Mini Turkey Cheese Patties or Burgers: A kid-friendly, healthy freezer meal!

Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers {Freezer Meal}

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 mini burgers 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American


Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers are the tiny slider size deliciousness your family will absolutely love to gobble up.


  • 2 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil or avocado oil
  • 12 Provolone or Cheddar cheese slices
  • 2 dozen mini ciabatta rolls or dinner rolls


  1. In a large bowl, use clean hands to combine the ground turkey, garlic, parsley, oregano, lemon juice, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Form the meat into about 24 1-1/2 inch patties. (Freezer meal instructions begin here.)
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add some of the patties and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes total. (If the patties brown before they’re cooked through, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and continue to cook for a few minutes more.) Repeat with the remaining oil and patties.
  4. Serve as patties or topped with half a cheese slice and on a mini roll.


Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze: Form the patties and freeze uncooked burgers in single layers between parchment paper either in a gallon-sized freezer bag or freezer container. Seal well and freeze.

To Prepare: Thaw in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours. Cook according to instructions.