July 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Sweet Potato and Spinach Turkey Burgers

Turkey BurgerFire up the grill! This tasty burger will be the star of your next cookout. And for dessert, try berry yogurt popsicles.


1 medium sweet potato, cut into ¾-inch chunks (about 2 cups)
1 lb lean ground turkey
2 cups medium packed fresh spinach, chopped small
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp finely chopped fresh sage
2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6 whole-grain buns or 6 large lettuce leaves
cooking spray


Microwave sweet potato 4-6 minutes or steam 15 minutes until tender. While sweet potato is cooking, prepare grill and set heat on medium-high. If broiling, set top rack on second rung (at least 6 inches from broiler) and set heat on broil. Prepare large broiler pan with cooking spray.

In large bowl, mash sweet potato. Add turkey, spinach, onion, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper and oil. Mix together and form 6 patties about ½-inch thick.

Grill patties 48 minutes on each side or until center is 165 degrees F. If broiling, arrange patties on broiler pan and broil 4-8 minutes on each side or until center is 165 degrees F.

nutritional information

6 servings

• 340 calories
• 6 g total fat
• 1 g saturated fat
• 0 g trans fat
• 30 mg cholesterol
• 43 g carbohydrates
• 29 g protein
• 1 g dietary fiber
• 680 mg sodium
• 6 g sugar
• 0 g added sugar

Courtesy American Institute for Cancer Research

Recipes are created and approved by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management.

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