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Pesto-Mozzarella Turkey Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Here's a great way to eat lighter without giving up flavor. These turkey burgers are stuffed with a tasty pesto sauce that spices up our barbecues. —Jacqueline Marie Morris Bentonville, Arkansas


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 5 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
  • 8 slices marble rye bread or 4 Italian rolls, split
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine the steak sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight thin oval patties.
  2. Combine cheese and pesto. Spoon about 1/4 cup in center of four patties. Top with remaining patties; press edges firmly to seal.
  3. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on bread with lettuce.

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