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Diabetic Recipe: Turkey and Wild Mushroom Hash Cakes


  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey breast (about 10 oz) 
  • 2 cups chopped shiitake mushroom caps (about 4 oz)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups mashed cooked baking potatoes  
  • ¾ cup Panko
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray.  Sauté mushrooms and garlic about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently, then pour into a large bowl.  Add turkey, potatoes, ¼ cup panko, cheese, onions, thyme, salt and pepper into a large bowl.  Mix and then divide into 8 equal portions, shaping each into ½-inch-thick patties. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Coat the patties in the remaining panko.

2. Heat 1 ½ tsp of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 patties and cook for 2 minutes on each side.  Repeat with the remaining oil and patties.

Recipe serves 4 (two patties per serving)

Nutrition per Serving

Calories: 263
Protein: 25 g
Total Fat: 10 g 
Saturated Fat: 4 g 
Carbohydrate: 18 g
Fiber: 2 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.