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Cranburgers with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Cranburgers with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Do you have leftover cranberry sauce? Put it to good use with these hearty, yummy turkey burgers, and finish it up with some sweet potato fries. Viola! Dinner is done. - Nancy Bourget, Fort Hood, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen French-fried sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon pesto sauce mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup turkey-flavored stuffing mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 sesame seed hamburger buns, split
  • 1/3 cup turkey gravy, warmed
  • 6 slices jellied cranberry sauce


  • 1. Place fries in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; spritz with cooking spray. Combine the pesto mix, celery seed and thyme; sprinkle over fries. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine whole-berry cranberry sauce, stuffing mix and thyme. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • 3. In a large skillet, cook burgers in oil over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  • 4. Place burgers on lettuce-lined buns; top with a spoonful of gravy and a slice of cranberry sauce. Serve with fries. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger with 2/3 cup fries equals 640 calories, 26 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 792 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.