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Grilled Turkey and Zucchini Burgers

Reader Tara Kulikov, of San Luis Obispo, California, gave us this recipe for a twist on summer burgers. Her addition of shredded zucchini makes them the juiciest turkey burgers we've tried.

  • Yield: Serves 6


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 5 large cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 sourdough English muffins, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves


1. Heat a grill to medium (350° to 450°). Mix turkey, zucchini, mushrooms, salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard, and 1 tbsp. water in a medium bowl. Form into 6 patties.

2. Brush patties and onion rings with oil. Grill both, turning once, until burgers are cooked through, about 8 minutes, and onion rings are starting to brown, about 3 minutes. In last few minutes, toast muffins on grill.

3. Assemble burgers on muffins with lettuce, onion, and any additional toppings you like.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 312
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Sodium: 657mg
  • Cholesterol: 56mg

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