Italian Burgers

about the recipe

Looking to add some extra flavor to your burger night? Try these juicy Italian Burgers that bring the bold and delicious flavors of Italy to your plate. These juicy patties are perfect for casual family dinners or backyard BBQs with friends because they feel a little special, but take just about 20 minutes to prepare.


Pesto Mayonnaise – ¼ cup mayonnaise – ¼ cup pesto Burgers – 1 pound ground beef – 2 tablespoons pesto – 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning – ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper or ¼ teaspoon cayenne – ½ teaspoon sea salt – ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – 4 Sargento® Blends™ 5 Cheese Italian Slices For Serving – 4 hamburger buns gluten-free if necessary – For Serving: arugula tomato, red onion

– Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. – In a small bowl combine mayonnaise and pesto. Set aside.

– In a large bowl, mix meat with pesto, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper.

– Divide meat into 4 patties, about an inch thick. – Grill burgers, flipping them once to the desired doneness. (About 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare.)

– Melt 2 slices of cheese on each burger. – Toast buns if desired. Spread pesto mayonnaise on the buns. – Divide the patties among the bun bottoms. Top with arugula, tomato, red onion and bun tops.