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Grilled Italian Turkey Burgers

Lean, juicy, turkey burgers with an Italian twist!

Grilled Italian Turkey Burgers

Happy September Everyone!

If you are celebrating the holiday..hope you are enjoying a nice, long, holiday weekend. Well, even if you aren’t celebrating..happy weekend. 🙂

Labor Day is a big grilling out day. Most people in the U.S. are off work and to mark the un-official end to summer,they get together and eat.

What’s better on the grill and chow down on than a nice burger?

Mr Plain (my lovely husband) has always been a big burger eater.  Me too. My kids are not. The eat meatballs and meatloaf, but, not, burgers.

Is that odd to anybody else besides me?  Anyway, our burgers of choice are turkey, occasionally, chicken. We love a good beef burger as anybody, but, due to a few healthy concerns for Mr Plain and to cut back on the fat..we avoid red meat where we can.

These are no ordinary turkey burger, these are paired with mozzarella cheese, pasta sauce and Italian seasonings. They have a nice, zesty, kick to them! They also went wonderful with something my kids do love..pasta. 🍝

Such a simple little switch and you have yourself a juicy Grilled Italian Turkey Burger for your BBQ or weeknight dinner.

Grilled Italian Turkey Burgers served
Yield: 4-6 Burgers

Grilled Italian Turkey Burgers

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Juicy, turkey burgers with an Italian twist!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
  • sauce, plus additional for topping
  • 6 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 dried oregano
  • salt/pepper, to taste preference
  • mozzarella or provolone cheese, sliced for topping, if desired


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except cheese. Mix until fully combined.
  2. Once mixed, shape into 4 patties. (or 6 if you are looking for a smaller burger.
  3. You can grill them or cook in a skillet. Cook 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  4. Add a slice of cheese, if desired for the last minutes of cooking until melted.
  5. Drain on a paper towel before serving.
  6. Top with more spaghetti sauce if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 543Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 748mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 49g

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