Turkey Burgers with Rosemary "Aioli"

Lauren Perkins-Boyd


Ok so I say "Aioli" because it's a fake out really, just store bought mayo jazzed up a bit, for ease. Also, you can use any herbs you like instead of rosemary if you wish like oregano, basil or parsley would be great.

★★★★★ 6 votes
10 Min
15 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Ground turkey doesn't have much flavor, but the rosemary adds a woodsy flavor to the burger. I love the creaminess of the aioli. Again, you taste fresh rosemary, but it's not overpowering. There's a bit of zing from the vinegar. Topped with tomato, pickles, and onion, this is one tasty turkey burger.



1 lb
lean ground turkey
1/2 small
yellow onion, grated or finely chopped
1 clove
garlic, grated or minced
1/2 tsp
fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 Tbsp
Worcestershire sauce
lots of freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste


2/3 c
light mayo
1 tsp
fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 clove
garlic, grated or minced
1-2 tsp
red wine vinegar (to taste)
1-2 tsp
olive oil, extra virgin (to taste)
1-2 tsp
Dijon mustard (to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
pub buns or kaiser rolls


butter, softened, as needed for buns
sliced tomato
sliced pickles
sliced onion
bibb lettuce leaves or lettuce of your choice
slices of cheese


1For "Aioli": In a small bowl combine mayo, rosemary, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, Dijon and salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the rest of the meal.
2For burgers: In a medium bowl, combine turkey, onion, garlic, rosemary, Worcestershire, pepper, and salt.
3Form into 4 patties and grill over medium hot coals for about 5 minutes per side placing a slice of cheese on each patty 3-5 minutes before it's done. For indoor cooking, preheat a griddle to medium heat and cook about 5 minutes per side.
4Butter the cut side of each bun and grill until golden about 1-2 minutes, same goes for the indoor preparation.
5Allow burgers to rest a few minutes before serving. Assemble topping with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and "Aioli." Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy