On the Grill: Italian Style Turkey Burgers

Turkey is my all time favorite meat. Sliced, as turkey burgers, on Thanksgiving Day, you name it, I like it. So, when I signed up to cook more often and blog about it with my good friends and colleagues at the Recipe Redux, turkey was the obvious choice for the challenge: Make it Grilled.

I call this recipe Italian Style Turkey Burgers because another one of my favorite foods is arugula.

On my first trip to Italy I became hooked on this green so why not throw it in a burger for a little more flavor and eye appeal. Add a few more of my favs: onions, garlic and feta and I’m wondering why I didn’t think of this sooner. 5 ingredients, quick prep, tastes delicious!
Italian Style Turkey Burgers


  • 1 lb ground turkey (I used 94% lean)
  • 6 oz feta, crumbled
  • 1.5 cups argula
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, form into patties and grill! If you want to vary the taste, you can opt for a flavored feta or throw in a number of fresh herbs such as parsley or oregano.

Here they are before grilling (post grill pics came out a little blurry).

Check out all of the delicious recipes my colleagues made on the grill for June:

Alexandra Caspero
Grilled Summer Fruit Salad
Alysa Bajenaru – Inspired RD
Grilled Romaine Salad
Cindy Brison
Nutrition Know How
Chef Pandita
Grilled Vegetables
Danielle Omar – Food Confidence
Grilled Sweet Peppers
Diane Welland – EatWellEatClean
Grilled Beet & Onion Salad with Goat Cheese
The Nutrition Budgeteer
Dr Barb’s Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad
EA Stewart – The Spicy RD
Grilled Polenta Veggie Stacks with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes
Emma Stirling – The Scoop on Nutrition
Char Siu BBQ Pork
Gretchen – Kumquat
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Jackie Mills- Delicious Diabetes Cooking
Grilled Proscuitto Shrimp with Asian Dipping Sauce
Jessica Fishman Levinson – Nutritioulicious
Grilled Salmon Burgers with Cherry Chutney
Kat Lynch – Eating The Week
Portobello mushrooms stuffed with spiced couscous
Katie Caputo- East Meats West
Succulent Sirloin Kabobs
Kristen – Swanky Dietitian
Portabella Mushroom Burgers with Grilled Corn
Lisa – Healthful Sense
Grilled Veggie Bean Burgers
Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex – Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen
Mushroom Burgers with the Works, Mushroom Cannellini Spread
Marie Spano
Italian Grilled Turkey Burgers
Nicole Ferring Holovach – Whole Health RD
Grilled Eggs
Rebecca Scritchfield – MeFirst
Grilled Plantains: A Sweet Summer Side Dish
Regan – The Professional Palate
Grilled Eggplant & Two-Tomato Whole-Wheat Piadina
Serena – Teaspoon of Spice
Grilled Watermelon Salad


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15 thoughts on “On the Grill: Italian Style Turkey Burgers

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  7. Regan Jones, RD

    Love the mix-ins to the turkey. That’s definitely turkey’s limitation & gift… it’s relatively low on flavor til you add to it. But once you do, it’s a perfect protein choice!

    So glad to have you participating in The Recipe ReDux!


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