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Turkey Smash Burger Recipe from Weight Watchers

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We all love smash burgers from places like shake shack and SmashBurger, but they can really blow up your WW points budget. Here’s a turkey smash burger recipe from Weight Watchers that’s 8 points and a healthier alternative.

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Weight Watchers Turkey Smash Burger Recipe:

weight watchers turkey smash burger recipe

Here’s the full recipe:

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Turkey Smash Burger Recipe WeightWatchers

Tasty turkey smash burger recipe from Weight Watchers that's pretty healthy!
Prep Time 11 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 350 kcal


  • 5 sprays Cooking spray
  • 4 thin slices Red or pickled red onion
  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese reduced-fat
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 4 tsp Mustard
  • 4 Whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 8 slices tomato


  • Coat 12-14 inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high
  • Add onion slices and lightly char for 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer to plate and cover
  • Divide turkey into 8 equal balls. Transfer balls to hot pan and smash flat with a large spatula
  • Season smashed turkey burger patties with pepper and salt. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side until browned on bottom. Repeat for next 4 burgers
  • Top with cheese then remove from heat
  • Spread mustard on buns then top with double-patties onion, tomato and lettuce.


Personally, I like to use pickled red onions which are easy to make a day or so in advance. I’m also a fan of toasted rolls.
At 8 points, this is a healthier alternative to fast food smash burgers which can really torpedo your points budget
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I hope you love this Weight Watchers smash burger recipe as much as we do. Just be sure not to get the 99% fat-free turkey meat as you’ll need some fat to get that crispy crust.

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Smash Burger Healthy Alternative With Turkey Meat!

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Here are 5 reasons why this Weight Watchers turkey smash burger recipe is a healthy alternative to the beef smash burgers from fast food restaurants.

  1. Lower fat content: Turkey meat is generally leaner than beef, especially when you choose ground turkey breast, which has the lowest fat content. Lower fat means fewer calories, making it more suitable for those trying to manage their weight or reduce their overall fat intake.
  2. Less saturated fat: Saturated fat, when consumed in excess, can raise LDL cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease. Turkey meat has significantly lower levels of saturated fat compared to beef, making it a heart-healthier choice for your smash burger.
  3. Reduced cholesterol: Turkey meat contains less cholesterol than beef, contributing to better heart health and lower risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  4. Rich in nutrients: Turkey is a good source of various essential nutrients, such as protein, vitamins (B6, B12, niacin), and minerals (selenium, zinc, phosphorus). These nutrients are important for various bodily functions, including immune support, muscle growth, and repair.
  5. Lower calories: If you’re looking to control your calorie intake, substituting ground turkey meat in your smash burger recipe can be a good option as it generally has fewer calories per serving than beef.


So, basically, if you are following Weight Watchers this is a MUCH better smash burger alternative!

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