Basil & Roasted Tomato Turkey Burgers

Basil and Roasted Tomato Turkey Burgers

Serves 4

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes or about 1+1/2 – 2 cups
  • olive oil
  • sea or kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 & 1/4 pounds ground Turkey
  • 1 & 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • Basil sauce (recipe below)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9×13 pan and add grape tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to massage the oil into the tomatoes. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until tomatoes begin to ‘deflate’ and wrinkle up.
  3. Divide the ground Turkey evenly into 4 patties, make a small indent in the middle of each and season with oregano, garlic powder, parsley, & salt and pepper. Cook the burger in whatever way desired, topping each one with 1/3 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  4. Top each bun with a burger, then a spoonful or two of basil sauce followed by roasted tomatoes and diced onion. Serve with additional basil sauce on the side for dipping.

Basil Sauce

  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, rough chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • sea or kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a blender or food processor combine all ingredients except salt and pepper, puree until creamy.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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