Caprese Burgers

A turkey burger with pesto mayo, arugula, tomato, mozzarella, and balsamic.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Burger, Caprese Burger, cheeseburger, healthy recipes, makecaloriesgreatagain, makecalorieshealthyagain, mcga, recipes, turkey burger
Cooking Method: Griddle
Food Category: Turkey
FoodOrDrink: Food


Turkey Burger Patty

  • 1.25 lbs Ground Turkey Makes enough for 3 large or 4 regular sized burgers.
  • 2 tbs Butter Optional – Divided into 1 part for each patty. Placed into freezer to harden.
  • 2 ea Jalapenos Seeded. Chopped.
  • 2 tbs Onion Chopped.
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced.
  • 1 ea Egg
  • 3/4 tsp Seasoning I used Hog & Hen here.
  • 1 tsp Parsley Chopped.
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire Can sub soy if you want.


  • 4 ea Brioche Buns One for each patty.
  • 2 tbs Pesto Mayo See notes for recipe.
  • 1 ea Arugula
  • 4 ea Mozzarella Fresh. Try to match the size of the bun or use more pieces.
  • 4 slices Tomato Try to match the size of the bun.
  • 1 ea Balsamic Vinegar


  • Gather and prep your ingredients.
  • Combine all of the turkey patty ingredients (except the butter) into a bowl.
  • Mix well. It's going to seem "watery" and that's ok.
  • Form your patties. Place the butter (optional) into the center of each patty. This will ensure a little extra juiciness and flavor in what can otherwise be a dry meat. Place patties into the fridge until you're ready to cook.
  • I cooked mine on a griddle over medium heat.
  • To ensure thorough cooking I covered my meat.
  • While the turkey is cooking, spread that delicious pesto mayo on the bottom bun.
  • Top the mayo with arugula (I de-stemmed the leaves).
  • Flip your patties once a nice brown crust is formed on the bottom side. Cook to an internal temp of 165.
  • Pull your patties when done and let rest while you finish prepping the plate.
  • Drizzle some balsamic onto the upper bun.
  • Time to assemble! Place the patty on top of the bottom bun, mayo, and arugula. Top with the mozzarella, tomato, and upper bun.
  • Enjoy!


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