These fun-size burgers are perfect for party guests. They’re tasty and wholesome but leave room for cake. The tamari and ginger give them a nice extra kick that’s appealing to kids and adults alike.


  • 1 Pound 93 percent lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 Cup panko, fine dry bread crumbs, or gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoon finely chopped scallions, white and green parts
  • 1 Tablespoon wheat-free tamari
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon minced fresh ginger, or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon canola oil or sesame oil
  • 8 whole-grain slider-size buns or gluten-free slider-size buns


Step 1:

In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, scallions, tamari, garlic, and ginger. Mix well. Shape into 8 small patties.

Step 2:

Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the patties (in 2 batches, if necessary) and cook, turning once, for about 15 minutes total, until no longer pink. An instantread thermometer should register 165°F when inserted into the patties. These also can be grilled. If grilling, brush the patties with sesame oil before placing on the grill.

Step 3:

Place on cocktail buns and serve with condiments of your choice.