Thanks again! OBSESSED. I added a little adobo seasoning and they were fab!!! I also used garlic flavored breadcrumbs (and 3-4 cloves of garlic…we love garlic). Use a box grater to shred your zucchini. I only had 1 lb of meat so I used that but still had 2 big burgers. Made these for dinner as sliders, they were great! When hot, lightly spray oil. I added a splash of worchestershire sauce to give them that extra kick. I am amazed! We had stopped and picked the kids up McDonald's because we knew they wouldn't eat anything with zucchini in it. Um, I love these burgers so much, I just dedicated an entire post on my blog to their deliciousness: http://entreethegiant.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/best-ever-turkey-burgers/. I pan seared the little one and it was great, very moist! I love this recipe, Gina. Thank you again for your amazing, delicious recipes. I loved this meal because it was easy, very affordable, & quick! Delicious! Gina! These tasted nice but weren’t juicy at all. Thanks for such a great site! What a genius idea! With my additions, it was a bit too wet so I added some old fashioned oats until it looked right. How much is 5 oz. I am loving your recipes Gina. My husband is not a huge turkey burger fan and LOVED these! I always look forward to dinner when making your recipes! Thanks. Just made them tonight with a slice of cheddar on a whole wheat bun. Made these for Mother's Day dinner and they were delicious! A batch hardly makes it through the week. Just made them tonight and they were great. I love your website…I love your recipes…and I thank you SO much. – For the Love of Food and Life. Pingback: New Series: Lit Burger - Lit Burger #1 is The Sound and Curry Burger • High Shelf Esteem. Gina, I am so thankful for your amazing site and recipes. Made these tonight. We both are having them for lunch today as well seeing as we have left overs. I eat them with mixed veggies for lunch & its super satisfying and tasty. YUM, YUM, My mom was so shocked with how flavorful they are. I added chopped mushrooms and worcestershire. Thanks for such great and healthy recipes! Your point information is very helpful. Thanks for the recipes! So glad your 7 year old likes them! @kermit- I'm so glad the little one liked them!! Husband and kids also. I see this on other sites and wonder the same thing, Pingback: Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 81) | Good Kitchen Blog, Pingback: Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 81) – 칼로리, These were so easy and great! Made this tonight and even the kids loved them! I made them into sliders(it made about 12). I am also trying the freezing method. They were super yummy. Best turkey burger I ever had! 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. Will leave it out altogether next time to see if it’s fine without it. How sp points? My 15 year old son ate 3 of these. Best burgers ever!!!! they were fabulous but i was wondering if i could just leave out the bread crumbs altogether? OMG! I like to use all white meat ground turkey but can end up with a dry burger. Clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking. In large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, zucchini, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. I have to say that I was VERY skeptical that these would pass my EXTREMELY picking 5 year old….but they DID and he actually ate EVERY bite; including my 2 year old and 8 year old. I don’t add egg or breadcrumbs. My family loved them, even my picky 4-year old! I added some cayanne pepper for some spice. Yum! Shape into patties. These turkey burgers are just amazing!!! Adding zucchini also lowers the calories per serving because you get five patties out of 1 pound of ground turkey them instead of four. We also served them to some friends and they couldn't believe what a difference the zucchini made with regard to keeping the burgers moist. Did I squeeze the zucchini too much? Make 5 equal patties, 4 ounces each, not too thick so they cook in the center. I cooked inside on my grill pan so I could get a nice sear. . Directions. Yummy! This was my first experience with ground turkey and I expected them to be dry…exact opposite! Has anyone tried freezing these? These burgers are at the top of our family's list. However, they LOVE these!! WhoopWhoop! Lots of cooking today, very COLD in NY. Spiralize it, and sauté it with other veggies, like my. it’s less than one. A prefect day for cooking and football:), Hate posting Anonymous, but I use Explorer – Absolutely THE BEST turkey burgers! I really appreciate your recipes, it lets me bring a little Puerto Rico to my house! 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. Is is it supposed to be 1 tsp combined of salt and pepper or 1 tsp of each? I love your blog…I've made several of your recipes & they've all been great. I should probably stay away!! I have the pickest eater; while she would eat a turkey burger, if she saw something green in it she might not eat it. Froze extra patties. A huge bonus if you want your kids to eat more veggies – they'll never know! These were excellent! I made these this week and everyone loved them. OMG! You're amazing! I should have doubled the recipe. I'm very new to cooking & trying to find healthier meals to make for myself and this was wonderful! I am making these on repeat!! I had extra ground turkey from a previous recipe and a craving for a turkey burger for lunch today…luckily I came upon this great idea to use zucchini! You’re welcome Katie! Better than a beef hamburger in my opinion. Made another batch last night. I modified it slightly by using panko breadcrumbs, shallot instead of red onion, and a dash of worchestershire. Thank you. So many of my favorite freezer recipes come from you, such as black bean butternut squash enchiladas and mushroom shepherds pie. Gina – thank you so much for this amazing recipe. If grilling: Clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking. I love this recipe! Thanks for the great tip on the zucchini. My kids all loved them too. These are fantastic! Cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center. I made them with 99% turkey and thought they were juicy and delicious! ... Grilled Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki … It's miraculous. Combine ground turkey, zucchini, onion, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese in a mixing bowl. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Just made these for the family and they went so fast and were even delicious to my husband, who is not a big fan of vegetables! Grill packets over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Has anyone added egg white to this recipe? Is the zucchini's green color obvious in the cooked burger? Wish you could have seen my husbands face:) Thanks for another great recipe!! It is so simple to prepare, inexpensive and healthy. 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! Moist. Excellent, thank you! – Melissa. I like them as much as an actual hamburger. Thank you! These were so yummy! Thanks , What is the total cooking time for the burgers. Thanks for the great recipe! Made these tonight…awesome, my picky boyfriend ate one and half and took one for lunch tomorrow. Your email address will not be published. If grilling: Clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking. 5 oz  zucchini, squeezed dry is approximately how much in cups? Zucchini=AWESOME! As a result I had to up the bread crumbs (I used GF ones) to 1/2 cup. My skeptical hubby thought they were fab, too. My wife and I are on a balanced/protein based program to lose fat and gain muscle. Dad's Czech burgers are fried, but I'll work on making them lighter! To make burgers, mix all ingredients together. 1 whole or half? Thanks so much. These sound really good! Easy to make. Trying tonight with pomodoro sauce. I make 12 slider style mini burgers and pack them in my kids’ lunches. So so good. Lesson learned! Hmm….. Drizzle with pesto dressing. Thank you, Gina! I melted jalapeno jack (reduced fat) and added sliced avocado…wonderful. Thanks Gina! I told him after he ate two of them. Great leah, most of my recipes are very easy, you'll be surprised how easy they are!! Added a little more marinara on top of the patty and the top bun for my husband/lettuce on top for my burger. Make them every day! Made this for lunch and absolutely delicious. Who needs hamburgers! Managed to make 7 patties, so had some leftovers for lunch today! Put zucchini on the grill and cook about 4-5 minute per side until the zucchini softens and is charred to your liking. I'll have to post dad's recipe one day! 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. Put them in a whole wheat pita with some reduced fat feta and grilled red onion and didnt need any ketchup or anything. Also used the food processor and also put in bell peppers. It is so simple to prepare, inexpensive and healthy. Another amazing recipe, thank you so much!! These are the BEST turkey burgers! Love, love, love this recipe! This will definitely be a staple recipe in our house!! Gina!!! I make them with a 20 oz package of 99% fat free turkey breast and they’re still juicy and delicious. I'll give that a try next time myself! Season to taste with salt and pepper. Very moist!! Gina, if I have unseasoned whole wheat bread crumbs, what would you recommend I add to them? One of my favorite skinnytaste recipes. I haven’t tried, but I think raw would be best, then thaw in fridge overnight before cooking. thanks for the recipe. I made these today!! I tell everyone about it! Thanks so much for this recipe, it is my new go-to burger recipe and my husband loves burgers. Thank you!!! I used to use BBQ sauce to make them moist, but the zucchini does it without sugar and with added veggie benefit. I froze the extra patties for later . i used a hand grater, i added extra onion and garlic and i highly recommend this recipe..it was really full of flavor and very moist…better than any store bought turkey burgers. My trick to making the juiciest turkey burgers EVER is by adding grated zucchini! I finally learned how to use the shredder on my food processor and my husband assembled the rest when he got home (since I have a cast on one hand.) Very good, received the stamp of appoval from husband and son. Gina, these burgers look so yummy I think my "no way, not ground turkey" hubby would eat them! They were so yummy. I enjoy lemon pepper and celery seed in my mixture so went ahead and added them along with the other ingredients. Get recipes & exclusive content via email: You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of emails you receive. In last few minutes, toast muffins … Good question, I haven't tried freezing these yet, my guess is to freeze them cooked. Moist, delicious and a huge husband pleaser. Or would you have to leave it ucooked? I want to try it with some roasted green chilies as well. These were fantastic!! Served over mixed greens and topped with chopped tomatoes. Preheat a grill or grill pan to high heat, and toss the zucchini wedges with olive oil, salt, and pepper. This information will not be used for any purpose other than enabling you to post a comment. can cucumber be used instead of zucchini ? . I tried these for the first time last night and all I can say is WOW! I'm really looking forward to trying these! Why are these so good? These were FANTASTIC! Most turkey burgers dry out on the grill, but not these – they were perfect! It was great using zucchini, we have a few in our CSA box this week! They were delicious!!!! It's amazing how much flavor these have! 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. 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 have been meaning to review this recipe for a while now. Heat a large nonstick skillet on high heat. I loved these burgers. Thanks! Flavourful. I am new to cooking healthy and I made these last night. . Eaten wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun, this burger totally satisfied me. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. It was moist and delicious and you honestly cannot taste the zucchini at all. *. I made these the other night for my family and everyone LOVED them even my 6 year old daughter who is very picky! They are healthy, easy and and perfect for quick dinners any night of the week. Brush patties and onion rings with oil. Layer zucchini slices, turkey burgers, tomato slices, red onion and arugula. Thanks!! Keep up the great work! Fill with burgers, grilled vegetables, tomatoes and cheese. on each side or until burgers are heated through and vegetables are tender. These are great!! OMG…best turkey burgers, ever! Everyone who I make these for love them. I absolutely LOVE your blog!! Served on bun with lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and a dill,prickle slice. This is a new family favorite. This is going to become a weekly affair in our home…. I use your recipes all the time. Must admit, I was very skeptical about these but because it's your recipe, Gina, and have yet to try one of your recipes that I didn't like, I made them today. 4. I used coconut flour in place of breadcrumbs (1/8 cup) –turned out juicy, 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 ? OMG! In love! Thanks for a great recipe! After forming the patties I thought the consistency might not hold well, but as soon as they hit the skillet the patties firmed up. my 8 year old is so picky and she ate 2 and a half patties!!! Instead of breadcrumbs – has anyone tried using ground up fiber one?! Thanks again, great work!!!!! I am so glad I found you:)Any idea about the points plus value of these burgers? Sounds good with peppers too. I also threw in some burger seasoning. This recipe is definitely a keeper- very easy and yummy! Gina, I've been using your website for a couple years now and what you're doing has helped me completely change my eating habits. The entire family was blown away and I have a few excellent turkey burger recipes so this is a huge compliment. My boyfriend was OBSESSED! Do you think you could add zucchini to lean ground beef for a burger, too? What is a good low-cal sauce for top??? Definitely a keeper! I have made this recipe before but as meatballs (with some slight modifications), and they were the best turkey meatballs I've ever had. Grill them for 6-10 minutes, flipping now and then so that both sides grill … Okay to use old fashioned oats? x. I LOVE this recipe and make it for my family all the time. Delicious ! Grilled. Will it have the same taste ? In a small bowl mix together garlic powder, parsley flakes, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Thank you! I made these for dinner last night and they were fantstic!! 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. . Could you update this recipe with the Smart Points? Made a double batch and threw some in the freezer for a quick healthy and delish meal. Place in a single layer on the grill (reserve the bowl; no need to wash). These are so good we have had them twice in 2 weeks. Delicious! Mustard ? 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. these were amazing! Pingback: Weight Watcher Friendly Meal Plan with Smart Points #14 - Meal Planning Mommies. She said daddy this is delicious! The burgers stayed super-moist and flavorful even after grilling them, rather than cooking them in a pan. My daughter and I loved them, but I really, really like the idea of grated zucchini for moisture and fiber. Tostones are soo good, I've been meaning to bake some more, I keep buying them green, but they are turning yellow so quick I don't get a chance to make them. I am going to try it this weekend to make for my lunches next week. thanks for this recipe. I have made turkey burgers in the past and they always came out dry. I add a little kefir cheese to the ingredients. Delicious!! I plan on making them tonight, but wanted to ask… do you think this will be manageable with just a hand grater? 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