Southwest Pesto Turkey Burgers

May 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Southwest Pesto Turkey Burgers to pass along. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Seasoned Turkey Burger Patties with toppings of a Mayonnaise and prepared Cilantro Pesto mixture, Pepper Jack Cheese, sliced Avocado, Chi- Chi’s Salsa, and served on a split Kaiser Roll. You can find this recipe along with all the other Turkey Burger Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018!

Southwest Pesto Turkey Burgers
Avocado? Salsa? PEPPER JACK CHEESE? These are the makings of an epic burger. The addition of cilantro pesto cinches it. Get ready for a tasty southwestern weeknight dinner that’s ready in under 30 minutes.
Total Time – 30 Minutes
Serving Size – 4 Servings

1 (19-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Seasoned Turkey Burger Patties
4 slices pepper jack cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared cilantro pesto
4 Kaiser rolls, split
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
4 tablespoons CHI-CHI’S® salsa, divided

1) Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Preheat skillet over medium heat.

2) Place burger patties in hot skillet. Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Add cheese to patties during last minute of cooking.

3) While patties are cooking, combine mayonnaise and cilantro pesto in small bowl; mix well. Top cooked patties with mayonnaise mixture.

4) Serve on rolls with avocado and salsa.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.


Calories 450
Protein 36g
Carbohydrates 34g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Fat 19g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 900mg
Saturated Fat 6g

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