May 24, 2018

Healthy Recipe – Turkey Club Burger

Getting tired of the same old story for your summertime meal planning? Try this healthy twist on a classic cook-out staple. Whether firing up the grill or turning on the oven, this tasty burger is sure to please.

Turkey Club Burger


For turkey burger:

  • 12 oz 99 percent fat-free ground turkey
  • ½ cup scallions (green onions), rinsed and sliced
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

For spread:

  • 2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

For toppings:

  • 4 oz spinach or arugula, rinsed and dried
  • 4 oz portabella mushroom, rinsed, grilled or broiled, and sliced
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns


  • Preheat oven broiler on high temperature (with the rack 3 inches from heat source) or grill on medium-high heat.
  • To prepare burger, combine ground turkey, scallions, pepper and egg, and mix well. Form into ½- to ¾-inch thick patties, and coat each lightly with olive oil.
  • Broil or grill burgers for about 7-9 minutes on each side (to a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees F).
  • Combine mayonnaise and mustard to make a spread.
  • Assemble ¾ Tbsp spread, 1 ounce spinach or arugula, several slices of grilled portabella mushroom (optional), and one burger on each bun.

Nutritional information – per burger

  • 299 calories
  • 11 g total fat
  • 2 g saturated fat
  • 89 mg cholesterol
  • 393 mg sodium
  • 29 g protein
  • 26 g carbohydrates
  • 5 g fiber

Serves 4

Recipes reviewed by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management — or (828) 213-4100.

Recipes courtesy National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.