Grilled Turkey Burgers & Kale Chips

Turkey burgers and kale chips are a great healthy alternative to the traditional burger and fries. Both recipes are simple to make and come together in under 45 minutes. It is a perfect meal for a summer evening!

Grilled Turkey Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time Required: 40 minutes

Yields: 4 burgers


  • 1.5 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced (we caramelized the other half and used as a topping!)
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese


  1. Turn grill onto medium heat
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  3. Form into 4 patties
  4. Grease grill and add patties, cooking for 6-10 minutes per side or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees
  5. Add buns to grill face down until they are lightly charred
  6. Add cheese, caramelized onions or any other toppings you like on your burger!

Kale Chips

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total Time Required: 20 minutes

Yields: 4 servings


  • 1 head of Kale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wash and dry kale well
  3. Cut leaves from stem and cut into 2-4 inch pieces
  4. Place kale pieces in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add garlic powder, salt & pepper and toss thoroughly
  5. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and add kale
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until kale is crispy but not yet browned

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