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Green chili skillet turkey burgers pair perfectly with sweet potato fries

Who doesn’t love a good, juicy, grilled burger with a side of fries? While delicious burgers and fries aren’t the healthiest thing for lunch or dinner, with a few simple tweaks, you can easily make burgers that are healthier, low-carb and gluten-free.

Lean ground turkey is seasoned with garlic and onions and grilled skillet-style for a bun-less burger that will make your mouth water. Top your patty with a slice of cheese, fresh tomatoes, red onions and a heaping spoonful of diced green chilies, and don’t forget the homemade, crinkle-cut sweet potato fries. They’re baked, not fried, keeping this dish waistline friendly but plenty delicious.

Low-carb, gluten-free green chili skillet turkey burgers recipe

This filling, healthy, low-carb dinner is perfect for burger lovers looking for a healthier alternative. Grilled turkey burgers are served over chopped greens, with fresh toppings, cheese and spicy green chilies.

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


For the burgers

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, minced
  • 1 small handful fresh cilantro
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 4 slices white cheddar
  • Fresh tomato slices
  • Fresh sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup canned diced green chilies
  • 2 cups chopped green salad for serving burgers over (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Fresh cracked pepper


  1. Heat a grill pan over medium heat, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the burgers, and mix well. Form into 4 patties, and set aside.
  3. When the grill pan is hot, place the burgers in the pan, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until the centers are no longer pink.
  4. Top with cheese slices, tomato slices and red onions, and divide the green chilies among the 4 burgers.
  5. Plate some of the chopped greens if using. Top with 1 turkey burger, and serve warm with sweet potato fries.

Oven-baked sweet potato fries recipe

Fresh sweet potatoes are cut into fries and baked until crispy, making these a healthier pick over deep-fried versions.

Serves 4

Prep time: 20 minutes | Bake time: 45 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes, washed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • Ketchup or other condiments, if desired


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a waffle fry cutter or a knife, cut the potatoes into the desired fry size and shape.
  3. To large bowl, add all the fries, and toss with olive oil, seasoning salt and garlic.
  4. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet, and bake for 45 minutes or until crispy.
  5. Serve warm with ketchup, alongside the skillet turkey burgers.

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