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Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw

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These Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw have a slight kick, with a cooling Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw.

Turkey burgers with a cayenne pepper kick! Here's a fun way to turn boring turkey burgers into something with a little more exciting. If you're a buffalo wing fan, you'll love the flavors in this turkey burger topped with a broccoli slaw tossed with my very own homemade blue cheese dressing.
Buffalo Turkey Burgers

This is a fun way to turn boring turkey burgers into something with a little more exciting. If you’re a buffalo wing fan, you’ll love the flavors in this turkey burger topped with a broccoli slaw tossed with my very own homemade blue cheese dressing. If you prefer milder flavors, try these Zucchini Turkey Burgers, Stuffed Turkey Cheeseburgers or these Greek Turkey Burgers.

Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger

These These Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw are modified from my zucchini turkey burger recipe and slathered in hot sauce after. They are mildly spicy and loaded with flavor. I love adding veggies to my burgers, they add bulk and also make them more tender. Here I added carrots, but I promise, you can’t even tell. Perfect way to get those picky kids to eat their veggies.

Buffalo Turkey Burger Variations and Tips

  • To make these burgers gluten-free, sub the breadcrumbs for gluten-free oats.
  • To freeze raw, place them on a baking sheet with wax paper in between, when frozen transfer to ziplock bags.
  • To freeze cooked, you can fully cook them, then freeze in ziplock bags for quick meals; to re-heat you can microwave or thaw first then place on a skillet.

Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger

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Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw

4.95 from 17 votes
These Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw have a slight kick, with a cooling Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 burger


  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 1/4 cup skinny blue cheese dressing
  • 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup grated carrots, grate in food processor
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp red onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray
  • 5 slices reduced fat cheddar
  • 5 whole wheat burger buns, I used Martin's 100 calorie Potato Whole Wheat Buns


  • In a medium bowl combine broccoli slaw and skinny blue cheese dressing. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, carrots, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Makes 5 equal patties, 5.5 oz each.
  • Heat a large skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray the oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Cook on one side until browned 4-5 minutes, then flip.
  • Cook another 4 minutes or until burgers are cooked all the way through (keep heat medium-low to prevent burning); top with cheese and place on a toasted burger buns topped with broccoli slaw.
    Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger Recipe
  • If grilling, clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking.

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Serving: 1 burger, Calories: 358 kcal, Carbohydrates: 22.5 g, Protein: 38.5 g, Fat: 15 g, Fiber: 5.5 g, Sugar: 6 g


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232 comments on “Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw”

  1. This recipe caught my eye a while ago, so this is how I made them to suit my family:   First of all, I want to say that the Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is amazing!  I always make my own WW Breadcrumbs by using leftover WW bread which I dry, then pulse in the food processor & add dried herbs.  I’m NOT a fan of Frank’s hot sauce, b/c it’s incredibly high in sodium, so I then left out the added salt which was in this recipe.  We grilled the insides of the buns, to give the buns a bit more flavor & texture (since buns tend to ‘wilt’ when hot burgers are placed on them).  I’m not criticizing Gina’s recipe, just offering a few suggestions.

  2. Where do you buy whole wheat bread crumbs?? The only ones I see are Panko whole wheat Japanese bread crumbs but they are not seasoned. 

  3. Looks yummy. Can’t I use gF breadcrumbs instead of oats? Wasn’t sure if there was a reason you chose oats.  Tnx 🙂 

  4. One of my favorite meals. I’ve been making this for years but never left a review. This is a filling meal for me. I usually can’t finish the burger. The combo is perfect! I use a gluten free bun and gluten free breadcrumbs. Works out great!

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    Karin Schooley

    These were delicious! We grilled the burgers and topped them with shredded lettuce and Bolthouse Blue Cheese dressing because it is what I had on hand. I would definitely do these again!

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    Cheri Schmidt

    We loved this recipe! Always looking for another good turkey burger. I accidentally used schiracha sauce instead of Franks hot sauce and they were delicious! Not too spicy, just right! I had a coleslaw mix so used it instead of broccoli slaw and a bottled blue cheese yogurt dressing found in the refrigerated section of our local supermarket. 

  7. These are delicious! I don’t care for blue cheese, so I used light ranch dressing instead.  Really enjoyed this – thank you!

  8. Where are the points coming from, specifically with regard to the Blue plan? My guess is it’s the bun, but I’d love to know for sure. I ♥️ buffalo chicken, so this sounds delicious!

  9. I SWEAR THE BEST TURKEY BURGERS I’VE EVER MADE!! Sometimes I substitute the broccoli slaw for avocado slices-delicious!!! Thanks so much for this tasty recipe!!!

  10. Another great recipe Gina! For some reason, I can’t pull up the recipe for the homemade blue cheese dressing.. I used Wishbone Light Blue Cheese Dressing. 0 points. This was great, as are all the recipes I have tried on your sight!

  11. We are not a hot & spicy food kind of family, so I cut the hot sauce by 1/2 and left off the slaw & dressing for all burgers but mine. I also thought this could be a bust with my kids (aged 10 & 13) because of their level of pickiness. However, I’m SUPER happy to say that this recipe was a hit! (Every recipe of yours that I have tried has been a hit.) Even my non-poultry-loving spouse loved this burger. Everyone loved this burger & I loved the slaw & homemade blue cheese dressing with it.

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your recipes, especially with ww points, and your meal plans. You’ve revolutionized the way I cook & my (smaller) waistline and healthier heart thanks you!

  12. I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment about a recipe before, but these were really great. We didn’t even end up using cheese! I actually found a greek yogurt based blue cheese dressing at Mariano’s (grocery store) for $3.99 which was cheaper than gathering all the ingredients separately to make my own. It was just 60 calories a serving and tasted great. I’ll definitely be making these again. 

  13. These are crazy good. After making them for the third time in as many months, I thought I should come here and let you know. 🙂 The first couple times I made them, I grilled them on the BBQ, and they were good but maybe a tad dry. I made them last night in a skillet and I think it made a huge difference – they retained much more juiciness that way. I am obsessed with Frank’s Red Hot sauce, so I kept the bottle nearby and shook a couple drops onto each bite as I ate it. 🙂 My grocery store had pre-made, bagged broccoli slaw so that was easy – just mixed with light blue cheese dressing. I’m looking forward to leftovers tonight!

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    Abby Marsden

    These burgers and blue cheese slaw were delicious. All the flavors including the cheddar cheese make this dinner a huge hit.
    Totally recommend this whole dinner and I don’t even like blue cheese.

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