Food & Recipes

Mini Homemade Turkey Burgers

by Kristin Fitch & Sharon Pierce McCullough

Mini Homemade Turkey Burgers

An easy recipe for homemade turkey burgers that are the perfect size for kids to eat.


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp pineapple tidbits
  • ¼ cup finely diced apple
  • 1 tbsp grape jelly
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Dash of smoked paprika
  • Bread to make mini rolls
  • Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cheese

What to Do:

  1. Combine all ingredients and shape into tiny patties, about 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter.
  2. Cook little burgers over medium heat in a skillet, lightly browning on each side, about 3 minutes per side.  Test to make sure the center is completely cooked.  If baking in oven, approximate cooking time is 20 minutes.
  3. Using a small round cookie cutter, or small glass or lid, cut out rounds from bread.  Use crusts to make the tops of your little rolls. 
  4. Add lettuce, slices of cherry tomato and rounds of cheese to turkey burgers, holding everything together with a toothpick.

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