Fire up the grill (or stovetop) for these Teriyaki Turkey Burgers with pineapple and pickled red onion! Finish it off with a pineapple teriyaki sauce for a sweet and savory note.

Turkey burgers on a plate with sweet potato fries
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Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits to eat. However, it takes time to prep with all of the cutting so I don’t buy it often.

When I do buy it, I always do two things with it – snack on it for breakfast and turn it into my pineapple teriyaki sauce which I use for my grilled pineapple shrimp.

As I was making it again the other day, I knew the sauce would also work really well for turkey burgers I had in the freezer leftover from my pesto burgers.

Thus the Teriyaki Turkey Burger was born.

Since there was leftover fresh pineapple from the sauce, I sliced a few rings to go on top along with pickled red onion and fresh lettuce leaves.

In my mind, this recipe for teriyaki turkey burgers seems perfect to grill.

However living in an apartment building means I can’t grill, but fortunately these burgers can easily be made on the stove as well, either in a skillet or on a grill pan.

Whichever cooking method you choose, you can cook up these easy turkey burgers thanks to the convenience of BUBBA burgers.

Close up of teriyaki turkey burgers

Ingredients For Teriyaki Burgers

To make this recipe for teriyaki burgers, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Burger: I used Turkey BUBBA burgers to make cooking dinner easier because of their high quality and convenience. More on that below.
  • Swiss cheese: Who doesn’t love a burger with cheese?
  • Teriyaki sauce: These turkey burgers are slathered with my homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce, but you can also buy bottled to save time.
  • Pineapple slices: Pineapple adds a bit of acidity and freshness. Learn how to cut pineapple from Namely Marly.
  • Pickled red onion: Adds a bit of crunch. Keep a jar of pickled red onion in your fridge to make prep easier.
  • Lettuce: Balances out the heaviness with some freshness.
  • Buns: Use a sturdy bun such as brioche buns.

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers with BUBBA burger box

To make my delicious Teriyaki Turkey Burgers, I used Turkey BUBBA burgers. They’re ready-to-cook burgers made from 100% turkey with no additives or preservatives.

Normally I make my own burgers like I did with my Pittsburger.

However, now that summer is here I’m usually traveling in addition to working all day. Sometimes I need a shortcut to save time.

BUBBA burgers help me out in the kitchen because of their convenience; you cook the burgers straight from the freezer. Nothing is worse than realizing you forgot to defrost your meat for dinner.

Add your BUBBA burger to a hot dry skillet then wait. You don’t need to fuss with them until juices begin to form on top then you flip and cook until 165F in the middle.

They take roughly 10 minutes to cook, so you can slice your pineapple while you wait.

I used BUBBA Turkey burgers, but they have other varieties you can choose including Original Beef, Veggie, and more.

I’ve also made Avocado Burgers, BBQ Bacon Burgers, and Fried Egg Burgers.

Click Here To Learn All About BUBBA

Turkey burgers on a plate with sweet potato fries

How To Make Teriyaki Burgers

To make a teriyaki turkey burger with BUBBA burgers, first heat a large dry skillet. This means you don’t need to add any oil to the pan.

You may want to have a splatter screen ready as the grease will sputter. Trust me – your stove top will thank you.

Once your skillet is hot, add your frozen BUBBA burgers in a single layer, making sure there’s enough room in between. Cook according to the package directions.

While your burgers are cooking, slice your pineapple.

Once your burgers are ready, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Turkey burgers on a plate with sweet potato fries

What To Serve With Teriyaki Burgers

Serve your teriyaki turkey burgers with one of these side dishes:

Close up of teriyaki turkey burgers

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

Yield: 2 burgers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Fire up the grill (or stovetop) for these Teriyaki Turkey Burgers with pineapple and pickled red onion! Finish it off with a pineapple teriyaki sauce for a sweet and savory note.


  • 2 BUBBA turkey burgers, frozen
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 pineapple rings
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple teriyaki sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 large lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup pickled red onion (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 hamburger buns


  1. Cook your BUBBA burgers according to package directions. During the last minute of cooking, add your cheese on top then cook until melted. Transfer burgers to a plate lined with paper towels.
  2. Using the same heat source, add your pineapple slices. Cook until browned, about 1-2 minutes, then flip and cook until browned on the second side, another 1-2 minutes.

    If using a skillet, you may need to add some oil if the skillet is too dry.
  3. Add 1 lettuce leaf to the bottom of one bun. Add 1 burger then 1 pineapple slice and half of the pickled red onion. Spread 1 tablespoon sauce on the bottom of the top bun then top the burger to complete.
  4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.


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