Veggie-Turkey Burgers


Not only are these turkey burgers topped with plenty of fresh veggies, but they have a few hidden inside, too! To make this burgers so veggie-ful, add shredded carrot and green onion to the ground turkey patties.

veggie-and-turkey burgers with toppings
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
35 mins
4 burgers


  • ½ cup finely shredded carrot

  • ¼ cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • ¼ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt

  • Dash cayenne pepper

  • 12 ounce lean ground turkey or chicken

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ teaspoon curry powder

  • 4 whole wheat or white hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • Lettuce leaves (optional)

  • Shredded or thinly sliced zucchini (optional)

  • Sliced tomato (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl combine first seven ingredients (through cayenne pepper). Add ground turkey; mix well. Shape mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  2. Coat a grill pan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add patties; cook 10 to 13 minutes or until no longer pink (165°F), turning once.

  3. Meanwhile, stir together mustard and curry powder.

  4. Fill buns with burgers and, if desired, lettuce, zucchini, tomato, and mustard mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 703mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 2.1mg 11%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 269mg 6%
Folate, total 14.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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