Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe

Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe

Looking for an alternative to a traditional beef burger? This healthy turkey burger recipe is super tasty, low in calories,Β and has an extra protein kick thanks to the yoghurt.


You can serve these burgers in a traditional bap (granary are the lowest GI meaning they release their energy slowly) or with sweet potato wedges and salad. To make sweet potato wedges simply slice a sweet potato into wedges, spray with one calorie spray oil, add a sprinkle of your chosen herbs and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 200 degrees C until soft. Sweet potatoes also count towards one of your five a day too!


I personally serve 2 of these burgers per adult and they really are so easy to make! You’ll never want to buy shop-bought again (especially if you’ve ever looked at the ingredients list of the cheaper ones!!).


Healthy Turkey Burgers


  • 400g minced turkey breast
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 2 diced small onion
  • 100g fat-free Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic granules (or 2 cloves minced)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Mix together the turkey, pepper, onion, yoghurt, Worcestershire sauce and herbs/spices. Optional: Use a hand-blender or food processor to blend the ingredients together (to ensure an even distribution of the flavours)
  2. Make into 6 pattie shapes and place on grease proof/baking paper on a plate. Cover and chill for at least an hour (up to 24 hours, so you can make these the day before if needed)
  3. Spray a non-stick pan with 1 calorie spray oil and fry the burgers on both sides until cooked (~8-10 mins)
  4. Serve in a burger bun with salad or with sweet potato wedges and salad


Tip: to make the burgers cook quicker 'pat' them down a little once in the pan

This recipe makes 6 burgers. Nutritional information is for 1 burger with out bap/sides

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 118

% Daily Value

Total Fat 4 g


Total Carbohydrates 6 g


Protein 15 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. April 23, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    These are amazingly healthy and satisfying. Using a hand-held blender is key and the yogurt helps bind the turkey together. I didn’t have any Greek Yogurt, so I used 0% fat natural yogurt but this worked perfectly. I will definitely be making these again!

    • Nics Nutrition
      April 23, 2013 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks Zoe! So glad they worked out for you – I love them!

  2. Francesca
    April 25, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    Made these turkey burgers today real simple and easy to make used a blender to combined the ingredients. I did add the extra cayenne pepper made it nice and full of hotness. Even better that it makes 6 so I have froze the rest and meals already done. Will definitely be making these again. Thanks

    • Nics Nutrition
      April 27, 2013 / 10:53 am

      Thank you Francesca for your lovely comment – they really are a super healthy meal that tastes great hey!

  3. Kam
    May 7, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    I tried these yesterday for a BBQ. I added fresh chillies to mine for that extra kick, they were superb. Just remember not to over cook them as my first batch were a little dry. Left overs found thereway in to my salad for lunch today – perfect!

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 7, 2013 / 9:54 pm

      Hi Kam! Thanks for your comment & great tip πŸ™‚ so glad you liked them.. Leftovers make the best lunches!! Nic x

  4. Steph
    May 12, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    Tried these on Friday night for dinner, big tip is don’t panic if you use a hand blender and then think it’s all too wet – pop them in the fridge to firm back up and they’ll cook just fine! We had ours with salad and sweet potato chips and it was delicious. Personally though I think they were even better cold the next day, broken up and wrapped in a seeded wrap with salad and some red pepper houmous! Looking forward to trying the salmon fishcake recipe soon πŸ™‚ x

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 12, 2013 / 5:02 pm

      Hi Steph! Thanks for your comment and great suggestion! Can’t wait to make these again to try it. Looking forward to hearing how the fish cake recipe goes! Nic x

  5. May 13, 2013 / 8:37 am

    Served these with a runner bean salad this weekend…yum! No blender for me just had to get my hands dirty to mix the ingredients. Really filling and flavoursome too, especially when you overdo the cayenne pepper. Done some more fro my lunch today infant, cheers Nic!

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 13, 2013 / 4:46 pm

      Hi Jon! Thanks for your lovely comment. Loving your hand-only style πŸ™‚ I hope you manage to make more of my recipes! Do let me know πŸ™‚ x

  6. Susan Hunt
    May 14, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    These are surprisingly good. I always find turkey a bit boring but these tasted great. My boyfriend even enjoyed them. Will defiantly make again, easy to make and taste yummy. Will be making more of the recipes here πŸ™‚

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 2, 2013 / 11:09 am

      Aw that’s great to hear! Thanks for your lovely comment Susan πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hear what else you make! Nic πŸ™‚ x

  7. Jen dagnall
    May 29, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    I made these burgers last night, so simple throw in a blender and whiz it up! And cooked them tonight they were lovely and I have the remainder for my lunch tomorrow! I am normally a disaster in the kitchen so these were ideal for me and everyone loved them, I will definitely be making these on a regular basis. Thank you, keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 29, 2013 / 7:43 pm

      Aw thanks for your lovely comment Jen! I’m so glad you like these healthy burgers! I loved your pic on twitter – I noticed that you grilled them so that’s good to know that you can cook them an alternate way too! Thanks, Nic x

  8. Calum
    June 4, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    I have been raving about these burgers and recommending them to everyone I know. They’re really excellent, tasty, great texture and satisfying. Will become a regular meal!

    • Nics Nutrition
      June 5, 2013 / 11:12 am

      Aw thank you for your lovely feedback Calum! Love your tweets πŸ™‚ Nic x

  9. June 28, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    I’m a big fan of trying out new recipes and ideas, and decided yesterday to give these a go.

    They. Tasted. Amazing.

    So amazingly good that I tweeted and facebooked a picture of them WHILST I WAS STILL EATING.

    The mince I bought was 500g, not 400g, so shaped them into 8 burgers. Ate three of the with healthy salad and sweet potato chips, and put three in the freezer. The other two I cooked the same time as cooking the first three, then let them cool over night and chopped them into a salad for work today. Even reheated (reheated the burgers, not the salad. Why would I warm up salad?!) they still kept all the flavour.

    Off to look for a started recipe now. (As I’ve already tried the healthy Eton Mess one!)

    (Also, it’s a great idea that you have tabs for breakfast/lunch/dinner etc, making the recipes easy to find!)

    • Nics Nutrition
      June 29, 2013 / 4:08 pm

      Cheers for your comment Marc!! And glad you found the tabs you mentioned πŸ˜‰ So glad you liked them. Great pic too!! Thank you!! x

  10. June 30, 2013 / 9:20 am

    Looks great! I normally buy extra lean mince and add oats and carrots into the mixture. Taste great, but importantly it’s still healthy and nutritious. Love your blog – lost of useful ideas. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing everything πŸ™‚

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 2, 2013 / 11:10 am

      Aw thanks for your great suggestion Lenka! Love the addition of oats and carrots. I’ll have to try that! Nic x

  11. Hannah Connelly
    May 21, 2021 / 9:22 pm

    Will be trying these soon. Looking for healthy recipes. Since I’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure and suspected diabetes and high cholesterol.

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