simple mushroom turkey burgers
  • (2 slices) whole-wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
  • (8 oz.) white mushrooms, wiped clean
  • (3 tsp.) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • (1 medium) onion, finely chopped
  • (2 cloves) garlic, minced
  • (1 lb.) lean ground turkey breast
  • (1 large) egg, lightly beaten
  • (3 Tbsp.) fresh dill, chopped
  • (1 1/2 Tbsp.) coarse-grained mustard
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground pepper
  • (6) whole-wheat buns, (optional)
  • (6) Lettuce leaves
  • (6) slices tomato



Simple Mushroom Turkey Burgers

Lean turkey patties made with chopped white mushrooms served on whole-wheat toasted buns with lettuce and tomato.

Preparation Time

About 15 minutes

Cook Time

About 20 minutes


  1. 1Pulse bread in a food processor until crumbed. Set aside in a large bowl, then add mushrooms to food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. 2Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. oil. When hot, add onion, garlic and
  3. 3Cook 10 minutes, or until tender, stirring every few minutes. Combine with mushrooms and set aside to cool.
  4. 4Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  5. 5When mushroom mixture is completely cooled, add ground turkey, egg, dill, mustard, salt and pepper. Use a potato masher or fork to mix, then form into 6 even patties.
  6. 6Put 1 tsp. olive oil in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush each patty with oil. Also dip a cloth in oil and grease the grill rack.
  7. 7Grill burgers about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. If using, toast buns on grill for about a minute. Serve burgers with lettuce and tomato on grilled buns.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 burger

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 176
  • Total Fat 9 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 7 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Sodium 374 mg
  • Fiber — g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Sandwiches and Burgers

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Eggs

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.