If you’re wondering what to serve with your turkey burgers, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 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 brioche buns, sweet potato chips, zucchini fries, 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 healthier options.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Watermelon cucumber salad
Grilling turkey burgers at your next barbecue?
This watermelon and cucumber salad is the ideal refreshing addition to your barbecue spread.
Aside from the fruits, this salad also features feta crumbles, walnuts, and a zesty lemon dressing.
These give the salad a sweet, salty, and tangy flavor combination that’s truly addictive.
Pro Tip: Prepare the ingredients ahead, but don’t toss them in the dressing yet. Only toss the salad when you’re ready to eat.
Baked sweet potato chips
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.
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.
Serve these baked sweet potato chips with a dip of your choice for extra flavor.
Ranch pasta salad
No barbecue is complete without a delicious pasta salad.
This dish is packed with pasta, fresh vegetables, bacon, and cheese, all drenched in a creamy ranch dressing.
It’s so good that I won’t blame you if you end up licking your plate clean.
Get a generous helping of this dish to go with your turkey burgers.
You might not be able to resist a second helping of this creamy ranch pasta salad.
Want to go on a flavor adventure?
Ditch your traditional coleslaw and serve your turkey burgers with this crunchy Asian brocolli slaw.
This slaw is loaded with vibrant, crunchy vegetables and topped with crunchy rice noodles.
Everything is tied together with a finger-licking 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.
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 your local grocery store, but the homemade ones just taste better.
And they’re incredibly easy to make, even if you’re a novice at baking.
Follow Kitchen Sanctuary’s recipe for the best brioche buns you’ll ever have.
They’re made perfectly for burgers and won’t easily fall apart.
Stay on the healthy route by serving zucchini fries alongside your turkey burgers.
These fries are the ultimate alternative to your regular potato fries.
You still get that familiar crispy exterior and soft, fluffy interior with these.
Just with less grease and calories than usual.
These zucchini fries are oven-baked, so they’re easy to make, and you don’t have to spend ages deep-frying on your stovetop.
Broccoli cheese bites
Add a fun and cheesy twist to your turkey burgers with these cheesy treats.
They may look like broccoli, and contain broccoli, but they sure don’t taste like it.
The sharp cheddar cheese is the prominent flavor profile in these.
And have I mentioned they’re made in the air fryer?
No more greasy fingers and messy clean-ups.
Even the most ardent veggie haters will love these air fryer broccoli cheese bites.
You can’t have a good burger without dill pickles.
Their simple sweet and sour flavor is the perfect flavor boost for any burger, including turkey burgers.
These pickles are incredibly easy to make at home – you don’t need the store-bought kind.
Make a big batch of these dill pickles so you’ll always have them within reach when your cravings hit.
Pesto potato salad
Potato salads are a staple at any barbecue.
But if you want to shake things up, why not try this pesto potato salad?
You still get that creaminess you’d get with your typical potato salads, except with a more citrusy and herby flavor from the pesto.
The pesto also works superbly with your turkey burgers.
You’re guaranteed to be everyone’s favorite person when you bring this flavorful pesto potato salad at your next barbecue or potluck.
Homemade mac and cheese
Practice responsible indulgence by serving your turkey burgers with homemade mac and cheese.
Imagine scooping some of that creamy, cheesy sauce over your turkey burgers?
Want the best mac and cheese?
Take inspiration from Carlsbad Cravings and use a blend of three freshly grated cheeses to get that silky smooth finish.
Want to know the secret to ultra crispy onion rings?
Double-dipping them in the batter!
This method will give you a perfectly golden-brown crust to your onion rings.
Whether you serve these crisp onion rings on the side or stuff them in your turkey burger, they certainly won’t disappoint.
Add a splash of eye-catching, bright colors to your turkey burgers with a helping of this succotash.
You might think it’s bland, but that couldn’t be further than the truth.
The natural flavors of the vegetables, plus the seasonal herbs and seasonings make this a delightful side dish.
You can whip up this easy succotash at a moment’s notice – perfect for those busy weeknight dinners.
Put down your hamburger buns and make this Korean kimchi pancake to go with your turkey burgers.
Unlike your usual fluffy pancakes, kimchi-jeon is thin and crisp.
It has a sour and spicy flavor that works well with meaty dishes.
Want a spicier kimchijeon?
Take Korean Bapsang’s lead and add a dash of gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste) to your batter.
Greek lemon rice pilaf
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 – and especially turkey.
The addition of toasted orzo makes this a filling side dish.
Pop a few slices of cucumbers and tomatoes with your Greek lemon rice pilaf for a complete, nourishing meal.
Smoked corn ribs
Grilling your turkey burgers? Take advantage of the extra grill spice 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 in just five 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.
The best side dishes for turkey burgers
- 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
- Greek lemon rice pilaf
- Smoked corn ribs
What To Serve With Turkey Burgers
- 1 portion turkey burgers
- 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!