Thursday, August 18, 2011

Low-Point Mozzarella and Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Lean ground turkey can be a lot healthier than ground beef, that's for sure; but one thing I don't like about cooking with ground turkey is the dryness. It's hard to get a lot of juice or moisture into ground turkey; however, mixing ground turkey with just a tad olive oil, a bit of shredded zucchini, and a little bit of chopped onion before grilling, makes for a great tasting and moist turkey burger! I hope you enjoy these burgers as much as my family does.

Low-Point Mozzarella and Zucchini Turkey Burgers
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey
- 1/2 of a medium zucchini (or squash), shredded fine
- 1 Tbs. chopped onion
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
In a large bowl, mix ground turkey with squash, onions, olive oil, salt and pepper. After ingredients are combined well, form 5 patties. Grill patties until desired doneness and top each patty with a little bit of shredded mozzarella. Add lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments and you have yourself one delicious burger! Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 5
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 4
NOTE: If you use Arnold's brand Sandwich Thins for the bun, the total points would be 5.3 for one burger. (If you do not have Arnold's brand sandwich thins, use a sandwich thins' brand containing 100 calories, 1 fat, and 5 fiber, per roll, to equal the same amount of points.)

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