Pan Seared Turkey Patties Smothered in Sauteed Mushrooms

Pan Seared Turkey Patties Smothered in Sauteed Mushrooms

Let me start with an apology. I am so sorry for the poor quality of these pictures! My photographer is back at college in GA, so I was left to go this alone...

and at night with no natural lighting.  Not a good combo!

Rest assured - these patties taste amazing....the pictures don't do them justice

Now that is out of the way, let's talk TURKEY! I like ground turkey as an alternative to ground beef. It has a nice mild flavor that pairs well with your favorite herbs, it is low-carb and leaner than ground round. Just be sure to purchase the ground turkey that includes the dark meat. If you purchase ground turkey breast you will be making a leaner choice, but you will end up with a dry tasteless turkey patty - blech! and you'll pay more for that too :o(

Ingredients

  • Now that is out of the way, let's talk TURKEY! I like ground turkey as an alternative to ground beef. It has a nice mild flavor that pairs well with your favorite herbs, it is low-carb and leaner than ground round. Just be sure to purchase the ground turkey that includes the dark meat. If you purchase ground turkey breast you will be making a leaner choice, but you will end up with a dry tasteless turkey patty - blech! and you'll pay more for that too :o(
  • I could go on and on about how good these were, but you really have to try them for yourself! It was love at first bite for me! I was originally going to serve these with a cauliflower mash (recipe here) and freshly steamed green beans, but my local grocer was out of cauliflower! WHAT??  That was a first! So I grabbed a bag of salad (actually 2 because they were on a BOGO Free sale!), and the salad worked well with this for a deliciously easy low carb (and low cost) meal that I would eat again tonight if I could!
  • Ingredients
  • 8oz container of sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 to 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons freshly minced garlic
  • 1/4-1/2 cup shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 4 slices of your favorite cheese
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Read the whole recipe on Life Tastes Good