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Easy Eats: Turkey Burgers With Grated Zucchini And Carrot

September 27, 2015

Easy Eats Turkey Burger

Looking for a way to incorporate more veggies into your diet? Or are you looking for a recipe to use up the remainder of the zucchini and carrots from your garden? Well look no further. This recipe is really great. A turkey burger can be plain and boring, but not this one! The flavors in this recipe compliment each other so well, plus they look as delicious as they taste.

Make it to fit your tastes:

While making this Easy Eats recipe I made a few tweaks. The recipe below is the altered recipe I would suggest. If you want the original recipe you can view it on our website at

Instead of using only a ¾ lb. of Turkey, like this recipe calls for, I used a whole pound. I had a pound on hand and didn’t want a ¼ lb. to go to waste. I also increased the amount of thyme the recipe calls for and used one teaspoon instead of ¾. I then substituted two cloves of garlic for one teaspoon of chopped garlic that I already had at home, I could have add another ½ teaspoon, but didn’t want to over power the burgers, but I know for next time. This recipe also calls for one egg. I found that the burgers seemed to fall apart easily so a tip from me would be to use only ½ of the egg white to add a small amount of moisture instead of using an entire egg.

Wait the full 90 seconds:

Another friendly tip, just be patient and watch your bread in the oven. I was trying to multi-task and my first batch got a little too brown. Just wait the full 90 seconds so you don’t burn your bread! Again, another variation that I made was that I added a piece of bread to the top. This recipe calls for only one piece of bread. I decided to make it a cute little burger so I added a piece of bread to the top as well. I felt like it would be easier to eat this way, but it is really up to you!


Like I mentioned earlier, these are really pretty sandwiches. So I actually think I will make these in to an appetizer the next time I have a party. Simply by making my patties a little smaller they would make cute little apps, that look fancy and taste delicious. And if you have the right utensils to grate the zucchini and carrot, then this recipe is surprisingly simple!

So for an easy tasty twist to your typical turkey burger, try this recipe and enjoy!

Turkey Burgers With Grated Zucchini And Carrot
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Serves: 4
  1. Heat broiler. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, zucchini, carrot, garlic, thyme, egg, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook the patties, turning once, until no trace of pink remains, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  5. Meanwhile, place the bread on a broiler-proof baking sheet and brush with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil.
  6. Broil until golden and crisp, about 11/2 minutes.
  7. If using, combine the mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  8. Serve the burgers on toasted bread with lettuce and lemon mayonnaise.