Serving Size:
1 burger

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Finely chop the red onion.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  4. Split turkey mixture into 4 equal portions and form patties.
  5. Cook in a heated nonstick skillet prepared with nonstick cooking spray or on a grill. Patties are done when the internal temperature reads 165° F on a meat thermometer. 

Helpful hints

  • Serve burgers on a bun, roll, or over salad or coleslaw (not included in nutrient analysis).
  • If you don’t like the spicy heat substitute black pepper for the crushed red pepper. 
  • For a lower protein diet divide turkey mixture into 6 or 8 patties.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 231

Protein 24 g

Carbohydrates 9 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 130 mg

Sodium 112 mg

Potassium 311 mg

Phosphorus 271 mg

Calcium 34 mg

Fiber 0.5 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1/2 starch

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