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Pizza Burger Sliders Recipe
August 22, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids > Best Recipes >Pizza Burger Sliders Recipe

Pizza Burger Sliders Recipe

Pizza + Burgers? Yes, please and thank you.  Now, you never have to choose again when deciding between these two family favorites.  Plus, made with ground turkey, a homemade pizza sauce and mini whole grain buns, you can get all the flavor without the guilt.

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Hi there! It’s Toria again from The Step Stool Chef and I’m excited to be back.  I’m particularly excited because today is my birthday… so I wanted to have fun with today’s recipe.  And what can be more fun than Pizza Burger Sliders!

My little chef and I love sharing recipes that kids can make at home. He recently tried a pizza burger for the first time while on family vacation this summer and couldn’t wait to come home to make his own version.

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For the pizza sauce, we started with fresh tomatoes.  Simple rough cut the tomatoes in to chunks then place in food processor to create a chunky sauce.

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Next, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste and seasonings to a sauce pan and let simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat.  When cooking over a stove with my little chef, I typically let him add all the ingredients before turning on the heat.

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Next, combine the ground turkey, steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and Italian herb seasoning in a large bowl.  When making turkey burgers, I like using the same flavors and spices as I would for a beef burger.  The best part for my little chef was using his hands to mix all the ingredients together.  There’s nothing like a little messy fun to get kids cooking.

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It was also fun taking the meat mixture and shaping it into small balls.  For this recipe, we used an indoor electric grill to make it an easier experience for my little chef.  As before, I waited to turn on the heat until after he added the patties to the grill.  Parents, feel free to use an outdoor grill if you want to try this Pizza Burger Sliders Recipe yourself.

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While the burgers are on the grill, divide each slice of the mozzarella cheese into 4 smaller slices.

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Transfer the burgers on the bottom part of the mini whole wheat bun.  Spoon the pizza sauce on top of the burger then add the small slice of cheese.  Considering we used an indoor grill, I placed the burgers in the broiler for about 5 minutes to allow the cheese to melt into the sauce. If you are using an outdoor grill, add the sauce and cheese while still on the grill to allow the cheese to melt.

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Serve with your favorite side salad and enjoy.  These fun little burger bites were made in minutes and devoured in seconds.  Bit hit in my home!

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Toria and her 7-year-old son are co-founders of The Step Stool Chef, dedicated to celebrating and inspiring kid independence in the kitchen.

Pizza Burger Sliders Recipe

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 m
Cook Time: 11 m
  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 436 22%
  • Fat: 4 g 6%
  • Carb: 49 g 16%
  • Fiber: 5 g 20%
  • Protein: 40 g 80%
  • Sugar: 11 g

Ingredients

  • 1 medium – tomato, red
  • 6 ounce – tomato paste, canned
  • 1/2 teaspoon – Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon – black pepper, ground
Meat:
  • 1 pound – turkey, ground
  • 1 teaspoon – seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon – Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon – onion powder
  • 3 teaspoon – Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon – black pepper, ground
  • 2 ounce – mozzarella cheese
  • 8 medium – hamburger buns, whole wheat
  • 1/8 cup chopped – parsley, fresh

Directions

  1. For the pizza sauce: dice the tomato by hand or with a food processor. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper to a saucepan and cook over medium until thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  2. For the Burgers: using your hands, combine the ground turkey, seasoned salt, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; be careful not to over-mix. Shape the meat into 8 small balls.
  3. Grill the burgers over medium-high heat until done, approximately 6-8 minutes (hamburger meat should be cooked until it’s no longer pink in the center). While burgers are cooking, divide mozzarella cheese into 8 small slices.
  4. Place the burgers on the bottom bun on a broiler pan then top with a spoonful of sauce and a small slice of cheese. Broil on low heat for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  5.  Sprinkle parsley on top of melted cheese and add the top bun. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 436 22%
  • Fat: 4 g 6%
  • Carb: 49 g 16%
  • Fiber: 5 g 20%
  • Protein: 40 g 80%
  • Sugar: 11 g
written by
Toria Frederick

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Comments(4)
Yum Yucky says:

omg, it looks so delicious! Wish I could have this for lunch. om-nom-nom!

Toria says:

It was VERY delicious! Please let me know when you try it!

Lauren says:

Yum! That looks awesome! There’s nothing quite like fresh tomato sauce. Thanks for sharing!

Toria says:

So glad you liked it! The fresh tomato sauce was so easy to make and I think it tasted so much better!

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