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Turkey and Swiss burgers with mushrooms and garlic aioli

Total Time
37 min
25 min
12 min
Minced mushrooms add moisture and flavor to lean ground turkey burgers. It’s an easy way to give a meaty note to non-beef patties. Use the same technique when making meatloaf, turkey-meat sauce or the like. Vary the types of mushrooms for different flavor profiles or try a mixed box of gourmet mushrooms. Though we finish these with lettuce and tomato, get creative with roasted onions and peppers, sauteed spinach, and more.


Cremini mushroom

3 cup(s), sliced, sliced, divided


2 large, chopped

Reduced calorie mayonnaise

7 tsp, divided


1½ tsp, minced, divided

Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp, divided

Uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s)

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Cooking spray

6 spray(s)


2 large, thinly sliced

Table salt

½ tsp

Dijon mustard

½ tsp

Jarred minced garlic

1 tsp

Low fat Swiss cheese

3 oz, four 3/4 oz slices

Light English muffin

4 item(s), toasted


4 piece(s)


4 slice(s)


  1. To make burgers, pulse 1 c mushrooms, chopped shallots, 1 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tsp rosemary and 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce in a food processor until minced. Gently fold mushroom mixture into turkey; shape into four 3 1/2-inch patties. Season burgers with kosher salt and pepper; chill until ready to grill (can be prepped up to 12 hours ahead).
  2. To make sautéed mushrooms, off heat, coat a medium nonstick sauté pan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Saute 2 cups mushrooms, sliced shallots, salt and 1/2 tsp rosemary until softened, 5-6 minutes; stir in 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce and Dijon, and set aside.
  3. To make aioli, combine 4 tsp mayonnaise and garlic in a small bowl; keep chilled until ready to use.
  4. When ready to cook, off heat, coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook burgers, flipping once, until an internal temperature of 165°F, 5-6 minutes per side. Top each fully cooked burger with a slice of cheese; cover briefly to melt cheese.
  5. To assemble burgers, spread 1 tsp aioli on each muffin bottom; top each with a lettuce leaf, tomato slice, burger, 1/4 c sautéed mushrooms and a muffin top.
  6. Serving size: 1 burger