Secret Mushroom Pesto Burgers

Adding chopped mushrooms to burger patties makes them moist and flavorful — plus stretches the meat further!

Serves: 4Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
  • 8 ounces white or cremini mushrooms
  • 1 pound ground beef (lean works well)
  • 1⁄4 cup pesto sauce
  • 4 buns, toasted


  • In small bowl, combine mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon pesto. Set aside.
  • Finely chop mushrooms by hand, or pulse in food processor.
  • Combine mushrooms in large bowl with beef and 1/4 cup pesto. Mix until well combined. Form into 4 patties.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Grill patties until a safe internal temperature of 160°F is reached. Serve on buns smeared with pesto mayo and stacked with desired toppings. Refrigerate any leftovers.