Dinner Tonight: Caprese Turkey Burgers

I just love a Caprese Salad.  You know…basil, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. I love the salad so much that I decided to make a burger that tastes like one.  Honestly, this burger was just about as simple as a boring old plain burger…but with a lot more flavor (and a few hidden veggies too!).
Shopping List
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 pound ground turkey
1 box chopped frozen spinach, thawed and all of the excess water squeezed out
4 thick slices of fresh mozzarella
Basil to garnish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper  
Burger Buns
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
On a foil lined baking sheet (makes for easy clean up), spread out your tomatoes.  Drizzle about two tablespoons of EVOO down over the tops of the tomatoes and a liberal amount of salt and pepper.
Roast your tomatoes about 15 minutes.  
While the tomatoes are roasting, make your burgers.  In a medium sized bowl, combine ground turkey and spinach.  Form turkey mixture into 4 burger patties.  
On the outside grill (or indoor grill pan), cook burgers about 8 minutes per side over medium-high heat.   
Remove cooked patties from grill and assemble your burgers.  Top your bun with a patty, a piece of fresh mozzarella, some of your roasted tomatoes, a few torn basil leaves and then drizzle everything with a bit of EVOO and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Dinner is done.  And it’s really, really good!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} June 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    These look too pretty to eat! But rest assured, I WILL eat them.

  • Gabrielle June 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Those burgers sound simple and delicious! We will definitely be trying them out this week.

  • Ashley @ Fancy Ashley June 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Can I come over for dinner!?? YUM!!!! Caprese is my fave and so are burgers! Mixing the two is a match made in heaven! šŸ™‚

  • Lana June 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Caprese salad is my favorite, so this burger looks SO good to me! I have to tell you – I've been making LOTS of your recipes over the past few months, and you're the new favorite person in my house. When I make a new recipe of yours, everyone says "Yay for Shay"! I used to make the same boring stuff over and over, so I'm really having fun experimenting. Thanks so much!

  • jlriggin August 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I never really enjoy a whole burger, so I made these into sliders using King's Hawaiian rolls as the bun. They were so good and so cute!

  • Jersey Love March 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Love is recipe! My hubby wants me to try turkey burgers, so this will be my first go at them! I love caprese anything, so I'm sure I'll love them! I picked up all the stuff at the grocery store just a little bit ago!!
    PS: Your "about me" on the right on this page says Mama of 2…. Time to update that Mama of 3 šŸ™‚

  • Stephanie Ginn March 31, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Loved these! Made them for my husband who "doesn't really like turkey burgers or tomatos" and he LOVED them. They were easy yet felt kind of fancy šŸ™‚ Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Whisler June 21, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I just wanted to let you know how much we love these burgers. I have made them so many times and have been a hit every time. I've made them several times for company and everyone loves them. Thank you!

  • Jen October 26, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    These burgers are so delicious! I’ve made them regular size and in slider size with great results. One tip that I like to use is to omit the basil and olive oil at the end and to use prepared pesto. Thank you for such a great recipe Shay.