This sour cream and chive turkey burger recipe is by far my favorite way to make turkey burgers. They’re the best burgers made with ground turkey, are flavorful and come together in a flash, truly a recipe staple to have on hand!No joke, this turkey burger recipe is my favorite turkey burger recipe, it’s one that I’ve been making for years. Today I’m revamping an old post with new photos (the original post was published 4 years ago!!), but the recipe remains unchanged because it’s so good.
Move aside any bland turkey burger you’ve ever had, and make room for this absolutely delicious, flavorful and overall amazing sour cream and chive turkey burger. In this turkey burger, sour cream is used instead of eggs and is a nice healthy dinner idea. You can use lower fat or fat-free sour cream to make it even lower calorie.
You can load up the burgers with your favorite toppings. I’ve found that for these burgers the best toppings are lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, provolone cheese, and pickles.
I am one of those people that actually prefers ground turkey over ground beef. You will seldom see ground beef in my house. So when it comes to burgers, I love using ground turkey to make them. If you cook with ground turkey, or lean/extra lean ground turkey, you may know that it can tend to get a little dry sometimes. Because you’re using sour cream in these burgers, the burgers stay nice and juicy.
I wanted to leave some of the old photos just for you to see lol:
These sour cream and chive turkey burgers can be made via pan frying them, baking them, or on the grill. Next time you’re looking for a delicious ground turkey burger recipe, I’d highly recommend making these! The best part is that it’s a quick and easy dinner recipe, it takes a under 20 minutes to have dinner on the table!
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- Sweet and Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes
- Skinny Turkey Burgers on Bagel Thins
- The Best Easy Burger Seasoning Mix
Sour Cream and Chive Turkey Burgers Recipe
- Glass Bowls
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon chives sold as freeze dried chives available in the spice aisle - or use fresh chives
- 1/4 cup Italian style panko bread crumbs or use regular bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon each: salt pepper, and garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil for pan frying
- For the burgers:
- 4 buns
- red onion finely sliced
- tomato finely sliced
- pickles finely sliced
- 4 slices provolone cheese or cheese of choice
- In a bowl combine ground turkey, sour cream, chives, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper and mix well to combine, and form into 4 burgers.
- Heat olive oil in a large non stick pan, and place burgers into the pan. Cook on high for 15 minutes, flipping burgers halfway through cooking.
- Assemble the burgers with toppings and enjoy!
I have made these so many times and keep coming back to this recipe because it’s THAT GOOD! Thank you so much for this simple delicious recipe!
Thank you so so much for the lovely comment, I’m so happy you enjoy these turkey burgers!
These were delicious! I make my patties pretty thin because I’m not a fan of thick ones (and I like them to cook all the way through without getting too crispy on the outside) so this recipe made 6 patties for me. I cooked them on the stove top 4-5 minutes per side. The flavors were yummy (I did cut the cayenne in half as I tend to do for my little ones) but I think it would have actually been ok to keep it as is. It was so easy to throw together and made for such a quick weeknight dinner. This would be perfect for busy school nights. Thanks for this awesome recipe!
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing feedback, I truly appreciate it. Love that you made these for your little ones as well! Thanks again for making one of my recipes and taking the time to come back and leave a comment!
Laurie Straub says
We love these turkey burgers on the grill. So easy to make and taste delicious.
Would I be able to freeze two uncooked burgers for later with the sour cream in them?
Yes, I have done this many times. They thaw/cook really well after the fact. Or what I sometimes like to do is cook them all, and then freeze them after cooking. That way when i’m need of a quick meal, I can just microwave them and they’re good to go.
Thank you! Do you by chance have a calorie count on one of these?
Sorry i don’t!
Loved the burgers. The only thing I did differently is added garlic powder. I love garlic and use it in all my recipes.
So happy to hear you enjoyed the burgers Cheryl, these are one of our favorite meals!
Thanks so much for posting this wonderful recipe. We have stopped eating beef and now I’m having to find recipes to substitute for burgers, tacos, meatloaf and such. These burgers were way better than beef burgers. This will be a staple in my monthly menu rotation.
Oh yay, I’m so happy to hear you liked this recipe!! I love these burgers too, we make them all the time, I love that they can be made on the grill, stove top or in the oven! I also have a turkey meatloaf recipe and tacos on my site! Here is a link to the turkey recipes in case that helps: https://sweetphi.com/category/recipes/main-meals/turkey-main-meals/
How long and what temperature would these be baked at? They look delish!
If you’re baking them I would do 350 for 1/2 an hour, flipping at 15 minutes. The internal temperature should be 165 🙂
Alena Brenda says
lovely turkey burger i am going to try this recipe!
You’re so welcome, hope you love this recipe as much as we do 🙂
We love turkey burgers! I have to give your recipe a try, this looks delicious ?
These are truly my fave Jessica, I make these like once every two weeks lol!
Little Cooking Tips says
These are so awesome!!! Have you ever tried Greek yogurt in place of sour cream Phi? Of course, they’re two very different things in terms of composition, since the first one is fattier, so we’re really wondering if it would work:) In any case, these are fantastic turkey burgers and we’d LOVE to try them.
Sending you guys our love,
Mirella and Panos
Thanks for your comment Mirella and Panos. I have tried Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and it worked good, but I like the flavor of the sour cream a little better 🙂
Hope all is well
I am going to try this, but I will be calling it, “Chive Turkey!” as you should have, or Bob of “Bob’s Burgers” would have on his burger of the day board. If he would ever consider using turkey, which I doubt.
OMG! That is too funny! I just started watching Bob’s Burger and love all the punny burger names. Wish I would have thought of that … insert awkward Tiny moan “ehhhhh” lol.
Made these the other day, and we had the other two leftover tonight. The “Chive Turkey!” burgers were declared very tasty (white cheddar variant). That’s no jive! They’ll be added to the rotation, and we’ll try the feta version. Thanks! While turkeys won’t be displacing our burger meat of choice, their fellow North American native, the bison from our Colorado grill grate we think they can learn to coexist peacefully. Turns out Bob did have a “Don’t Give Me No Chive Burger (served with no chives)” on an episode.
Your awesome comment totally made my day! Thank you for the awesome feedback, your wit, and Bob’s Burger references!!
Thank you! I actually just made a batch of these last night and loooved the way they turn out every time!
This looks awesome! I am definitely going to be trying this recipe out soon! Love it!
Yay, thanks for the comment Charlotte! These burgers are super easy to make and delicious!