Turkey, spinach & stilton burger recipe

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  • Healthy






25 min

A great, cheap meal for family and friends. Spinach and cheese are calcium-richm but remember cheese is high in fat too.


  • 250gfresh spinach or 200g frozen spinach, thawed
  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 500g minced turkey
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 75g stilton cheese
  • 1tsp olive oil


  • Put the washed spinach into a steamer and cook for about 4-5 mins, until wilted, turn the spinach over half way to cook evenly. Remove from the heat and

  • press out as much excess water as possible.

  • Turn the spinach onto a board then chop into small pieces. This can also be done in a food processor, but be careful not to over process – just pulse or chop.

  • Transfer into a bowl and add the breadcrumbs, mix together to break up the

  • spinach.

  • Add the turkey and seasoning, crumble in the cheese and mix together. Form into 8 burgers shapes.

  • Heat either a heavy based frying pan or griddle pan, lightly brush the burgers with oil or spray, cook the burgers over a medium heat for 5 mins on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

  • Serve with salad leaves and tomato salsa and wholemeal bread baps if desired.

Top tip for making Turkey, spinach & stilton burger

If you're using frozen spinach, squeeze out excessive water once thawed. You could also use Cheshire or Feta cheese.

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