Turkey Burger Bowls

When it comes to meals during the week, I love finding recipes that make for a great option to prep during the week. These Turkey Burger Bowls are just that. Plus, paired with the Chipotle dressing that you’ll want to use on everything it’s so good! What’s even better about these bowls is that they will keep you feeling satisfied all day long. The perfect option to make for a prepped lunch during the week or easy weeknight dinner!

Turkey Burger Bowls

I love a good burger, but sometimes a burger loaded on top of a bunch of greens is exactly what I’m craving during the week. These Turkey Burger Bowls are a great source of protein and full of flavor. You can’t leave off the Chipotle Dressing. This would be perfect with so many things (roasted veggies especially) but on top of this burger bowl is was delicious! I love ground turkey for a source of protein but you can definitely do this recipe using ground beef or ground chicken. Whichever you prefer! There are many ways to switch up the toppings too! Try switching up the cheese or adding in roasted veggies.

This recipe can easily be added into your weekly meal prep plan! These can be made in no time if you plan to do a little prep for them at the beginning of the week.

What you need for Turkey Burger Bowls:

  • Ground Turkey
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Pickles
  • Pickled Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Avocado
  • Vegetable broth
  • Garlic powder, Onion powder, Paprika, Chili powder, Sea salt, Pepper

How to make a burger bowl:

Why you’ll love these:

  1. These burger bowls make for a great option for prep during the week!
  2. They are loaded with flavor!!
  3. This is a meal that everyone is guaranteed to love!
  4. Don’t like turkey? Try regular beef or ground chicken instead!

What’s the best way to make pickled onions?

Pickled onions add the best flavor to everything, but especially to this burger bowl! Start by chopping up the red onion in half and then into some thin “C” slices. Set aside to make the brine. Take 6oz of water and set to a boil on the stove. Put in 1 tbsp salt with 1 tbsp white sugar and ½ tsp minced garlic into the mason jar with red onion. Pour in the boiled water and then fill the rest of the jar with white vinegar. Place lid on mason jar and give it a spin to let onions soak it up. Store in the fridge for the week!

What you need for Chipotle Dressing:

  • Chipotle Peppers
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Avocado oil mayo
  • Garlic clove
  • Cumin, chili powder, sea salt

What greek yogurt do you use for the dressing?

I like to use the Fage Plain Greek Yogurt but any plain greek yogurt would work in this recipe!

Turkey Burger Bowls with Chipotle Dressing

How to prep these Turkey Burger Bowls for the week:

  • First, prepare the ground turkey and store in the fridge!
  • Chop up your fresh lettuce and keep in the fridge.
  • Prepare pickled onions.
  • Make sure you have storage containers nearby. I like to use these!

Looking for more easy lunch ideas for the week?

Check out this blog post with a round up of 10 easy lunch ideas meant for the busy week!

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Turkey Burger Bowls

Turkey Burger Bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy weeknight dinner!


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 cups romaine or green leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickles
  • 1/4 cup pickled onions
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • for the chipotle dressing:
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 chipotle peppers
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil mayo
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (more to taste)
  • optional: avocado


Prepare ground turkey by heating up pan with a little olive oil. Place ground turkey in to saute until browned.

Prepare seasoning mix for ground turkey by adding garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, sea salt and pepper together.

Mix seasonings and vegetable broth with ground turkey. Place top on pan so broth can soak in with the turkey.

Prepare chipotle dressing by combining all ingredients in the food processor to blend. Set aside.

Prepare salad bowl by layering romaine lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, tomatoes, pickled onions, ground turkey, pickles and avocado

What is a Hamburger Bowl?

A “burger bowl” is just a normal burger, but with the bun removed. You put all the lean ground beef burger toppings in a bowl, and eat them with a fork. This may seem like an unnecessary extra step, but it’s actually more efficient than eating a regular hamburger.

Burger bowls are, in fact, the solution to a problem that has long plagued mankind: how to eat a tasty hamburger as quickly as possible.

But most people don’t know about the existence of burger bowls, an oversight I’m here to correct.

What Else Can I Add to My Burger Bowl?

Who eats a plain burger bowl? You don’t need to. Here are some great ideas to make a beautiful and healthier bowl.

To make your own burger bowl, start by making a base with a bed of lettuce or kale. Then add your favorite proteins: you can use grilled chicken breast, black beans, crispy tempeh, seared tofu, crumbled bacon, or smashed avocado. Add veggies like tomatoes, onions, green leaf lettuce, dill pickles, red and yellow peppers; or pile it high with sweet corn, grilled pineapple, and green chiles. Then top it off with your choice of cheese sauce or guacamole.

Talk soon, Taylor.

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