Recipe: Skinny Worcestershire Turkey Burger

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Cutting down on red meat? No problem! You can still enjoy a delicious burger without worrying about your waistline. The Worcestershire sauce in this recipe packs it full of flavor, resulting in a juicy, flavorful burger that is sure to become a summertime favorite at your family’s backyard barbecue. Try serving these burgers up with one of our favorite side dishes, our Skinny Baked Sweet Potato Chips (shown in photos).

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Pro tip: To save a few calories and Weight Watchers Points Plus, try the burger sans buns! Ditching the buns will result in a 224-calorie and 6 WWP+ burger. Yum!

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 turkey burger and bun


  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, 90-10
  • ¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns


  1. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil, onion, and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent, 2-4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using clean hands, combine the set-aside onions, and the rest of the turkey burger ingredients together.
  4. Form into 4 equal-sized turkey burgers.
  5. Lightly grease the grill grates, and cook the burgers for 4-6 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 2 minutes, or until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165° F.
  6. Serve with a bun and optional toppings as desired.
Nutrition Information
Per Serving (1 turkey burger and bun):
Calories: 364
Calories from fat: 113
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 124mg
Sodium: 728mg
Carbohydrates: 34g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 4g
Protein: 30g
WWP+: 9
SmartPoints: 9

The nutrition content of recipes on have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.