My Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Sliders with Air-Fried Pickles recipe came about as the result of a craving. If anyone else can relate to that hankering for a juicy burger with something fried on the side, give this recipe a try! At under 400 calories for the entire plate of food pictured, this a much lighter take on sliders and fried pickles! Side note, the sliders would make a great finger food to put out for guests when football season rolls around! Share this recipe with someone who would love to try this with you 🙂
- Air Fryer
- Mandolin slicer or large knife
- Baking sheet
Ingredients (to make 1 serving, pictured)
- For the sliders:
- 3.5 oz 93% lean ground turkey
- 5 oz sweet potato
- 1 oz red onion
- 1-2 tbsp mustard
- 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray
- Seasonings: Onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, bbq seasoning
- For the pickles:
- 4-6 pickle spheres
- 4 g flour of choice
- 5 g nutritional yeast seasoning
- Seasoning: Onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, ranch seasoning
- Air-Fried Pickle Spheres
- Lay your pickles out on a paper towel and lightly pat dry (they should retain some moisture, but they should not be dripping)
- On a plate, weigh out your ingredients, mix up with a fork, and evenly distribute on the bottom of the plate
- Roll your pickles around the mixture on your plate until they are all even coated.
- Spray your air fryer basket lightly with pam, and evenly distribute your pickles. The sphere should all be laying flat in the basket and without overlapping. You can make them in batches if you’re using a small frier.
- My basket goes up to about 400 F, and I set it on high and put the timer on for 10 mins. After the time was up, I flipped them and cooked for another 5 mins. Your time may vary depending on which model air fryer you have, etc, so keep an eye on them and take them out when they get crispy. You may need to give or take 5 minutes.
- Side note- if you don’t have an air-fryer, you can use an oven at a high heat (475 F) until crisp.
- Sweet Potato “Bun” Turkey Burger Sliders
- First, set your oven to 400 F and wash your sweet potatoes. You can peel them, but I enjoy the skin so I left mine on. When selecting a sweet potato, go for the ones with the most even cylindrical shape so you get nice round circles. With either a large knife or mandolin slicer, cut into 1/4 inch thick “buns”. Make sure to cut an even number of “buns”.
- Spray your sweet potato with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and toss with a bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Lay each slice out on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil, sprayed with Pam. Make sure all the “buns” have full contact with the baking sheet, and are not overlapping. Cook for 5-10 mins, until soft but not yet “mushy”. Time will vary based on how thick your slices turn out.
- While that is cooking, prep your burgers. In a mixing bowl, add your ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, and heavy seasonings. Mix well, then roll into a ball, and flatten onto a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil, sprayed with Pam. You’ll want to count how many sweet potato “buns” you have, and divide in half to determine how many turkey burgers you’ll need. Bake your burgers for 10-15 minutes, or until browned.
- Slice your onions, then once both your sweet potato rounds and turkey burgers are cooked, assemble the burger in between your “buns” with a bit of sliced red onion and mustard, and pierce with a toothpick to hold together.
- Plate, and enjoy!
Nutritional Information (for the entire recipe):
- Calories: 375
- Macros: 11f/44c/25.5p