Easy Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers

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These juicy, Turkey Burgers Stuffed with Cheese are simple and delicious! Instead of topping your turkey burger with cheese, they’re stuffed it stays melted and gooey.

These juicy, Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers are simple and delicious! Instead of topping your burgers with cheese, they're stuffed with it so the cheese stays melted and gooey.
Turkey Burgers Stuffed with Cheese

I love a good turkey burger on the grill in the summer, especially with cheese and all the toppings. These turkey burgers stuffed with cheese are simple to make, just two ingredients – ground turkey and cheese, not counting salt and pepper. Serve it on a bun or a lettuce wrap and top it with your favorite burger toppings.

 Turkey Burgers Stuffed with cheese are simple and delicious! Made with 2 ingredients not counting salt and pepper.

Turkey burger stuffed with cheese can make them ahead up to a day ahead, then grill them when you’re ready to eat. Grill them or cook them on a skillet or grill pan. A little cheese might escape while cooking, but that’s totally fine!

Helpful Turkey Cheeseburgers Tips and Variations

  • For perfect ground turkey cheeseburgers – be gentle when working the turkey mixture, just like meatballs, overworking can make them tough.
  • Juiciest turkey burgers – You need a little fat, avoid the leanest 99% ground turkey breast meat, I prefer the 93% for the juiciest burger.
  • Swap the protein – use ground beef, buffalo, lamb or chicken if you prefer.
  • Go Keto – leave the bun out and serve it over a bed of lettuce or make a lettuce wrap.

What cheese goes with turkey burgers?

Because the cheese is stuffed in the burger, it melts best. Play around with different cheese options. Anything that melts would be great such as Swiss cheese, Fontina, Colby-Jack, Mozzarella, Havarti, etc.

Burger Toppings

Top your burgers with your favorite toppings! Some suggestions are lettuce, avocado, red onions, grilled onions, mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, bacon, etc. What are your favorite burger toppings?

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These juicy, Turkey Burgers Stuffed with cheese are simple and delicious! Instead of topping your turkey burger with cheese, they're stuffed it stays melted and gooey.
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Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers

309 Cals 33 Protein 20.5 Carbs 11.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
These juicy, Turkey Burgers Stuffed with cheese are simple and delicious! Instead of topping your turkey burger with cheese, they're stuffed it stays melted and gooey.


  • 4 slices 2% American or part-skim cheddar cheese slices, (0.7 ounces each)
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 whole wheat 100 calorie hamburger rolls, I use Martins potato
  • 4 crisp Iceburg lettuce slices
  • red onion, sliced and separated
  • sliced ripe tomatoes
  • sliced pickles
  • ketchup and mustard, optional, if desired


  • Set grill to medium heat. Clean and oil the grates.
  • Fold each slice of cheese into quarters to create 4 short stacks.
  • Divide the ground turkey into 8 equal balls then flatten into 1/4 inch thick patties.
  • Place a stack of cheese in the center of 4 patties and top with the remaining 4 patties. Pinch the edges to seal, then push the up the sides so they are an even thickness. Season both sides with salt and black pepper.
  • Place patties and oiled grill and cover, cook about 6 minutes per side over medium heat, or until the center is cooked through. Transfer to buns with toppings and be sure to let it cool before biting into the center so you don't burn your mouth.



Turkey Burgers with no bun: 6B, 6G, 6P


Serving: 1burger, Calories: 309kcal, Carbohydrates: 20.5g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 11.5g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 766mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7.5g
WW Points Plus: 8
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  1. Oh my goodness!! These were absolutely delicious! These will definitely become a regular. My husband and I both LOVED them so much….and super easy. And, I had no trouble with the cheese oozing out at all. We live in a condo, so we do not have a grill. I did this on my iron cast griddle and they turned out perfect! 

  2. This recipe is so simple, but so delicious. My entire family loved them! I need to remember to put cheese in the middle of the burger more often. 🙂

  3. These were so good!!  Due to corona virus affecting my availability of groceries, I made a few edits.  I used goat cheese in 2 and laughing cow (well, happy cow from Aldi) cheese wedges in 2.  I cooked them in a pan for 6 mins per side.  I also used sourdough bread slices as the roll.  And added sautéed onions and a homemade light mayo/sriracha sauce.  

    They were so so so good!  Best recipe I’ve made in a while.  I served them with oven roasted green beans for a healthy and delicious dinner!

  4. So yummy! Really enjoyed these, my shop was out of Turkey so I mixed beef and chicken minces worked just as well.

  5. I’m confused about the points counts. Not sure how this could possibly be only 3 points on Green, which is the plan with the fewest O pt foods. Maybe Green points are accidentally swapped with Blue or Purple??

  6. Yum! Another successful Skinnytaste recipe. I mashed fresh garlic with the kosher salt and mixed it into the meat along with the black pepper before forming my patties. Subbed the cheddar for pepper jack cheese, so good. Since I don’t own a grill I baked them at 400 for 25 mins as another commenter mentioned. I did lose some cheese out of a couple patties but still amazing! Can’t wait to try again 

  7. I made these last night, SO GOOD!! I will be making them again soon, thank you for the recipe 🙂

  8. I made these last night for the first time using 99% fat free ground turkey and they were so delicious!! It felt like an indulgence without the guilt! I will definitely be making these again.

  9. Yummy!
    I made them inside in a Pampered Chef grill pan (it’s too hot to grill in AZ!) over medium heat and they were perfect. I followed the recipe cooking 6 minutes per side. 
    My adult sons didn’t think I was feeding them “diet” food with this one 🤣
    Without a bun, MyPlate calculates one burger at 218 calories if anyone is GF like me! 
    Thanks again!

  10. I live in an apartment and don’t (can’t) have a grill. How would I cook this in an oven without it drying out?

  11. Oh my goodness these were so delicious! For myself I used one piece of cheese between 2 burgers and it was perfect. My boyfriend scarfed down two burgers. I cooked them in the air fryer and they came out juicy and the cheese did not ooze out. I’m having the other one for lunch tomorrow with oven roasted asparagus. 😀

  12. Loved this! I couldn’t keep the cheese inside the burger. If anyone knows the trick let me know. 🙂

  13. What brand Turkey meat did you use?

  14. Brilliant!  Have made these four times and counting!

  15. Really delicious! I had some trouble with keeping the cheese inside the burgers, but it was still very yummy!

  16. Does the nutritional information include the bun or just the burger?

  17. Can these be made in advance and frozen?

  18. These are easily the best Turkey burgers. You are a genius.

  19. I’ve made these twice now on a George Foreman grill but I can’t for the life of me get the cheese to stay on the inside! It just melts right out. Any tips? The burger is still super yummy and moist though. I love it topped with Trader Joe’s Ghost Chile BBQ sauce!

    • Update: Third time’s the charm, I guess! Made these again tonight, and I have no idea what I did differently, but it was nice and gooey on the inside! 

  20. I incorporated chopped up jalapeño into the ground turkey and I stuffed my burger with goat cheese, it was amazing!! I put American in the boys’ burgers and they loved it (and loved the jalapeño too!). Yummy, definitely keeping this recipe ready for bbqs!