Turkey Burgers

turkey-burgerThe hamburger is an iconographic American food. Easy to eat, a pleasure when cooked on the grill, who says you should give it up?

Simply substitute America’s favorite fast food version with this lean, mean, protein machine, the turkey burger that has about a quarter of the fat!

Serves 4

Turkey Burgers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 burgers

Serving Size: 1 burger

Calories per serving: 418 calories

Fat per serving: 13 g fat (2 g saturated)

Turkey Burgers


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 1/3 cup low sugar BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax or whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • ketchup for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Place the turkey, parsley or cilantro, BBQ sauce, ground flax or breadcrumbs and garlic into a large bowl. Mix well to combine and form into 4 even patties. Transfer to a plate.
  • Coat a large, oven safe skillet with non-stick spray. Place over medium heat and add the burgers. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, per side to brown the burgers. Slide the skillet into the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the center of the burgers are no longer pink in the center. Transfer to the buns and top with spinach leaves and ketchup if using.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 1/4 pound burger with bun,spinach, and flax): 418 calories, 28 g protein, 45 g carbohydrates, 13 g fat (2 g saturated), 83 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 584 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 10


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