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Juicy Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

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My trick to making the juiciest turkey burgers EVER is to add grated zucchini! A huge bonus if you want your kids to eat more veggies! (It’s also an easy Air fryer recipe!)

These Juicy Turkey Burgers with Zucchini are the juiciest EVER by adding grated zucchini!Juicy Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

These are the BEST juicy turkey burgers! They come out so juicy, and the flavor is delicious. I started experimenting with adding zucchini to my turkey burgers back in 2010 and never looked back. They are healthy, easy and and perfect for quick dinners any night of the week. Serve them with some air fryer sweet potato fries to make it a meal. You can also try these Greek Feta Turkey Burgers.

My trick to making the juiciest turkey burgers EVER is by adding grated zucchini! A huge bonus if you want your kids to eat more veggies – they'll never know!

Adding zucchini also lowers the calories per serving because you get five patties out of 1 pound of ground turkey them instead of four. Serve them with your favorite burger toppings, on a whole wheat bun or skip the bun and serve them on lettuce to keep the carbs low. These can be grilled or cooked indoors. If you want to make them on the grill, it’s best to make the patties ahead (overnight is best) and keep them refrigerated so they hold their shape. You can also freeze them and thaw them right on the grill.

How To Make the Best Turkey Burgers

  • Use a box grater to grate the zucchini, onion and garlic super fine. A mini chopper would also work.
  • 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.
  • Squeeze ALL the moisture from the zucchini with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 1/2 ounces each, not too thick so they cook in the center.

To Cook Turkey Burgers on a Skillet:

Heat a large nonstick 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.

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers:

Cook in a single layer in two batches 370F for 10 minutes, turning half way until browned and cooked through in the center.

For Grilled Turkey Burgers:

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.

My trick to making the juiciest turkey burgers EVER is to add grated zucchini!

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Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

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My trick to making the juiciest turkey burgers EVER is by adding grated zucchini! A huge bonus if you want your kids to eat more veggies – they'll never know!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
My trick to making the juiciest turkey burgers EVER is by adding grated zucchini! A huge bonus if you want your kids to eat more veggies – they'll never know!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 5 burgers
Serving Size: 1 burger


  • 6 oz grated zucchini, when squeezed 4.25 oz
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp grated red onion
  • 1 tsp kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray


  • Squeeze ALL the moisture from the zucchini with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 ounces each, not too thick so they cook in the center.
  • STOVE: Heat a large nonstick 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. Cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center.

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Squeeze out all the moisture well from the zucchini using paper towels.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 ounces each, 1/2 inch thick.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370F.
  • Cook in a single layer in two batches 10 minutes, turning half way until browned and cooked through in the center.

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*Use gluten-free crumbs for gluten-free diets.


Serving: 1 burger, Calories: 161 kcal, Carbohydrates: 4.5 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 65 mg, Sodium: 385 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g


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459 comments on “Juicy Turkey Burgers with Zucchini”

  1. My family loves these burgers! Whenever we make it for company I always get compliments- especially because little kids always LOVE them. And it’s a great way to sneak in a little veggie.

  2. I love this burger recipe! I prefer ground chicken to ground turkey and that is the only substitution I make. They are on regular rotation at my house.
    Thanks Gina!

  3. It was an all air fryer with Skinnytaste night. These turkey burgers( perfect)
    Sweet potato fries( perfect) and bacon wrapped asparagus bundles(perfect)
    Thank you again and again Gina for your wonderful recipes!!

  4. These are so very good! So good, I tripled the recipe so that I could grill & freeze the rest to pull out for lunch/dinner when I don’t have time to cook. No bun with a couple slices of fresh avocado on top is perfect, & I like that there’s not enough breadcrumbs to make much of a difference if you’re watching carbs.

  5. These are awesome!!! I was wondering if they can be made with out breadcrumbs for a healthier option?

    1. You can search on the site for low carb- under the diet tab, or by main ingredient under the recipes tab.

  6. I was a little sceptical just because I’m not a fan of Ground turkey but now I’m just echoing everyone else. These were very moist, tasty, stayed together well and I will definitely make them again. Delicious! Following another reviewers advice, I put them in the freezer for 30 min before cooking. I cooked them in the aeroblaze 450 for 10 min. I think next time I’ll BBQ them.

  7. These burgers were delicious! Made them in the air fryer. Would definitely make them again. I used the mini food processor for the zucchini, onions and garlic.

  8. Wanted to add a photo but I was so hungry and this was so delicious I forgot!

    Made a batch of these a little while back and wrapped individually and froze because I often work late and then on my days off I’ve been so busy I haven’t always had the time to do a lot of meal prep.

    I grate the zucchini onion and garlic in the food processor because it’s easier and quicker imo and I can be incredibly lazy when I am trying to prep things in larger quantities

    These are so delicious I made a second batch this week for the freezer and I throw them right on the grill after a little olive oil spritz. The burgers are not the least bit dry and they are extremely flavorful. 10/10 recommend

  9. Excellent! Had a couple of skeptics but they loved them. I did them in the air fryer and had previously semi frozen them. They held together well. I served them with roasted red pepper

  10. These are a favorite in our household. The zucchini adds so much moisture and it doesn’t taste like you added some weird vegetable to the burger, yet you get all the benefits of the extra veggies!

  11. This should be posted with my review that I sent without noticing that the 5 stars weren’t lit up!!

  12. This burger is great and such a healthy alternative to beef. My husband is thrilled with these. I do freeze them for about 30 minutes or so before we grill them and spray both the burger and the copper grill mat with olive oil before cooking. The burgers stay together, no crumbling or melting through the garstes.

  13. These are incredibly delicious! It is amazing how much flavor the zucchini adds. I made them in my air fryer….so simple. These will be our summer go-to burgers! Thanks Gina!

  14. This is the second time making these burgers, first time with 93% ground turkey, second time chicken breast was on sale so I made my own ground chicken and followed the recipe exactly and they were not dry at all, I made multiple’s and froze them individual and have them in the freezer whenever I want them, so delicious.

  15. So delicious and juicy! I add some blue cheese crumbles to the middle of the patty and it’s incredible!

  16. This will be my go to recipe all summer. I made it for dinner one night.. then made it again 2 nights later!! So much flavor and super easy!

  17. Delicious! Easy prep and the zucchini adds so much moisture! I also added some crumbled feta that I needed to use up. This recipe will be on repeat all summer.
    Thank you Gina!

  18. These are delicious, I also added some onion and garlic powder, and a sprinkle of Tony Chacere’s seasoning salt, I still go to Weight Watchers for Weigh In accountability but count calories now and have not eaten 93% meat in years because many foods are so high pointed on WW, it felt good to have a burger that’s not 99% dry meat to save points, thanks for all you do Gina for creating these delicious recipes once again.

  19. Great starter recipe and very filling.

    Rating this 5 stars for technique.
    I am one to tweak recipes because I like LOTS of flavor as I am married to a chef, but always need a starting point. Chef I am not.

    Here is what I did for the people who like this recipe but might want to change it up.

    I added Panko instead of breadcrumbs
    1.5 Tbls of grated ginger and red pepper flakes. Served with chopped cilantro, basil and mint over lettuce with slices of avocado. Delicious.

  20. Gina,I made these last night and they were the best turkey burger I have ever made. I put them in the air fryer. Even my husband who is a very fussy eater liked them. Will make again and freeze some. Fabulous as all of your recipes are. Thank you. 💗

  21. Delicious TURKEY burger. It doesn’t taste like a regular burger so you won’t trick anyone into thinking it is. But if you have a family who will eat turkey burgers (I don’t so I have 4 more burgers for myself!) this is for you! As someone else also mentioned I could totally see these being meatballs and served with marinara sauce. They definitely have an Italian taste with the breadcrumbs. I may actually try that with some of my leftover formed raw burgers. Just to mix it up.

  22. These are delicious., I followed the recipe exactly. Topped my burger with some sriracha mayo, shredded cheddar cheese, tomato slices, onion and some romaine. So so so good.

  23. These are delicious., I followed the recipe exactly. Topped my burger with some sriracha mayo, shredded cheddar cheese, tomato slices, onion and some romaine. So so so good.

  24. Really great and light!  We doubled the garlic and onion.  Added a finely mined jalapeno.  Soaked our breadcrumb in a little milk.  And used Tony Chacheeries for 1/2 the seasoning salt.  Cooked on the grill. Juicy, tender and flavorful!  Will make again!

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    Helen Staadt

    These burgers are absolutely fantastic! Very moist too! We top with jalapenos and just makes a easy dinner. Toss together some broccoli slaw and you’ll be so satisfied.
    Thanks so much! We appreciate you and your recipes 🙂

  26. Our family LOVES these turkey burgers and can’t get enough of them!  My son got creative with his toppings, and we all think this is seriously the best burger around: top it with an egg with a soft yolk (which I normally wouldn’t even eat, but it’s awesome on this), a slice of cheese, avocado and cholula.  Absolute perfection!

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    Cynthia Pastula

    I will make these again. This first time I made them I used 99%FF turkey. Aside from the fact that they were a little dry, the flavor is terrific. I put the zucchini, garlic & onion in a mini chopper to make it easier for me. We had side salad to go with it.

  28. These turkey burgers are one of our favorites. Turkey on its own tends to be dry. The zucchini adds the moisture needed. I typically add some diced jalapeno and crushed red pepper flakes because we like spicy foods. I also add extra zucchini. I cook the burgers in an electric frying pan because they end up cooking in their own juice. We tried using the grill once, but prefer the electric frying pan over the grill. This recipe is an easy way to get your kids to eat zucchini.

  29. Gina ,
    My food scale is broken . Do you have any idea how much zucchini that is instead of oz ? Is it a cup grated or 3/4 c or what ? Would love an answer .o put in 1 cup after it was squeezed but looks like maybe too much .

  30. So many good burger recipes you have I have not done this what I call the original classic in awhile. It is so good and we even did on the grill which I usually don’t do. I add additional herbs to it–a spice called Bavarian Seasoning, which as a combo of baarian stlye mustard rosemary garlic thyme bay and sage. ( made by Penzeys) Other then that follow just as is. A favorite, and a classice

  31. Made these tonight and they were delicious. Eaten by a picky 3yo, my 9yo who rarely eats veggies willingly, and my 10yo. Thanks!

  32. Thanks for an awesome Memorial Day option! Other than going a little heavy on the garlic and onion, I followed and cooked the recipe exactly as written and it was perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. Planning on making a bulk recipe and freezing.

  33. Loved these and will definitely make again! Cut up a leftover burger and added it to my rice bowl the next day, which was also very good!

  34. These burgers were amazing! My whole family ate them all up! Thanks for the recipe! My daughter is picky so her eating the entire burger was a win!

  35. Very moist but as written also kind of bland. I will definitely use this again as a template and add more seasoning to the mix.

  36. Love this recipe. I made a few in skillet and a few in air fryer. Both are great! My air fryer doesn’t have 370 temp setting so I cooked 8 minutes @ 375.

  37. Really great recipe. I added some Worcestershire sauce and a tiny amount of grated parm to the burgers. Flavorful and moist. Had a little over a pound of meat so was able to get 6 patties. 

  38. We’re in LOVE with this recipe!  Talk about moist and full of flavor??!!!!!!  It was mind blowing and can’t wait to make it again.  Thank you for a truly inspiring recipe!
    (can you imagine what they would taste like in some marinara sauce? yummmmmm

  39. This is a star recipe, representative of how good healthy cooking can be. Every time I make them, I think I could live on these. This time just did in skillet. Only addition was some spices ( Penzey Bavarian seasoning) sprinkled on the outside before browning in skillet. A favorite every time.

  40. Just made these, they were amazing!  A few days ago I grated my ABUNDANCE of zucchini using my food processor and spent hours draining the liquid.  Perfect amount for these turkey burgers (yum!) and some zucchini bread.

      1. There’s 8oz of liquid in a cup, it’s different for solids. You’d need to use a kitchen scale

  41. These look delicious! Do you think I could mix them all up and then freeze them and just take them out as we’re ready to eat a burger? I have an abundance of zucchini! Thanks!!! 

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    Pepper Damon

    These were the bomb! Better than beef burgers and way healthier!! We all loved them. Good the next day cold also. Grating and squeezing the water out of the zucchini was messy and time consuming BUT SO WORTH IT! Thanks for the outstanding recipe,

  43. Gina, you create some awesome recipes and this one does not disappoint. I’ve made these several times and everyone loves them.  They are so juicy. I just made a double batch for company and typically serve them with grilled veggies and a salad.  In the beginning I made the burgers following the recipe exactly. Lately I’ve been adding a chopped jalapeño, extra crushed garlic and some crushed red pepper. We like things spicy!  I love that these are very healthy. This has become a regular meal rotation for us. 

  44. This was a hit in my house. I had bought the Costco ground turkey, so I doubled the recipe and made one batch as burger patties, and the other as meatballs to freeze for another day. I used the air fryer and made some home made sweet potato fries to go with it. The burgers were so juicy. Everything was enjoyed by my picky kids. This will be on regular rising

  45. So good. My husband and I loved them. This is going to join my recipe rotation! I love your recipes. I have almost all your cookbooks now. 

  46. So delicious and easy – perfect for toddler too! Maybe my favorite skinnytaste recipe I’ve made.

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    Maureen Bruno

    These burgers were outstanding in the air fryer, NOT dry, great flavor and my family had no idea that zucchini was inside. These turkey burgers will be my go to from now on. Loved them

      1. These are incredible!  I was leery about the cumin but I made them as written and, honestly, wouldn’t change a thing.  I grilled them on my ninja foodi and it took about 12 minutes on medium. They were juicy and delicious and the texture is just like a hamburger.  I will be eating these instead of beef on hamburger night from now on. BTW, I also get 4 points on WW green when I put this in the recipe calculator.  I used regular bread crumbs so that may be the difference.  Thank you for another keeper!!

  48. This is the BEST turkey burger ever!
    I made them today and they are so moist and tasty!
    Thank you for so the wonderful recipes you post!

  49. Delicious!! So easy and the recipe came together very quickly. This will be my go to turkey burger from now on!

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    Jordan Fernandez

    So simple, so quick, so healthy, and so delicious. I didn’t have any seasoned breadcrumbs so I used plain breadcrumbs with ~1 tsp of Italian seasoning. I was surprised by how moist the burgers were. Can’t wait to make them again!

  51. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic, Green onions, olive oil. Daughter suggested maybe adding feta and cranberries. I cooked them on the grill. Did not use breading of any kind and they held together great.
    . Beware, For those of you tempted to use Panko, the second ingredient is SUGAR

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    Best turkey burger I ever had!  Only recipe  II will use going forward!  Thank you so much!

  53. Delicious! Thank you! I added Worcestershire and oregano because I thought I had made these before with those ingredients. Very, very tasty! I didn’t even put it on a bun.

  54. OMG!  These are the best turkey burgers ever!!  It is a great recipe, very impressed with how flavorful it turned out.

  55. This was really delicious, I had to use up left over zucchini and it really stretched our burgers further.  I ended up omitting the bread crumbs and they still turned out perfectly!  I like eating my burgers with spinach, fig butter, and some laughing cow cheese- this patty was so juicy and filled me up, will definitely rotate this into my recipe arsenal. 

  56. These were incredible. I used almond flour instead of breadcrumbs, but otherwise followed the recipe fully. I used them in the cheeseburger salad and it was absolutely delicious.

    1. Did you ever try them frozen? I’m thinking I might try making and freezing over night to do the next day

  57. Made these for the first time tonight and cooked them on my George Foreman grill. Delicious ! Way better then I expected since turkey dries out easily, the zucchini, solved that issue. I used frozen zucchini and thawed it over the day and cut it up into small pieces. Only change I made was to skip the salt and add a teaspoon of Maggi,

  58. These are great!!  I have made them twice in the last couple of week and shared this recipe with friends and family.  Love the idea of zucchini!  We know ground turkey breast can be dry, so this moistens them, and taste wonderful!  Thank you!

  59. Terrific recipe! These are full of flavor and very moist and I loved the addition of zucchini! I do not eat grains and used a tablespoon of coconut flour as another commenter suggested. Will leave it out altogether next time to see if it’s fine without it. Thank you!

  60. I just want to tell you how wonderful I have found this recipe.  My wife and I are on a balanced/protein based program to lose fat and gain muscle.  I have been making these for about 4 months now, starting out with cooking them on the stovetop and now I’ve migrated to baking the batch all at once on a silpat in the oven.  We have lost about 60 pounds between the two of us and discovering this recipe from you is a major component of our efforts.  My wife, especially, was not a ground turkey fan, but I have won her over.  A batch hardly makes it through the week.  Thanks again, great work!!!!!

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    Kathleen Ross

    These tasted nice but weren’t juicy at all. Not sure what I did wrong. Did I squeeze the zucchini too much? Or maybe I had them in the air fryer too long? I was trusting my meat thermometer. I will try again. The family enjoyed them.

    1. These were amazing!!! I prepared it exactly as suggested and it was incredible! I cannot wait to grill them again this spring/summer!!!

  62. Just tried this recipe for dinner and it was so good! Added a slice of low fat Pepper Jack cheese and It felt like I was having a cheat meal and it was still so healthy and yummy!! Def adding this to the weekly roster!!

  63. I love these Turkey Burgers! They are so moist and flavorful, and my family loves them as well. I use my potato ricer to squeeze out the zucchini liquid. It’s easier, less messy and works better than paper towels!

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      Amy St. Peter

      Hi.  I just added it in recipe builder for green and got 4 points.  I double checked and still got 4.  Not sure what I am doing wrong.

  64. Made this for lunch and absolutely delicious. Grilled. Served on bun with lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and a dill,prickle slice. Moist and flavorful. Froze extra patties. Hubby cannot eat red meat due to dietary restrictions and this is a great “hamburger” option.

  65. So easy and so good! Did these in my new air fryer and they were to die for- mine did cook a bit quicker than 10 minutes so make sure you check the internal temp while they are going! I’ve found my fryer cooks quicker than a couple recipes. I froze the extra patties for later 🙂

  66. These were so delicious! You’re a recipe Q.U.E.E.N.! I love that your recipes are not only healthy but kid & husband approved every time as well. Thank you for making my WW journey so much easier!

  67. Such a delicious recipe! the burger patties turn out flavorful, juicy, and delicious Here was my twist for serving the burger: I made it into a “pizza burger” and it likely may not comply with WW and calorie watching but just thought I’ll share. I had pretzel buns at home so I lightly crisped the buns on a pan with olive oil spread, then placed a drizzle of warmed marinara sauce on the bun, a slice of pepper jack cheese on the warm bun and warm sauce to start melting, then placed the burger patty on the sauce/cheese. Added a little more marinara on top of the patty and the top bun for my husband/lettuce on top for my burger.

  68. Did I calculate wrong? For 99% lean turkey, it came out to zero points for 1 and 1 point for 2 burgers. Anyone else?

  69. Why when I build all your recipes in my WW app the points are always off I did this one to a T and they come out as 1 point ? I do love this burger it’s fantastic the only difference is I used ground chicken cutlet

    1. Hi Tracy! The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  70. Thank you SO much for this terrific recipe! So simple but SO DELICIOUS! I made these the other night for my family and everyone LOVED them even my 6 year old daughter who is very picky! She said daddy this is delicious! Made me very happy! Not kidding these might be the best most juicy burger I have ever had. Certainly the best ones I have ever made. Thanks again for sharing this great recipe!

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    Eileen Morris

    This really is a great recipe. I tweaked it a bit by adding grated carrots, substituted cooked quinoa for the bread crumbs, and added a dash of Everything But the Bagel seasoning from Trader Joe’s. I also used 99% lean ground turkey and cooked them burgers on a grill pan. I made protein burgers by wrapping them up in crisp iceberg lettuce–they were delicious! I served them with air fried sweet potato fries.

  72. Made these for the first time tonight and they are AMAZING–flavorful, juicy and satisfying. I have made a ton of Skinnytaste recipes, most of which are super delicious, but I think this is my favorite ever. Perfect for a quick summer weeknight dinner. Yum!

  73. Yummy turkey burgers! I like to use all white meat ground turkey but can end up with a dry burger. With the addition of the zucchini that was not a problem. I enjoy lemon pepper and celery seed in my mixture so went ahead and added them along with the other ingredients. My hubby grilled the burgers for me and enjoyed them with a grilled corn salad. Will definitely make these again! Made and reviewed for the Alphabet tag game.

  74. Made these burgers tonight.  They were delicious.  The zucchini really does make them moist and juicy.  

  75. My husband had his gallbladder out he had to eat lowfat after the surgery. These are so good we have had them twice in 2 weeks. They are easy to make and very tastey. Thanks for the recipe

  76. This will be my go-to turkey burger recipe! So juicy and delicious! I used to use BBQ sauce to make them moist, but the zucchini does it without sugar and with added veggie benefit. Thanks for sharing this! I cooked them in a grill pan on the stove.

  77. Great tasting burger!  I cooked them on the stovetop as described but used olive oil instead of cooking spray and they crumbled up.  Does the cooking spray make a difference?  Thanks!

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    Diane Funaro

    Great recipe, i used plain panko breadcrumbs, fresh parsley ,basill & dill.. made 4 burgers with 1 lb of meat. Topped with gorgonzola, served on a toasted english muffin.

  79. I made these a few months ago & froze them.. idky but I ignored them until about a week ago… I’ve eaten them everyday SINCE they’re SO good. I eat them with mixed veggies for lunch & its super satisfying and tasty. Making another freezer batch this weekend! OBSESSED. 

  80. So I know there are already a million comments on here but I just have to say… these are AMAZING!!! This is my go to recipe for burgers and my husband loves them too! We eat these at least twice a month. They’re so easy and make a perfect lunch leftover!

  81. I printed the original recipe that called for 1.25 lbs of ground turkey on May 23, 2010.  I am still loving these turkey burgers and use each recipe according to the weight of the packaged turkey.  Gina, I have a whole file of your recipes that have become an integral part of my family’s meal planning.  Thanks for all you do!

  82. Really, really, really good. This will be my go to for turkey burgers or meatballs. The addition of spices for a change up are endless. Wonder how it would work as a meatloaf?? Hmm….. Thank you.

  83. I made some changes… my turkey came in 1.33 lb packages, I didn’t increase the zucchini but added some leftover shredded carrot I needed to use up. I used plain panko bread crumbs and added some other burger grilling-type seasonings because that’s what I had. And I left out the grated onion. I added a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and 2 eggs. With my additions, it was a bit too wet so I added some old fashioned oats until it looked right. I should have used them instead of the panko to begin with, but I forgot. It made (7) 4.5oz burgers with a bit leftover. I pan seared the little one and it was great, very moist! The others are chillin’ in the fridge until tomorrow night. 🙂

  84. Hi, Gina – I just ran this through the Recipe Builder, and, even including 5 oil sprays, I’m only coming up with 1 Point for each burger. Thanks for another great recipe. You are my #1 go-to WW recipe source.

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    Amal Srivastava

    My favorite turkey burger. My go to dinner when pre-cooking for the week. I add a little kefir cheese to the ingredients.

  86. I’ve been making these intermittently for a number of years and they’re always great. Our family is mostly vegetarian and my husband is vegan (all on preference rather than principle) but I regularly make these to bring a meal to friends and about once or twice a year make a batch for our family. I make 12 slider style mini burgers and pack them in my kids’ lunches. They love them! So many of my favorite freezer recipes come from you, such as black bean butternut squash enchiladas and mushroom shepherds pie. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks!!!

  87. These look delicious! Another way to keep lean turkey (I use 99% lean) moist is to mince 2 or 3 mushrooms and some onion to mix in with the turkey. I don’t add egg or breadcrumbs. They are deliciously moist every time and only zero freestyle Points! If they are chilled when you put them on the grill, they don’t fall apart at all. 
    Gina, I am so thankful for your amazing site and recipes. I have been making your recipes for a few months now and the whole family raves! I will be buying your cookbook when it comes out. Thank you! 

  88. These were delicious! I have made turkey burgers in the past and they always came out dry. The zucchini made them perfect!

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    Margaret Milkie

    I am making these on repeat!! The only changes I made was to saute the red onion in a bit of of olive oil for added flavor and I throw in a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. 

  90. Everyone who I make these for love them. They are so juicy and tasty.  We put a little fresh avocado on top and then melt a thin slice of provolone cheese (they don’t need the bun).  Easy, quick and delicious!

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    Deborah mahoney

    Has anyone added egg white to this recipe? My husband wanted to try it with egg white & all the other ingredients. 

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    Connie Forest

    Why are these 3 free style points? The only thing that isn’t a zero point is the bread crumbs and that works out to less than 1Tablespoon of crumbs per burger and 1/4 cup is only three points. Great recipe!

  93. I added a bit of coriander and cumin and omitted the breadcrumbs by accident. I am also GF and I did not miss the breadcrumbs at all. The 2nd time, I added turkey bacon on top! OMG! Mind blown! I cannot believe the taste. Seriously…I just may not ever make a beef burger again. It’s just that good! Nom, nom, nom. My husband is not a huge turkey burger fan and LOVED these! WhoopWhoop!

  94. This is the first time I have ever made turkey burgers that were actually delicious! Thank you for this recipe

  95. These were delicious. My kids loved them and were begging for more. I should have doubled the recipe. My entire family said they were the best burgers they’d ever had AND they’re healthy. Mom win!!

  96. You CANNOT go wrong with these delicious juicy burgers!!!!!!! They are so tasty, and now we make them all the time. I make them ahead,split them up and freeze them this way I can just pull one out for lunch or dinner and they are wonderful, I tell everyone about where I got the recipe!

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