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Tuscan Tomato Turkey Burgers

Tuscan Tomato Turkey Burgers
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: Tomato Products Wellness Council
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Holiday: July 4th
Main Ingredient: Chicken & Turkey, Vegetables
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Low Fat, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: Italian

Say bye-bye to the boring, high-calorie burgers of summer. These decadent yet healthy burgers will soon be your new summertime favorite!


1 (20 ounce) package 99% fat-free ground Turkey
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried Tomatoes
1/4 cup minced red Onion
1/4 cup snipped Basil
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon minced Garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red Pepper flakes
4 slices rustic whole grain Bread
3/4 cup warmed Marinara sauce, plus additional for table
2 ounces thinly sliced Mozzarella cheese
1 cup baby Arugula
1 teaspoon Olive oil
1 teaspoon white Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Mix turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, onion, basil, parmesan, garlic and red pepper in a medium bowl until well blended. Shape into 4 flat patties. Cook on a well-oiled grill over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn and top each burger with equal amounts of marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese; cook for 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted and burgers are cooked through. Grill bread slices for about 1 minute on each side or until lightly crisped. Toss arugula with olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Place arugula onto toasted bread and top with burgers. Serve with additional warmed marinara sauce, if you like. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 310
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 560 mg
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Protein: 43 g
Fiber: 4 g
Vitamin A: 15%
Vitamin C: 10%
Calcium: 200 mg
Iron: 20%

Cook's Notes: