Recipe | Parmesan & Spinach Turkey Burgers | KETO + GF

This is a simple, cheap, healthy, no fuss, foolproof light dinner for a family of four. Great for working parents and shy kitchen peeps. Good for weekend lunches and brunches too. Add avocado to the top to posh it up or for more healthy fats if you are a keto king.

Turkey mince is a sticky kind of mince, so you don’t even need an egg to bind. The parmesan flakes melt into the burger as it cooks. And for anti-spinach kids, they won’t even know it’s there. Don’t miss the sesame seed coating as it adds a nutty yumminess that is hard to beat. Take cold leftover in the school lunch, either chopped up in a salad or slice horizontally and stick between GF bread with relish or the dreaded tomoto sauce.

  • Prep 10 easy minutes
  • Cook 20 simple minutes
  • Kid friendly
  • Skill – easy as
  • Ingredients – staples
  • Gluten free
  • Keto friendly
  • Low Carb


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan flakes
  • 500g turkey mince
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 4 sprigs continental parsley
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • pink salt to taste
  • burger buddies like fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, aioli


  • bowl to mix in
  • fry pan
  • hotplate
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • flipper
  • spoon
  • tongs


  1. Bang the mince into a bowl
  2. Chop spinach leaves into smallish pieces, add to mince
  3. Add parmesan to mince, mix
  4. Add salt to taste and chopped fresh parsley
  5. Put sesame seeds in a dessert bowl
  6. Take enough mix to make your preferred burger pattie size, I prefer slightly smaller as quicker to cook
  7. Make a pattie about 1.5cm thick
  8. Introduce the pattie to the sesame seeds, cover both sides and pat around edges, repeat for remaining mix
  9. Heat a shallow fry pan on medium, once warmed add about a tablespoon of olive oil, wait a few minutes then add the patties
  10. Don’t overcrowd as you want to be able to flip
  11. About 7 to 10 minutes per side, depending on thickness, size and heat
  12. Prepare lettuce, tomato and eggs
  13. Plate up lettuce, then a squirt of aioli, then add tomato slices and cheese
  14. Put your warm pattie on top of the cheese
  15. Top with a soft fried egg, I like to flip the egg over so the yolk oozes thru the burger, hmmm num num
  16. If you are 12 add tomato sauce
  17. Add salt to taste, eat

Note: throw away left over sesame seeds, as they have been in touch with raw meat, they cannot be saved for another day. If you prefer combined into the last pattie.

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