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Diabetic Recipe: Turkey Burger with Zucchini

Makes 5 burger patties 


  • 6 oz. grated zucchini
  • 1 lb. of 93% lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlicgrated
  • 1 tablespoon grated red onion
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. Squeeze all moisture from the grated zucchini using paper towels. Combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper in a bowl. Make 5 equal sized patties (not too thick so they cook in the center).

2. Use cooking spray and grill or pan fry for about 5 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition per burger

Calories: 161
Protein: 18 g
Fat: 7 g 
Carbohydrate: 4.5 g

It's important to pay attention to serving size. Everyone's dietary needs and restrictions are unique. Check with your diabetes care team about specific questions or concerns.

Recipe adapted from and Food Network