Suzanne's Guest Post Pesto Burger Shots Recipe

Saturday, August 21, 2010
A healthier way to fry, bakeor grill with turkey and delicious flavors for this perfect burger !
I was so excited when Suzanne from "You made that?" said she would be a guest on my blog. This recipe is so original and I love the flavors she's combined in this awesome burger. Please check out her other wonderful recipes on "You made that?" Something for everything! You will love reading her blog, she has a beautiful amazing family.

Pesto Burger Shots

1 pound of ground turkey meat
pesto any type (I used Classico brand)
provolone cheese slices
2-3 roma tomatoes
fresh spinach leaves
sliced red onion
1 tsp. garlic salt
small rolls (I used Hawaiian dinner rolls)

In a medium size bowl add ground turkey or beef with about 6 T. pesto, 1 tsp. garlic salt and pepper generously, mix together with hands or spoon.
ake about 10 small but thick patties about the size of the rolls.
Wash and slice the toppings for your shots and have ready.
To get the cheese slices to match the size of your burgers I used a small round cookie cutter.
In small bowl mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise with 3-4 tsp. pesto.
Fry the patties in large skillet on medium heat until browned, only want to turn once, turning often dries out the meat.
Cut rolls and toast until browned.
Spread the pesto mayo on both sides and build the burgers.
Thanks Suzanne from You Made That~ for sharing this fabulous recipe!


  1. I like the Turkey, nice Burgers!!

  2. So yummy recipe pesto and burger…mmmm fantastic idea :)

    Have a great weekend Suzanne and Claudia!


  3. These are cute burgers - they sound delicious with pesto!

  4. Love these pesto burgers! I still have some red pesto in the fridge, might just give them a try!


  5. Great "shots," Suzanne! Could use a coupla shots of these.

  6. Pesto burgers are so insanely delicious! These look excellent!

  7. Now those are some burgers! Pesto would be such a nice treat on a burger.

  8. Thanks so much for the compliments on the pesto shots, they were tasty for sure.

  9. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableAugust 24, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    These do sound fabulous! I love the pesto with it and the idea of tiny burger shots :) Thank you both Suzanne and Claudia, for a wonderful post!

  10. The pesto addition really infuses the ground turkey with flavor. What a grand idea! A grand idea that I shall steal (shhh).


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