Tomato-Basil Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Tomato-Basil Turkey Burgers Recipe

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Make these tasty burgers with regular, not lean, ground turkey so they’re extra-moist and juicy. They can also be cooked under the broiler. —Jamie Miller, Maple Grove, Minnesota
Recommended: Top 10 Burger Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 package (6-1/2 ounces) sun-dried tomato and basil cheese spread, divided
  • 1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, quartered
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 810 calories, 39g fat (16g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 887mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. Cut onion into three 1/2-in. slices; chop remaining onion and place in a large bowl. Stir in 1/3 cup cheese spread. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil. Using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, onion slices and red pepper, covered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Chop grilled onion and red pepper.
  3. Spread rolls with remaining cheese spread; top each with a burger and grilled vegetables. Replace tops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Basil Turkey Burgers in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p35

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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