Turkey Burgers

  • 20MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 176KCAL

Our slimming friendly Turkey Burgers are packed full of delicious flavours and are perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories176
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat0.3g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars3g

Turkey Burgers - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These Turkey Burgers are nothing like the turkey burgers that supermarkets try and “spruce” up with apple and herbs. All you seem to get is a rock of bland, under seasoned, dry meat.

You may look at the ingredients and think this is a bit of an odd mix for a Turkey Burger, but trust us, these burgers are beautiful! Just stick with it, mix everything up really well and trust in the recipe even if you hit a point where you’re unsure. It will be worth it!

Just don’t forget to season really well – and if you like pickles, load them up on top. Pickles bring a great flavour contrast!

What diets are the Turkey Burgers suitable for?

This Turkey Burger recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Turkey Burger recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Turkey Burger recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Turkey Burger recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Turkey Burger recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Turkey Burgers?

There are no special ingredients needed for this Turkey Burger recipe.

How many calories are in these Turkey Burgers?

There are 176 calories per portion in these Turkey Burgers, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Turkey Burgers are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C. Spray the aubergine with the low calorie cooking spray until coated. Season well with salt and pepper. Wrap with aluminium foil and set on rimmed baking sheet. Roast until completely tender, turning once, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, remove from foil, and scrape flesh away from skin into a large bowl.

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Step 2

Allow to cool slightly, remove from foil, and scrape flesh away from skin into a large bowl

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Step 3

Add soy sauce, anchovy, marmite (or fish sauce) to the aubergine and attack with a stick blender until smooth.

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Step 4

Add the turkey mince and a good pinch of salt and pepper and mix well. It needs to be mixed very very well.

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Step 5

Split mix into 4 and make into patties. Rough patties are fine, the mixture will be fairly wet. Place onto a baking try and bake for 20 minutes. Check centres are piping hot. they won’t have browned much, you can sear them in a hot frying pan for a couple of minutes each side if you like.

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Step 6

Serve on rolls with pickles and sauce.

Turkey Burgers - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with these Turkey Burgers?

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How do you know when these Turkey Burgers are cooked?

Roast the aubergine until completely tender, turning once, for about 30 minutes.

Bake the burgers for 20 minutes then check centres are piping hot. They won’t have browned much, but you can sear them in a hot frying pan for a couple of minutes each side if you like.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Turkey Burgers in the fridge?

Once you’ve put them out, ideally you should eat them within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Turkey Burgers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Turkey Burgers?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Turkey Burgers?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Turkey Burgers

Our slimming friendly Turkey Burgers are packed full of delicious flavours and are perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 176
  • Carbs 7G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g turkey mince
  • 1 anchovy If you don't have anchovies and marmite then replace with with ½ tsp fish sauce
  • ¼ tsp marmite
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 small aubergine
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black Pepper

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Spray the aubergine with the low calorie cooking spray until coated. Season well with salt and pepper. Wrap with aluminium foil and set on rimmed baking sheet. Roast until completely tender, turning once, about 30 minutes
  2. Allow to cool slightly, remove from foil, and scrape flesh away from skin into a large bowl
  3. Add soy sauce, anchovy, marmite (or fish sauce) to the aubergine and attack with a stick blender until smooth
  4. Add the turkey mince and a good pinch of salt & pepper and mix well. It needs to be mixed very very well
  5. Split mix into 4 and make into patties. Rough patties are fine, the mixture will be fairly wet. Place onto a baking try and bake for 20 minutes. Check centres are piping hot. they won't have browned much, you can sear them in a hot frying pan for a couple of minutes each side if you like
  6. Serve on rolls with pickles and sauce

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