Grilled Italian Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Grilled Italian Turkey Burgers Recipe

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These turkey burgers are awesome at a cookout, especially if you're trying to eat healthy. Try topping them with a little marinara or steak sauce. So good. —Darla Andrews, Lewisville, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons prepared pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 4 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 burger: 423 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add spinach; cook and stir just until wilted.
  2. Mix first nine burger ingredients. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  3. Place burgers on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes per side.
  4. Top with cheese; grill, covered, until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve on buns. Top with mushroom mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Italian Turkey Burgers in Taste of Home June/July 2015

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Briadona User ID: 5500759 230365
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"They held together well here but lacked Italian flavor. The sweetness was what we tasted more. The provolone is a good choice though. Wouldn't do again."

dkrygeris User ID: 1402683 228779
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"These burgers had great flavor, but I had a hard time keeping the patties together. They were falling apart while grilling. Also, only making 4 would have been too large a portion. I made into 5 burgers, but otherwise followed the recipe as provided."

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