Italian Sausage Turkey Burger – Bariatric Recipes

Steph Wagner

April 25, 2014

Italian Sausage Turkey Burger – Bariatric Recipes


Italian Turkey Sausage Burger. So much flavor without the carbs and fat! Bariatric approved recipes at www.foodcoach.meIt’s burger season ya’ll!!!

This recipe is a great twist on a turkey burger with very little effort. The key is to buy Italian Turkey Sausage (uncooked) and use it to create the patties. I buy mine at Aldi when they are not yet cooked, but they are in casing. I can cut the casing off and remove the ground turkey meat.

Add the usual egg and grated parmesan cheese but that’s all you need! So much flavor already lives in the turkey sausage it’s not necessary to add more. That means just¬†three ingredients for your burger!!¬†

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Italian Turkey Sausage Burger. So much flavor without the carbs and fat! Bariatric approved recipes at

Italian Sausage Turkey Burger - Bariatric Recipes

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Grill, Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb Italian Turkey Sausage, uncooked, ground or links with casings removed
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 5 small pieces romaine lettuce
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette dressing


  • Heat grill or skillet to medium high heat.
  • Meanwhile add ground turkey sausage (casings removed, not cooked) to a bowl. Add egg and grated parmesan cheese. Mix ingredients well and form 6 patties.
  • Grill patties for about 6 minutes per side or until internal temperature reads 165F for poultry.
  • Top burger patties with lettuce, tomato and splash of vinaigrette.


*Serving sizes on the recipes are not necessarily "bariatric sized" portions but are "traditional" portion sizes.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 880mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 8mg
Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage Turkey Burger - Bariatric Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 880mg38%
Potassium 300mg9%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 thoughts on “Italian Sausage Turkey Burger – Bariatric Recipes”

  1. These burgers sound wonderful and I can hardly wait to try them! Yum!

    Can they be broiled in the oven or on a Foreman grill? I don’t have a large grill to use but I do have a meat thermometer.

    Thank you for sharing! ~Vicki

  2. Yes absolutely! You can make them either way, you won’t have any trouble at all! :)

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