Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger

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Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger are healthy, delicious, turkey burgers made juicy thanks to added zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta set over a bed of baby arugula – no bun required!

Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger are healthy, delicious, turkey burgers made juicy thanks to added zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschettaNaked Turkey Bruschetta Burger

I love turkey burgers and make them so many ways, but these have been one of my most popular summer burgers! Some other favorites: Turkey Burgers with Zucchini, Greek Feta Turkey Burgers, and these Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburgers!

This dish was inspired by a meal my girlfriend ordered during a girl’s night out. I always get inspired when I go out to eat, and created this lighter version which turned out delicious. For the turkey burger, I went with my skinny turkey burger recipe I posted a few years back, it’s made with shredded zucchini which gives it lots of moisture and great flavor. They are delicate, so I prefer to make them on a skillet instead of the grill.

This is the perfect summer meal for under 300 calories, especially if you have lots of tomatoes in your garden. You can easily make these vegetarian by using a boca burger or veggie burger of your choice.

Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger are healthy, delicious, turkey burgers made juicy thanks to added zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta

Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger are healthy, delicious, turkey burgers made juicy thanks to added zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta

Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger are healthy, delicious, turkey burgers made juicy thanks to added zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta topping over a bed of baby arugula – no bun required!
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Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers

288 Cals 27 Protein 10 Carbs 14 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Lunch
CUISINE: American
Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger are healthy, delicious, turkey burgers made juicy thanks to added zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta set over a bed of baby arugula – no bun required!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 medium vine ripe tomatoes
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 oz part skim mozzarella, diced

For the turkey zucchini burgers:

  • 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 small zucchini, grated (1 cup, or 5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs, or GF crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp red onion, grated
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray

For serving:

  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced into 10 thin slices
  • 4 loose cups baby arugula

Instructions

  • Combine the red onion, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Set aside a few minutes while you chop the tomatoes, then place in the bowl.
  • Add the garlic, basil and additional salt and pepper, to taste and mix well and set aside.
  • Toss in the cheese when ready to serve.
  • Squeeze the excess moisture from the zucchini in a paper towel.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, shredded zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  • Form into 5 equal sized patties about 5 oz each, forming them as flat as possible.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  • When hot, lightly spray with oil.
  • Add the burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Cook until browned, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook another 4 minutes, careful not to burn.
  • To serve, arrange 3 slices of tomatoes on each dish, then place 1 cup arugula on top in the center, then top with the burger and finish with the bruschetta (don't forget to add the cheese), serve right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger , Calories: 288kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 169mg, Fiber: 2g
WW Points Plus: 7
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121 comments

  1. Love this! Perfect summer meal. So tasty; make the bruschetta topping (without the cheese) the day before to let all the flavors marinate.
    What are the nutrients for just the burger? I ran out of the bruschetta. 🙂

  2. Just Wow! Couldn’t taste the zucchini at all, which I wouldn’t have at all minded! I might add some bigger chunks next time and thought should have added my shitake mushrooms I had left over in my fridge, too 🙂

    I’m up early mealplanning for my week – my nutitionist said this is one of her favorite food blogs for recipes, and I LOVE that you have a “print” button. Others she forwarded me did not have, so I will not be going back….I can’t remember the recipe, and you certainly cannot put this up on the phone with all the ads that come through. So thank you for the forethought!!!

  3. Absolutely delicious!  My sister and I made this when I was visiting her.  We substituted feta cheese and it was divine!  I’m trying the same recipe tonight with ground chicken.

  4. Well I made Gina’s bruschetta last night and we all loved it. My grandkids helped me make it and they said ” we don’t like it – we LOVE it. So now I will use the bruschetta for these burgers tonight. Thanks Gina! You always have my back with these tasty and creative ideas! Love them

  5. Can these be cooked in the air fryer? If so what heat and how long

  6. How much bruschetta do you use for the freestyle points for weight watchers per burger?

  7. So good! They come out delicious every time

  8. I love these burgers so much that last week I bought 3 pounds of ground turkey and made a huge pile of the burgers and froze them.  So I just saw this recipe and had to try it.  This has to be one of my favorite Skinny Taste recipes of all time.  I think I could eat this every day.  I have lost 77 pounds in one year.  I use Skinny Taste recipes at least 3 times a week.  They are almost always delicious!!!!!!

  9. Can these be grilled?

  10. Fantastic 

  11. Made this tonight but mistakenly bought turkey patties premafe. It was still delicious so I can’t wait to make it using the zucchini and breadcrumbs etc in my burger! Even my picky hubby liked this!?

  12. This was a delicious and easy meal! I made this and corn on the cob to go with it – perfect weeknight meal! Will definitely use the turkey burger and the bruschetta recipes again on their own!

  13. I just made these whole30 compliant by leaving out the breadcrumbs in the burgers and the mozzarella in the bruschetta. As long as you *really* squeeze the juice out of the zucchini (I did- there was only about a third of a cup after removing all the juice), the burgers hold together just fine without breadcrumbs and with nothing else added. I didn’t miss the cheese either. It’s FANTASTIC! Will be making this again for SURE! Thanks Gina!

  14. If I changed it to beef instead of turkey do you think the carbs would change?

  15. If I made this with 99% turkey which now on WW freestyle is 0 sp does anyone know what the sp would change to? 

  16. These are WONDERFUL. I’ve’ been making them exactly this way since I discovered Skinnytaste a few years ago.

    Full disclosure, if it’s a quick dinner night, I buy the bruschetta and they are still delicious.

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  20. Hi Gina
    Is the nutritional information for the burger only or the burger plus the arugula salad?

    Thanks!