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Healthy Turkey Burgers with Spinach

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 31 minutes
  • Total Time: 41 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


The turkey burgers will not only provide you with a healthy, low-fat, high-protein dinner option but they will also give you a small serving of green veggies!



Turkey Burgers

  • 1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Pesto Mayo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Basil Pesto - store bought or homemade
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise - I prefer to use low-fat mayo


  1. In a large mixing bowl mix your bread crumbs, oregano, salt and pepper.  Add in your fresh parsely, diced onion and minced garlic and mix well to combine. Next add in the chopped fresh spinach and the two eggs and mix well to combine.
  2. Add the two pounds of ground turkey to the mixing bowl and using your hands, gently mix the ground turkey with the rest of the ingredients in the mixing bowl.  Be careful not to over mix.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place your skillet over medium heat and coat the pan with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Set aside an oven safe rectangular casserole dish and tin foil for later use.
  4. While your skillet is heating, form the ground turkey mixture into 12 equal, baseball sized balls.  Flatten the balls into 1 inch thick patties.
  5. Begin cooking the turkey burger patties in the preheated skillet.  Carefully place your patties into the skillet being careful not to overcrowd the pan.  After placing the patties in the skillet reduce the heat to low and cook for 8 minutes.  Flip the patties and cook for an additional 8 minutes.  I can only fit 4 patties in my skillet at a time so when I cook this recipe I have to repeat this process 3 times.
  6. After cooking the patties in the skillet, place the patties in the oven safe casserole dish and cover the dish with tin foil.  Place the dish in the oven and continue cooking in your preheated oven for an additional 15 minutes or until the patties reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. While the patties are finishing cooking in the oven you can make your Pesto Mayo Sauce.  In a small bowl combine the basil pesto and the mayonnaise.  Whisk together until fully combined.
  8. After the turkey burgers have finished cooking, remove them from the oven.  When you are ready to serve, top your turkey burger with a dollop of pesto mayo.  Serve over greens or on a bun.
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: pan-frying & baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy turkey burgers with spinach, turkey burgers, pesto mayo sauce