Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers Recipe

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Bobbie Published: December 22, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger

No need to feel guilty for cheat day when you can have your burger under 300 calories with this juicy turkey bruschetta burger served with veggie goodness!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



  • ¼cupred onion,chopped
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper,to taste
  • 3medium tomatoes,vine ripe
  • 2small garlic cloves,minced
  • 2tbspbasil leaves,fresh chopped
  • 3ozmozarella,part skim diced

For Turkey Zucchini Burgers:

  • 1.25lbsground turkey,93% lean
  • 1small zucchini,grated, 1 cup or 5 oz
  • ¼cupseasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs,or GF crumbs
  • 1garlic clove,grated
  • 1tbspred onion,grated
  • Salt and fresh pepper
  • Oil spray

For Serving:

  • 2medium tomatoes,sliced into 10 thin slices
  • 4cupsbaby arugula,loose


  1. Combine the red onion, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Set aside a few minutes while you chop the tomatoes, then place in the bowl.

  3. Add the garlic, basil, and additional salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well and set aside.

  4. Toss in the cheese when ready to serve.

  5. Squeeze the excess moisture from the zucchini in a paper towel.

  6. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, shredded zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.

  7. Form into 5 equal-sized patties about 5 oz each, forming them as flat as possible.

  8. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat.

  9. When hot, lightly spray with oil.

  10. Add the burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.

  11. Cook for about 4 minutes, until browned, then flip and cook another 4 minutes. Be careful not to burn.

  12. To serve, arrange 3 slices of tomatoes on each dish, then place 1 cup of arugula on top in the center, then top with the burger and finish with the bruschetta (don’t forget to add the cheese). Serve right away.


  • Calories: 342.26kcal
  • Fat: 20.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.15g
  • Fiber: 2.72g
  • Sugar: 5.38g
  • Protein: 28.74g
  • Cholesterol: 91.68mg
  • Sodium: 726.02mg
  • Calcium: 158.17mg
  • Potassium: 716.92mg
  • Iron: 2.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 116.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.27mg
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