Sour Cream and Chive Turkey Burgers Recipe

This sour cream and chive turkey burger recipe is by far my favorite way to make turkey burgers. They’re flavorful and come together in a flash, truly a recipe staple to have on hand!

Sour cream and chive turkey burger recipe, turkey burgers, easy and delicious turkey burgersNo joke, this turkey burger recipe is my favorite turkey burger recipe, it’s one that I’ve been making for years. Today I’m revamping an old post with new photos (the original post was published 4 years ago!!), but the recipe remains unchanged because it’s so good.

Turkey burger recipe without eggsMove aside any bland turkey burger you’ve ever had, and make room for this absolutely delicious, flavorful and overall amazing sour cream and chive turkey burger. In this turkey burger, sour cream is used instead of eggs and is a nice healthy dinner idea. You can use lower fat or fat-free sour cream to make it even lower calorie.

Turkey burger toppings

You can load up the burgers with your favorite toppings. I’ve found that for these burgers the best toppings are lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, provolone cheese, and pickles.

Ground turkey burger recipeI am one of those people that actually prefers ground turkey over ground beef. You will seldom see ground beef in my house. So when it comes to burgers, I love using ground turkey to make them. If you cook with ground turkey, or lean/extra lean ground turkey, you may know that it can tend to get a little dry sometimes. Because you’re using sour cream in these burgers, the burgers stay nice and juicy.

I wanted to leave some of the old photos just for you to see lol:

Sour Cream Turkey Burger

These sour cream and chive turkey burgers can be made via pan frying them, baking them, or on the grill. Next time you’re looking for a delicious ground turkey burger recipe, I’d highly recommend making these! The best part is that it’s a quick and easy dinner recipe, it takes a under 20 minutes to have dinner on the table!

Sour cream and chive turkey burger recipe, turkey burgers, easy and delicious turkey burgers

Sour Cream and Chive Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Serves: 4 burgers
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chives (sold as freeze dried chives available in the spice aisle - or use fresh chives)
  • ¼ cup Italian style panko bread crumbs (or use regular bread crumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon each: salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for pan frying
  • For the burgers:
  • 4 buns
  • lettuce
  • red onion, finely sliced
  • tomato, finely sliced
  • pickles, finely sliced
  • 4 slices provolone cheese (or cheese of choice)
  1. In a bowl combine ground turkey, sour cream, chives, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper and mix well to combine, and form into 4 burgers.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large non stick pan, and place burgers into the pan. Cook on high for 15 minutes, flipping burgers halfway through cooking.
  3. Assemble the burgers with toppings and enjoy!
These burgers can be cooked in a pan, they can be baked (350 for 30 minutes) or they can be grilled.

 This turkey burger recipe is a great go-to way to enjoy a flavorful, healthy dish anytime!

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Showing 17 comments
  • charlotteclaypoole

    This looks awesome! I am definitely going to be trying this recipe out soon! Love it!

    • Sweetphi

      Yay, thanks for the comment Charlotte! These burgers are super easy to make and delicious!

  • Tracy

    Great flavors!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you! I actually just made a batch of these last night and loooved the way they turn out every time!

  • LiteWait

    I am going to try this, but I will be calling it, “Chive Turkey!” as you should have, or Bob of “Bob’s Burgers” would have on his burger of the day board. If he would ever consider using turkey, which I doubt.

    • Sweetphi

      OMG! That is too funny! I just started watching Bob’s Burger and love all the punny burger names. Wish I would have thought of that … insert awkward Tiny moan “ehhhhh” lol.

      • LiteWait

        Made these the other day, and we had the other two leftover tonight. The “Chive Turkey!” burgers were declared very tasty (white cheddar variant). That’s no jive! They’ll be added to the rotation, and we’ll try the feta version. Thanks! While turkeys won’t be displacing our burger meat of choice, their fellow North American native, the bison from our Colorado grill grate we think they can learn to coexist peacefully. Turns out Bob did have a “Don’t Give Me No Chive Burger (served with no chives)” on an episode.

        • Sweetphi

          Your awesome comment totally made my day! Thank you for the awesome feedback, your wit, and Bob’s Burger references!!

  • Little Cooking Tips

    These are so awesome!!! Have you ever tried Greek yogurt in place of sour cream Phi? Of course, they’re two very different things in terms of composition, since the first one is fattier, so we’re really wondering if it would work:) In any case, these are fantastic turkey burgers and we’d LOVE to try them.
    Sending you guys our love,
    Mirella and Panos

    • Sweetphi

      Thanks for your comment Mirella and Panos. I have tried Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and it worked good, but I like the flavor of the sour cream a little better 🙂
      Hope all is well

  • Jessica

    We love turkey burgers! I have to give your recipe a try, this looks delicious 😋

    • Sweetphi

      These are truly my fave Jessica, I make these like once every two weeks lol!

  • Alena Brenda

    lovely turkey burger i am going to try this recipe!

    • Sweetphi

      You’re so welcome, hope you love this recipe as much as we do 🙂

  • Felicia

    How long and what temperature would these be baked at? They look delish!

    • Sweetphi

      If you’re baking them I would do 350 for 1/2 an hour, flipping at 15 minutes. The internal temperature should be 165 🙂

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