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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Trust me when I say these Hawaiian Turkey Burgers will be your new go-to for burger night! The burgers themselves are only 5 ingredients and they're SO flavorful! They get topped with grilled pineapple, avocado, red onion, and a handful of greens! They're a serious flavor explosion in all of the best ways!

Course Burger, Main, Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Keyword avocado burgers, burger with hoisin, easy burger recipe, easy turkey burger recipe, grilled pineapple burgers, hawaiian burger recipe, hawaiian turkey burgers, healthy turkey burger recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


For the burgers

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey*
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon avocado or olive oil

For the toppings

  • nonstick spray
  • 1 pineapple, cored and cut into 1/2'' thick slices
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • greens of your choice (I used mixed greens, but romaine or butter lettuce would work great)
  • 4 buns of your choice (I used brioche)


  1. Begin by making the burgers. To a medium bowl, add the turkey, scallions, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine (it's easiest to use your hands!). Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and form into patties. I find that ground turkey can be super sticky, so if you wet your hands first before forming the patties, it really helps!

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Once hot, add your burgers and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until depply golden and caramelized on each side.

  3. While the burgers are cooking, preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high heat. If you're using a grill pan, spray lightly with nonstick spray. Grill your pineapple for 3-5 minutes per side (depending on your grill), or until grill marks appear.

  4. To serve, place a handful of greens on the bottom bun, followed by the burger, a grilled pineapple slice, a slice of red onion, and slices of avocado on top. (Bonus points if you grill your burger bun!)

Recipe Notes

*Be sure to use 92 or 93% lean ground turkey, not the 99% lean ground turkey breast, because your burgers would be super dry!
*If you don't want to cook your burgers a skillet as the recipe is written, you can grill them on an outdoor grill or grill pan with your pineapple, I just find that turkey burgers stick more on a grill.