Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Relish

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Relish embody all the flavors of the holiday season into one simple, juicy sandwch.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 415
  • Fat: 17.4g
  • Saturated fat: 5.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.1g
  • Protein: 30.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.3g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 648mg
  • Calcium: 194mg


  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1/2-ounce) slices reduced-fat white cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup baby arugula leaves
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted


  1. 1. Place first 5 ingredients in a mini food processor. Pulse 10 times or until coarsely chopped. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. 2. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly. Combine onion, breadcrumbs, parsley, sage, pepper, turkey, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, stirring just until combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 4-inch patty.
  3. 3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; grill 5 minutes. Turn patties; grill 3 minutes. Top each with 1 cheese slice; grill 2 minutes or until cheese melts and turkey is done.
  4. 4. Divide arugula evenly among bottom halves of buns. Top each serving with 1 patty. Divide relish evenly among servings; top with top halves of buns.
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