Sweet Potato Spinach Turkey Burgers

Submitted by Jeanne Larson

About the cook: I am a wife, mom of two boys, and a part-time middle school teacher who teaches a Farm to Table cooking class/Health and PE. My side business is called Endurance Fit For Life and my goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. I have written three cookbooks, which focus on simple, healthy recipes and easy to make. My website and social media has a link for hiking/biking trails in Orange County that give details on where to park, sights you will see on the trails, and other info. Overall, my goal to to help simplify healthy cooking in the kitchen with giving others recipe ideas that will keep them and their families healthy!

About the dish: A simple, healthy meal that is nutrient-dense! This recipe is easy to make and the whole family will love it. The kids won't even know there are hidden veggies inside! Enjoy these turkey burgers on a yummy whole grain hamburger bun and all the fixings. Enjoy!

National Origin: American

Serves: 4

Estimated Time: Under 30 Minutes


1 lb. ground turkey
¾ cup chopped spinach
1 cup softened sweet potato
1.5 tsp. curry powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sea salt
1-2 Tbs. olive oil


Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Form the mixture into palm-sized patties. Put the olive oil in a non-stick pan. Cook the turkey burgers over low-to-medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side, depending on their thickness. Make sure the burgers are cooked through and no longer pink. Serve over a gluten-free bun, on top of a salad, or with roasted veggies on the side.

Recipe Tidbit:
Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene, vitamins C and A, manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin B6, and fiber. They are chock-full of nutrients and can be used in a myriad of ways in all types of recipes. From muffins and cookies to meatloaf and burgers, sweet potatoes are a win-win food in your diet.

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