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Pesto Turkey Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Pesto Turkey Burgers

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"This is an awesome turkey burger with garlic, pesto, feta cheese, and seasoned salt. Even my husband liked it and he typically will only eat traditional burgers!"

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Original recipe makes 4 turkey burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Mix together ground turkey, pesto, garlic, feta cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, and breadcrumbs in a bowl until evenly blended. Form into 4 patties.
  3. Grill pesto burgers until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. Sprinkle with seasoned salt halfway through cooking.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2008

Wow! These were the BEST turkey burgers I've ever had. To be honest, I was iffy about using a recipe that was new and didn't have a picture but I'm glad I did. I already had all of the ingedients in bulk (and thanks to Costco, it's actually fairly inexpensive for ingredients like Pesto and Feta cheese). I don't have an outdoor grill, but I baked them at about 400 for 10 minutes and then broiled them until they were browned (about 8 minutes). I toasted the buns and topped it with a sauce that I make which is equal parts mayo and dijon mustard mixed with about a teaspoon of fresh garlic and a dash of crushed red pepper. These are the best burgers I've ever had. Thank you SO much for this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2009

These burgers were great with some adjustments. First I didn't use the feta. I know the recipe said Mediterranean-Style burger. I make Mediterranean burgers. They are made with feta cheese, olives, and tzatziki sauce. These are Pesto burgers. After they were done, I put on Provolone cheese and smeared pesto on a toasted bun. Garnished with boston lettuce and tomatoes. Wonderful.

Nov 23, 2007

This recipe deserves 5 stars prepared as directed, but I made some changes when I cooked it for friends. This is my best reviewed food item. I replace a little more than half the bread crumbs with Italian bread crumbs. I use a little less feta. I don't add the extra salt while cooking. And the two things I force on anyone eating this are: 1) Must use english muffins for bread 2) Must top with chopped dried cranberries. This is easily my favorite turkey burger, and some of my friends prefer this recipe to beef.

Aug 29, 2007

I use ground turkey all the time as it is healthier (and cheaper) than ground beef. I am always looking for something different, and I was excited to try this recipe. I buy turkey in 1 lb packages, so that's how much I used. Also, I was out of gas for my grill so I had to cook them on the stove top. I didn't have any problems cooking them. However, the end result was a little disappointing. I thought there was too much pesto. I will only use 1 tbsp next time. I really like this flavor, but it was overwhelming. My husband thought they were too salty, so I will also cut back on the seasoned salt next time as well. I didn't add the additional on top, so I will probably only use t tsp total. I also wanted more cheese, so next time I will probably add 3/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup. With those modifications I think they will be a lot better!

Nov 18, 2007

i loved these! i thought they were a little too salty. next time i am going use less season salt

Jan 26, 2009

Yum! I read all of the previous reviews and came up with my on little version of these burgers, and they were quite tasty. I mixed 1 T of pesto, a few shakes of garlic powder and about 3 T of diced red onion to the turkey. It made four burgers that I broiled about six minutes on each side. I ate this turkey burger on a whole wheat bun with just a tiny bit of mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup in addition to a large leaf of Romaine lettuce, a slice of red onion and a few small banana peppers. Next time I'll be sure to have some slices of cheddar cheese on hand to melt on top. I served the burgers with a baked bean dish. So tasty! Thank you!

Feb 08, 2010

My husband and I thought these were very good, a nice change from regular beef burgers. Moist and flavorful. I used some of the pesto I had and added it to some mayo with a little garlic. It made a nice spread and gave the burgers an extra zip. The recipe as written deserves five stars.

Jun 26, 2009

I really enjoyed these and will def. make again. Mine did fall apart a bit so next time I will add an egg.


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  • Calories
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 34.1 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 907 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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