If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried a few turkey burgers and know that they can sometimes get a little bit dry.
That’s why I put together this list of sauces to accompany your turkey burger.
These should help make your next dinner with the family feel special!
What Sauce Goes with Turkey Burgers?
The best and most common sauce to go with turkey burgers is ketchup. It’s a classic pairing that you can’t go wrong with.
If you’re looking to mix it up, though, try adding some mustard or barbecue sauce to the mix. If you’re feeling really adventurous, try mixing in some Sriracha, or even just using it as a dipping sauce!
Keep scrolling for more ideas!
Cranberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment to turkey burgers.
I like to make my own because it’s so easy, but you can also use a store-bought variety (or even just add cranberries to your burger!).
This sauce is sweet and tart at the same time, which makes it a great pairing with savory beef or chicken as well!
Honey mustard sauce is a great way to dress up your burgers.
This can be made with or without the addition of mayo, and the amount of honey will vary depending on personal taste.
I like this sauce on everything from turkey burgers to veggie patties and hot dogs, in place of ketchup or barbecue sauce.
It’s also delicious as a dipping sauce for French fries!
The first thing to know about BBQ sauce is that it can be as simple or complex as you want. I make my own, but store-bought works just fine.
One of my favorites is Bull’s Eye Original Barbecue Sauce, which comes in a small plastic bottle with an attached brush (the kind of thing that looks like it may be used for house painting).
I use this sauce on everything from burgers to chicken (even pizza).
It adds a great kick without being overpowering, and the tangy tomato flavor is perfect for complementing the smoky charcoaled taste of grilled meat.
If you want to try something different than ketchup or mustard for your turkey burgers, then give this one a shot!
If you’re looking for a sweet and salty sauce that goes well with turkey burgers, look no further than teriyaki.
You can use it as is or thin it out with a bit of water or vegetable broth. I like to use this sauce as a marinade before grilling my patties—just coat them in it, let them sit for an hour or so, then toss them on the grill! (You can also bake these.)
Teriyaki also makes an excellent dipping sauce for fries and onion rings—it’s great for dunking!
I also like to add some soy sauce and sesame oil to create a mixture that’s perfect for drizzling over salads.
Tartar sauce is a delicious, creamy dressing that goes really well on burgers.
I like to pair it with turkey burgers because it has an earthy flavor that works great with the meat and vegetables.
You can add some shredded lettuce or sliced tomato for a salad-like effect, or you can serve this as a dip for fries.
If you’re feeling fancy, whip up some homemade chips!
I usually like to make a batch of tartar sauce when we have company because it’s easy to make and goes quickly if there are lots of people around.
Ranch dressing can be used in a variety of dishes, including salads and sandwiches.
If you’re looking for a tasty way to liven up turkey burgers, ranch dressing is an excellent choice.
Ranch dressing is also a great option if you need something to accompany lettuce, tomato and onion on your turkey burger.
You can use it as an alternative to ketchup or mustard in sauces that are good with chicken burgers or hot dog buns (or both).
Tomato sauce is the perfect match for turkey burgers.
It’s a versatile sauce that can be served on its own or used as a topping for your burger, as most Americans do.
If you’re not sure how to serve this variety of tomato sauce, here are some ideas:
- Top off your burger with it either alone or in combination with other condiments like ketchup
- Place a dollop on top of your burger before cooking for extra flavor and moisture
- Make a sandwich by placing the sauce between two slices of bread or buns
There are also many different ways to use tomato sauce in cooking!
- You can combine it with other ingredients in dishes like pasta or meatballs.
- You may even want to coat chicken breasts before grilling them so they’re extra moist when you take them off the heat.
- And if you’re looking for something sweet, try making chocolate cake frosting by adding some crushed tomatoes into the mix!
I like to serve this sauce with meat-based burgers, but it works great on veggie burgers too.
It’s also delicious with chicken cutlets, don’t be afraid to try it!
You can make this sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a couple days.
If you want to warm it up before serving leave out any ingredients that need to stay cold until just before serving.
Don’t put fresh herbs in this sauce because they will loose their flavor when cooked for so long.
Guacamole is a great sauce for turkey burgers.
Here are some ways you can use it:
- As dip for your turkey burger. Serve it with tortilla chips or on the side of your burger.
- As a topping for grilled vegetables and corn on the cob. This will make a delicious vegetarian meal!
- Use in place of mayonnaise on sandwiches or wraps, like this one made with roasted red peppers, spinach, and goat cheese.
Salsa is a great sauce for turkey burgers because it’s low in calories and can be used as a condiment with other foods.
It’s easy to make, too—all you need are tomatoes and onions!
I like to use salsa as an appetizer on its own with tortilla chips.
You can also spread it over your favorite bread or crackers for an easy snack that’s packed with vitamins.
Or if you’re feeling extra hungry, try adding some black beans for an extra boost of protein!
Salsa is stored in an airtight container in my fridge so it doesn’t lose any of its deliciousness.
If I’m serving this at a party, I’ll put out some bowls with tortilla chips so guests can help themselves whenever they want!
If you happen to be a hummus lover and want to add something creamy and savory to your turkey burger, look no further than this recipe.
I like to make my own hummus at home because it’s so easy and tastes better than store-bought varieties.
- In a food processor or blender, combine 1 can of chickpeas (drained), 1/4 cup tahini, 2 cloves garlic (minced), 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or cayenne pepper if desired for heat.
- Process until smooth.
To serve: Spread about 2 tablespoons onto each bun along with lettuce and tomato slices or whatever else sounds good!
Tzatziki is a Greek sauce that’s made with yogurt and cucumbers.
The best part of this sauce is that it can be used on almost anything—I like to serve it with gyros and falafel, but you could also use it as a dipping sauce or spread for pita sandwiches.
Here’s how to do it:
- For my tzatziki, I start by chopping up a large cucumber into small pieces.
- Then I peel and chop up some cloves of garlic and add them to my food processor along with the cucumber and some salt (the amount will depend on your taste).
- Finally, I add about two cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt, give everything a good whirr until smooth, then transfer the mixture to an airtight container until ready to eat!
This recipe makes enough for four servings; if you want enough for more people just double up!
Mango chutney is a sweet and spicy sauce that’s perfect for turkey burgers.
It can be used in other dishes as well, such as grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled fish and pork chops.
Mixing mango chutney with mayonnaise or sour cream makes a great dressing for coleslaw, potato salad or any type of salad greens.
To make this delicious sauce:
- Peel and chop the mangos into small pieces (about 1/2 inch).
- Add sugar and vinegar to a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely (about 5 minutes).
- Remove from heat, add chopped onion and garlic cloves then mix well until all ingredients are combined evenly throughout the mixture.
- Let cool before storing in an airtight container or jar in refrigerator until ready to use on your turkey burgers or other dishes!
Steak sauce is a classic condiment for beef, but it’s also great with turkey burgers.
Try serving this with grilled onions and mushrooms as part of an all-American barbecue.
You can use steak sauce in many ways, from marinating your burgers to topping them as a condiment after cooking.
I love to serve these with watermelon or cucumber slices on top for extra crunch!
Use this recipe as an inspiration for creating your own sauces—you can even try mixing up two or three different types together.
Worcestershire sauce is a classic barbecue sauce that is usually used to flavor meat or salad dressings.
It’s also great as an ingredient in marinades and glazes, or even added to burgers at the end of cooking.
This versatile condiment has a deep, savory flavor that goes well with turkey and beef burgers alike—plus it contains some very healthy ingredients like vinegar and anchovies (which you can omit if you prefer).
If you’re looking for more ways to use this classic ingredient outside of burgers, here are some ideas:
- Add a little bit of Worcestershire sauce into your next batch of chicken salad for extra flavor!
- Mix some into your next batch of chili for added depth; it also goes well with beef chili if you want something heartier than beans alone can provide!
- Make homemade spaghetti sauce by combining diced tomatoes with onion flakes and garlic powder before pouring over warm spaghetti noodles covered in melted mozzarella cheese atop baked potato halves!
Tabasco Sauce is a hot sauce made from the tabasco pepper and vinegar, salt, and garlic.
It’s a staple in many kitchens and comes in different flavors like chipotle or habanero.
The sauce adds a spicy kick to any dish—whether you’re making sandwiches or throwing together pasta salad!
Sriracha sauce is a great way to add some spicy kick to your turkey burgers.
It’s easy to make and you can use it in a variety of ways:
- As a topping on the burger itself (like I do)
- On the side as dipping sauce
- In place of ketchup and mustard on your bun (this is how I prefer it)
How to Pick the Right Sauce for Turkey Burgers
The right sauce is the one that you like!
Okay, I know this sounds obvious, but it’s important to remember that your personal preferences are what matter most when choosing a sauce.
No one can tell you what tastes good or not; it’s all about personal taste.
If you’re looking for something to complement your turkey burger, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- The right sauce should complement the toppings on your burger. For example, if you’re making my favorite burger (which has avocado and arugula), then something with spicy peppers would go very well. On the other hand, if you’re making a simpler turkey burger with lettuce and tomato only then something more subtle would be best suited—like white wine vinegar or lemon juice paired with honey mustard (honey mustard being another classic pairing for burgers). Whatever kind of topping combo you choose makes up the “flavors” of your burger so make sure those flavors work well together before deciding which sauce will best match them!
- The flavor profile of your meat matters too! If your meat is flavorful like lamb burgers then perhaps an Indian-inspired curry dish might be better than tzatziki yogurt dip because Indian spices pair really well with lamb while Greek flavors are naturally milder in comparison.
I hope you found some inspiration in this list to make your turkey burgers more delicious.
I tried to include a wide range of sauces, so hopefully, you found something new that you haven’t thought of before.
At the end of the day, there are no wrong answers when it comes to what sauce goes with turkey burgers – it’s all about picking something you enjoy and know how to prepare.
What Sauce Goes with Turkey Burgers? (17 Sauces)
- Cranberry Sauce
- Honey Mustard Sauce
- BBQ Sauce
- Tartar Sauce
- Ranch Dressing
- Tomato Sauce
- Creamy Garlic Sauce
- Mango Chutney
- Steak Sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Tabasco Sauce
- Sriracha sauce
- Pick your favorite sauce from this list to serve with your turkey burger.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to munch in no time!