These Turkey Patties with Avocado are the juiciest, most flavorful turkey patties you’ve ever tried! Packed with lean protein and healthy fats for a perfectly healthy and delicious dinner.
This is hands-down my favorite recipe for healthy turkey patties!
I might even prefer these to beef patties, which says a lot, coming from a burger lover like me. But they’re so delicious, I seriously can’t get enough of them.
If you’ve never mixed avocado in with your protein for a burger patty, you’ll be amazed how it turns out. The avocado adds moisture and flavor to the turkey patties, making them super juicy and flavorful. It also balances out the super lean protein from the turkey, making this a nutritious and filling meal you can feel good about eating.
I love serving the turkey patties with spaghetti squash like you see in the photos. But you can also throw them in burger buns with a bunch of veggies to make delicious turkey burgers!
How to make healthy turkey patties with avocado
These amazing turkey burger patties come together in four simple steps. And it only takes about ten minutes!
Step 1: Mix the ground turkey, egg, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl until well-combined.
Step 2: Chop the avocado into small cubes and fold into the turkey mix.
Step 3: Form the turkey mix into 2 large patties (or 3 smaller ones).
Step 4: In a pan with a little cooking spray or oil, cook the turkey patties over medium heat for 3 minutes per side or until cooked through.
This recipe is so easy, it’s the perfect weeknight dinner when you want something fresh, healthy, and delicious!
Cooking the turkey burger patties
The uncooked turkey patty mix will probably be less firm than you normally expect from burger patties. This is because I don’t use breadcrumbs or anything else to bind the mixture together.
But don’t worry! The patties do stick together very well once you fry them. Just handle them with a bit of care when you first transfer them to the pan.
If the patties are on the larger side or if the ground turkey was very moist, the patties may need to cook longer. Check if they are done by cutting into one before removing them from the pan. If they need more time, try cooking them 4-5 minutes per side.
Turkey needs to be FULLY cooked before you can eat it. Never eat undercooked poultry!
You can also try baking the patties if you prefer not to cook them on the stove. Simply bake them for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), turning them over halfway.
Choosing your seasoning
I usually just add a little garlic, salt, and pepper to the ground turkey and leave it at that. In my opinion, the ground turkey and avocado have plenty of flavor by themselves.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with adding a little ginger, thyme, sage, or whatever herbs you might fancy. I also really like paprika, curry powder, or Mediterranean herbs.
When it comes to these patties, turkey and avocado will taste great no matter what flavor combo you choose!
Turkey patty nutrition
Because these healthy turkey patties have no breadcrumbs to hold them together, they are almost pure protein and healthy fats. How great is that?
If you use a 97 percent lean ground turkey, each serving has 26 grams of protein, 15 grams of healthy fat, and only 4 grams of carbs. And most of the carbs are fiber from the avocado!
You can reduce the fat a little if you really want to by using 99 percent lean ground turkey, but I wouldn’t recommend it. The ultra-lean ground turkey has less flavor and gets a bit dry in my opinion.
If you absolutely want to reduce the fat, cut the avocado in half instead.
Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
This recipe is easy to throw together on a Sunday so you have healthy turkey avocado patties ready throughout the week!
More healthy turkey recipes
Turkey is a great way to shake up your routine and still enjoy healthy lean protein. If you’re looking for a few more delicious recipes with turkey, these are some of my favorites that I know you’ll love:
If you’re looking for even more inspiration for quick and tasty meals, check out my round up of my top healthy diabetic lunch ideas!
When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Turkey Patties with Avocado
Turkey Patty Ingredients:
- 8 oz. ground turkey, (93% lean)
- ½ avocado
- 1 egg
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt & pepper
- Mix the ground turkey, egg, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl until well-combined.
- Chop the avocado into small cubes and fold into the turkey mix.
- Form the turkey mix into 2 large patties (or 3 smaller ones).
- In a pan with a little cooking spray or oil, cook the turkey patties over medium heat for 3 minutes per side or until cooked through.