Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Save Recipe Print
Total:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Burgers: 
Pesto Mayonnaise:
Pesto:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Pesto Mayonnaise:

For the burgers: Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Combine the beef, pesto, Parmesan, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Form the mixture into eight 4-inch-diameter patties, each about 3/4-inch thick. Grill for 5 minutes. Turn the burgers over and place a slice of mozzarella on top. Cook for about 5 minutes longer until the burgers are cooked through and the cheese is slightly melted. Allow the burgers to rest for 5 minutes.

For the pesto mayonnaise: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and pesto until smooth.

To assemble the burgers: Drizzle the cut side of the bread with olive oil and grill until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread the pesto mayonnaise over the bottom halves of the grilled bread. Place the burgers on top and add 2 tomato slices. Add the top halves of the bread and serve.

Pesto:

Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven until lightly toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely before using. Combine the basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, salt, pepper and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil until the mixture forms a smooth paste. 

Cook's Note

Freeze the mozzarella for 20 minutes to make slicing easier. To toast the pine nuts, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Caprese Burger

Caprese

Recipe courtesy of Edison Mays Jr.

Caprese Polenta Burger (Small Plates, Big Taste)

Recipe courtesy of American National CattleWomen, Inc.

Turkey Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Hoisin Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Barcelona Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Bistro Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword