Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Corn on the Cob

Shredded zucchini keeps these lean turkey burgers moist and sneaks extra vegetables into your meal.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups thinly sliced red cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil plus 1/2 tsp., divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons low-fat plain yogurt

  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 ear corn, husked and halved

  • 5 ounces ground turkey breast (99% lean)

  • ½ cup shredded zucchini

  • 3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red or yellow onion

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 1/4-inch-thick slices pepper Jack cheese (1 oz.)

  • 2 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split and toasted


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Combine cabbage, jalapeño, lime juice, 1 Tbsp. oil, and 1/8 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Refrigerate 1/2 cup of the slaw for another use (see Associated Recipe).

  2. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, and chili powder in a small bowl. Brush corn with the remaining 1/2 tsp. oil.

  3. Combine turkey, zucchini, panko, onion, cumin, pepper, and the remaining 1/8 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Form the mixture into two 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the corn, turning occasionally, until some kernels char a little and others are light brown, 6 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, grill the patties until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165 degrees F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Just before the patties are done, top them with cheese slices and allow to melt slightly.

  5. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the cut sides of hamburger rolls. Divide the remaining slaw between the rolls. Top with the patties and the roll tops. Cut the corn in half and serve half an ear with each burger.

Associated Recipes

Pork Wrap with Lime-Jalapeño Slaw

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

446 Calories
19g Fat
43g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 639mg 28%
Potassium 318mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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