The focaccia adds to the Italian flavor of these juicy burgers. However, bread selections are endless--toasted country bread, onion rolls, or whatever you like.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, scallions, 3/4 teaspoon salt, the pepper, milk, and egg. Form the mixture into four patties, each about 1-inch thick.

Step 2

In a large nonstick frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the turkey burgers and cook for 5 minutes. Turn and then top each burger with the provolone cheese. Cook until just done, about 6 minutes longer.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the pesto. Cut the focaccia into quarters. Cut each piece in half horizontally. Spread the cut surfaces of each piece with the pesto mayonnaise.

Step 4

Top the bottoms of the focaccia with the turkey burgers and then the tomato slices. Sprinkle the tomato with a pinch of salt. Cover with the top piece of focaccia.

Step 5

Menu Suggestions: Burgers go best with other finger food--oven-roasted potato wedges and raw carrot or fennel sticks, for example.

Step 6

Wine Recommendation: This meaty sandwich should be paired with a fresh, full-flavored red, perhaps one made from the versatile, food-friendly barbera grape. Several are imported from Italy's Piedmont region.

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Ratings & Reviews

annied528's Review

February 23, 2011
Finally found a good turkey burger recipe! This recipe has unbelievable flavor, you must fix it with the pesto mayo! Both my kids loved them and said that they wanted to take the leftovers to school. Five stars all the way!

RachelV1030's Review

September 06, 2010
Great burgers, just maybe cut out the milk or add more bread crumbs to keep the burgers from falling apart. But other than that, a great great burger!

JesusFreak's Review

May 18, 2010
So good! Best burger ever, the pesto sauce is what put this one over the top. the only replacement was I used sourdough bread for the buns.

Jazzie2u's Review

May 02, 2010
Just made these for dinner. I used a pound of ground turkey and made 4 burgers. Served them with potato steak fries. YUMMY. This will become a staple.

hawaii101's Review

December 31, 2009
This is a delicious turkey burger, however I don't suggest making four patties out of 2lbs of meat. I made eight and it was still plenty thick. Other than that it had great flavor.