Fitness & Nutrition

A Low-Fat Alternative: Grilled Turkey Burger

By on 05/29/2018

This burger is so packed with flavor you’ll never miss the beef. Stuffed with mushrooms and topped with Swiss cheese, this turkey meat loaf burger recipe will become a family favorite.


  • Tbsp olive oil
  • cups white button mushrooms sliced
  • onion chopped
  • large garlic cloves minced
  • small tomato chopped
  • slice of white bread cut into cubes
  • eggs
  • Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • lbs lean ground turkey breast
  • Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 10 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese (1 oz each)
  • 10 light whole wheat Kaiser rolls (2 oz each)


  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until browned.
  • Add onion, garlic, tomato and bread cubes, and cook until onion is softened and mixture is combined well, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and chill, covered, for 20 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, basil and parsley, and whisk until beaten well. In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg mixture, mushroom mixture, lemon juice, pepper and salt, and stir to combine well. Form 10 patties, transfer to a plate and chill, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the grill. Grill burgers for 6 minutes with grill lid open. Turn burgers, add a slice of cheese to each burger, and close grill lid. Grill for 6 minutes more, or until meat is no longer pink. Serve on rolls with sliced lettuce, tomato and red onion for garnish, if desired.

Nutrition Info

Serving size: 1 burger
Serves 10

Calories: 364
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 99mg
Sodium: 482mg
Carbohydrates: 35g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 39g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

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