Healthy Buffalo Turkey Burgers

The sharp smell of burning charcoal. Warm sunshine on your shoulders. A glass of chilled iced tea in hand. Grass cuttings. Fireflies. Flipping burgers on the grill.

The perfect all-American summer.

Buffalo Turkey Burgers


No season gets me as excited as summer. It’s a chance to be a child again, open yourself to impossibility, run through the sprinkler of life, if you will. Or the literal sprinkler. Whatever.

When we were in St. Louis we ate at an amazing restaurant called Bailey’s Range. Their burgers were to die for! While we were there I spotted a buffalo chicken burger on the menu and knew I wanted to recreate something like it at home.  Buffalo wings are the amazing–I love making my homemade version, but a buffalo wing and burger fusion sounded to die for. I was all over that.

This burger rocks my world! Buffalo Sauce, blue cheese, and turkey patty!

So last week I finally got a chance to make these healthy buffalo chicken burgers and they were all I was dreaming of! (It doesn’t always work like that, remember?) Juicy, with just the right amount of heat from the wing sauce, plus a nice sharp dose of blue cheese–these burgers are delectable!

healthy buffalo burgers with ground turkey and blue cheese

You can use a little extra wing sauce on top or on the side for dipping. (Am I the only one that dips my burger in sauces?) Also, feel free to load your burger with copious amounts of blue cheese. I won’t judge. I promise.

This is my kind of summer grilling!  Turkey burger, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese!

Healthy Buffalo Burgers

Healthy Buffalo Burgers

Yield: 4 burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This juicy burger has just the right amount of buffalo sauce for heat, plus tangy blue cheese and a low fat turkey burger.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Buffalo Sauce, I used Medium-Hot from Steak n Shake You can use up to 2 Tablespoons for extra heat
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onions
  • Buffalo Sauce for topping
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese --approximately
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese --approximately


  1. Mix ground turkey, bread crumbs, 1-2 Tablespoons buffalo sauce, garlic, and dried onion with hands until thoroughly combined. Divide into four sections and roll into balls. Press into patties. (Be sure to press your thumb into the center for even cooking!) Grill 3-5 minutes on each side or until internal temperature is over 150 degrees. Top each burger with a tablespoon or more of cheddar cheese, followed by a tablespoon or more of blue cheese and allow to sit on the grill for just a few more seconds until the cheese starts to melt. Serve with extra buffalo sauce for more spice!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

buffalo turkey burger

[tweetthis]These Buffalo Turkey Burgers are to die for! Blue cheese + buffalo sauce=yes please! #grilling[/tweetthis]

Basically, you need to make these burgers–stat! Your summer demands it. While they are absolutely finger-licking good, they are healthy too, which is what I love about them! The cheese is perfectly proportioned and you don’t need much of either to get that nice flavor combination with the buffalo sauce.

What are you looking forward to grilling this summer?  Do you like “fancy burgers” or do you prefer plain and simple? 

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