Italian Turkey Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 07, 2022
Seasoned with oregano and Parmesan cheese, these plump burgers are a delicious change-of-pace entree. I like to serve them on crusty Italian bread with warmed spaghetti sauce, but you can also use hamburger buns. -Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
Italian Turkey Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 8 slices Italian bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, warmed


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick oval-shaped patties.
  2. Grill patties on an oiled rack, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat on each side until a thermometer reaches 165° and juices run clear, 6-8 minutes.
  3. Place a patty on each of 4 slices of bread. Drizzle with spaghetti sauce; top with remaining bread.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 306 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.