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Kale Mushroom Turkey Burgers

  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These turkey burgers taste incredible and are packed with vegetables. A mixture of kale and mushrooms is added before they’re cooked making them super light and healthy.


  • 3 tablespoons ghee or olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped cremini mushrooms*
  • 2 cups kale leaves, chopped into bite size pieces (no stems)
  • 1 pound ground turkey (dark meat)
  • ½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground fennel
  • 1 pastured egg


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee or oil on medium-low heat in a medium sauté pan. Add onion, cook 3 minutes until soft.
  2. Add garlic, cook 20 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add chopped mushrooms, sauté 3minutes until soft, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the kale and cook 3-4 minutes until tender. Sprinkle with a little water if the pan begins to dry out.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, fennel and egg.
  6. Add kale/mushroom mixture. Mix thoroughly until evenly combined.
  7. Shape into 8 small patties or 4 regular size.
  8. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Cook 5 minutes on each side, adjust temperature so they don’t get too brown. Over browning will make them tough.
  9. Serve on salad greens with Avocado Herb Dressing.


White mushrooms would also be fine.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30, Keto

Keywords: turkey burgers, kale, mushrooms