Turkey Pizza Burgers

Turkey Pizza Burgers- Quick, delicious & simple!
By: Kate Winninger

Makes: 6 servings
Prep:   10 minutes
Grill:   8 minutes


  • 1.5 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 9 tablespoons prepared marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 6 hamburger rolls or hard rolls


1. Heat gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals and set up one side for indirect grilling. Lightly coat grill rack with oil or nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, mix together turkey, 3 tablespoons of the marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic salt and onion salt. Form into 6 equal patties. Grill for 4 minutes per side or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

3. Turn off grill. Top each burger with 1 tablespoon marinara sauce, 1 tablespoon of cheese and 2 basil leaves. Close grill and wait 5 minutes until cheese melts. If using charcoal, place burgers over indirect heat. Serve on buns.


For a Mexican option, omit marinara, mozzarella, basil and seasoning. Mix 2 chopped chipotle chilies in adobo into meat. Top burgers with pepper Jack and salsa.


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