Unleashing the Perfect Pairings for Turkey Burgers

Are you tired of the same old sides with your turkey burgers? Look no further! We have compiled a list of the 20 best sides that will perfectly complement your turkey burgers. From classic burger sides to unique twists, these options are not only delicious but also healthy and easy to make.

Collage of healthy sides to serve with turkey burgers

Turkey burgers are an excellent alternative to traditional beef burgers. With lean meat and lower fat content, they provide a healthier option without compromising on taste. But to truly enjoy a healthy meal, your sides also need to be nutritious.

We have categorized our favorite healthy side dishes for your tasty turkey burgers into three groups: veggies, salads, and healthy sauces. Let’s dive in!

The Veggie Delights

Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower

In just 15 minutes, you can have a flavorful and spicy cauliflower dish that pairs perfectly with your lighter turkey burgers. The best part? You can use frozen cauliflower!

Air fried seasoned cauliflower on a green plate

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Roasted with a sweet and tangy vinaigrette, earthy Brussels sprouts make a fantastic side for turkey burgers. For an extra touch of elegance, top them with sea salt flakes just before serving.

Brussel sprouts on a light blue plate

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon

Who can resist the classic flavor combo of turkey, sweet potatoes, and cinnamon? These cinnamon-sprinkled sweet potato wedges are baked to perfection, healthier than fried sweet potato fries, and a great accompaniment to your turkey burgers.

Air fryer sweet potatoes on a plate with a white dip

Spinach Stir-fry with Garlic

A stir-fry might not be your first choice for pairing with turkey burgers, but this spinach and garlic stir-fry is here to change your mind. It’s a great option if you’re having just turkey patties without bread, offering a different type of burger experience.

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Crispy Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Prepare to be blown away by this crispy version of artichoke hearts. Loaded with umami, these crispy delights make a perfect side for anything, especially turkey burgers.

Crispy marinated artichoke hearts

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Looking for a super simple side dish that’s good for you and bursting with flavor? Garlic roasted broccoli is the answer. Not only is it all-around healthy, but it also shines as a side for your turkey burgers.

Closeup of a piece of garlic roasted broccoli on a fork

Baked Zucchini Fries

These zucchini fries are a great alternative to regular fries, and they are incredibly snackable. Katie from Hey Nutrition Lady knows how to make healthy food taste amazing, and these zucchini fries are no exception.

Baked zucchini fries in a pan

Corn Ribs

Wait, what? Corn ribs? Yes, you read that right! These amazing vegetarian barbecue options also serve as mouthwatering and healthy side dishes.

A stack of corn ribs with toppings

Salad Sensations

Arugula Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes & Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

This simple arugula salad is the go-to choice for any barbecue. Its sweet, tangy, and peppery flavors pair amazingly well with almost anything you could throw on a grill, including turkey burgers!

Side view of arugula salad with sun-dried tomatoes in a glass bowl with a spoon and fork

Mango Avocado Salad with Salted Roasted Peanuts

If you want to add an exotic touch to your turkey burgers, look no further than this mango avocado salad. The combination of mango, avocado, and salted roasted peanuts adds crunch, flavor, and a delightful saltiness.

Side view of a bowl of avocado mango salad with salted roasted peanuts and some sea salt flakes and half a lime in the background

Asian Cucumber Salad

Elevate your turkey burger experience with this quick and flavorful Asian cucumber salad. The Asian flavors put a delightful twist on your turkey burger.

Asian cucumber salad in a bowl


Experience a cauliflower take on classic coleslaw with this vibrant and flavorful caulislaw. With cauliflower standing in for cabbage and combined with carrots and red onion, this side dish is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

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Caulislaw in a bowl

Simple Side Salad

Sometimes, simplicity is key. You can never go wrong with a classic side salad. This version includes staple veggies, cheese, croutons, and your choice of dressing. It’s a timeless companion to your turkey burgers.

A classic side salad

Shopska Salad

Indulge in the goodness of Feta cheese with this vibrant Shopska salad. Loaded with colorful veggies and plenty of Feta cheese, this easy-to-make salad only gets better and juicier if it sits in the fridge for a day or so.

Shopska salad in a glass bowl

Creamy French Potato Salad

No burger ensemble is complete without a creamy potato salad. This Creamy French Potato Salad takes it to the next level. Made with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise, it’s lighter and bursting with flavor.

Side view of French potato salad with parsley and capers

Beet & Feta Salad with Fennel & Pine Nuts

If you’re looking for a warm side that still falls into the salad category, this Beet & Feta Salad is a perfect choice. The roasted beets with fennel provide incredible flavor, while the melting Feta cheese and roasted pine nuts add a touch of indulgence.

Closeup of roast beetroot salad with Feta cheese topped with pine nuts

Saucy Indulgences

Whipped Feta Cheese with Basil

Topping your turkey burgers with this creamy and tangy whipped feta cheese is a game-changer. Bursting with flavor, this sauce made with Feta cheese and Greek yogurt is perfect for adding a Greek twist to your burger.

A spoonful of whipped feta cheese


Adding flavor and color to your turkey burgers, guacamole is a healthy and creamy choice that never disappoints. This classic guacamole recipe suits most diets as it’s made without dairy.

Top-down view of a bowl of guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips

Acili Ezme

Originally a Middle Eastern meze, Acili Ezme is the perfect sauce for your turkey burgers. Made entirely from veggies, olive oil, and spices, this sauce is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy.

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Side view of Acili Ezme on a plate with green peppers on the side

Pico de Gallo

While it’s a staple in tacos, Pico de Gallo is equally great on top of burgers. The amazing flavors of this salsa are a perfect match for turkey burgers, elevating them to new heights.

Pico de gallo salsa

With these tantalizing options, you now have the perfect arsenal of sides to elevate your turkey burger experience. Whether you choose veggies, salads, or sauces, each choice will bring a burst of flavor to your meal. So fire up the grill, head over to Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, and start creating your perfect turkey burger feast!

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