Italian Turkey Burger

I make this dish every time I'm craving Italian pasta or pizza but want to stay away from complex carbohydrates and fuel my body with a nutritious substitute. 

Serves: 4 burgers


  • 1 pack ground turkey 
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggplants 
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese 
  • 1 cup tomato & basil red sauce from a jar
  • Fresh basil 
  • Salt & pepper to taste 


  1. Section ground turkey into 4 equal parts and form each part into a patty with your hands. 
  2. In a hot skillet with olive oil, cook the turkey patties evenly through. 
  3. Slice eggplant into 1 inch thick slices, to resemble a bun.
  4. In a hot skillet with olive oil, place the eggplant slices down to soften a bit. Season with salt and pepper on each side.
  5. Assemble your Italian turkey burger: start with one eggplant slice, spread some ricotta cheese, spread the red sauce, add the turkey burger, top with more ricotta, fresh basil and the second eggplant slice.