Pesto Hamburgers Recipe
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Pesto Hamburgers Recipe

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Purchase pre-shaped patties in the meat section of your local grocery store.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/3 cup roasted sweet red pepper strips
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 716 calories, 45 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 779 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 51 g protein.


  1. Shape beef into four 3/4-in.-thick patties. Season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink.
  2. Top each burger with a slice of cheese, 2 tablespoons pesto and pepper strips. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Vlasic roasted red pepper strips.
Originally published as Pesto Hamburgers in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p27

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Love these burgers! Have made them several times. Very quick, easy and yummy!"

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