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Zucchini Turkey Burgers Zucchini Turkey Burgers


Prepared by: Kelsey Jeter
Nutrition Specialist,
University of Missouri Extension
September 13, 2015


Yield: 5 servings



  • 5 ounces grated zucchini (when squeezed 4.25 ounces)
  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon grated red onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt and fresh pepper mixture
  • Fat-free pan spray



  1. Squeeze all the moisture from the zucchini with paper towels.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  3. Make 5 equal patties, not too thick so they can cook in the center.


To cook indoors: 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.


Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 161
Total Fat: 7g
Protein: 18g
Carbohydrates: 4.5g
Fiber: 1g
Sodium: 385mg
Cholesterol: 65mg




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