Turkey Cheeseburger

Shredded zucchini boosts the size and moistness of these patties. Cut the remaining zucchini into spears, and serve alongside the burgers.


4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 337
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Fat 13.4 g
Satfat 4.7 g
Monofat 3.1 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 23.7 g
Carbohydrate 30.2 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 515 mg
Calcium 194 mg


1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon honey mustard
3/4 pound ground turkey breast
1/3 cup shredded zucchini
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Cooking spray
2 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, halved
4 English muffins, split and toasted
4 large green leaf lettuce leaves


Combine mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl.

Combine turkey, zucchini, cilantro, soy, and pepper. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 4 minutes. Turn patties over; cook 3 minutes or until done. Top each patty with cheese; cover and cook 1 minute or until cheese melts.

Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise mixture over cut side of each of 4 muffin halves. Top halves with patties, lettuce leaves, and muffin tops.


Jean Kressy,

May 2003