Quick Bunless Turkey Burger with Low Calorie Topping Ideas

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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! (for 10 gluten free dinner ideas, click here)

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: 248cal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 248cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g
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Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Turkey Burgers
Serving Size
 
1 burger
Amount per Serving
Calories
248
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Protein
 
27
g
54
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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