by Olena

Healthy Turkey Sliders

by Olena

5 from 1 reviews

These Healthy Turkey Sliders are fast, juicy and flavourful. With a bit of bacon, cheese and traditional fixings, everyone will love wrapped in lettuce mini burgers!

Eating healthy at parties can be hard. Make hummus with whole grain crackers, cucumber bites or Mexican meatballs and bring with you. Snack on all night and don’t feel guilty.

turkey sliders wrapped in lettuce leaves with sticks and served on a board

Ground Turkey Sliders

These turkey sliders are American burger meets my grandma’s patties. We call them “kotlety” in Ukraine. She always made the best chicken patties. All North American kids like them, just try.:)

Burgers and sliders are always a hit, because who doesn’t like a burger?! We usually stick to turkey burgers. These turkey sliders are mini juicy and flavorful turkey burgers wrapped in lettuce leaves. Low carb.

We ditch the heavy bun but keep all the traditional add-ons like bacon and cheese and traditional fixings.

And last thing, my turkey sliders are not dry. And secret ingredient is not a zucchini. Can I show you the trick? Cool!

What Are the Ingredients?

Ground turkey, eggs, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. That’s it.

The trick to juicy turkey patties is the onion. When you puree it in a blender or food processor all that onion juice will make patties moist. So, if you are using extra lean ground turkey – do that. I used lean ground turkey.

My favourite burger condiments are ketchup and Dijon mustard. You will also need long picks.

Butter lettuce is the best green to wrap food in because it’s the softest. I use it for healthy chicken lettuce wraps all the time.

How to Make Healthy Turkey Sliders Patties

  1. Fry 3-4 bacon slices and shake off the drippings well in the skillet. We will fry patties in this deliciousness.
  2. Make sure toppings are ready before you start cooking the patties. Everyone prefers their burgers warm.
  3. To form a patty, scoop 1/4 cup of meat mixture and shape 2.5 – 3 inch in diameter patty. I say staying closer to 2.5 inch is better.

How to make Turkey Sliders patties

  1. Cook turkey patties on a hot skillet covered for 4 minutes or until sides start to brown.
  2. Flip and cook a few more minutes uncovered.
  3. Place all patties in a skillet, top with a slice of cheese, cover and let cheese melt on low, about 4-5 minutes. You can skip cheese and bacon for healthier sliders, no problem.

Turkey Sliders patties cooking on the skillet and condiments on the table

How to Assemble Healthy Sliders

To assemble mini turkey sliders:

  1. Grab 2 pieces of lettuce, overlap their ends and form a pocket.
  2. Place turkey patty inside, top with bacon, a squirt of ketchup and mustard, tomato slice and red onion.
  3. Fold lettuce on top and doing your best stick long wooden pick in the middle holding all ingredients together. It helps to pull lettuce together and “shoot” a few times.

Mmm, these were super satisfying and I was full with two! Enjoy and be healthy!

How to assemble Turkey Sliders step by step

What to Serve Turkey Sliders With?

If you are hosting at your house potluck style, you can double the recipe and make healthy sliders star of the show. Others can bring dips etc.,

You could also make my super easy salsa guacamole (with jarred salsa, seriously easy!) and put together a veggie platter.

Salsa like mango salsa or pineapple salsa would go well on a side.

Making for dinner? Serve with brown rice or quinoa.

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Healthy Turkey Sliders

5 from 1 reviews

These Healthy Turkey Sliders are fast, juicy and flavourful. With a bit of bacon, cheese and traditional fixings, everyone will love wrapped in lettuce mini burgers.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 14 sliders 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 pieces of bacon*
  • 1 head of butter lettuce, rinsed & separated
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 3 oz cheese, cut into 14 small slices*
  • Ketchup and mustard

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add turkey, eggs, onion, garlic, salt and pepper; mix well with your hands. Set aside. Prepare other ingredients – it really helps to assemble sliders faster and serve warm.
  2. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and cook bacon. Transfer to a cutting board draining fat well into the skillet (we will fry patties in it), then cutting it into 14 pieces.
  3. Using 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop meat mixture and form a patty 2.5-3 inch in diameter. Place in a skillet and repeat with the rest. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes, flip over and cook uncovered another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Place all patties in a skillet, top with a slice of cheese, cover and let cheese melt on low, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. To assemble turkey sliders: Take 2 pieces of lettuce, overlap their ends and form a pocket. Place turkey patty inside, top with bacon, a squirt of ketchup and mustard, tomato slice and red onion. Fold lettuce on top and doing your best stick long wooden pick in the middle holding all ingredients together. It helps to pull lettuce together and “shoot” a few times.

Notes

*To make sliders even healthier, you can skip bacon and cheese.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Olena, your grandma must have been an outstanding cook! These sliders were “inhaled” by my family. THANK YOU!

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