Pizza-Style Turkey Sliders

(makes 8 servings)
Weight loss recipes : Pizza-Style Turkey Sliders


  • 1 slice whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
  • ¼ cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 12 ounces extralean (97-99% fat-free) ground turkey breast
  • ½ carrot, grated (about ¼ cup)
  • ⅛ sweet onion, finely chopped (about ¼ cup))
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 8 whole grain rolls (1.3 ounces each), split and toasted
  • 2 plum tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat the broiler. Lightly coat broiler-pan rack with cooking spray and line broiler pan with foil.
  • In a medium-size bowl, mix the bread, 3 Tbsp. of the pesto, and egg whites. Stand about 5 minutes, until bread is softened. Mash with the fork.
  • Add the turkey, carrot, onion, pepper, and salt to bread-pesto mixture. Stir gently but thoroughly. Form into 8 patties (each will use slightly heaping ¼ cup).
  • Place the patties on prepared broiler pan. Broil 2 to 4-inch from heat, turning once, about 10 minutes until browned and no longer pink in thickest part. Top each with 1 slice of the cheese and broil until cheese melts, 1 minute longer..
  • Put roll bottoms on serving plate. Top each with a burger and a tomato slice. Dab evenly with remaining pesto. Top with other halves of rolls.

Make 8 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving : 203 Calories, 21 g Protein, 18 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Dietary Fiber, 7 g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 311 mg Sodium


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