It’s summer and I want the kids to get outside and enjoy the warm weather without sweltering in the heat, so we have been having a lot of fun in the sprinkler! Every afternoon I turn on the sprinkler and get them into their bathing suits to enjoy some water play. In this heat, I can’t bear the thought of turning on the oven, so while they play I light up the barbecue. I love a summer BBQ but I get tired of grilling up the same old things every day. Hot dogs and hamburgers are a hit with my kids, but they’re not something I want to be feeding them on a regular basis, so I needed a healthier alternative. Butterball has a turkey burger that really fits the bill. Not only is it gluten free, but it’s also a lean alternative. In the past I have tried turkey burgers that I found to be a bit dry and kind of bland, so I was a little wary of trying these turkey burgers.

BB turkey burgers

I didn’t need to worry because I could see the difference as soon as I opened the box. The patties were thick and looked like meat, not thin and waxy looking like the turkey burgers I’ve tried in the past. I had a recipe in mind that wouldn’t work well if I added sauce to my turkey patties, so I put them on the grill without any added barbecue sauce and then I made the recipe that is featured below.

turkey burger 4

My bruschetta turkey burgers were delicious. They were juicy and full of flavour. I am glad I didn’t add barbecue sauce to them, because they were tasty enough without any more flavours added. Tomatoes are a favourite of mine and they made these burgers summer fresh and delicious. We enjoyed them while sitting out back under the shade of our gazebo. It was a perfect summer night!

Bruschetta Turkey Burgers

Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Summer BBQ
Author: Sheri McDonald
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
For turkey burgers that are juicy and full of flavour.
  • 4 Butterball Turkey Burger patties
  • 4 Ciabatta buns
  • Lettuce
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1 beef steak tomato
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Grill the turkey burger patties
  2. Spread 1 tbsp mayonnaise on each ciabatta bun, top with lettuce and a tomato slice
  3. Place each patty on the buns and top with mozzarella
  4. Dice the tomato into small pieces
  5. Dice the onion into small pieces
  6. Chop the garlic
  7. Mix the ingredients together
  8. Divide the bruschetta mixture between the burgers, placing on top of the mozzarella
  9. Place top bun and serve

turkey burger

How are you beating the heat this summer?

“This post is sponsored by Butterball Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and monetary compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.”



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