The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Quick & Easy Turkey Burgers


When I cook dinner, my recipes are usually based off of what we have in the fridge/pantry and what my belly is craving. Marc recently suggested burgers and I thought to myself yes I could go for burgers! To make them lighter, healthier & kid approved I quickly came up with a recipe that came together nicely.

I am always trying to sneak veggies into foods for Ava because lets face it, even the “good eaters” have a tough time getting the correct amount of veggies in on a daily basis. Although we all eat healthy I decided sneaking in some peppers would make this burger more flavorful & crunchy and that it did.


We all agreed that these were tasty and satisfying. I will definitely be making them again.


1 lb Ground Turkey Meat

2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese

1/2 cup bread crumbs

2 tbsp water

1/2 cup red bell pepper (chopped into tiny pieces)

1/2 cup orange bell pepper (chopped into tiny pieces)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Makes 5 burgers 


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  • Chop peppers into tiny pieces.
  • In a large mixing bowl add in all ingredients, mix until everything is combined. I used my hands but you can use a large spoon.
  • Form into 5 burgers. Some of the pepper pieces might fall out but you can stuff them back in.
  • Heat grill to high (about 400 degrees) cook approximately 8-10 minutes on each side or until cooked through.


These burgers are delicious served over a salad, in a lettuce wrap, on a bun or in a wrap. I don’t know about you guys but even though summer is coming to an end I will NOT stop grilling until the snow piles up over our grill :)


What foods do you try to sneak veggies into?

Do you like turkey burgers?

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!

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