Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Steph Wagner

September 12, 2018

Zucchini Turkey Burgers

 

Zucchini Turkey Burgers are super fast and easy to make and high in protein making them a great choice after Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Duodenal Switch! Add veggies and your bariatric dinner is ready! #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #bariatriccooking

 

I really love the texture that zucchini can provide a meat dish.

You may already know, zucchini has a super high water content. Therefore, it usually needs to be squeezed out or “sweated” by sprinkling some salt on the zucchini and dabbing with paper towels.

This is true if you make a zucchini lasagna or if you use it in a meatloaf or meatballs.

Even with all the work to get the water out…it will still have a good amount of water. However, that’s a great way to keep moisture inside the meat!

I love how quick these turkey burgers are to make and the red onion adds extra flavor. The zucchini adds a bit of green and some fiber plus the moisture content as I’ve described!

I often find I don’t need a sauce when I use zucchini, however these burgers are yummy with a little dijon mustard, some bibb lettuce (my personal favorite) and fresh tomato slices.

Below are so other zucchini dishes on the site!


Mini Zucchini Meatloaf. Low carb and packed with flavor! Very moist too!

Mini Zucchini Meatloaf


Zucchini Lasagna | FoodCoachMe

Zucchini Lasagna *Members Recipe*


Parmesan Zucchini Chips | Gastric Sleeve Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Parmesan Zucchini Chips


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Zucchini Turkey Burgers are super fast and easy to make and high in protein making them a great choice after Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Duodenal Switch! Add veggies and your bariatric dinner is ready! #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #bariatriccooking

Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Grill
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 burgers
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated and squeezed of liquid approximately half a zucchini
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 5 leaves Bibb lettuce
  • 5 slices tomato

Instructions

  • Spray grates of an outdoor with cooking spray. Heat to medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, add ground turkey, zucchini, parmesan cheese, egg, red onion and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Combine well and form into 5 patties.
  • Add to grill and cook about 4-5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 160. Remove from grill and let cool slightly.
  • Serve on bibb lettuce with tomato slice on top.

Notes

This recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving provides an estimated 23 grams protein, 5 grams carbohydrate and 10 grams fat. 

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 908IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Turkey Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 252mg11%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 908IU18%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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