Pesto Mozzarella Burgers

As summer (finally) begins to take hold, my little garden is just starting to grow.

I know, the end of July and I *hope* to pick my first tomato this week!  It might be a small harvest this year (hoping for a long fall!)

Anyhow, now that the weather is hot, my basil is growing by leaps and bounds.   I was just about to harvest a bunch to make pesto when I cleaned out my freezer and found a few frozen pesto cubes from last year’s harvest!

I needed to use that up before making new and I knew I absolutely wanted to make a pesto burger!

I paired the burger with a Tomato Basil Hamburger Bun and it was to DIE for!

Some may choose to mix the cheese and pesto and stuff the burger, but I’m not completely sold on stuffed burgers.  That and I’m lazy, so I just mixed the cheese and pesto throughout.  These will definitely be making another appearance on the grill this summer…just as soon as I harvest that basil!

Pesto Mozzarella Burgers
Adapted from Taste of Home

1 ½ lbs ground beef
1 egg
1/3 cup bread crumbs
½ cup pesto
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt & pepper
2 tbsp onion, minced

In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients (except buns) until thoroughly combined (I wear disposable gloves and mix with my hands).  Split the burger mixture into 6 equal sized patties.

Preheat the grill to medium heat and grill the burgers until completely cooked through.  Serve on a roasted bun with desired toppings.

Makes 6 burgers


  1. OMG I looooove this burger!!! Such a great twist on the flavors!

  2. This burger looks so darn good, Amy! I'd gobble it right up if it was physically in front of me. :) Pinning and sharing on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!


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