Looking for a healthy 4th of July recipe? Try this Turkey Burger Recipe from Skinnytaste.com. This easy turkey burger recipe is simple and delicious, perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner. You can also make them ahead and freeze them!

Turkey Burger Ingredients

• Ground Turkey: Choose 93% lean ground turkey. 99% ground turkey meat would be too dry. If you prefer a beef burger, substitute 90% lean ground beef.
• Breadcrumbs: Use seasoned whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs to keep the turkey together.
• How do you add flavor to ground turkey? Dried onion flakes, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, grated garlic, and salt flavor turkey burgers.
• Burger Buns: I prefer whole-wheat buns often use Martin’s whole wheat potato rolls or Old Tyme’s 647 rolls for fewer carbs and calories and more fiber.
• Popular Burger Toppings: Cheese, tomato, red onion, iceberg lettuce, sliced pickles, ketchup, mustard, caramelized onions, and avocado are all great options.

How to Grill Turkey Burgers without Falling Apart

Turkey burgers can stick to the grill due to their lower fat content than beef. However, there are a few ways to prevent it from happening:

• Preheat the Grill: Ensure your grill is hot before you put the burgers on. A hot grill helps sear the meat quickly, keeping the juices in and preventing sticking.
• Oil the Grill Grates: Before you start grilling, rub a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil over the grates, which will create a nonstick surface.
• Don’t Move the Burgers Too Soon: After placing your burgers on the grill, let them cook undisturbed until they release easily, typically about five to six minutes. If you flip them too soon, they may stick.
• Use a Spatula: When it’s time to flip your burgers, use a wide spatula and scoop under the meat completely to prevent them from falling apart.


Healthy 4th of July Recipe: Turkey Burgers

Why not make this healthy 4th of July recipe for turkey burgers? The recipe is simple and delicious, perfect for a quick, healthy meal. You can make them ahead and freeze them for meal prep or grill them any night of the week.



• ▢1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
• ▢1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs, or gluten-free breadcrumbs
• ▢1/4 cup dried onion flakes
• ▢1 tablespoon ketchup
• ▢1 tablespoon mustard
• ▢1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• ▢1 clove garlic, grated
• ▢1 teaspoon kosher salt
• ▢olive oil spray
• ▢4 burger buns

Optional For Serving: (not included in nutritional information)

• ▢cheese
• ▢sliced tomato
• ▢sliced red onion
• ▢Iceberg lettuce
• ▢sliced pickles
• ▢ketchup and mustard
• ▢caramelized onions
• ▢avocado


• In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, dried onion flakes, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and salt.
• Make 4 equal patties, press down to flatten so they are not too thick, about 1/2 inch thick so they cook in the center.

To cook on the stove:

• Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium-low heat. When hot, lightly spray oil.
• Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through. Keep an eye on the bottom to prevent burning and to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way through.
• While the burgers are cooking, prepare your buns and toppings. Toast the buns if you like.
• When the burgers are done, place them on the buns, add your desired toppings, and serve immediately.

If grilling:

• Clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking.
• Cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center and reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
• Air Fryer Option: Air fry turkey burgers 400F about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

Nutrition (1 burger)

Calories: 351 kcal,
Carbohydrates: 33.5 g,
Protein: 29 g,
Sodium: 768.5 mg,
Fiber: 2 g,
Sugar: 8.5 g

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