Looking for an alternative to a traditional beef burger? This healthy turkey burger recipe is super tasty, low in calories, 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
- 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)
- 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)
- Spray a non-stick pan with 1 calorie spray oil and fry the burgers on both sides until cooked (~8-10 mins)
- 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
Amount Per Serving
% 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.