The Deliciously Basic Turkey Burger


I love a basic burger – no fancy dressings. But -I have been told by the cardiologist I need to loose weight, and so in response, I have joined weight watchers.  As those of you who follow this blog know, I also love to eat.  Now that is the dilemma!  I’m in the mood for a big juicy, just your basic burger.  But then I calculated what it would cost me.  Hmmmm – What to do….

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What you need:

  • 1 pound 99% fat free ground turkey breast
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon smoked salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (I used smoked olive oil)
  • 3 oz. reduced fat, sharp cheddar – split into four pieces (.75 oz. each)
  • 4 reduced fat, multigrain English Muffins, split
  • 2 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • Sliced tomato
  • Sliced onions
  • Spinach and arugula leaves

How to Do it:

Heat the olive oil in a grill pan or cast iron skillet.  Reduce heat to medium.

Mix the garlic, salt and pepper well into the ground turkey and split into four patties.

Cook in the hot oil until cooked completely through (don’t eat rare poultry please!) and it is lightly browned.  Just before they are done, top each turkey patty with ¾ oz. of sliced cheddar.

Toast the muffins.

Lay the cooked turkey burger on top of one half of a muffin – repeat with the other three.  Add the tomato, onion and leafy greens.  Spread ½ Tablespoon of mayonnaise on the top piece of muffin and close the burger.


And its only about 300 calories, 7 grams of fat, 35 grams of carbs (10 fiber and 3 ½ sugar) and 32 grams of protein.

In Weight Watchers talk, that’s 7 points!


Makes 4 servings of one burger each!


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4 Responses to The Deliciously Basic Turkey Burger

  1. Amber says:

    I love just a basic turkey burger. I swear any time I order a turkey burger in a restaurant it has an odd flavor; Like they add artificial flavors or use frozen patties or something? This looks great!

  2. Teresa says:

    My husband has just been diagnosed with high cholesterol and the doctor told him to switch to lean meats, so this is perfect for us now. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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