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Healthy Homemade Turkey Nuggets and Turkey Burgers

Healthy Homemade Turkey Nuggets & Turkey Burgers - Fun and easy to make and good for your little ones.
Active Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers


  • 500 g turkey breast mince
  • 120 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan.
  • Season the mince with salt (if using) and then form into 16 small balls (or 4 large ones for burgers). Squash the balls a little so they're a flat nugget (burger) shape.
  • Beat the egg and put it into a shallow dish. Put the breadcrumbs in a different shallow dish.
  • Dip each nugget into the egg, making sure it's fully coated. Then into the breadcrumbs, rolling it around (carefully so it doesn't lose it's shape) until it is fully coated in breadcrumbs. Repeat until all the nuggets (burgers) are coated.
  • Place the nuggets (burgers) onto a baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until piping hot all the way through (note that as the burgers are a little thicker they may need longer).
  • Serve.


Makes 4 burgers or 16 nuggets.
I leave out the salt in the nuggets for the boys and only add it to the ones for the adults.
You won't use the full 120g of breadcrumbs, but it's much easier to make these if you have more than enough otherwise your last couple of nuggets might look a little bald.
Nutritional information provided is per burger and excludes additional salt added to the turkey mince. Nutritional information varies due to the difference in the type and amount of breadcrumbs typically used to make each kind.
Nutritional information for nuggets is as follows:
Turkey Nuggets (per 4 nuggets)
Calories: 197 kcal (10%), Fat: 3.1g (4%), Saturated Fat: 1.2g (6%), Carbohydrates: 10.2g (4%), Sugar: 0.9g (1%), Fibre: 0.5g (2%), Protein: 31.3g (63%), Salt: 0.6g (10%)
Golden Turkey Nuggets (per 4 nuggets)
Calories: 208 kcal (10%), Fat: 3.0g (4%), Saturated Fat: 1.2g (6%), Carbohydrates: 13.0g (5%), Sugar: 0.4g (0%), Fibre: 0.6g (2%), Protein: 31.4g (63%), Salt: 0.7g (12%)


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.1g | Protein: 31.1g | Fat: 3.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 240mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.9g

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: Baking with children, Dairy-Free, Family Friendly Dinner, Party Food
Author: Charlotte Oates