Recipe – Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

Grilling season is now upon us and these burgers sound fabulous…  Thanks to Gina at Skinny Taste 🙂

This was great for so many reasons! Not only did they taste great, adding zucchini also lowered the calories and fat per serving, it made one extra burger and what a great to get your picky kids to eat their vegetables. This made 5 big burgers. Serve them on low point hamburger buns and top with lettuce, tomatoes, red onion slices, pickles, ketchup or mustard (add extra points). These can be grilled or cooked indoors.

For best results: use a hand grater to grate the zucchini, onion and garlic super fine. Get the pan hot before you put the burgers on to get a nice sear, then lowered the flame to the lowest setting to let the burgers cook all the way through, turning a few times so the burgers don’t burn. 

Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

Servings: 5
Size: 1 burger no bun
Old Points: 3 pts (bun extra)
Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 156
Fat: 6.8 g
Protein: 18.6 g
Carb: 5.5 g
Fiber: 1.3 g


1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
1 small zucchini, grated
1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 clove garlic, grated
1 tbsp red onion, grated
salt and fresh pepper
oil spray


In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties.  Heat a large skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook on one side until browned, then flip. Flip over a few times to prevent burning and to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way through.  If grilling, clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking.


Posted on April 3, 2012, in Recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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