makes it perfect for lunch, dinner or even a summer BBQ.

If you’re looking to elevate the flavors of this dish, I suggest trying it with some crumbled feta cheese and caramelized onions. The flavors will meld together perfectly, creating a savory and delicious burger.

These burgers are also an excellent pairing with a light white wine, such as a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. The lightness of the wine complements the lean ground turkey and herbaceous spinach flavor of the burger. Alternatively, try pairing it with a Chardonnay to enhance the buttery and creamy aspect of the recipe.

For those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, enjoy your Chowdown burger with some iced tea or fresh lemonade.

Overall, these spinach turkey burgers are a crowd-pleaser and pair well with many different flavors and beverages. They’re perfect to serve to guests or just to enjoy with family on a quiet night in. So grab your apron and get cooking!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

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Ah, the joy of being prepared! I always like to be ready for unexpected guests or those lazy evenings when cooking a meal from scratch sounds like more energy than I am willing to spend. That’s why I love recipes that can be made ahead and stored for future meals.

These Chardonnay Spinach Turkey burgers can easily be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later use. Simply shape the meat into patties, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, place in an airtight container, and store in your refrigerator for up to 24 hours, or freezer for up to three months.

To reheat the burger patties after they have been stored in the fridge or freezer, just remove them from their packaging and heat on a grill, stovetop, or oven until heated through. The spinach in the burger mix may release some moisture that could make the meat patties softer than usual when reheated. However, they will still taste great!

When storing these Chardonnay Spinach Turkey burgers in the refrigerator or freezer, it is recommended to separately store the toppings and buns. This allows each component to retain its freshness and prevent sogginess.

Trust me; you’ll appreciate having these delicious burgers ready whenever your hunger strikes or when you have unexpected guests dropping by.

Tips for Perfect Results

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Now that you’re ready to dive in and start cooking your delicious Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers, let me share with you some tips for achieving perfect results.

1. Squeeze out excess water from the frozen spinach

Frozen spinach tends to release a lot of water when thawed, which can make your burger mixture too wet. To prevent this, be sure to squeeze out as much water as possible from the thawed spinach using a clean dish towel or paper towels.

2. Don’t overmix the burger mixture

While it may be tempting to mix everything thoroughly, it is important to avoid over-stirring the ingredients, as this can lead to tough and dry burgers. Mix everything just until well combined and no streaks of egg or chunks of cheese remain.

3. Let the mixture rest before forming into patties

Allowing the burger mixture to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (or even better, overnight) helps all the ingredients meld together and makes it easier to form patties that hold together well during cooking.

4. Keep a light hand when forming the patties

Gently shape the burger mixture into patties without compressing them too tightly. Lightly drag your fingers along the edges to smooth out any cracks and create even thickness so they cook through evenly.

5. Perfectly cooked is 165°F

The ideal cook temperature for ground turkey is 165°F according to USDA guidelines, although lighter-colored meat is more susceptible to drying out when overcooked, so use an instant-read thermometer and monitor temperature as you grill or cook them on a skillet.

By following these simple tips, you are sure to end up with mouth-watering Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers that are juicy, flavorful, and perfectly cooked every time!

Bottom Line

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In conclusion, the Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers Recipe is a must-try for anyone who wants to experience a flavorful and nutritious burger. With its delicious combination of turkey, spinach, herbs, and spices, this recipe offers a healthy alternative to the traditional beef burger. Not only is it low in fat and calories, but it’s also easy to make and customizable with different variations.

By using lean ground turkey instead of beef, you’re already doing your body a favor by reducing your saturated fat intake. And with the addition of fresh baby spinach and other herbs, you’re getting wholesome nutrients that are essential for your health.

Moreover, the Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers Recipe is not only healthy but also full of flavor. The melted Muenster cheese and caramelized onions combine perfectly with the juicy turkey patty to create a mouth-watering burger that will leave you craving for more.

Finally, don’t forget to pair this scrumptious burger with a glass of delicious chardonnay wine. Its crisp and refreshing taste is the perfect complement to the rich flavors of the Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers Recipe. So why not treat yourself to this delightful meal today? Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you for it!

Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers

Chardonnay Spinach Turkey Burgers Recipe

Easy twist on a burger. I love this recipe. Great moist flavor and served with, feta cheese and of course ... fresh tomato and my tarragon mayo.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Burgers depending on size
Calories 903.8 kcal


  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 8 hamburger buns (use your favorite, I like ones from my deli, but any kind you like)
  • 1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach (drained, squeezed and thawed)
  • 4 slices bacon, diced and sauteed
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Chardonnay wine
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 2 scallions, greens chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Tarragon Mayo

  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes


  • Bacon -- Saute the bacon in a non stick pan on medium heat until crispy, add the onion and garlic and cook just a minute until soft.
  • To a large bowl, add the turkey, bacon mixture, (not the drippings), eggs chardonnay, parsley, scallions, spinach and mix well but do not over mix. It will only make the burgers tough.
  • Form the patties -- and cover and freeze for 15-30 minutes. This just helps them to stay together once grilled.
  • Make the aioli -- Mix the mayonnaise, red pepper and tarragon.
  • Grill away! Just grill in a saute pan, grill pan or outside -- which ever you have. Make sure to add the cheese and melt to get nice and gooey.
  • For the burger -- I like to toast the bun, that is up to you and then slather with the mayo, add the lettuce and tomato and that is all it needs.
  • Now you can add mustard or other condiments but I don't think anything else is needed with this burger. Make ahead and freeze and make the next week.

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Serving: 242gCalories: 903.8kcalCarbohydrates: 54.1gProtein: 61.5gFat: 47.2gSaturated Fat: 15.7gCholesterol: 331.1mgSodium: 1781.4mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 9.1g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Inexpensive, Meat, Poultry, Weeknight
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