Butternut Squash & Dill BurgerFit Burger

What makes this burger special?

Right before I started my weight loss journey, I spent Thanksgiving with a friend because my family was in Louisiana and I was in San Diego. She made a butternut squash and dill dish that my taste buds have never forgotten- so much so that it inspired this burger!

Why eat the Butternut Squash & Dill BurgerFit Burger?

Kale and butternut squash are both winners when it comes to vitamin A. This powerful vitamin plays an important role in the body’s immune system. When the two vegetables are combined in this burger, they provide close to 100% of the vitamin A recommended for children and over half of the recommended amount for adults. For your reference, if the grocery store doesn’t have butternut squash, any type of winter squash works great in this recipe!

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This Butternut Squash & Dill BurgerFit burger recipe is super easy to prepare and you’re going to have a blast making it!

Butternut Squash & Dill BurgerFit Burger

Right before I started my weight loss journey, I spent Thanksgiving with a friend because my family was in Louisiana and I was in San Diego. She made a butternut squash and dill dish that my taste buds have never forgotten - so much so that it inspired this burger!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, BurgerFit, Butternut Squash Burger, dill, Easy, Summer
Servings: 5 Burgers
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Alane Boyd


  • Oven
  • Chef's knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spoon
  • Glass baking dish
  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Food processor
  • Large bowl


  • 1 butternut squash for 1 cup cooked
  • 2 cups raw kale
  • 1 teaspoon cooking fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 lb ground meat


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the butternut squash lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Place the squash in a glass baking dish and roast for 30 minutes. While the squash is cooking, heat a skillet on medium heat with 1 teaspoon cooking fat. Add 2 cups kale and ½ teaspoon salt, and saute until it cooks down, about 10 minutes. Once the squash is cool to the touch, scoop out 1 cup.
    squash on a plate with a towel
  • Add the squash, kale, and 1 teaspoon dill to the food processor (or finely chop). Taste vegetable mixture and add more salt if desired. Let the mixture cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, mix the ground meat and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt. Gradually incorporate vegetable mixture into the ground meat. Add as much as you can while still being able to form your burgers as normal.
    *If you end up adding too much vegetable mixture, don’t worry! Just form your burgers and cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Cook burgers on medium heat on the stove for 5 minutes each side or to your preference. Cooking times can vary.
  • Optional: Serve with feta cheese and leftover butternut squash over kale.


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 18620IU | Vitamin C: 63.7mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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Alane Boyd

Host of Cooking with My Friends

Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!

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