Healthy Ranch Turkey Burgers

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Healthy Ranch Turkey Burgers made with just three ingredients is a classic restaurant recipe made at home with less fat, calories, but still all the same great flavor. With just 170 calories, these ranch burgers are ready in 15 minutes and taste amazing.

170 CAL 5g CARBS 5g FAT 27g PROTEIN 1

These Ranch Turkey Burgers will knock your socks off! They are seriously the easiest burger ever and have so much yummy ranch flavor. Plus they are good for you, packed with protein, and have just 3 ingredients.

This simple turkey burgers are the perfect way to liven up a traditional turkey burger without reaching for tons of ingredients. In fact, you just need two other ingredients to make a flavor packed burger that your whole family will love. They are easy, filled with so much yummy ranch flavor, and always a crowd pleaser. No bland, boring turkey burgers here.

Turkey Ranch Burger with lettuce and tomato on a bun,

Now before we go further, let's talk about using store bought ranch seasoning. It isn't the healthiest option around, but it is quick, convenient, and affordable. Unfortunately, store bought ranch seasoning usually has lots of sodium and normally contains both MSG and maltodextrin. It also contains some other preservatives and hard to pronounce ingredients.

Depending on your diet and health needs, this may be a deal breaker for you or you may not mind. No judgment, just choose the option that is best for you. For a healthier option, you can make your own ranch seasoning at home. It tastes just as good and is made with natural ingredients, many of which you may already have. It just takes a little longer.

Variations of this Ranch Turkey Burger

  • Cheddar: Add 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese to the mixture. Add 57 calories per burger.
  • Bacon: Cook 4 slices of center cut bacon. Then chop and add them to the burgers. Add 25 calories per burger.
  • Garlic and Ranch Turkey Burgers: Add 1-2 minced garlic cloves to the burger mix. This really kicks up the garlic flavor if that's your thing.
  • Beef: Substitute lean ground beef for the turkey for a beef version of this recipe. This adds 32 calories.
  • Chicken: Swap out the turkey for lean ground chicken. If it is 99% lean of ground chicken breast, the calories stay the same." 
  • Vegetarian: Here is a yummy version using chickpeas instead of turkey.
  • Buffalo Ranch Burgers: Since buffalo and ranch go together like peanut butter and jelly, you may have the awesome idea to add some buffalo sauce to this recipe. Personally I like adding it after the burger has cooked directly on the bun itself. If you add it to the burger mixture, you may need to add some breadcrumbs so that the burger stays together.

Side dish ideas! Need some ideas for side dishes. Consider serving your turkey ranch burgers with Parmesan Onion Straws, Skinny Fries, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, or Celery Ranch Slaw.

Turkey Ranch Burger on a whole wheat bun with lettuce.

Tips for Making the Perfect Turkey Burger

  • If you are worried about your turkey burger being dry, there are a few ways you can add moisture. One of my favorite ways is to add 1/2 cup grated onion or zucchini. This adds flavor, veggies, and moisture to the burger. You could also use a higher fat ground turkey.
  • Serve this as a traditional burger in some low calorie or whole wheat buns. You could also wrap it up in lettuce, serve it on portobello or sweet potato buns, or chop it up and toss it in a salad.
  • Make a small indent with your thumb in the center of each burger before cooking. This helps to keep the burger from getting round like a hockey puck.
The Recipe
Turkey ranch burgers with a wheat bun, lettuce, and tomato.

Healthy Ranch Turkey Burgers

170 CAL 5g CARBS 5g FAT 27g PROTEIN 1
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  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 oz. dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 2 tsp. olive oil

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Mix together the ground turkey, ranch seasoning, and green onions. Form into patties.


Brush the patties with olive oil. Grill to desired doneness, about 5 minutes or until turkey is fully cooked. Alternatively you can cook them in a pan or broil them for 4-5 minutes per side. Let rest for 4-5 minutes.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 burger patty
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 591mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Jeffrey Nichols
March 25, 2018 - 06:01
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Yummy! Quick & easy. Great flavor. I added zucchini & onion 1/4 cup each. Juicy and held together while cooking. Side dish of skinny fries made a perfect meal.
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Ana Maria Redondo
March 24, 2018 - 08:20
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Great turkey burgers!
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