Muffuletta Burgers

Muffuletta Burgers Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 3 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 32 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours


2 pounds lean ground turkey breast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives
1/2 (16-oz.) jar mixed pickled vegetables, drained
2 tablespoons Italian dressing
Toppings: salami, ham, and provolone cheese slices


1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Combine first 5 ingredients gently. Stir olives into meat mixture. Shape mixture into 6 (5-inch) patties.

2. Grill, covered with grill lid, 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 170°. Pulse pickled vegetables and Italian dressing in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Serve burgers on Homemade Hamburger Buns. Top each burger with vegetable mixture and salami, ham, and provolone cheese slices.

Note: We tested with Mezzetta Italian Mix Giardiniera pickled vegetables.

July 2011