Feta Stuffed Pesto Turkey Burgers

Burgers are fun, don’t you think? It’s like pizza, you can pretty much put whatever you want on/in it. I am actually surprised this is only my second turkey burger recipe on here, because I really enjoy a good turkey burger. Speaking of, do you have a favorite recipe? Care to share with me?? O:-)

Just like the eggplant burger, I didn’t need to put any condiments on this. I actually meant to, but after one bite I completely forgot about anything else. All the necessary flavors were already being delivered by the burger patty itself. The homemade pesto may have been a factor. I was so happy with how these turned out. Even the feta inside looks pretty! Definitely a burger I would love to have stock-piled in my freezer (and I may just need to do that).


Serves 4


1 lb lean ground turkey

1/2 cup bread crumbs

2 heaping spoonfuls basil pesto

1 egg

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 cup crumbled feta

Hamburger buns

Lettuce, tomato, and red onion or any of your favorite burger toppings


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the turkey, bread crumbs, pesto, egg and garlic, mixing gently with your hands without overworking the mixture.
  2. Shape the mixture into eight thin patties. On four of them place 1/4 cup of feta, leaving space around the edge. Use the remaining four patties to seal the feta inside the burger. Preheat your grill. (Alternatively, refrigerate until you’re ready for them, or wrap well – with squares of waxed or parchment paper between each patty – and freeze for up to 6 months.)
  3. Cook the burgers on a well oiled preheated grill for 4-5 minutes per side or until just cooked through, flipping only once. Serve on a toasted bun with desired toppings.

Source: Adapted slightly from Babble

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