Quick Healthy Turkey Burgers

These quick healthy turkey burgers are not only tasty but they’re lower in fat and healthier than traditional beef ones. Ready in just 30 minutes they make a fantastic quick healthy meal. 

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Everyone loves burgers, especially kids. If you can get them started off earlier eating healthier versions like these quick healthy turkey burgers then you’re onto a winner. It’ll give them the basics for a good lifelong healthy diet.

Turkey meat is something I often cook with.

But, I feel turkey gets neglected and I’ve mentioned that before such as in my low fat summer turkey stew recipe.

For Lynne and I, especially as we are always watching our pennies, turkey makes an ideal alternative, to the more expensive meat cuts, like beef.

Plus, this quick healthy turkey burger recipe is much healthier than red meat and it’s just so delicious and simple to make!

Healthier and lower in fat, these tasty turkey burgers are not only quick to prepare but kids just love them.

This quick healthy turkey burger recipe gave me an ideal opportunity to get out my trusty George Forman grill.

I remember as a student this was my one and only trusted cooking device! Ah such memories…… 😉

Now of course you don’t need one of those to make these tasty morsels, you can just use the grill.

When using your grill place a sheet of tin foil on top and your burger patties on top of that to cook. It helps keeps them together.

Also don’t worry about your burger patties being quite wet. The moisture helps the insides cook quickly!

I reckon you are going to love these quick healthy turkey burgers and so next you can start experimenting with my other burger recipes, like my chick pea burger recipe!

Healthier and lower in fat, these tasty turkey burgers are not only quick to prepare but kids just love them.

Folks, we will be back after our wee break to Glen Coe. If you follow me on Instagram I’ll try and post some pictures so as not to make you too jealous. 😉

Here’s a picture of  buachaille etive mor taken 3 years ago when my friend Mike (that’s him in the picture) and I walked the West Highland Way from Fort William to Glasgow.

This is photographed at the entrance to Glencoe. Magnificent eh?

Kinlochleven to Inveroran

Talking of Instagram, they featured my peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake recipe yesterday.

I was absolutely jobsmacked and humbled. Let’s just say I’ve had my fair share of challenges so far this year, so that’s a highlight Lynne and I will be celebrating in style next week. 😀

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Quick Healthy Turkey Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Healthier and lower in fat, these tasty turkey burgers are not only quick to prepare but kids just love them.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 349 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Small red onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 500 g lean turkey mince
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 100 g low fat cheddar cheese grated
  1. Heat the oil in a small pan and gently sauté the onion and garlic until soft, about 6 minutes. Set aside
  2. In a large bowl mix together the lean turkey mince, curry powder, coriander, beaten egg and 75g of the cheese then the softened onion and garlic.
  3. Using your hands form the mixture into 4 patties
  4. Grill on both sides on a George Forman grill or under a medium heat.
  5. Once the burgers are cooked through, sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over and either grill the cheese on top too, or serve as is.
  6. Serve on toasted burger buns with iceberg lettuce and sliced tomatoes on the bottom and chosen relish on top.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Healthy Turkey Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.9g 35%
Saturated Fat 8.3g 42%
Cholesterol 158.3mg 53%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 3.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 32.7g 65%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 22%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Healthier and lower in fat, these tasty turkey burgers are not only quick to prepare but kids just love them.

Well it’s Thursday today and I like to link up with Amanda at Running with Spoons to share with you what’s going on over there (even if she is in Hawaii – jealous!!) so head on over!

Until then take care and thanks so much for keeping up with us, enjoy these quick healthy turkey burgers!

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Healthier and lower in fat, these tasty turkey burgers are not only quick to prepare but kids just love them.


  1. A) love me some turkey burgers b) HOOOOORAAAY for getting featured on Food Gawker! I know I gawked, so definitely up the right alley there. Your creations are not only delicious but also truly beautiful, so about damn time.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you so much! It’s so nice to celebrate little triumphs isn’t it Susie? And I did, by eating the last remaining slice of the Cheesecake which was in the fridge much to Lynne’s disgust. 😆

      Glad you like the turkey burgers, these are yummy. I haven’t yet had a chance to try them on a BBQ though. Here’s hoping to some decent weather this year here so I can! 🙂

  2. mmmm, burgers. I bet the curry powder makes these amazing! Will try!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Jennifer 🙂 yeah, I find it’s just nice to have a very slight heat in these, which is what the curry powder gives it. Too much and it might be a bit overpowering, but I suppose it’s personal taste really isn’t it?

  3. Neil – first CONGRATS – I just saw your Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake on FoodGawker’s IG account – tats’ fantastic! But, really, are you surprised – that Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake was simply fabulous – and it’s so distracting – I keep glancing at it on the right while I read about these burgers – ooh – now all I can think of is a lunch of cumin and coriander flavored burgers with a HUGE chunk of that Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake to follow {I’ll just pretend I am not lactose intolerant 😉 }
    Have a wonderful break!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi, 😀 I guess I never expected something like that to happen. When you spend hours “gawking” at everyone else’s food photographs, practicing to try and make yours just as good, then it does happen and it totally takes you aback, wow! I’m honestly so ecstatic about it still. I’m glad it’s having a such an effect.

      Yes, we’ll just have to imagine that you are not lactose intolerant, sorry about that. But I’ll happily make you double the burgers as compensation. 🙂

      Can’t wait for the break 😉


  4. Those burgers look amazing!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Many thanks for commenting Amy, I can assure you they not only look amazing, but they taste amazing too! 🙂

  5. these look fantastic!!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Linz, if we were all on the same side of the Atlantic and some decent weather came to me here in Scotland, I’d invite you all to a huge BBQ and make these for you. 😀

  6. I typically keep TURKEY for Thanksgiving only… But this recipe really wants me to make an exception! 😉
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      It’s honestly underrated GiGi. Such a lean and healthy meat too, I would say yes, bring it out more often! 😀

  7. Congrats on being featured!! That’s a huge accomplishment! How often do you submit to Tastespotting? I’ve been dabbling in that and Food Gawker and am curious about if/how other food bloggers schedule that.
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  8. Nice looking food! And pretty mountain. I miss mountains 🙁
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Marissa 🙂 I loved putting this recipe together and I think I’ll just get the other burgers I made, out of the freezer, for tonight’s dinner. Ah yes, that is an amazing mountain, one I love to climb and we’re looking forward to heading up there this coming week. 🙂

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend 😀

  9. I love turkey burgers, your recipe looks great! Congrats on the Foodgawkage! That’s brilliant! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Erin 🙂 I’m looking forward to keeping up with more of your adventures as you get more climatised here! 😀

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