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Mushroom & Swiss Turkey Burgers Recipe

Mushroom & Swiss Turkey Burgers Recipe

“This recipe also works great on the grill. I use the leftover spinach in pesto, omelets or to make another batch of burgers.” Meleyna Nomura - Scottsdale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese, cut in half
  • 2 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices sweet onion
  • 2 slices tomato


  • 1. In a small skillet, cook mushrooms in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt and a dash of pepper. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the spinach, chopped onion and remaining salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into two patties.
  • 3. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook patties over medium heat for 4 minutes. Turn and cook 3 minutes longer. Top burgers with cheese; cover and cook 3-6 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and cheese is melted. Serve on buns with lettuce, onion, tomato and reserved mushroom mixture. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 371 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.

Reviews for Mushroom & Swiss Turkey Burgers

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Meleyna User ID: 6159356 113421
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I submitted a version of this recipe years ago for some sort of recipe contest. This is not my original recipe. Sad to see it was altered without my consent."

ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 160196
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"I was very surprised but there was very little taste to these burgers."

joedebfry User ID: 265172 143843
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"To us, these burgers tasted fine but nothing special."

Rebecca92124 User ID: 2024285 92771
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"Loved them!"

Garo User ID: 1084869 160925
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"Very good--will definitely make again."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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