Easy Italian Turkey Burgers: Perfect for Grill or Skillet

This Italian turkey burgers post was sponsored by Shady Brook Farms turkey brand as part of an In-Home Party Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Italian Turkey Burgers are moist, flavorful, and easily cooked on the grill or in a skillet.

Easy Italian Turkey Burgers

You have no idea how happy it made me when the cold weather went away.  Not only did I gleefully pack away all my jackets and wraps, but I dusted off the grill and got the back porch all squared away for parties.

Then, I got to host a party with a little help from Shady Brook Farms!  They sent me a beautifully engraved wooden serving tray, Mason jar glasses, and linen napkins, plus spice jar party favors and recipe cards to take home.

You can win your own engraved serving tray and a free Shady Brook Farms product right here, so be sure to enter now before the giveaway ends!  (Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.)

Shady Brook Farms Serving Platter & Product Giveaway

An outdoor grilling party with Shady Brook Farms turkey is full of fun and flavor!

Along with myself and my husband, we invited a few close family members over.  Everyone was excited to see the goodies from Shady Brook Farms and taste some wholesome, flavorful turkey products from Shady Brook Farms

We fired up the grill promptly and prepared the turkey burgers and sausages.  While everyone was waiting for the food, we sipping our sweet iced tea on the back porch.  One of us staked out the hammock, while everyone else claimed one of the low wooden sofas or an old-fashioned rocking chair.

The aroma of grilled turkey mingled with the fresh breeze and the subtle citrus scent wafting from a nearby kumquat tree.  I shared what I had learned about Shady Brook Farms products, such as that they come from more than 700 independent family farms, and that they are from turkeys raised without growth-promoting antibiotics, yet are still easy on your wallet.  Learn more here.

Shady Brook Farms recipes

With a choice of ground turkey, turkey sausages, and turkey brats, you’re sure to find something perfect to throw on the grill!

The outdoor dining table was all set up with Mason jar glasses and checked napkins.  There’s nothing like checked napkins to make a party feel like a real outdoor event.  I pulled out some festive red plates for a coordinated look.

Mason Jar Glasses with Napkins

After grilling up the Shady Brook Farms Turkey Brats, we served them up on the beautiful wooden tray.  I totally agree that “Good food is made with love.”

Shady Brook Platter

If you haven’t already entered to win a serving platter of your own, scroll up to the top and enter.  It would be a beautiful addition to any gathering!

Spice Mix in a Jar

Everyone really enjoyed the juicy turkey brats.  It’s a good thing I bought two packages, because they were snapped up in a flash by our hungry guests.  These can go on classic bratwurst buns, topped with a squirt or two of deli style mustard, or get creative with these awesome turkey recipes.  Although some of us (I plead the Fifth on this one) simply picked one up with a fork and started nibbling.

Shady Brook Turkey Sausages

Finally, the star of the show appeared.  The Easy Italian Turkey Burgers were a hit, too!  We topped ours with a little vodka sauce.  You could also try a drizzle of alfredo, or swap out the classic lettuce for basil leaves.

Italian Turkey Burgers are moist, flavorful, and easily cooked on the grill or in a skillet.

I hope you enjoyed reading about our party as much as we enjoyed having it.  Be sure to enter the giveaway at the top of this post to win your own serving tray and Shady Brook Farms turkey product!

Italian Turkey Burgers are moist, flavorful, and easily cooked on the grill or in a skillet.

Easy Italian Turkey Burgers

Refreshing Turkey Burgers to enjoy for lunch or dinner.

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 5
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1 1/4 pound Shady Brook Farms ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey and the breadcrumbs. Drizzle in the olive oil. Stir until well combined.
  2. Form 5 patties. Cook over medium heat on the grill or in a skillet for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 170F as read with a meat thermometer.
  3. Serve immediately. Top with vodka sauce or alfredo sauce if desired.

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Shady Brook Farms turkey products are available in the following states: ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, MA, VA, RI, CT, PA, MD, DE, WV, NC, SC,GA, and FL. For those outside of those states, look for Shady Brook Farms’ sister brand, Honeysuckle White.

Shady Brook Farms is all about turkey with a purpose. To learn more, visit here.


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