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!

  8. nutritionbudgeteer

    These are so easy one could probably get their kids to help with the prep. Blue cheese would also be good in place of the feta. Or, perhaps add a few Greek olives to the mix. Yum!

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