I’m not sure how this recipe came about but it’s definitely one of our favorite go-to burger recipes. The cherries add a distinct flavor and the ricotta cheese keeps the burgers moist and juicy. These Cherry Ricotta Burgers are tasty, healthy, easy to make. We typically top them with some sort of berry flavored jam but during the holidays it’s all about the cranberry sauce. Add a little bit of lettuce, throw these tasty burgers between a bun and you’re ready to go. I promise you’ll be going back for another round.
Although I usually use fresh cherries, these can also be made with frozen cherries. When cherries are out of season I will buy a bag of frozen cherries, let them defrost, and drain any excess juices before I use them.
If you’ve got the extra cherries available you can also whip up the cherry jam on the stove! It’s so simple to make and can be done while your burgers are cooking. Any leftover jam can be used to top your morning toast or for a good old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You can’t go wrong with PB&J!
One thing I like most about burgers is that they almost feel like a cheat meal but if made right, they can be healthy and fit into any type of lifestyle. My family loves burgers and I like to make different varieties so that they don’t get bored of them. Not that getting bored of burgers is common! I just like to keep them well fed and happy.
Make sure to tag me if you make these and let me know what you think. I love getting feedback or knowing how you’ve tweaked recipes to make them even tastier! Happy eating!Print
Cherry Ricotta Burgers with Rosemary
Delicious Cherry Ricotta Burgers with Rosemary that are healthy and delicious!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 8 burger patties 1x
- Category: Lunch/Dinner
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: American
1 lb Jennie-O Ground Turkey 93/7%
1 lb Jennie-O Ground Turkey Breast 99/1%
2 Rosemary sprigs, needles removed from stems
124 grams low-fat ricotta cheese
100 grams chopped up cherries, can be fresh or previously frozen
1 tbsp garlic
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until everything is evenly distributed
- Roll 8 hamburger patties
- Grill about 5 minutes per side and enjoy. You may also use a grill pan or saute pan and the cooking time is approximately the same, 5 minutes per side.
If using beef instead of turkey, you may choose to cook the burgers less time depending on how rare you like your burgers. I will normally cook my beef burgers about 3 minutes per side because I do like them a little more on the rare side.
I also like adding some additional mashed berries on the top of the burger patty as a condiment.
- Serving Size: 1 Hamburger Patty
- Calories: 160
- Sugar: 2
- Sodium: 74
- Fat: 5
- Saturated Fat: 2
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 2
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 25
- Cholesterol: 43
Keywords: dinner, healthy, meatloaf, holiday, pumpkin
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