Pesto turkey burgers recipe

Heather Disarro

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Pesto turkey burgers will make anyone a turkey burger convert. Fresh turkey patties packed with pesto, roasted red peppers and then topped with shaved Parmesan are sure to take anyone on a trip to FlavorTown!

pesto turkey burgers

Pesto turkey burgers

Serves 4


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup cracker crumbs
  • 4 buns of choice
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. to top the burgers with


  1. Combine the turkey, pesto, red peppers, salt, pepper and cracker crumbs in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Form 4 patties, place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. To cook, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  5. Spray with nonstick spray.
  6. Place the patties evenly on the skillet.
  7. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes per side until cooked all the way through.
  8. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve atop the buns.
  9. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.