Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers Recipe

Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers Recipe

How To Make Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers

Filling and flavorful, these turkey burgers are filled with broccoli rabe sauteed with garlic and oil then tossed in a pinch of red pepper flakes.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For the Broccoli Rabe:

  • 1broccoli rabe,washed, stems trimmed off
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 3garlic cloves,thinly sliced
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,crushed

For the Patties:

  • 1lbground turkey,93% lean
  • 3tbspPecorino Romano cheese,freshly grated
  • 1garlic clove,crushed
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspfresh black pepper
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,optional

For the Burger:

  • 4tomato slices,large
  • 4lettuce leaves,large


  1. Chop about ¾ cup’s worth of leaves and flowers only of the broccoli rabe into very small pieces and set aside for the burger.

  2. Cut the remaining broccoli rabe into 2-inch pieces.

  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil then add the broccoli rabe.

  4. Blanch for about 1½ to 2 minutes, drain well, and set aside in a colander.

  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the turkey, ¾ cup of chopped broccoli rabe, Romano cheese, garlic, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes if using.

  6. Form into 4 patties and refrigerate until ready to cook.

  7. Heat a large, deep sauté pan to medium-high heat. When hot, add the olive oil and garlic then cook until golden for about 1 minute.

  8. Add the broccoli rabe to the pan and toss with garlic and oil, season with ¼ teaspoon of salt and crushed red pepper. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

  9. Cook the burgers on a hot skillet over medium-high heat for about 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through in the center.

  10. To serve, place lettuce leaves on each plate, top with a tomato slice and cooked burger.

  11. Finish with the cooked broccoli rabe and more grated cheese if desired.


  • Calories: 233.40kcal
  • Fat: 13.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.70g
  • Fiber: 0.64g
  • Sugar: 0.89g
  • Protein: 24.94g
  • Cholesterol: 84.68mg
  • Sodium: 379.03mg
  • Calcium: 103.41mg
  • Potassium: 375.59mg
  • Iron: 1.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 55.81µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.81mg
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