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Healthy Turkey Burgers

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 5 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

These turkey burgers are quick to cook and are a great, heart-healthy way to get a burger fix. Apple replaces egg as a binder and smoked paprika adds smokey, meaty richness. Be sure...


  • 8 ounces ground turkey breast (see Chef Tips)
  • ½ cup Gala or Braeburn apple, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed, ground
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  •  Fresh nutmeg, grated, to taste
  •  Salt and pepper, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


112 cals


4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


5 g


2 g


1 g


13 g


173 mg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and shape into four patties.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium and coat with cooking spray.
  3. Add the turkey patties and cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway, until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center. Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and onions (see Chef Tips).

Chef Tips

If you are going through chemo and want to have some greens with your burger, instead of lettuce and tomatoes, garnish it with some wilted spinach and perhaps a slice or two of roasted red peppers.

For even more flavor, use 4 ounces ground breast meat, and 4 ounces ground dark meat turkey.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society