Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Serve on a gluten-free hamburger bun.


"Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world." -Peter York, Musician

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Look for ground turkey that is 90 to 95 percent lean. Most of the ground turkey will be a mix between white and dark meat, but that is good because the dark meat brings more flavor to your burger. Because poultry is a bit drier to begin with, you need to add back some fat to make it taste great, but in this recipe that is in the form of great quality monounsaturated fat :the olive oil. Just a little adds a lot of moisture to your burger.

Plain turkey burgers may not have quite as much flavor as ones made using ground beef. However, using a little Worcestershire sauce brings an amazing umami flavor to your burger - you might even end up liking this better than a regular hamburger.


Turkey Burgers

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 quarter-pound burger with bun

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and cooked hamburgers are good leftovers. The Nutrition Facts include the bun but not the optional lettuce, tomato, or onion.

Serve with Parsnip French Fries.

Easy healthy turkey burgers from Dr. Gourmet


  • 8 ounces 93% lean ground turkey
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 2 whole grain or gluten free hamburger rolls
  • lettuce, tomato, onions to taste

Place a large skillet in the oven. Preheat to 375°F.

Combine the turkey, pepper, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce ,and thyme leaves until well blended.

Divide into two balls and form each ball into a patty.

When the oven is hot, place the burgers in the skillet and return to the oven. Cook on the first side for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Turn the patties over and return to the oven, cooking for an additional 5 - 7 minutes.

Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and onions.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 burger

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 350 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 20%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 5mcg Potassium 300mg