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What To Serve With Turkey Burgers – 20 Best Side Dishes

This article was updated on the 20th of August 2023 for clarity and freshness.

If you’re wondering what to serve with your turkey burgers, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 20 of the most popular side dishes for turkey burgers.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with turkey burgers are potato wedges, brioche buns, sweet potato chips, and pesto potato salad. You can also serve broccoli cheese bites, onion rings, and corn ribs. Try Asian slaw, kimchi-jeon, watermelon salad, succotash, and dill pickles for lighter options.

For each side dish, I’ve provided alternative options to cater to various diets and lifestyles, including vegan, quick and easy, and health-conscious options.


Turkey burgers are less indulgent than beefy ones, so why not indulge in some munch-worthy snacks for your side dish? 

Sweet potato chips are a great option if you want something crunchy, but I’ll always stick to a platter of golden onion rings for the ultimate fast food-inspired meal. 

Garlic Baked Potato Wedges

4.9 ⭐️ (26 ratings) | 50 mins

No burger meal is complete without a side of fries — but for me, I always make potato wedges.

You get the best of both worlds with these delights. They’re lightly crisp on the outside, with delectable cheesy, garlicky goodness in every bite. And if that’s not enough, the insides are perfectly fluffy. Is your mouth watering yet?

Psst… these wedges are delicious on their own, but they’re even tastier with a dipping sauce on the side. My favorite is a Sriracha aioli for a bit of heat.

What readers are saying…

“I have made this recipe twice now when I need something crispy & crunchy for the weekend sleepovers for the grandkids… Truly the best wedges recipe out there.”

“These are the best potatoes I’ve ever made! The flavor and crispiness is perfect. Can’t wait to make these again. Highly recommend!”

“This is the best recipe ever!! The potatoes turned out absolutely perfect, and the instructions were super easy to follow.”

🍟 Air fryer French Fries
🧘‍♀️ Baked Jicama Fries
😇 Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Broccoli Cheese Bites

4.1 ⭐️ (13 ratings) | 1hr 10 mins

Add a fun and cheesy twist to your turkey burgers with these tasty treats. 

They’re loaded with broccoli, but they sure don’t taste like it. The sharp cheddar cheese is the prominent flavor in these, while the finely chopped broccoli provides a subtle earthiness.

Even your pickiest eaters are guaranteed to love these cheesy morsels.

What readers are saying…

“Yum, love a CRISPY vegetable side dish and this is it.”

“Yum, I’ve only had these baked but I’d bet they’re amazing in the air fryer. My son would totally gobble them up!

🧘‍♀️ Low-carb Broccoli Cheese Tots
🥦 Cheese Baked Broccoli
🏃‍♀️ Chickpea Broccoli Nuggets

Onion Rings

5.0 ⭐️ (152 ratings) | 30 mins

Want to know the secret to ultra-crispy onion rings? Double-dip them in the batter! 

This method ensures each onion ring is well-coated and gives them the perfect golden crust.

So whether you serve these crisp onion rings on the side or stuff them in your turkey burger, they certainly won’t disappoint. And like with the wedges, they’re even better with a dipping sauce.

What readers are saying…

“Actually the best onion rings we’ve ever had!! so yummy and easy to make!”

“Yum!! I just made these onion rings and they are super tasty and crunchy. For a little spice, I added paprika, and a little bit of cayenne pepper to it. It added a little heat and smokey flavor.”

“So delish, we felt like we were at a restaurant!”

🤩 Baby Blooming Onions
🇮🇳 Onion Pakoda

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

4.9 ⭐️ (71 ratings) | 30 mins

If you’re craving for some chips to go with your turkey burger, whip up a batch of these baked sweet potato chips.

They’re tastier and healthier than store-bought potato chips because you have complete control over what goes in them. This recipe seasons the chips with plain salt, but you can easily go with a Cajun spice blend if you want a zesty flair.

The easiest way to get paper-thin sweet potato slices is to use a mandolin slicer. But if you don’t have one, a sharp knife will do fine – just be super careful.

What readers are saying…

“OUTSTANDING! Crisped up nicely in the oven and ended up flipping back and forth at above-stated oven temp.”

“Just tried these, yummy, and will be making them again. Can’t have salt so lightly sprinkled with parmesan, doesn’t even need seasoned.”

“These are staples in our house! I love how crispy they get!”

🥔 Air fryer Potato Chips
🌿 Air fryer Kale Chips
😋 Loaded Veggie Nachos

Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings

5.0 ⭐️ (53 ratings) | 42 mins

These cauliflower wings are a must-try. 

The florets are dipped in a seasoned batter, coated with breadcrumbs, then baked to perfection in the oven. This method gives them their delightfully crispy exteriors while keeping the insides tender.

And to make sure they’re extra tasty, the recipe combines the standard lemon pepper seasoning with a sticky lemon pepper-flavored glaze that’ll leave you licking your fingers.

What readers are saying…

“I’ve never left a review for a recipe before, but these are just that good!!! My husband and I are in love with them!”

“Made these sweet babes last night & let me tell y’all, they did NOT last long!”

“In love with this recipe!!! The wings have the perfect amount of kick and flavor. Baked perfect, we will be making again for sure!”

🥵 Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
🤩 Cauliflower Nuggets

Starchy Sides

You’ve got your turkey burgers, now all you need is a starchy element to complete the meal! 

You can’t go wrong with putting the patties inside some fluffy brioche buns, but these burgers are also delicious with a creamy potato salad or your favorite pasta dish. 

And if you love fusion food, why not think out of the box and pair them with kimchi-jeon? 

Brioche Buns

4.9 ⭐️ (14 ratings) | 4 hrs 45 mins

These brioche buns aren’t technically a side, but they’re a great way to elevate your humble turkey burger.

They’re readily available in grocery stores, but the homemade ones just taste better. These are more substantial so they won’t easily break once they get soaked with your turkey burgers’ juices, but still has a soft bite.

And they’re incredibly easy to make, even if you’re a beginner baker.

What readers are saying…

“Very yummy! Accidentally added more butter, but turned out great. Will make again.”

“…they held up beautifully under the juiciness of the meat, along with all the toppings.”

“The best bread rolls I’ve made; came out like in the photo and very light and fluffy.”

🫓 Pita bread
Low-carb Cloud Bread

Greek Lemon Rice Pilaf

5.0 ⭐️ (3 ratings) | 35 mins

This zesty lemon rice pilaf is a no-brainer accompaniment to Greek-style turkey burgers. 

It has fresh and citrusy flavors that go superbly with poultry – especially turkey. Plus, the addition of toasted orzo brings a light nuttiness that makes every bite extra tasty.

Pro tip: pop a few slices of cucumbers and tomatoes into your rice for a pop of color.

What readers are saying…

“I made this last night…and oh my goodness. It was so good. The lemon zest and juice gave it nice bright lemon flavor but did not overpower.”

“This is delicious. And leftovers heat up very well.”

“Plan to use it for various dinners this week with different proteins and veggies..”

🦃 Thanksgiving Wild Rice Pilaf
🍋 Lemon Turmeric Quinoa
😇 Parmesan Cauliflower Rice Skillet

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (7 ratings) | 2 hrs 40 mins

No cookout is complete without a delicious pasta salad, and this one’s a guaranteed hit.

Aside from the pasta, it’s packed with fresh, crunchy vegetables, smokey bacon, and cheese. Then it’s all drenched in a creamy ranch dressing that pairs well with your grilled turkey burgers.

It’s so good that I won’t blame you if you end up licking the plate clean — so don’t expect to have any leftovers!

What readers are saying…

“I’ve made this twice in the last month since finding the recipe and am currently making it for lunches this week at work. It is delicious!!!”

“I love this so much a friend made it for a potluck and I liked it so much I now make it for myself. but I like to use ranch dressing instead of the dried packet stuff, it tastes better to me.”

“Absolutely delicious Thank you for the recipe! This is perfect for my work lunches.”

🍅 Caprese Orzo Salad
🌽 Southwestern Pasta Salad
🌱 Dairy-free Pasta Salad

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

5.0 ⭐️ (23 ratings) | 25 mins

Serving turkey burgers for kids? Pair them with a side of mac and cheese. Imagine scooping some of that creamy, cheesy sauce over your burgers —yum! 

This recipe sticks to the basics and uses cheddar cheese, but don’t be afraid to switch things up. I personally like using a blend of smoked gouda, Monterey Jack, and Fontina cheese for an extra decadent and lightly smoky cheese sauce.

What readers are saying…

“Soooooo good. Quickly became a family favorite. We left out the hot sauce due to our preference. Very easy and very good.”

“My new go-to Mac & Cheese. The seasonings are perfect. Keep these ingredients on hand (most are kitchen staples anyway) and you’ll have a wonderful lunch or dinner in no time.”

“I would make this one again in a heartbeat…This one hits the mark.”

🧀 3-Cheese Baked Mac and Cheese
🧘‍♀️ Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
🍂 Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Kimchi-jeon (Kimchi Pancakes)

4.4 ⭐️ (146 ratings) | 22 mins

Feeling adventurous? Put down your hamburger buns and make Korean kimchi pancakes to go with your turkey burgers instead.

Unlike your usual fluffy pancakes, these kimchi pancakes are thin and crisp. Plus, they have spicy-sour notes that’ll jazz up your burger’s lighter flavor profile.

Psst… want to make these pancakes slightly spicier? Take Korean Bapsang’s lead and add a dash of gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste) to your batter.

What readers are saying…

“Fantastic! It cooks up crispy on the outside while still soft in the center, and holds up well to flipping.”

“Finally a recipe that gets crispy kimchi pancakes! Do not skip the starch, really makes a difference.”

“I have made your recipe a few times and it always works like a charm…They consistently fry up crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and all in one piece!”

🌿 Yachaejeon (Vegetable Pancakes)
🥔 Potato Latkes
😇 Quick Kimchi

Pesto Potato Salad

4.4 ⭐️ (62 ratings) | 45 mins

Just like pasta salads, you can’t have a cookout without serving a potato salad.

Potato salads are traditionally creamy, but if you want to shake things up, why not try this pesto potato salad?

You still get some creaminess from the potatoes, but the dressing is herby and zesty. Plus, pesto is a great flavor pairing for turkey.

You’re guaranteed to be everyone’s favorite person when you bring this flavorful pesto potato salad to your next barbecue or potluck. 

What readers are saying…

“Soooooo good. Quickly became a family favorite. We left out the hot sauce due to our preference. Very easy and very good.”

“My new go-to Mac & Cheese. The seasonings are perfect. Keep these ingredients on hand (most are kitchen staples anyway) and you’ll have a wonderful lunch or dinner in no time.”

“I would make this one again in a heartbeat…This one hits the mark.”

🌱 French-style Potato Salad
Roasted Potato Salad
🧓 Classic Potato Salad


A good turkey burger isn’t complete without condiments – dill pickles are an absolute must-have in my household, but you can also spruce them up with caramelized onions for a sweet-savory treat. 

And why stick with ketchup when you can easily whip up a homemade sauce to top off your turkey burgers? 

Dill Pickles

5.0 ⭐️ (5 ratings) | 1 hr 15 mins

You can’t have a good burger without dill pickles. Their sweet and sour notes are the perfect flavor booster for your turkey burgers.

And you don’t need the store-bought kind. These dill pickles are easy to make and involve minimal hands-on cooking.

Plus, you can make a big batch of these dill pickles so you’ll always have them within reach when your cravings hit.

What readers are saying…

“They had the perfect crisp, perfectly flavored and so great for snacking too. The recipe has very easy instructions to follow, very helpful.”

“I made your dill pickle recipe and it is delicious. They are so crunchy, very easy to make! My husband and I say this is definitely a keeper!! Thank you!”

“These are great! I made a jar and they were a hit with the family so I made two more, now I need to buy more ingredients.”

🧅 Quick Refrigerator Pickled Red Onions
🌶 Pickled Jalapenos
🥵 Hot Pepper Relish 

Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

4.7 ⭐️ (14 ratings) | 5 mins

Jazz up your turkey burgers with a huge dollop of this vibrant cilantro jalapeno sauce.

It has a delectable fiery bite from the jalapenos, and the cilantro brings a fresh, citrus kick to help round out your burger’s savory flavor.

This recipe uses sour cream for extra tang, but you can also go with mayo or Greek yogurt. You can also use avocado to keep this dairy-free.

Pro-tip: transfer this sauce to a squeeze bottle so you can drizzle it on anything. 

What readers are saying…

“This is absolutely amazing. I’ve been making it and eating it daily for months. It makes a great salad dressing too.”

“This sauce has become a staple in our house! I make it every week. We love it on everything from eggs to salad to chips to tacos.”

“I’ve made this many times. We call it ‘Awesome Sauce’. About to go make another batch that was requested by former tasters for a huge party.

🇲🇽 Lime Crema
🍄 Homemade Truffle Aioli
😺 Shake Shack Sauce


4.9 ⭐️ (359 ratings) | 15 mins

Tzatziki is another excellent option for a burger sauce.

It’s made with Greek yogurt and shredded cucumbers, giving you a cooling contrast to your grilled burgers.

This classic sauce is a breeze to whip up, but there’s a crucial step: squeezing as much water as possible from the cucumbers. This ensures the cucumbers don’t water down the yogurt.

What readers are saying…

“YUM! I love the idea of adding fresh mint to this! I have so much growing in my garden. Such a perfect dip for any occasion!”

“I made this yesterday – and now have just made it again because my children demanded it. So easy and so fresh tasting.”

“Absolutely fantastic. Let it sit overnight and it sang. Great balance and depth.”

🌿 Dairy-free Tzatziki
🤩 Homemade Ranch Dressing
🇲🇽 Guacamole

Mushroom Carnitas

4.9 ⭐️ (9 ratings) | 1hr 45 mins

Beef up your turkey burgers with a topping of these carnitas-style mushrooms.

They’re made with shredded king oyster mushrooms that have been soaked in a marinade. Once roasted, the shredded mushrooms develop a meaty texture that adds a nice chew to your burger.

Load them up over your turkey burgers, and add a dollop of that cilantro jalapeno sauce for the ultimate Mexican-inspired meal.

What readers are saying…

“I made these yesterday and they are so good… This recipe is definitely a keeper!”

“Made this tonight and it was easy and delicious! Will definitely be adding to our regular rotation. We used baby bellas because that’s what was at our store. Turned out great!”

🍄 Italian Sauteed Mushrooms
🤤 Fried Enoki Mushrooms

Vegetables and Salads

Want to keep your turkey burger meal healthy? Skip the junk food and stick with veggie sides or a big bowl of salad. 

Creamy slaws are a great option, but even a medley of veggies sauteed in a bit of butter will do the trick nicely. Or if you’re firing up the grill, why not throw a couple of ears of corn as well? 

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (61 ratings) | 10 mins

This watermelon and cucumber salad is the ideal refreshing addition to your summer spread.

Aside from the fruits, this salad also features feta crumbles and a zesty lemon dressing. These add-ons give you a sweet, salty, and tangy flavor combination that’s truly addictive. 

Pro-tip: you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time, but don’t toss them in the dressing until just before serving.

What readers are saying…

“This recipe is the perfect lunch filler on a hot day! Love it!”

I tried this and it tasted yummy.”

🇮🇹 Watermelon Panzanella Salad
🥬 Watermelon and Arugula Feta Salad
🍊 Citrus Arugula Salad

Asian Coleslaw

5.0 ⭐️ (13 ratings) | 5 mins

Want to go on a flavor adventure? 

Ditch your traditional coleslaw and serve your turkey burgers with this crunchy Asian broccoli slaw. It’s loaded with vibrant, colorful vegetables and topped with crunchy rice noodles. Then everything is tied together with a finger-licking good sweet and tangy ginger peanut dressing. 

Plate this Asian slaw alongside your turkey burgers or add it as a topping – both options are equally delicious.

What readers are saying…

Yum! This looks delish! I love a good broccoli slaw and I think putting peanut butter in it sounds terrific!

The salad looks so great! And it’s also easy to try. Thank you for sharing the recipe!”

👵 Buttermilk Coleslaw
🌱 Vinegar Coleslaw
🥒 Cucumber Jicama Slaw


4.5 ⭐️ (4 ratings) | 35 mins

Add a splash of eye-catching, bright colors to your turkey burgers with a serving of this succotash. 

You might think it’s bland, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The natural flavors of the vegetables, plus the seasonal herbs and seasonings make this a delightful side dish.

And the best part? You can whip up this easy succotash at a moment’s notice – so it’s perfect for those busy weeknight dinners.

What readers are saying…

“This recipe looks so seasonal and great. I’m sensitive to onion and garlic so will be trying it with garlic-infused olive oil and green onion tops. Can’t wait!”

“This is really good, so delicious and flavourful!”

😋 Creamed Corn
🇲🇽 Calabacitas
🥬 Mexican Street Corn Kale Salad

Kale Apple and Quinoa Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (26 ratings) | 35 mins

This kale salad is anything but boring.

Aside from the leafy greens, it’s studded with apples, cranberries, walnuts, and quinoa, creating a fun and delicious mix of texture and flavors. Everything is dressed with a bright, tangy vinaigrette for a balanced bite.

Prop your turkey burger over this salad for a light but satisfying lunch. 

What readers are saying…

“This recipe is the perfect lunch filler on a hot day! Love it!”

“I tried this it tasted yummy.”

🍂 Warm Butternut Kale Quinoa Salad
🤩 Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
🌞 Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad

Corn Ribs

4.9 ⭐️ (14 ratings) | 35 mins

Grilling your turkey burgers? Take advantage of the extra grill space to make these smoked corn ribs. 

This dish is a fun and convenient way to serve corn on the cob at your barbecue. The corn is broken down into easy-to-pick-up pieces, and they get cooked over the grill in just eight minutes. 

Plus, you can flavor them with whatever you want – cheese, smoked paprika, butter, and more.

Prepare a double batch of these smoked corn ribs. They’ll be gone before you know it. 

What readers are saying…

“Made this today & it is scrumptious! Highly recommend using Pepe Saya’s smoked butter instead of normal butter!”

“The wood fire gave the corn an extra layer of smokiness – divine!”

“Absolutely fabulous, and sucking the juice from the cobI finished the pile and still want more…”

🥓 Bacon-wrapped Corn on the Cob
🇲🇽 Mexican Street Corn
🥘 Jalapeno Butter Bath Corn

What To Serve With Turkey Burgers

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your turkey burgers.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey burger side dishes, what to serve with turkey burgers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 233kcal


  • 1 portion Onion rings
  • 1 portion Pesto potato salad
  • 1 portion Tzatziki
  • 1 portion Watermelon cucumber salad
  • 1 portion Smoked corn ribs
  • 1 portion Cauliflower rings


  • Prepare your turkey burgers according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: brioche buns, watermelon cucumber salad, baked sweet potato chips, ranch pasta salad, Asian slaw, zucchini fries, broccoli cheese bites, dill pickles, pesto potato salad, homemade mac and cheese, onion rings, succotash, kimchi-jeon, greek lemon rice pilaf, and smoked corn ribs.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 233kcal

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