Turkey burgers – A delicious low carb recipe that’s easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Swap the buns with spiralized zucchini instead for a nutritious, filling, and healthy meal.
Easy Low carb Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Noodles
What I love most about these turkey burgers is the fact that they are quilt free while keeping you quite full. Once you swap the buns for some sort of veggies like lettuce for example that will cut down on the carbs. I loved the idea of doing this recipe with zucchini noodles instead of lettuce. This way I get to not only enjoy the taste of a burger but have some noodles with it!
This Turkey Burger recipe is perfect for those that meal prep and they keep well in the fridge and will last for 3-4 days.
How to make turkey burgers
Turkey burgers are quite simple to make. All you need is your ground turkey and spice mix that goes with it. Then, of course, you will also need the condiments for the turkey like cheese, tomatoes, onion, mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, and so on.
Preparing the burgers is easy peasy, place the turkey in a bowl, add the seasonings, parsley, garlic, and mix to combine. Divide into 4 patties and cook on a pan (see directions below)
While the turkey burgers are cooking, prepare the zoodles, cook in a pan very briefly for a few minutes so the zoodles don’t overcook and become soggy. You may not even have to cook the zoodles if you prefer.
The best way to do this is to heat the pan, add olive oil and garlic, allow the garlic to cook for a couple of minutes, then add the zoodles. I usually either turn the heat down to simmer or turn off completely at this point because I prefer my zucchini noodles crunchy. How you do prefer your noodles?
Here are some frequently asked questions:
Often times you come to make a recipe from online and you suddenly have so many questions, or you simply think ahead about some healthier choices to make and you come up with some questions. So, here are some questions that may come to mind for some.
Is a Turkey burger healthier than a hamburger?
Choosing the type of meat you are using the key answer to this question. Make sure the ground turkey you are using is actually lean and no fat or skin is added to it. If you happen to grab one of those extra lean ground turkey breasts then yes, turkey is a better option than red meat. Therefore, it makes a turkey burger healthier than a hamburger.
BUT, if you aren’t using extra lean turkey, you may as well reach for the lean ground beef. So, make better choices and pay attention to what you buy at the stores and use in your recipes. It does matter!
How do I keep turkey burgers from falling apart?
If the turkey used is lean and no egg was added to your turkey burger recipe and it doesn’t have much moisture in it, it shouldn’t fall apart. But, if this happens to you, then you can use breadcrumbs as a binder to absorb the moisture from your turkey mixture.
Should I put an egg in my burgers?
I don’t always add eggs to my burgers and they turn out just fine. Especially if I am cooking the patties on a grill top and not a grill. If you feel like the meat mixture is a bit on the moist side and may fall apart while grilling then go ahead and add an egg. The egg acts as a binder in burger recipes. You may also add some panko breadcrumbs to retain some of the moisture.
Making this easy Turkey Burger Recipe?
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Love zoodles as much I do? I have a few zucchini noodles recipe for you to check out:
- Greek Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Noodles
- Asian Shrimp Zucchini Noodles Recipe
- Pesto Shrimp Zoodles
- Chicken Alfredo Zoodles
- Turkey Meat Balls Zoodles
- Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
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Low Carb Turkey Burgers with Zoodles
- 1¼ lb Lean Ground Turkey
- 4 Garlic Cloves minced and divided
- ½ Tbsp Italian Seasoning
- ½ Tbsp Smoked Paprika
- Salt and fresh cracked pepper
- ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley divided
- 4 Medium Zucchini spiralized
- 4 Cheese Slices
- 4 Tomato Slices
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil divided
- 1 Tbsp Hot sauce
- To a mixing bowl add ground meat, half of the garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Mix by hand until all the ingredients are well combined. Divide the turkey mixture into 4 even portions and form into round patties.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
- Set aside on a plate to rest. In the same heated skillet add in the remaining oil and garlic.
- Stir in the zucchini noodles and cook, tossing constantly for 1-2 minutes. Divide the zoodles among 4 glass containers, then add the turkey burger and top it with hot sauce, cheese, and tomato.
- Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Enjoy!
- Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products use.
- Meat: swap the turkey with lean ground beef or ground chicken breast if preferred.
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