Turkey Parmesan Burgers
Turkey Parmesan Burgers from The Foodie Physician
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Italian meets American in this classic burger combo! Recipe from the Natural Pregnancy Cookbook by Dr. Sonali Ruder
Course: Burger
Servings: 4
Author: Dr. Sonali Ruder
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 6 tablespoons marinara sauce divided use
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 whole grain hamburger buns
  • *fresh basil leaves
  1. Mix the turkey, 2 tablespoons marinara sauce, garlic, cheese, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes together in a large bowl.
  2. Form into four patties.
  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and add the patties.
  4. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes until cooked to 165*F.
  5. During the last minute of cooking, add 2 tablespoons shredded cheese on top of each burger and cover the skillet to melt the cheese.
  6. To serve, place the patties on toasted hamburger buns. Top each patty with 1 tablespoon marinara sauce and a few basil leaves.
  7. Add the bun top and serve!
Recipe Notes

I received a copy of The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook as a friend of the Foodie Physician. I was not asked to write a review, and all opinions expressed are my own.