Pesto Mozzarella Burgers

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Pesto mozzarella turkey burgers are filled with the Italian flavors of pesto, sun-dried tomato, and mozzarella cheese. The perfect dinner to satisfy your burger cravings.

Here's what you'll need...

You'll Need:

For the Pesto Mayonnaise – 1 cup mayonnaise – 1 tablespoon pesto – 1 lemon juiced – 2 cloves garlic finely minced – ¼ teaspoon salt

You'll Need:

For the Turkey Burgers – 36 ounces ground turkey (85% lean, 15% fat) – ½ medium onion finely diced – ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes – ½ cup pesto – 4 cloves garlic finely minced

You'll Need:

– 1 teaspoon oregano – ½ teaspoon salt – ½ teaspoon pepper – 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese sliced – 6 ciabatta rolls – tomato, for serving – romaine lettuce, for serving


– Mixing Bowls – Grill – Digital Thermometer


Here's how to make the pesto burgers.

Pesto Mayo:

To a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, pesto, lemon, garlic, and salt. Stir until combined. Allow mayonnaise mixture to sit in the refrigerator until burgers are ready to serve.

Prep Work:

Preheat a gas grill to high heat (450°F - 500°F).

Prepare the Patties:

To a medium bowl, combine ground turkey, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, mix until fully combined.

Prepare the Patties:

Divide the turkey mixture into six 6-ounce patties. Using your thumb, make a depression in the center of the patty to keep them from puffing up on the grill.

Prepare the Patties:

Sprinkle each side of the patty with additional salt and pepper, as desired. Keep burgers cold in the refrigerator until ready to cook on the grill.

Cook the Patties:

Cook burgers for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

Cook the Patties:

During the last few minutes of cooking, add 1-2 slices of mozzarella to top of burger. Cover the grill and allow cheese to soften and melt.

Serve the Burgers:

To serve, toast a ciabatta roll. Top roll with a spread of pesto mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce, and a burger patty.

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