Dinner · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Turkey

Turkey, Spinach & Bacon Burger (Whole30, Paleo, Kid-Friendly)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: Makes 10-12 burgers

Recipe adapted from: Tastes of Lizzy T



  • 1 package bacon (12 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups finely chopped spinach
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 4 teaspoons dried rosemary (double for fresh)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 4 Tbsp cooking fat (lard, coconut oil, avocado oil)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cook the bacon in the oven by placing bacon side by side on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.  Once your bacon is done, put it on plate covered with paper towels to soak up the extra fat. Once the bacon is cool, chop into ½ inch pieces.
  3. While the bacon is cooking, use your food processor to finely chop/dice the onion and spinach. You want small, tiny pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the bacon, onion and spinach. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the ground turkey and mix until all of the spices and ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Form the mixture into 10-12 patties.
  6. Place a frying pan over medium-high heat, add 4 tbsps. of cooking fat. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes on one side, then flip them. Allow them to cook until they are no longer pink inside.
  7. Serve however you like your burger served. I like my burger over a bed of mixed greens with guacamole and pico de gallo.  My husband likes it lettuce-wrapped with mayonnaise and jalapenos. My kids eat it chopped up with dump ranch drizzled over it.


  • I mix my burgers in my Kitchen Aid stand-up mixer using the flat paddle attachment.
  • Make your burgers on Sunday by wrapping in saran wrap. Keep chilled in refrigerator until ready to cook (3-4 days at most).  Cook them all at once or make some and freeze the rest for future meals.
  • This burger is great chopped up and placed on a spinach salad with roasted sweet potatoes and Dump Ranch.
  • This dish pairs very well with my Sweet Potato Fries.


Since it’s a burger, it’s a pretty easy sell in our house.  A few ways to make it kid-friendly:

  1. Lettuce wrap it with ketchup and/or mustard.
  2. Chop it up and drizzle dump ranch over it.
  3. Just give in and bun it. If adding a bun, I’ll have my kids split the burger.





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