Healthy Turkey Sliders with Homemade Ketchup

Sliders are easy to serve and fun-to-eat appetizers, and Clean Eating's healthier version strips them of the requisite greasy patty and corn syrup–laden sauces, without sacrificing flavor.
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  • 16Servings


  • 1 medium onion, grated, divided
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium tamari soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 16 small whole-wheat or multigrain rolls, cut in half
  • 4 slices low-fat cheese, cut into quarters (optional)
  • 16 to 20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 16 small pieces lettuce
  • 4 slices low-fat cheese, cut into quarters, optional


  1. Set aside 2 tsp onion for homemade ketchup. In a large bowl, mix together remaining onion, turkey, soy sauce and spices. Form 16 little patties, about 2 inches in diameter, with clean, slightly damp hands. Place patties on a tray or plate.
  2. Heat nonstick or cast iron pan over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Mist pan with cooking spray; let heat for 1 more minute. Add patties and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until juices run clear when pressed down with a spatula.
  3. To assemble sliders, place 1 patty on bottom half of a roll, top with 2 to 3 cherry tomato halves, 1 lettuce leaf and 1 piece cheese, if desired; then add top half of roll. Serve with 1 to 2 tsp Homemade Ketchup. Repeat with remaining patties and accompaniments.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 slider with cheese
  • Calories: 140
  • Carbohydrate Content: 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 15 mg
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 290 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g