Turkey patties with garlic mayonnaise dip recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 20 min

A lighter twist on the usual burgers. Using a seasoned turkey mince mixture fried in thin rounds makes delicious, juicy, healthier choice. Serve simply with salad or pop on top of toasted granary bread roll halves.


  • 500g turkey mince
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 115g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1tsp celery salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 4tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 4tbsp low fat natural yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4tbsp vegetable oil
  • A few sprigs parsley, roughly chopped


  • Put the mince in a bowl and mix in the onion, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Bind together with the egg. Divide into 16 and form each into a thin patty about 6cm in diameter. Place on a board lined with baking parchment, cover and chill for at least 30 mins.

  • For the mayonnaise dip, mix the mayonnaise, yogurt and garlic together. Season to taste, then cover and chill until required.

  • Heat the oil in a large frying and cook the patties in 2 batches for about 5 mins on each side until lightly golden and cooked through.

  • To serve, drain the patties and serve with the mayonnaise dip, and a few parsley leaves scattered on top.

Top tip for making Turkey patties with garlic mayonnaise dip

This is a versatile recipe so you can change the main ingredient to any minced meat, and add your own spices and herbs to taste. For a super-speedy accompaniment to these patties, serve with cranberry sauce.

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