Caprese Turkey Burgers


If you're a fan of caprese salads, you'll love this healthy turkey burger recipe. The patties are seasoned with Italian spices, then topped with juicy tomatoes drizzled with balsamic, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella. We've doubled down on the basil in this recipe by mixing it into the mayo and using whole leaves to top the burger, but if you prefer less basil flavor, you can swap out the basil leaves for spinach or arugula. Serve this summery burger with a simple side salad for a healthy dinner that's full of fresh flavors.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 4 pieces

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup chopped basil plus 1/3 cup basil leaves, divided

  • 8 slices tomato (from 2 tomatoes)

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  • 4 whole-wheat buns, toasted


  1. Combine turkey, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl. Form into 4 equal patties, about 4 inches in diameter.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add the burgers. Cook for 4 minutes. Turn over and top each with a mozzarella slice. Cover and cook until an instant-read thermometer reaches 165 degrees F, another 3 or 4 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, stir mayonnaise and chopped basil together in a small bowl. Place tomato slices on a plate and drizzle with vinegar.

  4. Spread about 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture on the bottom of each bun. Top with a burger, two tomato slices and some basil leaves.

    Caprese Turkey Burgers

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

472 Calories
28g Fat
25g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 472
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 33g 67%
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Vitamin A 767IU 15%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Sodium 715mg 31%
Calcium 284mg 22%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 51mg 12%
Potassium 516mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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