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Basil-Garlic Turkey Burgers

These lean turkey burgers are a great choice for any cook conscious of calories or cholesterol. The patties are made with fresh basil and topped with a slice of fontina cheese. Serve with peppery arugula and a tomato, garlic and basil relish. Do you want it even lighter? Skip the bun.

Serves 4
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
448 calories per serving


> 1 egg
> 1/4 cup dried Italian breadcrumbs
> 6 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil (1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoon, divided)
> 1 lb ground turkey breast
> 4 slices fontina cheese
> 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
> 1 garlic clove, finely minced
> 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
> 4 sandwich rolls
> fresh arugula


Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium (300°F-350°F). In a large bowl combine egg, breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of the basil. Add turkey, and salt and pepper to taste; mix well. Form into 4 patties.
Place patties on grill. Grill, covered, 5 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, top each patty with 1 cheese slice; grill just until melted.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine tomatoes, garlic, oil, remaining 2 tablespoons basil, and salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
Place rolls, cut side down, on grill. Grill until lightly toasted. Place burgers in rolls, top with tomato mixture and arugula, and serve.

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