Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders with Avocado Spread

Juicy, cheesy turkey burger sliders dripping with a creamy avocado spread and fresh tomato bruschetta. 

Not too long ago Cache Valley sent me a cookbook they’d created from their Cache Valley® Signature Recipe Contest which included my recipe, Creamy Cashew Chicken Puffs (Vols-au-Vents), which won 3rd place. It also included the recipe for the delicious burger, Bruschetta Turkey Burgers with Zesty Avocado Spread, that won the Grand Prize.

My daughter bought a slider set at Sur La Table that includes a press and a mini-burger basket that grills nine little burgers at a time. I changed up the recipe a bit and made cute little sliders.

This is a perfect burger for your next tailgating party and a great way to use the fantastic late summer tomatoes from your garden or local farmers market.

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders with Avocado Spread

Yield: 12 Sliders

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders with Avocado Spread


  • 1Avocado Spread:
  • 2 large avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I used light)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Bruschetta:
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Burger:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Italian Shredded Cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12 slider rolls


Avocado Spread:

Mix together avocado, mayonnaise, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.


Mix together tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Turkey Burger:

Mix together ground turkey, shredded cheese and garlic. Form mixture into twelve small patties. Grill patties until center reads 170° F on an instant read thermometer.

Brush melted butter onto ciabatta rolls. Grill rolls, buttered side down, until toasted.

When toasted, spread bottom half of the roll with Avocado Spread. Top with a cooked turkey burger, bruschetta, and finally the top half of the ciabatta roll. Serve immediately.


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  1. Jocelyn says

    Made these tonight and they were EPIC! Aside from pan-frying the burgers, I followed the recipe as written. Best thing I’ve ever made with ground turkey.

  2. says

    OMG, that mini burger griller is too cute! What a great idea…yum. And the bruschetta topping sounds totally delicious, especially with avocados…a great combo!

  3. says

    Oh my! I want these now. I am thinking I want a slider set too now. I am thinking that that spread would be good on so many sandwhiches as well. Thank you for sharing!

  4. says

    Indeed, these look mouthwatering! I love the mini version of anything- it’s easier to justify eating two or three! Have a great weekend, Barbara!! xo