Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers are moist and tasty, the perfect summer barbecue main dish to serve at any gathering! Serve with your favorite toppings!

Friends, have you been barbecuing up a storm this week? We sure have, every night! It’s way too expensive for our family to eat out that often, so we’ve enjoyed chicken, salmon, and lots of burgers!

Plus, it’s zucchini season! ENJOY these burgers with my Trader Joe’s Macaroni Salad or our favorite Summer Italian Spaghetti Salad Recipe.

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

This past week we enjoyed Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers – so good! You will love how moist and tasty these burgers are. 

Made with garden zucchini and grated red onion, these are super easy to make ahead of time, and toss on the grill when your guests arrive!

Ground Turkey Burgers

Zucchini Turkey Burgers (ground turkey burgers) recipe makes 12 patties, so invite your family, friends or neighbors over!

Oh, and the cheese? Tillamook Sharp Cheddar is the best!

We’ve also been hosting a lot, and burgers are a great entree to serve, because whether your guests want a bun or not, burgers are still delicious assembled just the way you like them.

Less house, more home

I’ve been thinking about “perfectionism” and this saying … Less House, More Home.

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

We certainly have a small entertaining space in our mountain home, but it’s just right for hospitality. Simple hospitality. The kind where you set the table outdoors, but serve indoors.

Space that allows me to set a simple table, and invite a few guests in.

A place where our family can learn how to love other families, where we listen, we learn, we love.

Our house is way smaller than our last one, but actually more robust now in this season of life, with 3 kids in their 20’s. Essentially grown-ups now (how did that happen so quickly?)

Less house and more home also means to me, that I don’t worry as much about our house like I used to. Like settling into summer by serving an easy menu, and letting go of things like house cleaning, worrying about being a perfect cook (not!), all the silly details that take away from simple hospitality.

Perfect just does not exist, Friends, and when you get caught in the trap, it robs you of so many gifts.

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Now for the burgers …

Serve healthy and flavorful burgers with tomatoes, lettuce, your favorite sauce, avocado, and pickles.

Oh, and don’t forget to end the summer evening with my mom’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe (so good with white peaches!)

And these burgers are great served with this Peaches Quinoa Salad,, Fresh Peach Arugula Basil Salad [A Spicy Perspective], Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad [Two Peas and Their Pod].

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

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Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 12


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 small zucchini, grated (about 1 cup squeezed)
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. paprika, plus 1 tsp. (separate)
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. white pepper


  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • In a fine mesh strainer, add the shredded zucchini and top with 1 Tbsp. of kosher salt. Allow zucchini to sit for 10 minutes in the strainer with a bowl underneath to catch water.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, egg, bread crumbs, zucchini shreds, parsley, and remaining seasonings. Mix using your hands until ingredients are well combined (but not mixed into a paste). Using your hands or a burger presser, form meat into 12, 1’’ patties.
  • Spray both sides with oil then grill for about 3 minutes on each side, or until patties are no longer pink in the center.
  • Serve healthy and flavorful burgers with tomatoes, lettuce, your favorite sauce, avocado, and pickles. 


Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
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