Turkey Patties made with ground turkey, broccoli and cheddar cheese, and baked to perfection in the oven until juicy and golden brown. These patties make the perfect appetizer for every occasion, and any meal of the day. Quick, easy, and so delicious!
What is so amazing about these ground turkey patties is that they can be served for breakfast or brunch with some poached or fried eggs, for lunch as a burger sliced between a nice bun and some fresh salad, or for dinner with some roasties and perhaps a refreshing tzatziki sauce.
And these are just a few ideas, they work well in any other food combination. My older daughter had them simple with nothing else at all, and she loved them. It goes to show how easy it is to make food for kids, even the fussier ones.
And another great thing about them is that they have hidden vegetables that not only up their nutritional value, but also keep them moist when they are baked in the oven. Lean meat can be a tricky one to bake, with the danger of it drying out and becoming really though to chew, but the cheese and veggies really help. So a big win.
- ground turkey -turkey mince
- broccoli head - I either fresh or frozen, cooked until tender
- small onion
- grated cheddar cheese
- breadcrumbs -either regular breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs
- salt & ground black pepper
Step-by-step photos and instructions
I like using turkey thigh ground meat for these patties, but turkey breast mince is also good, it all depends if you'd rather go for white or red meat.
- in a large bowl, add the ground turkey, cooked and finely chopped broccoli, grated cheddar cheese, finely chopped onion, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper
- mix well to combine
- use for hands to form patties
- line a baking tray with non-stick paper and spray generously with cooking oil spray, arrange the patties and spray them as well
- bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 25-30 minutes, turning them half the way through
These patties are very easy to make, and they don't require any chilling before baking, the biding agent - egg, plus the ground meat bring them patties together well, and they don't come apart while baking.
If you use fresh or frozen broccoli, make sure you squeeze the excess water well before adding them to the mix, as the it can become too watery otherwise. The finer the chopping, the better, bigger chunks of broccoli or onion won't look as nice. Do give them a go!
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- 500 g ground turkey (turkey mince, 1 lb)
- ½ broccoli head
- 1 small onion
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Break the broccoli head into florets, and add them to a pan with salted water.
- Boil for 4-5 minutes until the florets are tender.
- Drain the water well, and chop the florets finely, then use for hands to squeeze any excess water.
- In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
- Use your hands to shape 12 patties.
- Line a regular baking tray with non-stick paper and spray it generously with cooking oil spray.
- Arrange the patties and spray them too.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 25-20 minutes, turning them half the way through.