These Italian-inspired turkey burgers are an amazingly tasty lunch or dinner option that is perfect for summertime! A turkey burger to me isn’t complete without adding fresh herbs – also, why not sneak in some greens while you’re at it? To easily chop up the fresh herbs and spinach I just added them to my blender and processed them until they were finely chopped.
I also use a blend of dry herbs such as dried oregano, celery salt, marjoram, etc for even more flavor. If you don’t have all of the dried herbs on the ingredient list either just use what you have on hand or stop by the bulk section at your grocery store. I like to get my dried herbs in the bulk section because I can choose exactly how much I want, making it a more economical option!
How to Make Italian Turkey Burgers
Combine the fresh chopped herbs and spinach, dry seasoning, coconut aminos (a soy sauce replacement), diced mushrooms, and ground turkey in a bowl. Make into four patties and let them chill, covered on a plate in the fridge for 15 minutes. After they firm up in the fridge, spread them out onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake them for 30 minutes (flipping halfway through) at 350 F. To brown them heat a tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over high heat and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Italian-style turkey burgers are super versatile and taste amazing topped with pesto, mozzarella, avocado, and arugula… I could go on and on. My favorite toppings combination so far has been my deliciously rich tomato-free sauce, dairy-free mozzarella, and fresh basil.
Add spinach, fresh parsley, and basil leaves to a blender. Process for 30 seconds or until finely chopped.
Add ground turkey, the fresh herbs and spinach you just chopped, diced mushrooms, coconut aminos, and dried seasonings to a bowl and combine. Roll the mixture into balls (about the size of a tennis ball), then flatten into a patty. To prevent the patty from shrinking and for more even cooking, make an indent in the center of the patty so that it is thinner in the center than it is on the edges.
Cover and refrigerate patties for 15 minutes.
Spread the patties out on a rimmed baking sheet or dish lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes (flipping halfway).
After baking, add a tbsp of olive oil to a heated skillet and sear patties for 2-3 minutes per side.
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