Healthy cooking doesn’t have to mean slaving away in the kitchen. Try this easy preparation of ready-made turkey burgers, salad-in-a-bag, and sliced apples. A quick easy meal perfect for all the family.

Turkey burgers
Turkey burgers

Why Cook This Healthy Turkey Burgers Recipe?

Healthy cooking and eating is something that is much easier than most people think. Of course, it is simple and gratifying to grab a fast-food meal or order a pizza, but this isn’t something that should be done most of the time. Why not pop these on your summer meal plan.

It’s important to prepare and cook healthy meals the majority of the time. Even if you don’t enjoy cooking, if you make extra portions, you can have healthy food for later in the week.

Burger balls
Balls of burger meat

Perhaps you are pressed for time, and this is your reason for not cooking a healthy meal a few times a week. In today’s world, this is understandable. People are wearing multiple hats: employees, employers, parents, children of ageing parents, students, and so on.

An easy, quick meal that is healthy can fit the bill. These healthy turkey burgers will even satisfy picky children. This meal serves 4 people (or 2 very hungry people).

Allow yourself about a half-hour for the completion of the meal, although it will probably take less time.

raw mince
Raw mince

Why are these turkey burgers healthy?

Turkey is naturally really lean meat and these turkey burgers don’t include any ingredients that would make them unhealthy so they are super lean and full of nutrition.

Other recipes you might enjoy

If you have some turkey mince but don’t fancy making these burgers then how about this turkey chilli? I have more healthy turkey mince recipes so why not take a look.

For vegetarians, I recommend these black bean burgers or butternut squash burgers for a tasty alternative.

butternut squash veggie burgers
Butternut Squash veggie burgers
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Turkey burgers

How to make easy healthy turkey burgers

  • Author: Jen Mellor
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions
  • Category: Main Meal
  • Method: Stove top, hob
  • Cuisine: Burgers
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Easy to make turkey burgers


450g lean turkey mince

1 tsp mixed herbs

1 Egg

Salt and Pepper

4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls

4 slices of low-fat American cheese singles

A bag of salad (romaine, mixed greens, etc.)

A low-fat dressing of choice

A ripe green pepper

A ripe red tomato

2 ripe apples of choice (Granny Smith is refreshing)


Mix the turkey mince, egg, herbs and seasoning in a bowl until well combined then make into 4 patties.

Fry gently on medium heat until thoroughly cooked using a low calorie cooking spray.

Warm a large non-stick skillet. Prepare four whole wheat buns with a slice of low-fat American cheese on each. Add lettuce to each bun from the salad bag.

Prepare the salad by pouring the entire bag into a medium-sized serving bowl. Cut up the tomato and the pepper into small pieces. You can add other veggies if you like. Save the dressing for individuals to pour themselves so that the salad doesn’t start to wilt.

While the last two burgers are cooking, cut up the two apples into wedges. Leave on the skins. If you have an apple wedger, this makes perfect portions. A good tip is to use two different kinds of apples for more visual appeal.

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This meal can easily be served on paper plates for easy cleanup. To add a healthy dessert, think fresh fruit with low-fat frozen yoghurt. If you are only eating for two, the extra burgers and salad can be refrigerated and enjoyed later in the week. Or store the uncooked burgers in the freezer for a later date.

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  1. I’m gluten-free and dairy-free (get the violins out!), so I ditched the rolls and cheese – but I can’t say the meal was lacking anything at all. A really massive hit with the kids as well as us adults. Will be making again. The addition of the apple was fantastic too!