Garden Ranch Turkey Burgers


I'm really enjoying living closer to everyone and everything. My mom's house is only about 40 minutes away now (as opposed to 1.5 hours previously) and I'm also very close to where my aunt lives and where my cousin works. My cousin and her boyfriend work overnight and typically stop at her mom's house in the morning.

With the great weather and proximity, we've started going to my mom's house to hang out by the pool much more frequently than in previous summers. On the days where Tom has plans or just doesn't feel like hanging out by the pool, I can easily ride down with my aunt or cousin. Each time we go, I try to come up with something new to bring. I'm always looking for new guinea pig(s) since I'm sure Tom gets tired of it sometimes.

While at the farmer's market, I noticed the price for ground turkey was cheaper there than it is in the store. Usually this is the other way around when it comes to meats so I purchased 4 lbs. of ground turkey. On Friday night I was cleaning out the fridge and trying to figure out what to take to my moms. Half of a zucchini and a bag of baby carrots stood out to me and this recipe was born.

Garden Ranch Turkey Burgers
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation
Yield: 6 burgers
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    • 1 lb. ground turkey
    • 1/4 cup zucchini, diced
    • 1/4 cup carrots, diced
    • 1/4 cup onion, diced
    • 1/8-1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
    • 2 tbsp. Ranch dressing
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 6 slices provolone cheese
1. Combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl, starting with 1/8 cup of Panko. If the mixture is too wet, add the additional Panko. Form into 6 patties.
2. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before cooking.
3. Prepare grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Top with cheese and continue to cook until cheese has melted.

I topped my burger with lettuce, tomato and some ranch dressing. This reminded me of taking a bite of salad, just in burger form. If only I could convince Tom to eat zucchini I'd be making these on a regular basis.


  1. Proof that you can take a few simple fresh ingredients and produce something that is delicious. The turkey burgers rock.


  2. Beautiful recipe! Just found your blog and I just love poking around all the fantastic recipes you have here. Delicious!


  3. I love your turkey burger! I especially like that it's filled with vegetables! The colours are so vibrant and I love the combination of flavours!


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