Turkey Burgers & Roasted Delicata Squash

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I realize it’s been two weeks since I posted.  Things got busy.  Life got hectic.  I got food poisoning from Chili. Then I got 2 liters of fluids, morphine, and some Zofran from the ER.  (Well, first I got a very low blood pressure of 89/45 from all the retching and dehydration.)  Needless to say, it’s taken me a few days to get the energy to type, let alone type about food.  But I finally mustered up enough energy to cook dinner tonight and enough courage to eat meat again.  Yippee!

Of course it had to be something really easy and pretty quick to make.  For me, that usually means something Chris can grill with a microwave veggie on the side.  However, I decided to get a fancy and roast a veggie.  Also, if Chris fires up the grill, he usually throws some onion slices on it for good measure.

Turkey Burgers & Roasted Delicata Squash (and Grilled Onions) (3 servings)

Burger Ingredients

  • 1 lbs lean ground turkey $1.99
  • 1/2 dry ranch dressing package $0.50
  • couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • homemade hamburger buns $0.25 (maybe less)

Squash Ingredients

  • 2lbs delicata squash (other winter squash will do) $2.00
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil $0.10
  • salt (to taste)

Toss in olive oil. Sprinkle on salt. Roast in preheated 4oo degree oven until soft and golden.


  • 2 small onions $1.00 (maybe less)
  • olive oil (about 1/2 tbsp) $.05
  • salt (to taste)

Brush olive oil and sprinkle on salt.  Grill on direct heat until translucent with grill marks. 

Total cost = $5.89, or $1.9 per person.

Burger Nutrition (1/3lb burger w/ bun)

  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 14 grams

Squash (1.5 cups)

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 5 grams


  • Calories: 45
  • Fat: 1.25 grams

Totals: 595 calories, 20.25 grams of fat per serving.

I realize this isn’t the lowest fat meal, but it’s not bad for a burger!

One Comment

  1. Veronica

    I’m so happy to hear that you are on the mend.

    That meal looks so yummy :)

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