Gluten-Free Pizza Burger

I make this dish every time I’m craving Italian pasta or pizza but want to stay away from complex carbohydrates and fuel my body with a nutritious substitute. 

Serves: 4 burgers

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pack ground turkey

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 eggplants

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup tomato & basil red sauce from a jar

  • Fresh basil

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Section ground turkey into 4 equal parts and form each part into a patty with your hands.

  2. In a hot skillet with olive oil, cook the turkey patties evenly through.

  3. Slice eggplant into 1 inch thick slices, to resemble a bun.

  4. In a hot skillet with olive oil, place the eggplant slices down to soften a bit. Season with salt and pepper on each side.

  5. Assemble your Italian turkey burger: start with one eggplant slice, spread some ricotta cheese, spread the red sauce, add the turkey burger, top with more ricotta, fresh basil and the second eggplant slice.

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