Turkey Cranberry Burgers

  • 10MINS
  • 12MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 348KCAL

These Turkey Burgers give you a taste of Christmas, yet they’re delicious all year round. Stuffed with cheese and layered with cranberry sauce, light mayo and crisp lettuce, you won’t believe they’re so slimming-friendly!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories348
  • Carbs37g
  • Protein30g
  • Fat8.2g
  • Saturates2.5g
  • Sugars7.8g

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We’ve given burger night a festive twist with these Turkey Cranberry Burgers. Stuffed with cheese, our homemade turkey patties are so much tastier than the ones you can buy at the supermarket – and they’re lighter too, thanks to the 2% fat mince we’ve used. 

Orange zest and dried cranberries give the patties a little taste of Christmas, and we’ve ramped up the seasonal flavours even more by smearing the bread rolls with a dollop of tangy cranberry sauce. Throw in some crisp, fresh lettuce and a little bit of light mayonnaise and you’ve got a banging burger for any time of year!

Serve with our Homemade Oven Chips for a Fakeaway treat that’s on the table in far less time than ordering from your favourite fast food place.

What diets are this Turkey Cranberry Burgers suitable for?

Turkey Cranberry Burgers can be enjoyed on gluten-free diets, as long as you substitute the panko breadcrumbs and bread rolls for suitable alternatives. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Turkey Cranberry Burgers recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Turkey Cranberry Burgers?

Nope! This is a really simple recipe – everything you need should be easy to find in your usual supermarket. 

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How many calories are in these Turkey Cranberry Burgers?

There are 330 calories per portion in this Turkey Cranberry Burgers recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Add the mince, bacon and onion to a mixing bowl and mix to combine. Add the panko breadcrumbs, dried cranberries, garlic granules, onion powder, sage, thyme and orange zest. Season with a little salt and pepper. Add 1 tbsp of egg at a time until the mixture comes together. You may not need to use all of the egg.

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Step 2

Split the mixture into 4. Flatten the mixture in the palm of your hand and add a piece of Babybel cheese. Wrap the mince round the cheese, ensuring it is fully sealed, and shape into burgers. Repeat with the other burgers. Add to a plate and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.

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Step 3

Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a low-medium heat. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes on each side. Be careful not to have the pan too hot as the burgers may burn on the outside but not be cooked through.

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Step 4

Add the rolls to a baking tray, cut side up, and pop under the grill until lightly toasted. Spread with the cranberry sauce and light mayo.

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Step 5

Once cooked, add a burger to each roll, top with lettuce and add the top half of the roll on top. Serve!

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What could I serve with this Turkey Cranberry Burgers?

These festive burgers would be delicious served with any classic burger night sides. We love them dished up with any of the following:

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How do you know when Turkey Cranberry Burgers are cooked?

You should cook the turkey burgers for 5 minutes on each side, until they’re piping hot all the way through. Take care not to have your pan too hot as they may appear cooked on the inside, but might not be cooked all the way through.  

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

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

Please make sure that you eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers Turkey Cranberry Burgers can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

Can I freeze Turkey Cranberry Burgers?

This recipe CAN be frozen, but please do remember to do the following:

  • Make sure that you freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Choose a container or a bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Label your dish with the name of the recipe and the date that you froze it on.

How do I reheat Turkey Cranberry Burgers?

From chilled: Place in a microwavable container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat from chilled. 

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Turkey Cranberry Burgers

These Turkey Burgers give you a taste of Christmas, yet they’re delicious all year round. Stuffed with cheese and layered with cranberry sauce, light mayo and crisp lettuce, you won’t believe they’re so slimming-friendly!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    12 MINS
  • KCals 348
  • Carbs 37G

Ingredients

  • 250 g 2% fat turkey mince
  • 2 bacon medallions, finely diced
  • ½ small red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp onion granules
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • 20 g dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 15 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 2 light Babybel cheeses
  • 4 bread rolls, approx. 60g each, sliced in half
  • 4 tsp cranberry sauce
  • 4 tsp light mayonnaise
  • 50 g lettuce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • low-calorie cooking spray

Mixing bowl

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Instructions

  1. Add the mince, bacon and onion to a mixing bowl and mix to combine. Add the panko breadcrumbs, dried cranberries, garlic granules, onion powder, sage, thyme and orange zest. Season with a little salt and pepper. Add 1 tbsp of egg at a time until the mixture comes together. You may not need to use all of the egg.
  2. Split the mixture into 4. Flatten the mixture in the palm of your hand and add a piece of Babybel cheese. Wrap the mince round the cheese, ensuring it is fully sealed, and shape into burgers. Repeat with the other burgers. Add to a plate and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  3. Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a low-medium heat. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes on each side. Be careful not to have the pan too hot as the burgers may burn on the outside but not be cooked through.
  4. Add the rolls to a baking tray, cut side up, and pop under the grill until lightly toasted. Spread with the cranberry sauce and light mayo.
  5. Once cooked, add a burger to each roll, top with lettuce and add the top half of the roll on top. Serve!

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