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Turkey Burger With Artichoke-Goat Cheese Spread

Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Robyn Glaser

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 8 mins

Serves: 4


  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 288
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 84 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 521 mg
  • calcium 74 mg

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

Nutritional analysis is for burger only.