Italian Burgers With Fresh Basil

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 18 mins

A side of garlic-roasted potatoes would be wonderful with this. If you don't have any pasta sauce, mix some tomato paste with a little hot water, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt, and you'll be good to go!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 9 ingredients; shape into 4 patties.
  2. Place on grill and close lid. Grill over medium-high heat 7-8 minutes on each side or until desired level of doneness.
  3. Top patties with cheese and grill 1 more minute or till cheese melts. Place muffins on grill, cut sides down, and grill 1 minute or until lightly toasted.
  4. Top each burger with 2 Tbsp pasta sauce and a sprig of fresh basil.
Most Helpful

I made these for dinner tonight. They smelled divine while grilling. The only thing I did differently was I served them on ciabatta rolls instead of English muffins. I split the rolls, drizzled them with EVOO and grilled them before putting the burger together. Even DD really enjoyed these burgers. The only thing I will do differently is maybe coarsely chop the basil sprig before I put it on top of the burgers. We all got a whole leaf of basil in one bite instead of a little in every bite. Thanks for a great recipe!

whtbxrmom June 20, 2014

Perfect burger! Wonderful flavors to go with my Italian salad. Will make this one all the time as DH loved it.

adopt a greyhound August 08, 2010

Great burger! Tastes like a giant meatball sandwich. Scaled this down just for two. Left out the fennel since I don't care for it much. Served these on onion rolls with macaroni salad.

Southern Bug July 26, 2009