Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Freezer-Friendly Turkey Cheddar Burgers

One of my favorite things about summer is all the yummy grilled food we get to enjoy. So when I had my freezer cooking session after our local grocery store had ground turkey on sale, I knew I wanted to freeze some burgers. Last summer, I had a delicious turkey cheddar burger at a friend's house, so I decided to make my own version. The result was a tender (dare I say moist?) and flavorful burger that even Kiddo gobbled down!

Freezer-Friendly Turkey-Cheddar Burgers



  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 oz (1.5 cups) grated cheddar
  • ground pepper, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Shape turkey burgers into 12 quarter-pound patties or 16 patties at just under 1/5 pound each. Use your thumb to make a small indentation (this keeps the burgers flat when they cook).
  3. Grill as you would any hamburger and serve on a bun with your favorite fixin's!
    (Make sure your burger heats to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Undercooked meat can cause illness.)


To Freeze:

Place burgers on cookie sheets* and freeze flat for several hours. Remove to a gallon freezer bag for long-term storage.
  *I lined my sheets with a silicone baking mat {affiliate link} to make it easy to remove the burgers once frozen.

To Thaw:

Place frozen burgers on a plate or in a container, cover, and let thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Cook as normal.

I love having a stash of healthy, homemade meals in the freezer! To see more of my favorite freezer meals and tips, check out my freezer cooking resources here.


  1. These sound delicious! Thank you!

    1. Thank you for the comment. They are quite tasty, if I do say so myself. :) I hope you enjoy the burgers!


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