A delicious lunch doesn’t have to mean a lot of work or a boring sandwich.  You can enjoy these sun-dried tomato turkey burgers, which can be prepared in about 30 minutes and are fantastic.  

The sun-dried tomatoes bring a salty flavor to the turkey meat, but then the basil sweetens it up…and what is better than provolone cheese on a burger?  All of that on a sandwich thin.  Yum!

Sundried Tomato Turkey Burger

Lunches for me are sometimes hard.  I crave crazing bad things – like chicken wings or chips and queso – and I know that I can’t have those types of foods.  

As great as they are…they just aren’t part of my plan.  Since I have now lost 20lbs (and counting) on Weight Watchers, I am seeing the benefits of eating healthier meals, including lunches.

But it’s hard to stop those cravings.  I also love burgers that have big fluffy buns.  Unfortunately, I am trying to cut back on the carbs that I consume – oh the bread.

Sundried Tomato Turkey Burger

I miss you so much – so big fluffy buns on burgers just aren’t an option any more.  That is why I created this delicious turkey burger that uses a sandwich thin.

If you are interested in other turkey recipes, try the baked Parmesan turkey meatballs or the sweet and spicy turkey sliders.

I was turned onto sandwich thins from the Connect section of the Weight Watchers app.  So many ladies were talking about how great they were, so I had to try them.  

I’m a conformist by nature – I love to try what everyone else raves about (hi Halo Top).  What I loved most about these sandwich thins were how many SmartPoints they were.  

Sundried Tomato Turkey Burger

One sandwich thin is only 3 SmartPoints.  A plain hamburger bun is 4 SmartPoints.  That extra point can be used for Halo Top later in the evening or for a glass of wine/beer with my dinner.  

One point might not seem like a lot to you, but you can extend it and it can go really far.

What is your favorite burger recipe?

Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 5 SmartPoints per serving, 1 burger and bun.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 615 kcal


  • 2 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes drained
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 sandwich thins
  • 4 slices reduced fat Provolone cheese
  • Arugula optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the turkey, basil sun-dried tomatoes and salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties.
  • Heat the grill or grill pan to medium heat. Add the patties and grill about 10 minutes or until they register 165 degrees. Add the cheese at the end to melt into the burger.
  • Serve with some arugula and on a sandwich thin.


Calories: 615kcalCarbohydrates: 37.3gProtein: 56.3gFat: 28.1gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 187.1mgFiber: 5.2gSugar: 1.3gVitamin A: 650IUVitamin C: 1.7mg
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  1. I was surprised by how good this really was. A lettuce wrap would be great with this too – I love those as well.

  2. Sounds healthy and delicious! I would love to try this in a lettuce wrap with some jazzed up greek yogurt.

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