Turkey burger on a plate with sweet potato wedges and broccoli

Lean turkey burger with sweet potato wedges

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2

This healthy turkey burger recipe makes an easy meal for two. Try serving with vibrant green veg and sweet potato wedges for a filling dinner.

Nutrition and extra info

  • uncooked patties only
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal428
  • fat13g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre10g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 1 large sweet potato (about 190g), cut into wedges
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 260g turkey breast mince (under 5% fat)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 large egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 apple (about 70g), peeled and grated



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 2 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 15g coconut oil
  • 135g green vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, mangetout or green beans)


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Zap the sweet potato wedges in the microwave for about 6 mins on full power until just turning soft. Leave to rest for 30 secs.

  2. While the sweet potato is spinning in the microwave, mix the mince in a bowl with the onion, garlic, egg and apple. Get your hands stuck in and work the ingredients together with a good pinch of salt and pepper, the oregano and paprika. Shape the mixture into two burgers about 3cm thick. Place on a baking tray in the oven for 15-20 mins until cooked through.

  3. Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the sweet potato wedges and shallow-fry for about 3 mins each side until they are nicely browned all over and cooked through to the centre. (Alternatively, toss in the oil and roast in the oven for 15-20 mins.) Drain on kitchen paper, then season with a good pinch of salt.

  4. Serve the burgers with the sweet potato wedges and a portion of green veg either steamed, blanched or boiled.

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5th Jun, 2020
Really tasty with cheese on top in a brioche bun. I make these most weeks and they are a family favourite
11th Aug, 2019
Found this recipe very bland, despite adding lots of seasoning (having read all the reviews)
14th Aug, 2018
Lovely burgers! I cooked them on one side for 15 minutes and turned them over to cook the other side for the same in the oven. Goes really well with iceberg lettuce on a brioche bun!
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Sarah Clancy
21st Jul, 2018
I think these burgers are very flavoursome. The apple really adds flavour and texture to the burger. Two makes a very filling meal, I made double and froze some. So much better knowing that they are homemade with no preservatives or any nasties in them. Highly recommend.
Sarah Cawser
9th Mar, 2018
It was ok for a low fat recipe, burgers a bit dry, didn't put apple in it though, very filling meal.
7th Mar, 2018
Prep time is unrealistic.. It took me about 15 mins just to peel and chop the onion, sweet potatoe and garlic plus grate the apple. I then had to make the mix and pat out the burgers. Will give a verdict on taste, after the family have eaten.
5th Jul, 2017
I found these burgers quite bland
7th Jul, 2019
When I do I led this recipe the burgers were VERY wet and it ended up as more like a very healthy (and tasty!) sloppy joe. What went wrong?!
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8th Jul, 2019
We're sorry to hear your burgers were very wet. It could be that the eggs or apples were particularly large or that the sweet potato was small and perhaps a bit overcooked and lacking in volume to mop up the other ingredients.
28th Oct, 2018
Hi can the burgers be frozen and if so can they then cook from frozen or should they be defrosted first thank you
goodfoodteam's picture
2nd Nov, 2018
Thanks for your question. Yes you can freeze the burgers uncooked, defrost thoroughly, then cook as above.
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