All-American turkey burger with squash fries

Total Time:   30 min   Prep: 15 min  Cook:  15 min  Serves: 1
Difficulty: Easy

Here’s everything you love about a delicious burger and fries—but healthier, featuring a ground turkey patty and fries that are made out of a butternut squash. The turkey patties are flavored with scallions, barbecue sauce, and a pinch of salt, which are then roasted in the oven, then topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and a tangy mayo sauce. This recipe is designed to serve one, but you can easily scale it up if you’re roasting burgers for a crowd. Also, be sure to use the long neck of the squash to cut the fries—the shorter bulb will not yield fry-like sticks.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)


Uncooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast

4 oz


Uncooked scallion(s)

2½ Tbsp, chopped, divided


Barbecue sauce

2 tsp, divided


Table salt

1 pinch


Black pepper

1 pinch



Uncooked butternut squash

8 oz, cut into 1/2-inch-thick sticks



½ Tbsp


Plain hamburger bun

1 item(s), toasted



1 leaf/leaves, large


Fresh tomato(es)

2 slice(s)


Kosher dill pickle sandwich slice(s)

4 slice(s)


1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a small baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, 2 Tbsp scallion, 1 tsp barbecue sauce and pinch salt; form into 1/2-inch-thick patty and place on one side of prepared pan. Put squash on other side of pan and coat squash and burger with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast turning once, until fries are golden and burger is cooked through, about 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 Tbsp scallion, remaining 1 tsp barbecue sauce and mayonnaise in a small cup.

4. To serve, layer lettuce, tomato, burger, mayonnaise mixture and pickles on roll; serve with squash fries.

5. Makes 1 serving.