Healthy Turkey Burgers Recipe

Turkey burgers will help satisfy that primal craving for meat without weighing you down. Compared to beef, ground turkey breast has the same amount of protein but half the saturated fat. Plus, using an English muffin in place of a bun saves you some carbs, too. In addition to the traditional lettuce and tomato, we like to top our patties with avocado for extra creaminess. Fire up the stove, it’s burger o’clock!

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Healthy Turkey Burgers Recipe

Photo by Perry Santanachote

Healthy Turkey Burgers Recipe

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes

The Skinny

Per burger:

  • 409 cal
  • 15 g fat (3 g sat)
  • 38 g carbs
  • 292 mg sodium
  • 13 g fiber
  • 5 g sugar
  • 36 g protein

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground turkey breast
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
3 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
Cooking spray
4 low-carb English muffins
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Lettuce leaves
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 avocado, sliced

Preparation

  1. Using your hands, mix the turkey, garlic, parsley and rosemary until just combined. Do not over mix.
  2. Divide into four equal portions and flatten each into one-inch thick patties.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray and place patties in pan, in an even layer. Cook for six minutes, flip and cook for another six minutes.
  4. Slice open English muffins and spread mustard on half. Serve cooked patties in English muffins and top with lettuce, tomatoes and avocado.
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