By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

If you can't find smoked Gouda, you can substitute another pungent cheese such as havarti, sharp cheddar, boursin, pepper jack or Asiago.

Number of servings

Serves 2


  1. 1 poblano pepper
  2. 1/2 pound ground turkey breast
  3. 1/2 cup dry oats
  4. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  5. 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  6. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  8. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  11. 2 whole-wheat buns


Heat a skillet or grill to medium heat. Roast whole poblano pepper until the skin is blackened. Carefully peel off roasted skin, chop poblano into small chunks and set aside until cool.

In a medium bowl, mix the turkey breast, chopped poblano, oats, onion, Gouda cheese, lime juice, cumin, garlic powder, kosher salt and black pepper. Form the mixture into 2 4-ounce patties.

Spray the cooking surface with cooking spray and place the patties on top. Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side until the patties reach an internal temperature of 160 F. Remove from heat and allow them to rest until reaching 165 F. Serve on buns.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 burger

  • Calories 453
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 85 mg
  • Sodium 821 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g
  • Dietary fiber 7 g
  • Total sugars 2 g
  • Protein 43 g

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

June 07, 2016