Drink & Dish: Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Bold and spicy buffalo turkey burgers topped with a creamy buffalo sauce and crumbled blue cheese. A simple, easy weeknight meal that everyone in your family will enjoy!

Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Growing up, I always wondered “Why is my dad SO weird????” He wore two different color socks, he was never on time, he listened to weird music, and he didn’t dress like any of the other dads.

Buffalo Turkey Burgers

But let’s be honest here…I am totally weird, and nothing like other humans, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My dad taught me to be myself, the importance of birthdays, and how to be the most sentimental human on the planet. I’m not entirely sure I’m grateful for that last one…

Buffalo Turkey Burgers

My dad doesn’t eat meat, so he would actually hate this recipe (sorry dad…), but I figured I’d pick a Father’s Day dish that most dads would appreciate, and most guys I know love a good burger. Maybe I was a man in a former life?

Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Anyway, these would be perfect for (almost) any man in your life, and ummm you MUST go immediately over to Nicole’s blog to check out her BACON BROWN SUGAR OLD FASHIONED. Yes, I DID just say that. Best.Drink.Ever. Check out the latest episode of Drink & Dish to see the secret to making a perfectly cooked burger, and how Nicole makes the world’s best drink!

Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 burgers

Serving Size: 1 burger

Buffalo Turkey Burgers


    For the buffalo ranch dressing:
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp buffalo sauce (more or less depending on desired spiciness)
  • 1/2 tsp ranch seasoning
  • For the burgers:
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey (93-96%)
  • 2 tbsp buffalo sauce
  • Extras:
  • 4 whole grain buns (whole wheat, brown rice, whatever you like)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • Mixed greens (about a small handful per burger)


  1. To make the buffalo ranch sauce, combine yogurt, buffalo sauce and ranch seasoning in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey with 2 tbsp buffalo sauce. Form into 4 equal-sized patties. Press your thumb down into the center of each patty to create a small indent.
  3. Grill over medium heat until completely cooked throughout, about 5-7 minutes each side.
  4. Transfer burgers to buns, and top each burger with about 2 tbsp buffalo ranch sauce, a handful of greens, and a tablespoon each of bleu cheese and celery. Serve immediately. Leftover burgers and sauce can be stored in separate airtight containers in the fridge for 5-7 days.


Taste the sauce before serving--if it is too spicy, add more yogurt. If it is not spicy enough add more buffalo sauce.

Extra lean ground beef may be substituted for ground turkey.

Buns may be omitted, and burgers may be served salad style if desired.



  1. Robin says

    Love turkey anything and this sauce sounds like it has the “kick” that I like, so definitely must try :) When you say “buffalo sauce” in the ingredients do you mean a hot sauce or is there a bottled buffalo sauce you use or is it something else? Thanks

  2. Sally says

    I put the blue cheese in the burgers themselves instead of on top and was AMAZING. Great recipe, the whole family loved.


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