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Pesto turkey burgers

Pesto turkey burgers

Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
Presto, pesto! The classic Italian basil sauce is the secret weapon in this quick-fire recipe. Mixed into the meat, it lends bold flavour while keeping the turkey extra juicy.


Turkey breast mince

500 g

Dried breadcrumbs

¼ cup(s), (20g)

Basil pesto

¼ cup(s), (65g)

Red onion

1 medium, cut into 1cm-thick slices

Whole grain bread roll

4 individual, split and toasted, (4 x 50g round rolls)

Low-fat mayonnaise

2 tbs


1 large, thickly sliced

Oil spray

2 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Place turkey, breadcrumbs and pesto in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix until well combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 2.5cm-thick patty.
  2. Lightly spray both sides of turkey patties and onion slices with oil. Heat a large non-stick grill pan or barbecue over medium-high heat. Cook patties and onion slices for 4-5 minutes on each side, until patties are cooked through and onions are browned and tender.
  3. Spread 2 teaspoons mayonnaise over the bottom half of each roll. Top each with a patty, then top evenly with onion and tomato slices. Cover with roll tops.


COOKING TIP: For the most efficient assembly of these tasty burgers, toast rolls in the pan or on the barbecue first, cover with foil to keep warm, then grill onions and patties at the same time.