Grilled Turkey Veggie Burgers

Turkey Veggie Burger

Nothing says summer more than a backyard barbecue. Unfortunately, so many of the foods we love to barbecue aren’t exactly the best for our bodies. Don’t let a little summer indulgence derail your plans to eat healthy. Our Turkey Veggie Burger will let you enjoy a juicy and delicious backyard burger without the added fat and calories. Made with only 100% clean, whole ingredients, our Turkey Veggie Burger also provides a hefty dose of protein and vegetable nutrients. We’ve used zucchini and carrots to make this burger extra moist, and a little garlic and seasonings ensure that you won’t have to sacrifice taste.

Here are four sides that go great with this delicious recipe: Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad, Twice Baked Potatoes, Coconut Curry Cauliflower, and Dijon Roasted Cabbage.

 

Grilled Turkey Veggie Burger

Grilled Turkey Veggie Burger

Yields: 6 Burgers | Serving Size: 1 Burger | Calories: 228 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 56 | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Sodium: 185 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 19 g | SmartPoints: 6 |

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 slices whole grain artisan bread
  • 6 Romaine heart lettuce leafs
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced for 6 servings

Directions

In a large mixing bowl combine the first six ingredients and shape into 6 patties. Patties can be cooked on an outdoor grill, griddle, skillet or oven broiler. Cook patties over medium heat for about about 12 minutes or until there is no longer any pink color.

While the burger are cooking, brush olive oil over one side of bread slices and either broil in the oven, place on a griddle or skillet and cook until golden and crispy. Add favorite condiments to burger and serve immediately.

Try our Goat Cheese Yogurt Spread, featured in the Turkey Veggie Burger photo.

http://skinnyms.com/turkey-veggie-burger/

13 Comments on "Grilled Turkey Veggie Burgers"

  1. vscot848  February 16, 2014

    Just checking, does the nutrition breakdown include the bread?

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    • SkinnyMs  February 19, 2014

      Yes.

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  2. Lexie Lutes  March 2, 2014

    i think we just might try them……. Looks YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Steph  April 14, 2014

    Dean you freeze these before cooking?

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    • SkinnyMs  April 24, 2014

      No. You can if you need to save them for a later date.

      Reply
  4. christine  January 15, 2015

    so delish! made these again tonight with arnold's thin sandwich bread. i spiralized some zucchini and sauteed in a little evoo and black pepper. thank you!

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    • SkinnyMs  January 16, 2015

      Christine, You're welcome:)!

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  5. Chris  January 5, 2016

    How many points please?

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    • Melissa Florero  January 5, 2016

      Chris, Each serving has 6 SmartPoints. This has been updated on the recipe. :)

      Reply
  6. Jessica  February 1, 2016

    What would the calorie count be for the patty only?

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    • SkinnyMs.  February 2, 2016

      The patty, minus the bread, is 143 calories per serving.

      Reply
  7. krystyna  February 18, 2016

    can you substitute the zucchini for something not sure the stores will have it this time of year

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    • Gale Compton  February 18, 2016

      Krystyna,

      I would eliminate the zucchini if not available. The carrots will provide enough moisture. Howver, you could dice up about 1/2 cup mushrooms, if you’d like. :)

      Reply

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