Garlic Zucchini Turkey Burgers

This has been a crazy week! Between Christmas parties, birthday celebrations, launching Kitchenspired, and teaching spin, I definitely overdid it. I calculated, and I rode the equivalent of almost 150 miles just in the past 5 days. I will probably never do that again. But the good thing about it is that I will definitely have no problems sleeping tonight!

This is my go-to recipe when I need something quick & delish! We love these burgers! I think these would also be a good way to sneak in some veggies to unsuspecting kids or other veggie-haters…my husband HATES zucchini and still really likes these. Also, ground turkey is a great alternative to ground beef.

Hope you love this recipe as much as we do in our house! Also, moms – try it out and let me know if your kids can taste the veggies. I’m curious.


Makes about 7-9 turkey burgers.


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt & pepper
  • cooking spray


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of the ingredients (except the cooking spray). Mix until egg yolk is fully dispersed and all ingredients are nicely incorporated.
  2. Heat up your griddle or pan to medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  3. Form a burger patty in the palm of your hand with about two spoon-fulls of the burger mixture. Place on the griddle or pan.
  4. Cook each side for about 4 minutes, then flip. The outside should be nicely browned. TurkeyBurger3
  5. Serve on a bun or on top of a bunch of veggies and top with salsa, avocado, tomato, or whatever else you desire!

These are also great to make, freeze, and eat later in the week for lunches.

Be inspired,



5 thoughts on “Garlic Zucchini Turkey Burgers

  1. I made these tonight! They are going to be a new regular since they are so stinking easy! Something about having even a little bit of zucchini makes it SO much better. It’s not just “pure meat” which can always be a little weird when you are going bunless.


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