Recipe: Mushroom-Swiss Turkey Burgers

Mushroom-Swiss Turkey Burgers, Courtesy:
Mushroom-Swiss Turkey Burgers, Courtesy:

This turkey burger is just as satisfying as any beef burger I have eaten. It helps that I love mushrooms, too!

1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
1 tsp. vegetable oil, plus more for grill
1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound ground white-meat turkey
1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
2 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
4 whole-wheat burger buns, lightly toasted
2 roasted red peppers, cut into 1-inch slices
Baby arugula, for serving



  1. Finely chop enough onion to yield 1/3 cup (reserve remaining rounds for burgers).
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high; cook chopped onion and mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and mushrooms are golden, about 4 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a cutting board and roughly chop mixture.
  4. Heat a grill to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill.

  5. Season onion rounds with salt and pepper; grill until lightly charred and tender, 5 minutes, flipping once.

  6. In a large bowl, combine mushroom mixture, turkey, and parsley.

  7. Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; season with salt and pepper.

  8. Grill, about 4 minutes, flipping once.

  9. Top each patty with cheese; grill until burgers are cooked through and cheese is just melted, 1 minute.

  10. Serve burgers on buns with grilled onions, peppers, and arugula.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I used more mushrooms because I love them so much; however, they made the turkey mixture a bit more moist than desired. Next time, I will just follow the recipe, and serve extra mushrooms on the side, for toppings.

Yield: 4 servings

Source:, Everyday Food, July/August, 2011



2 thoughts on “Recipe: Mushroom-Swiss Turkey Burgers

  1. Sophie March 1, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Now I’m hungry Nancy! And i’m wondering why I always go with cheddar cheese when it comes to burger, when Swiss can be so flavorsome too, especially with mushrooms and red onion indeed, well done!

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