For a lighter burger option try the Stuffed Turkey Burger with Pesto and Bacon recipe. the feta cheese adds a nice salty flavor. This Stuffed Turkey burger will be a welcome addition to your backyard barbecue. Turkey bacon would also be an option to reduce calories, but really nothing beats “real” bacon.
Stuffed Turkey Burger with Pesto and Bacon
I love the combination of bacon and pesto, but if you want to reduce calories this is still delicious without the bacon.
I'm also using a jarred pesto to make this an easy stress free recipe but you can certainly make your own homemade pesto - it's pretty easy.
- 1 lb. lean ground white-meat turkey
- ¼ cup bottled basil pesto sauce choose your favorite
- 4 oz. feta cheese
- Hot sauce a dash or more, to taste
- 8 slices cooked bacon*
- 4 Ciabatta rolls
- Shredded spinach leaves
- Tomato slices
Make 8 thin turkey burger patties.
Combine next 3 ingredients in a large bowl until just blended.
Spread cheese and pesto mixture on 4 of the turkey burger patties
Top each with a remaining turkey burger patty and press edges together to seal in stuffing
Wrap pre-cooked bacon slices in a single layer tin foil
Grill turkey burgers and foil-wrapped bacon on a covered grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Grill for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done.
Place turkey burgers on Italian roll and top evenly with spinach, tomato, and bacon slices, and cover with roll tops.
- I like to cook my bacon on a wire rack placed on a foil lined sheet pan and bake in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes, time varies based on the thickness of the bacon, so keep an eye on it. The bacon cooks evenly and crispy + some of the fat drains off.
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