Entree/Turkey

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

 Fresh spinach, crumbled feta cheese and sun dried tomato vinaigrette puts an easy mediterranean twist on your basic turkey burger.
Spinach feta turkey burgers
  Awhile back I had lunch at a friend’s house and she served the prettiest, most delicious spinach feta burgers. They were so great in fact, I’ve been on a mission to recreate my own lightened up version. It took a few tries (and failures) but I finally did it! These savory patties are so moist and flavorful, you’d never know that they are also incredibly healthy. 186 calories with 20 grams of protein is pretty great in the burger department. If you are trying to cut calories or carbs, instead of serving it with a bun, try a lettuce wrap or over a bed of spinach.
Spinach feta turkey burgers
 I made these the other night for dinner and served them in buns with homemade oven fries but then for lunch today, I had one over fresh spinach with a drizzle of sun dried tomato vinaigrette and it was so so good. The protein filled me up and kept me full but I didn’t feel weighed down the rest of the day. I’m a big fan of high protein lunches for that very reason. Quick and easy, these are great for those busy weeknights but so flavorful and moist, you might find yourself whipping them up on the weekends as well.

 

Spinach feta turkey burgers

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

  • Yield: 6 patties
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 19.2 ounces (1 pound is fine) 93% lean ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons sun dried tomato vinaigrette (I used Kraft but any Italian dressing will work)
  • 2 tablespoon milled (ground) golden flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (try 1/2 teaspoon for added spice)
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach (chopped)
  • 1/3 cups crumbed feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine turkey, dressing, flaxseed and spices and mix until thoroughly combined.

  2. Stir in spinach and feta and mix well.

  3. Form into 6 evenly portioned patties.

  4. In the center of each patty, make a small dent with your thumb (this will help them retain their shape)

  5. Preheat a well greased,  large skillet pan on medium to medium low heat.

  6. Once hot, place patties on skillet and cook for 10-12 minutes. If patties are browning too quickly, turn heat down a bit.

  7. Flip patties and cook another 3-5 minutes until no longer pink inside. Stovetop temperatures vary which may increase or reduce cooking times.

  8. Serve in buns or over a bed of fresh spinach.

Notes

Nutrition Facts Servings 6 Amount Per Serving (1 patty) Calories 186 Total Fat 11g Saturated Fat 3g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 71mg Sodium 268mg Potassium 124mg Total Carbohydrate 3g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 1g Protein 20g 

 
 
Spinach feta turkey burgers
 

 

I am not sponsored or and in any way being compensated by Kraft. I just love their dressings.

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