REELZ Fest™ Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burgers Recipe

08/09/2021 by REELZ

No worries about when to put the cheese on the burger during the grilling process, we put Monterey Jack cheese right in the patty for these cheese-stuffed turkey burgers. To add a spicy kick, try serving them with chipotle mayo.


  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 pound shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • Salt & pepper
  • 12 hamburger buns split

Get Cooking…

  1. Prepare grill for medium heat.
  2. Season turkey with salt and pepper and form into 2 two-inch patties. Place a scant tablespoon of cheese in the middle of one patty and top with the other. Gently press the edges of the patty together to create a seal. Repeat with the rest of the ground turkey to make 12 burgers.
  3. Grill burgers until cooked through, approximately 5 minutes per side.
  4. Place on buns and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes: Filling a turkey burger with cheese instead of placing the cheese on top is a great way to keep the burger juicy and keep the cheese from burning! We love this recipe with Monterey Jack cheese, but you could use any cheese you like.

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Everyday life at home is a joyous adventure for Katie Brown, whether she’s planning and cooking a dinner party, working in her garden, redecorating a home, or meeting the day-in, day-out needs of a family.

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