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Easy Turkey Burgers – with Pesto!

Easy Turkey Burgers

These mega Easy  Turkey Burgers or patties with pesto (whatever you want to call them) are so tasty and are such a refreshing change from beef.

These burgers are given an added twist of pesto which makes them full of flavour! Simple delicious! 

I love turkey mince and it’s so good to utilise it and make a tasty quick supper.

Turkey Pepper Boats Ingredients

Turkey mince is low fat and relatively low cost – so winner winner turkey dinner :-).

And they are so easy to mould!! 

Pesto Turkey Patties

I really do love these babies. They are such a refreshing change from beef burgers, somehow lighter and so good.

Turkey is high in zinc, B vitamins, phosphorus, tryptophan, selenium and protein.

It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, provided that you do not eat the skin.

It can be a part of a healthy eating plan, especially since it is a good source of protein. … Turkey is loaded with trytophan, a sleep-inducing amino acid. (I need to eat more turkey!!)

Pesto makes them for me, but you could add some chilli flakes too or some chopped fresh chilli if you’re looking for a kick of spice?

I know many of you that have added chilli and love them.

To Serve 

You can whack them under the grill, in the oven or even on the BBQ,  just make sure they are cooked well through (no pink bits).

As they have pesto they work really well in a bun with a massive slice of tomato, mozzarella and basil leaves. You could also not have the bun and go naked!

Turkey mince is so underated I have another great recipe here for Turkey Pepper Boat Melts  which also happens to be really low carb. Have a gander!

Turkey Pepper

So have a try at these alternative Turkey Burgers, just look how delicious and colourful they are.

Please let me know how you go by dropping me a comment below the post, I love your comments

Thanks Clare x


  • 500g British Turkey Mince
  • 2 tablespoons Basil pesto
  • 6 Salad Onions / Spring Onions – what is the difference? – thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed / or squirt of chilled garlic (Garden Gourmet)
  • Salt and Black pepper
  • 6 bread rolls / or ciabatta Rolls / I use a baton sliced
  • 2 Large Beef steak tomatoes
  • 1 ‘half fat’ fresh mozzarella
  • A few Basil leaves
  • Hand full watercress or slices of Avocado

Preparation Method

  1. In a large bowl mix together turkey mince, chopped spring onion, garlic, pesto and salt and pepper.
  2. Using damp hands shape into 6 patties (burgers) or if you want larger ones just 4. If you have time – chill for for a few hours
  3. In a large non stick frying pan – spray with fry light (or olive oil), fry the patties for 10-15 minutes ensuring you have lots of colour on outside and the patties are cooked through (NO PINK MEAT – CHECK!!!)
  4. Cut the rolls in half, grill on one side or the bread, spread small amount of Pesto on top
  5. Place the patties on the bun or bread, add a slice of mozzarella, a slice of beef steak tomato and a nice handful watercress and a few basil leaves, season (you could add slices avocado). Alternatively ditch the bun and serve with a nice big green fresh salad.
  6. Now that’s Easypeasylemonsqueezy! Cx


Honest Mum says:
Oh yum, love turkey and these patties look delicious. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins says:
These sound just as delicious as they looked in Twitter! I host #CookBlogShare it would be great to see you there x
    Clare x says:
    is that on Twitter Kirsty? Cx
Elizabeth says:
This sounds so simple but so lovely at the same time! Thank you for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch
Rachael says:
Yummy! I've made some to freeze ready for a sunny
Rachael says:
I've made these for the freezer, ready for a sunny day. I've also made them into mini meatballs to serve with spaghetti and sauce. Yummy!
Debbi Beardall says:
These sound and look good I'll be trying these. X
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