Italian Turkey Burgers

Italian Turkey Burgers |

I do admit, I love a good burger.  And in the middle of a cold and snowy winter I dream of warm summer evenings grilling a juicy burger.  My burger preference?  Turkey burgers.  They give me the satisfaction of a beefy hamburger with less guilt.  I have shared several of my turkey burger recipe in the past such as Maple and Cheddar Turkey Burgers and the popular Feta and Basil Turkey Burgers Recently I created this recipe for Italian Turkey Burgers that I think may be a new favorite.  It combines my love of Italian with my love of a good burger all in one bite.

These flavorful burgers are easy to make.  You may choose to grill them, cook them on the skillet or I recently have been cooking these burgers in the oven.  The secret or not so secret ingredient to this juicy burger lies all in the spices.  It should come to no surprise that I love spices and herbs, hence Mother “Thyme”.  The one thing I do invest in is good quality spices and herbs.  Trust me, it makes a world of difference.  Good spices can take an ordinary dish and turn it into something extraordinary.   

Italian Turkey Burgers |

I have fallen in love with Peugeot spice mills.  Peugeot has been around since the 19th century making finely crafted grinders and mills.  They have been used by gourmets cooks in world class kitchens from around the world.   Whether you like to dry your own herbs or enjoy cooking with herbs, you will absolutely love these spice mills where you can add your freshly dried herbs and grind them to perfection. 

Peugeot offers spice specific mills along with their original burr style coffee grinder.  You can easily fill the spice mills with your own herbs and adjust the grind from fine to coarse.   You can not beat the quality of these beautifully French crafted mills.  Whether you enjoy grinding your own coffee or for peppercorns and spices,  Peugeot has created mills and grinders for centuries that are like no other I have tried. 

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Peugeot is giving away to one lucky Mother Thyme reader a Vendome Spice Mill, perfect for grinding dry aromatic herbs.  You simply adjust the top nut to adjust the grind setting.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.  Enter below for your chance to win. 


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Italian Turkey Burgers |

Italian Turkey Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: PT20-25M

Total Time: PT30-35M

Yield: 5 servings

Italian Turkey Burgers


  • 20 ounce package lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of freshly cracked black pepper
  • 5 whole wheat hamburger rolls
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 slices of provolone cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl combine turkey, cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper and mix with your hands until combined.
  3. Make 5 4 ounce patties and place on large baking sheet. Bake patties for 20-25 minutes until cooked thoroughly and juices run clear.
  4. Place cheese on patties and cook for another few minutes until cheese has melted.
  5. Lightly brush inside of hamburger rolls with olive oil and sprinkle with a dash of garlic powder. Place down on baking sheet and cook until toasted about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Brush marinara sauce on toasted hamburger rolls and add burger.

These can also be cooked on the grill or skillet if preferred.

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  1. I’m on a turmeric kick right now — color, health, a bit of kick in the back of the throat!

  2. Lauren Reuther says:

    That burger looks so yummy! The Peugeot Spice Mill is an excellent way to wake up dried spices. Really hoping I win it.

  3. My favorite spice is freshly ground nutmeg, and my favorite herb is thyme–both so aromatic and flavorful.

  4. barbara n says:

    I love basil

  5. I love different kinds of pepper and also I’ve been using anise quite a bit lately.

  6. I would have to say cinnamon is my favorite spice, but basil is my favorite herb.

  7. Susan Christy says:

    Is garlic a spice? I know I put it in nearly everything I make, except dessert. I do love cayenne pepper too!

  8. Jill Hartley says:

    I love all different kinds of pepper!!! I love to grow them in the garden then dry them. YUM!!!

  9. I love all kinds of spices and herbs, but really love cayenne, fennel, ginger, caraway, and corriander. Flavor is absolutely necessary in our home! Would love to win this spice mill.

  10. this looks awesome– love pepper!

  11. Paprika. So versatile and full of great flavor.

  12. Those italian burgers – YES PLEASE! I think I’ll have to make them for dinner. And thanks for the awesome giveaway! My all-time favorite spice is cinnamon.

  13. We love turkey burgers with tons of flavor like this. And I love this spice grinder! I go in kicks with spices and I think lately it’s been crushed red pepper!

  14. They look good!

  15. I like garlic and rosemary.

  16. I was just thinking I could go for a burger!

  17. I really like cumin.

  18. Paprika is my favorite!

  19. My favorite spice is curry powder, which is really a combination of a bunch of spices, so not sure it qualifies.

  20. I’m a fan of rosemary!

  21. Meghan Finley says:

    I’m a basil fan

  22. I would have to say my favorite spice is Cumin. LOVE. But I just went on their site and they have a nutmeg grinder? OMG that is awesome!!!!

  23. I love spice, but my absolute fave is cumin. It can be used in so many types of cuisine!!

  24. I love turkey burgers, these look so tasty!

  25. I need a burger tonight after seeing these!

  26. Definitely cinnamon!

  27. I love cumin

  28. I am a sucker for a good Turkey burger, can’t wait to give this a try!

  29. Catherine Mae says:

    Cumin or Cilantro! Both great flavors, to me cumin can basically be put in anything, and cilantro is one thing I have to have in my salsa or guacamole! (Now I think I need to make some tacos for dinner)

  30. Ttrockwood says:

    I love smoked paprika

  31. Cumin is probably what i’d use this for the most

  32. Emily Schuermann says:

    My favorite spice is curry -:)

  33. I like ginger!

  34. I love cumin for savory dishes, and cinnamon for sweet…

  35. My favorite spice is cardamom.

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