Pizza Burgers

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Pizza AND burgers?! Does it get any better?! Our Skinny Pizza Burgers are sure to be a whole-family favorite. With zesty Italian seasonings, garlic, and ground turkey, this recipe offers all the flavor of two of your favorite meals, without the added fat and calories. And, one of the best things about our Pizza Burgers is that they can be on the table in 30 minutes, making them perfect for those busy weeknights!

Try Skinny Pizza Burgers with melted mozzarella cheese or with our Garden Salad with Lemon and Oil Dressing.

Pizza Burgers

Pizza Burgers

Yields: 6 Servings | Calories: 251 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 | Cholesterol: 39 mg | Sodium: 218 mg | Total Carbohydrates: 31 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 20 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3 |


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, optional ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 Whole Wheat Buns


  1. Cook ground turkey, onion and garlic in a large skillet, breaking up meat as it cooks. If cooking in the slow cooker, this step is optional, though you may get a better flavor if you brown the meat first.
  2. Drain ground turkey thoroughly.
  3. For the Slow Cooker Method:
  4. Add the turkey and remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and mix well. Set on simmer and cover. Cook on low for 3- 4 hours or on high for 2- 3 hours. If you don't brown the turkey first, cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  5. For the Stovetop Method:
  6. Add remaining ingredients to the turkey in the skillet. Mix well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Serve on toasted 100% whole wheat buns. Enjoy pizza burgers with our Sweet Potato Fries.

14 Comments on "Pizza Burgers"

  1. JP  January 23, 2012

    why are there carrots in the picture, but not in the recipe ingredients?

    • Skinny Ms.  January 23, 2012

      JP – Those aren't carrots, they are tomatoes.

      • 1231  April 4, 2013

        Arent' those sweet potatoes? lol

    • Christina Lydon  July 25, 2013

      Sweet potato fries.

  2. Djsap  June 24, 2012

    Why not just cook everything over low heat in a skillet? I don't see the point in using a slow-cooker for this. I must be missing something!

    • Skinny Ms.  June 24, 2012

      Djsap, Go for it! The slow cooker is used for those who want to toss everything in and run out for bit.

  3. Alisha  July 11, 2012

    Does the nutritional information include the whole wheat bun/bread?

  4. Molson  August 10, 2012

    I love this!  It is both easy and fun to eat.

  5. Stephanie Gigliotti  August 12, 2012

    Family favorite

  6. pjrichard1016  October 4, 2012

    The whole point of slow cooker meals is to be able to cook while you you're not home so that on a busy day you can come home to a hot meal that is basically ready to be served. 😛

  7. Susan  August 20, 2014

    I must be missing something….because the recipe I see above doesn't even say to use a slow cooker. It has you brown the meat, onion and garlic, then drain..add remaining ingredients….simmer 5 minutes and serve on a bun. But I see people asking why it's cooked in a slow cooker ???

    • SkinnyMs  August 21, 2014

      Susan, Thanks. We updated the recipe to show both stovetop and slow cooker methods.


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