Blue Cheese and Pesto Turkey Burger

Before I share this recipe, I want to let me fellow gluten-intolerants know that I have yet to (successfully) make my own, homemade turkey burgers. I always get the frozen turkey patties at the grocery store, but I learned the hard way that not all pre-made burgers are safe! Quite a few of them contain bread crumbs or wheat flour as a binding agent. So BE CAREFUL when purchasing burgers from the store. There are always gluten free options, just make sure you check the ingredients carefully.

That being said, this turkey burger recipe will change your life! It sounds like an odd combination of flavors, but so far everybody that I have made this for loves it. Trust me, it is worth stepping out of the box and trying!


  • Gluten free hamburger bun
  • Gluten free turkey burger patty
  • Basil pesto
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Sliced dill pickles


  1. Usually, the turkey burgers will come frozen from the store. Thaw however many you will need a couple hours before by putting it in a tightly sealed Ziploc bag in the fridge. I usually do that for about 3 hours.
  2. Once somewhat thawed, cook the burger either on a lightly greased frying pan on the stove over medium heat, or even better on a grill!
  3. Toast both sides of the burger bun slightly to help with texture. It gets a bit less spongy if toasted.
  4. Once the turkey burger is cooked all the way through, place it on the open bun and cover the top in basil pesto.
  5. Sprinkle on a generous amount of blue cheese crumbles
  6. Lay the sliced pickles over the top, close the bun
  7. Never be satisfied with any other burger again

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