Nick’s Favorite Turkey Burger

July 1st, 2024
Throughout the month of July, we’re celebrating the almighty burger! Every year we put a spin on summer’s quintessential dish with recipes by our WFM culinary team. This year we asked a few of our “non-culinary” staffers to share their favorite way to enjoy a burger. And they went all out with some super unique and creative recipes! We’re excited to share them with you here.
Nick’s Favorite Turkey Burger is brought to you by Nick, our friendly cheese manager in Woodstock.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey (ground chicken is also delicious) 
  • 8 oz. shredded melty cheese (I like Spring Brook Farm Reading Raclette) 
  • ¾ c. grated zucchini 
  • 2 Tbsp. minced yellow onion 
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup or BBQ sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil 
  • 1 tsp. each of salt and pepper 
  • 1 Tbsp. organic canola oil 
  • 4 burger buns 
  • Your favorite burger toppings: tomato slices, avocado, red onion, pickles, lettuce, mayonnaise 

Steps to make burger 

  1. In a large bowl, place ground turkey or chicken and add zucchini, onion, ketchup, Worcestershire, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine everything.
  2. Lightly coat your hands in oil and form the mixture into 4 patties. They will seem quite moist at this point. Place in the refrigerator on a plate for 15 minutes to let them firm up a little.
  3. Heat the canola oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and cook the patties until browned on one side (5-6 minutes). Flip and repeat on the other side until cooked through (~165˚F internal temp).
  4. Place burgers on buns and top with things you love to eat!


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