Turkey Burger with Artichoke–Goat Cheese Spread

turkey-burger Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Robyn Glaser


  • 1 pound lean (93%) ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Oil, for grill grate
  • 4 whole-wheat burger buns
  • Artichoke-Goat Cheese Spread
  • Mustard, ketchup, sliced tomatoes, and other toppings, optional


1. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, basil, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix gently but thoroughly. With slightly moistened hands, form mixture into 4 3/4-inch-thick patties, making a small indentation in the center of each.

2. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct, medium-high-heat grilling. Lightly oil grate just before adding burgers. Cook until browned on 1 side, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until opposite side is well browned and juices run clear, about 4 minutes longer. (An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a burger should read 165°F.) Place buns on grill to toast for the last 30 seconds to 1 minute that burgers are cooking.

3. Place 1 burger on bottom half of each bun. Top with Artichoke-Goat Cheese Spread and top halves of buns.

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  • Yield: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 288
Fat per serving: 12g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 84mg
Fiber per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 25g
Carbohydrate per serving: 23g
Sodium per serving: 521mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Calcium per serving: 74mg

Good to Know

To oil a grill, soak a paper towel with oil, then grip with long tongs and rub onto grates.

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