Turkey Burger Patty Melt Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
turkey burger patty melt sandwich cut in half with melted cheese and mushrooms

Treat yourself to a savory sandwich with a healthy twist! A homemade, juicy turkey burger patty is at the center of this simple meal, which is perfect for a lightened up lunch or hearty dinner. Every bite of this Turkey Burger Patty Melt recipe features tender turkey, melty Swiss cheese, and flavorful sautéed onions and mushrooms on crispy sourdough bread. It’s easy, cheesy and delicious!

How to Make a Turkey Burger Patty Melt

Our lean turkey burger patty recipe is tender and flavorful. To make it, combine lean ground turkey with panko breadcrumbs, unsweetened almond milk, one egg, dried thyme, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into four oblong-shaped turkey burger patties, then place them in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.

You can cook the turkey burger patties on the stove top or in the oven. If you’re using the stove top, cook them over medium heat for about five minutes per side, or until they are fully cooked. Alternatively, cook them in the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes, or until fully cooked.

While your burgers are cooking, sauté some sliced onions and mushrooms for a savory and flavorful burger topping. Simply heat light butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the mushrooms and onions for 15 minutes until the veggies are soft and caramelized.

Now it’s time to assemble your Turkey Burger Patty Melt! Grab a slice of multigrain sourdough bread and spread a teaspoon of mayonnaise on it. Top it with a turkey burger patty, a slice of Swiss cheese, some of the sautéed veggies and another slice of the bread. Repeat this process for a total of four sandwiches. Grill or bake the finished melts until they are browned and the cheese is melted.

Healthy Hacks

Two turkey burger patty melts with sourdough bread on a cutting boardThis recipe makes four sandwiches. A half of one of these sandwiches counts as one serving. Losing weight on Nutrisystem? Don’t forget to log this meal in your NuMi app journal as one SmartCarb, one and a half PowerFuels and one Extra. A full sandwich can be logged as two SmartCarbs, three PowerFuels and two Extras.

If you don’t like ground turkey or would prefer another option, you can easily swap in ground chicken or ground beef into this dish. You can also substitute any type of cheese that you enjoy, such as American, mozzarella or cheddar.

The mushrooms and onions are also options and can be replaced with other non-starchy veggie options. The dish would also be great with sautéed bell peppers and tomatoes!

Not a fan of the distinct taste of sourdough bread? Enjoy this sandwich with another hearty bread, such as whole grain, whole wheat or rye. Have fun and make this Turkey Burger Patty Melt recipe your own tasty creation!

What Else Can I Make With Ground Turkey Burger?

Ground turkey is a healthy lean protein that counts as a PowerFuel on the Nutrisystem program. It’s also very versatile and can be used in many different meals with many different flavors! Check out these other healthy ground turkey burger recipes that fit into our plan:

Servings: 8 (recipe make 4 sandwiches; ½ sandwich = 1 serving)

Calories per Serving: 291

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 ½ PowerFuels and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. light butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup mushroom, sliced
  • 8 slices multigrain sourdough bread
  • 4 tsp. light mayonnaise
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Directions:

  1. Mix together the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, almond milk, egg, thyme, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Form 4 oblong-shaped patties and place them in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Cook turkey burger patties on the stove top over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. Alternatively, cook them in the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  3. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and mushrooms. Sauté for 15 minutes until the veggies are soft and caramelized.
  4. Spread mayonnaise on one slice of bread. Top with the turkey burger patty, then the cheese, followed by the onion and mushroom mixture. Top sandwich with the other slice of bread. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  5. Grill or bake the sandwiches until browned and cheese is melted.
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