Think turkey can’t be as juicy and delicious as beef? Think again. This recipe, packed with grated Italian veggies and topped with a gooey smoked mozzarella, makes a flavorful burger even beef-lovers can appreciate.
Total Time: 0:30
- 1¼ lb. ground turkey
- 1 medium zucchini
- ⅓ c. seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
- ⅓ c. grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ c. chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil
- 4 slice smoked fresh mozzarella cheese
- ¼ c. light mayonnaise
- 4 Hamburger buns
- 4 leaves Boston lettuce
- 4 slice tomato
- 8 fresh basil leaves
- Gently combine turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes, and 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt and ground pepper. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and loosely form them into 1-inch-thick patties.
- Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat until oil begins to shimmer. Cook burgers without moving them until bottoms are browned, 6 to 7 minutes per side.
- Top each burger with a mozzarella slice. Cook over low heat 4 to 5 minutes longer, until centers are cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160 degrees F.
- Spread mayonnaise mixture on cut sides of buns. Top buns with lettuce, tomato, a burger, and basil.