Quick Bunless Turkey Burger with Low Calorie Topping Ideas

    Looking for a delicious, low calorie, low carb dinner idea, that’s perfect for weight loss? A bunless turkey burger is a delicious solution! Under 300 calories, and very filling.

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    When you make your burgers bunless, you’ll not only save on carbs, but calories too! By adding avocado, mushrooms, sprouts, red onion, tomato and lettuce on this 93% lean ground turkey burger, you’ll get 248 calories, 27 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs (all from veggies), and 14 grams of fat.

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    Team Bun or Bunless?

    I love a good bun! In fact, I love all sorts of bread. I was able to get to my ideal weight, without EVER eliminating bread. (read my weight loss story here).

    But, I also love a good way to save on calories from one thing like a bun, and add them to other delicious toppings and condiments. And this turkey burger is no exception!

    Instead of a bun, I used all sorts of veggies to flavor up the burger. I didn’t even need anything to hold it together, cause I simply ate it with a fork. Why not? It was dinner at a table after all. A burger doesn’t always have to mean you are eating it on the go with your hands.

    So, in making this Turkey burger, I wanted to think of some low calorie things to add as toppings, condiments, and seasonings! Check out the list below, and let me know what you would add!

    Healthy Toppings for Turkey Burgers

    1.  lettuce
    2. avocado
    3. tomato
    4. onion
    5. red onion
    6. sprouts
    7. mushroom
    8. pickles
    9. bacon
    10. Thin sliced cheese
    11. Low Calorie cheese
    12. beets
    13. peppers
    14. grilled pineapple
    15. guacamole
    16. jalapeno
    17. cucumber slices
    18. Spinach
    19. Turkey bacon
    20. Sun dried tomatoes
    21. Artichoke hearts
    22. Grilled egg plant

    Healthy Seasonings for Turkey Burgers

    1. Salt
    2. pepper
    3. Garlic salt
    4. Garlic powder
    5. Onion salt
    6. onion powder
    7. Lawry’s season salt
    8. Bolthouse ranch dressing
    9. Mustard
    10. Light mayo
    11. Sugar free ketchup
    12. 1 Ranch dry seasoning
    13. Hot sauce
    14. Sugar free BBQ Sauce
    15. Light Caesar dressing
    16. Hummus
    17. Tomato sauce
    18. Crushed pepper flakes
    19. Balsamic Vinegar
    20. Teriyaki sauce

    How to make turkey burgers

    Start with 4 ounces of lean ground turkey. Stir in seasonings. Form into a patty, and cook on a grill or skillet until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

    Bunless turkey burger

    Quick and Easy Turkey Burgers

    A delicious low calorie, low carb dinner idea is a bunless turkey burger! Use this list of healthy topping ideas to make it perfect for your weight loss meal.
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    Course: Dinner, Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Fat
    Keyword: bunless turkey burger, turkey burger
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 1 serving
    Calories: 248kcal
    Author: Amy Roskelley


    • 4 ounces 93% lean ground turkey

    Bunless Turkey Burger Topping Ideas

    • lettuce
    • avocado
    • tomato
    • onion
    • red onion
    • sprouts
    • mushroom
    • pickles
    • bacon
    • cheese
    • beets
    • peppers
    • grilled pineapple
    • guacamole
    • jalapeno
    • cucumber slices
    • spinach
    • turkey bacon
    • sun dried tomatoes
    • artichoke hearts
    • grilled egg plant

    Low Calorie Seasonings and Dressings

    • salt and pepper
    • garlic salt or garlic powder
    • onion salt or onion powder
    • Lawry's Season salt
    • Bolthouse ranch dressing
    • mustard
    • light mayo
    • sugar free ketchup
    • Ranch dry seasoning
    • Hot sauce
    • sugar free BBQ Sauce
    • Olive garden Light Italian Dressing
    • hummus
    • tomato sauce
    • crushed pepper flakes
    • balsamic vinegar
    • teriyaki sauce


    • To keep calories low on turkey burgers, use 93% or 94% lean meat. Portion into 4 ounce patties.
    • Add seasonings to raw turkey meat.
    • Grill on a grill or skillet until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F
    • Choose from the healthy toppings above and add your favorite ones.


    Calories and macros are for Turkey burger in the photo. It includes:
    • 4 ounces 93% lean ground turkey
    • 50 grams tomato
    • 1 thin sliced Sargento cheddar cheese
    • 10 grams red onion
    • 15 grams Avocado
    • 10 grams Sprouts
    • 50 grams mushrooms


    Serving: 1burger | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g
    Nutrition Facts
    Quick and Easy Turkey Burgers
    Serving Size
    1 burger
    Amount per Serving
    % Daily Value*
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


    Looking for a delicious, low calorie, low carb dinner idea, that's perfect for weight loss? A bunless turkey burger is a delicious solution!  Under 300 calories, and very filling.

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