Garlic Parmesan Burgers & Creamed Spinach Sauce

Garlic Parmesan Burger with Creamed Spinach Sauce on a plate with a fork.

This week, my class has been working on an assignment called “The Unusual News”. It’s fun, it’s creative, it’s a little goofy. In the elementary schools… we’re all a little goofy right now.

But I want to tell you about the one specific unusual newsletter that made my day.

In an article titled “My Hero”, one student wrote:

My hero is Mrs. O – that’s me! – because she never lets me down. And she always lets people have 2 chances to try again.

Garlic Parmesan Burgers with Creamed Spinach Sauce on white plates with a fork.

If that doesn’t make my day, month, maybe even my whole year, I don’t know what will.

But, wait for it… there’s more.

The best part about her is that we get to play Bingo.

*eyebrow raise*

Really? The best part about me, your teacher, your hero, is that I own a hand-me-down Multiplication Bingo game, and facilitate a round of Bingo once every month, at most? I have a feeling that this is more about the prize box than it is about the Bingo. But you know what, I’m just going with it. A compliment is a compliment, and anyways, I kind of did the same thing to this burger tonight.

Garlic Parmesan Burger with Creamed Spinach Sauce on a white plate with a fork.

Because, really, the best part about these garlic parmesan burgers is the creamed spinach sauce. You could take away the burger and it would still be perfectly creamy and wonderful.

In fact, I just might have had some warm, fresh bread and creamed spinach sauce as an appetizer. After all, I deserve a little appetizer since this is actually a sort of healthy meal (turkey burgers, 9-grain ciabatta, lightened creamed spinach)!

Just remember that my greatest personal feature is not making tasty recipes that are actually light. It’s that I play Bingo.

Garlic Parmesan Burger with Creamed Spinach Sauce on a white plate with a glass of wine.
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Garlic Parmesan Burgers & Creamed Spinach Sauce


Garlic Parmesan Burgers with Creamed Spinach Sauce – this delicious turkey burger has tons of flavor and is covered with a creamy spinach sauce.


Garlic Parmesan Turkey Burgers

  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tbs. fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • beaten egg
  • 3 tbs. freshly grated parmesan cheese

Creamed Spinach Sauce

  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fat free half-and-half, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • pinch cayenne
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 Tbs grated Parmesan
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice


Garlic Parmesan Turkey Burgers

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Form 4 patties and place on a grill or griddle on medium-high heat.
  3. Grill a few minutes on each side and turn. Cook until no longer pink in the middle.
  4. I served this on a 9 grain ciabatta roll. Voila!

Creamed Spinach Sauce

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, 3-4 minutes. Stir the flour into the onions and cook 1 minute.
  2. Whisk in the half-and-half, broth, salt, cayenne, and nutmeg. Bring sauce to a simmer, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes, until it begins to thicken.
  3. Add the spinach, stirring until wilted. Mix in the Parmesan and lemon juice, and add more half-and-half if the sauce has thickened too much. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: garlic turkey burgers, creamed spinach sauce, turkey burgers with spinach sauce

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Pieces of bread on a green napkin.

P.S. How about those 9-grain ciabatta rolls? I don’t mess around with this stuff. Take-and-bake bread just took it to a whole new level… and I love it!

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