Turkey burgers recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 1 hr

Nutrition per portion

Calories 260 kCal 13%
Fat 5g 7%

Turkey burgers are the healthy friend you never knew you needed! Whether you’re watching what you eat or just feel like whipping up a meal that’s better for you, this healthy meal of turkey burgers and homemade oven chips contains less than 10g fat per person.


  • 500g(1lb) Maris Piper potatoes
  • 4tsp sunflower oil
  • 500g (1lb) turkey breast mince
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed, optional
  • 2tsp lemon thyme leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • To serve
  • Good handful of salad leaves and 2 cherry tomatoes per person
  • 1tbsp reduced-fat coleslaw per person


  • Set the oven to gas mark 7 or 220°C. Cut unpeeled potatoes into wedges and put in a roasting tin. Add 3tsp oil and stir to coat potato. Roast for 40-50 mins, turning after 30 mins.

  • Mix the turkey mince with the spring onion, garlic, if using, thyme and seasoning. Shape into 4 burgers 10-11cm (4-4½in) in diameter; use a cutter as a guide. Chill for 30 mins, if possible.

  • Heat a griddle pan. Rub the rest of the oil onto both sides of each burger, then griddle them, in 2 batches, for 3-4 mins each side. Serve with the salad, tomatoes, potato wedges and coleslaw. (Not suitable for freezing).

Top tip for making Turkey burgers

Woman's Weekly cookery editor Sue McMahon says: A non-stick cooking liner is a boon for low-fat cooking as it prevents the chips from sticking to the tin.

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