turkey burger bowls with sweet potato fries and roasted tomato salad

turkey burger bowl

turkey burger bowls

Looking for a healthier alternative to a hamburger and fries? Try turkey burger bowls with sweet potato fries!

It will come as no surprise that over 70% of us resolve to be healthier in the new year, but research from Sainsbury’s reveals that in fact two thirds of us will spend almost a full day more (22 hours) watching TV in January and 1/3 of us end up eating more comfort foods in January than any other month. Great for crushing those box-sets, bad for keeping to your resolutions.

In an attempt to try and get a balance between satisfying foods and weight-concious, Sainsbury’s asked me to come up with a recipe that strikes a balance. Others have swapped beef for lentils, spaghetti for courgetti, and using avocado in a chocolate mousse. It’s called “ComFit foods”, classic comfort foods with a healthy twist.

I love a burger, but it’s not a healthy treat. So I looked at it and picked it apart so it was still recognisable and importantly good to eat. So here I’ve used turkey a naturally lean meat. I’ve added seeds for a good boost of nutrients, and crucially the bun is gone. So you don’t miss having fries I’ve also included quick oven-baked sweet potato fries.

So if you’re craving a burger but want to skip some of the guilt, try these turkey burger bowls!

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turkey burger bowl with salad and sweet potato fries

turkey burger bowls with sweet potato fries and roasted tomato salad

Gary @ BigSpud
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish
Servings 4 people


For the patties

  • 750 g turkey mince
  • 2 cream crackers
  • 1 tablespoon mixed seeds
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon English mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey

For the salad

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 300 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 iceberg lettuce

For the sauce

  • 75 g natural yoghurt
  • 30 g tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon burger mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 210c. Wash the sweet potatoes, cut into wedges and put on to a baking tray. Put the tomatoes on a separate baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Season tomatoes and sweet potatoes with salt and pepper, give each a drizzle of olive oil and pop in the oven. They will cook in about 30 minutes.
  • For the sauce, mix all the ingredients and put to one side until needed.
  • In a bowl crush the crackers and seeds together until no large bits of cracker remain. Add the turkey, mustard and honey with a dash of salt and pepper and mix thoroughly to combine. Form into four burger patty shapes.
  • In a large frying pan, add a little oil and use a piece of kitchen towel to wipe it around the pan so there is a thin coating. Fry the burgers for around 9 - 12 minutes, flipping every minute until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile shred the lettuce and use it to line four bowls. Add the tomatoes and potatoes from the oven, top with a burger and serve the dressing on the side.

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