These turkey burgers with fried zucchini are a great way to show off those summer zucchini

Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

The juiciest turkey burgers with grated zucchini! Get your kids to eat more veggies with my best turkey burger recipe ever!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, air fryer turkey burger,, Grilling, healthy turkey burger recipe, Juicy turkey burgers, Memorial Day, superbowl, turkey burgers
Servings: 5 Burgers
Calories: 161kcal


  • 6 oz. Grated zucchini, when squeezed 4.25 oz
  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup Seasoned whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 Clove garlic, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. Grated red onion
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray


  • Squeeze ALL the moisture from the zucchini with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 ounces each, not too thick so they cook in the center.


  • Heat a large nonstick skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook on one side until browned, then flip. Flip over a few times to prevent burning and to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way through.
  • If grilling: Clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking. Cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center.

Air Fryer 

  • Squeeze out all the moisture well from the zucchini using paper towels.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 ounces each, 1/2 inch thick.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370F.
  • Cook in a single layer in two batches 10 minutes, turning half way until browned and cooked through in the center.
  • *Use gluten-free crumbs for gluten-free diets.


*Use gluten-free crumbs for gluten-free diets.
Serving: 1 burger

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories161
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Cholesterol 65mg 22%
    • Sodium 385mg 17%
    • Total Carbohydrate 4.5g 2%
      • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
      • Sugars 1g
    • Protein 18g 36%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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