Monday, September 13, 2010

Pesto Turkey Burgers

So we've gone a little pesto crazy here at YHC, so here is another recipe!!

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 4 heaping tbsp of Pesto
  • 1 Cup of Mushrooms, Finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Mayo
  • Tomato, Sliced
  • American Cheese
  • Rolls
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

1.  Combine ground turkey, 2 tbsp of pesto, mushrooms, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper.  Mix Well.  Score into an X so that meat is even when you form patties

2.  Form into 2 patties. Make indentation in the center to help with even cooking 

3. Heat pan to medium high. Coat pan with evoo.  Add burgers and cook for about 6 minutes per-side
4. Top burgers with cheese and melt.
5. Toast buns lightly and slice a tomato
6. Make pesto mayo, the ratio we us is 2 tbsp of may for every 1 of pesto

This burger is really good made on the BBQ as well.  Usually that is where I would make it, but it was raining.


  1. Sounds good! I have some basil in the garden... I might give this one a try over the weekend. I love to use pesto with lemon juice as a marinade for grilled chicken.

  2. I just ran into your site and I can't wait to try out some of these ideas. Budgeting is definitely in the works this year and this will be just the inspiration I need, thanks for sharing.