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What To Serve With Turkey Burgers – 57 Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your turkey burgers, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 57 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 lighter options.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

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Turkey burgers are less indulgent than the beefy ones, so why not indulge on 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 take-out inspired meal. 

Broccoli cheese bites

Add a fun and cheesy twist to your turkey burgers with these tasty 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 in these, while the broccoli provides a background earthiness. 

Even the most hardy veggie haters will love these air fryer broccoli cheese bites. 

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Onion rings

Want to know the secret to ultra crispy onion rings?

Double-dip them in the batter! 

This method will give you a perfectly golden-brown crust. 

So whether you serve these crisp onion rings on the side or stuff them in your turkey burger, they certainly won’t disappoint.

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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.

Psst… don’t forget the dip!

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Lemon pepper cauliflower wings

These cauliflower wings are a must-try. 

The florets are dipped in a seasoned batter and coated with breadcrumbs before being baked to perfection in the oven.

And to make sure they’re extra tasty, they combine the standard lemon pepper seasoning with a sticky lemon pepper flavored glaze.

Why we love this recipe: they’re dangerously addictive. 

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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

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. 

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. 

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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 – especially turkey.

And the addition of toasted orzo makes this a filling side dish. 

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

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Ranch pasta salad

No barbecue is complete without a delicious pasta salad. 

The salad is packed with fresh, crunchy vegetables, smokey bacon, and cheese. Then it’s all drenched in a creamy ranch dressing. 

It’s so good that I won’t blame you if you end up licking the plate clean!

Be generous with your serving portions of this dish.

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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.

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Feeling adventurous? 

Put down your hamburger buns and make this Korean kimchi pancake to go with your turkey burgers instead. 

Unlike your usual fluffy pancakes, kimchi-jeon is thin and crisp.

And it has a sour-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. 

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Pesto potato salad

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

Potato salads are normally creamy, but if you want to shake things up, why not try this pesto potato salad? Pesto is a great flavor pairing for turkey!

You still get some creaminess from the potatoes, but the dressing is herby and zesty.

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

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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

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. 

And these pickles are incredibly easy to make at home – you don’t need the store-bought kind. 

Pro tip: make a big batch of these dill pickles so you’ll always have them within reach when your cravings hit.

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Cilantro jalapeno sauce

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

It has a delectable fiery kick from the jalapenos, and the cilantro brings the freshness.

And if you’re avoiding mayo, don’t worry – you can swap it out for Greek yogurt, avocado, or sour cream. 

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

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Tzatziki is another excellent option for a sauce.

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

Pro-tip: squeeze as much water as possible from the cucumbers for best results. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s impossible to mess up.

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Mushroom carnitas

Go for a more savory topping option with mushrooms.

Once shredded and cooked, king oyster mushrooms develop a meaty texture that will add a nice chew to your burger.

Top your turkey burger with these mushroom carnitas for a Mexican-themed dinner.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a recipe you can make work for loads of different dishes.

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Vegetables and salad

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

This watermelon and cucumber salad is the ideal refreshing addition to your summer 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: you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time, but don’t toss them in the dressing until just before serving.

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Asian slaw

Want to go on a flavor adventure? 

Ditch your traditional coleslaw and serve your turkey burgers with this crunchy Asian broccoli slaw. 

This slaw is loaded with vibrant, colorful vegetables and topped with crunchy rice noodles. 

Then 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.

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Cranberry walnut kale salad

This winter kale salad is anything but boring.

The leaves are tossed in a vibrant dressing made with fresh, juicy cranberries. This lends a sweet, tangy flavor to offset kale’s natural bitterness. 

And if that’s enough, this salad is studded with clusters of dried cranberries and walnuts that will remind you of the holidays

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

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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 – so it’sperfect for those busy weeknight dinners. 

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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. 

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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
  • Succotash
  • Kimchi-jeon
  • Greek lemon rice pilaf
  • Smoked corn ribs
  • Tzatziki
  • Mushroom carnitas

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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