|December 5, 2023

Hold the Bun With These Mouthwatering Keto Burger Recipes

By Julie Hand
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Hold the Bun With These Mouthwatering Keto Burger Recipes

The high-fat, low-carb keto diet has plenty of benefits, but it’s not friendly to nostalgic comfort foods such as the classic hamburger. Thankfully, keto burger recipes are here to help us satisfy our cravings with low net carbs and quality fats.

Made with a variety of proteins such as ground beef (a great source of vitamin B12), turkey, chicken, lamb, and salmon in addition to satisfying toppings like egg, avocado and bacon, there’s something for every burger lover on this list. Partner with a keto burger bun and you can enjoy an authentic BBQ experience without the carbohydrates.

If you’re down to upgrade your low-carb burger game, this keto burger roundup is for you.

Keto Beef Burgers

Going low-carb doesn’t have to be hard: These easy keto recipes will help you stick to your plan during any meal without turning your kitchen upside down.

Bacon-Wrapped Herb Burgers

Whole30 and paleo-approved, this keto burger recipe is beautiful in presentation and low in prep time.

Garlic, thyme, sage, and green onions add immense flavor to these tasty burger patties. The bacon keeps the meat from drying out, leaving you with the juiciest burger you’ve ever tasted.

Looking for a ketogenic hamburger bun recipe? Check out our keto-friendly bun recipe for fluffy buns that won’t break your macros.

Hamburger Salad

If you’re looking for a quick and easy keto meal that helps you also get your veggies in, this satisfying “no bun” keto hamburger salad is a good choice.

Ground beef patties top a bed of crispy greens, easy to top with classic toppings such as caramelized onions, dill pickles or even cheddar cheese, if you tolerate dairy and are craving a cheeseburger.

Guacamole Burger

Topped with fried eggs and guacamole, these rich, parsley-packed keto hamburgers from Paleo Flourish come loaded with flavor.

They’re also packed with quality fats – grass-fed beef, eggs, and avocados in the guacamole.

Speaking of that secret sauce, use this Bulletproof guacamole recipe to double down on creamy freshness for this delicious keto burger.

Bacon and Egg Bunless Burger

This clever bunless burger recipe from Fat For Weight Loss features bacon and eggs wrapped in lettuce leaves to create a low-carb burger that still satisfies your cravings.

A great burger recipe for lunch or even breakfast, you can make this burger in 15 minutes. Top with an aioli drizzle, keto ranch or even a slice of cheese, if you tolerate dairy.

Butter Burger

A Bulletproof keto burger recipe roundup would be incomplete without a burger featuring butter, and this recipe from  I Save A 2 Z is an exceptional addition to any keto meal plan.

Creamy, salty butter allows you to enjoy the natural flavors of this burger’s seasonings: basil, parsley, cayenne, and tarragon. Use grass-fed butter for unmatched flavor and a satisfying juicy burger.

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burger

Sometimes it’s actually the vegetables on a burger that complement the beef best.

In this tasty recipe from Paleo Flourish, zucchini makes the perfect bun for your mini beef burgers.

And with a total time under 30 minutes from prep to plate, these tasty burger bites are perfect as a keto appetizer.

Low-Carb Turkey Burgers

Italian Turkey Burger

If you’re not a fan of ground beef, this Italian-style turkey burger from Delightful Mom Food is for you.

Flavored by pink salt, cumin, oregano, garlic powder and basil, you’re going to love every bite of this Italian-style burger.

Spinach Cilantro Turkey Burger

The spinach and cilantro in this herbaceous recipe from Savory Lotus make it appealing to the eyes, not to mention, fresh and tasty in your mouth.

Top with lettuce, avocado and homemade pickles for a tasty alternative burger that’s also great eaten as leftovers.

Confetti Turkey Burger

This colorful keto turkey burger from  uses bright purple cabbage and orange carrots to deliver a veggie-packed keto meal.

If you need a burger to feed your kids, this recipe is for you. It also pairs well with small bowls of different sauces, creating a fun and colorful meal for the whole family.

Chicken, Lamb and Fish Burgers

ABC Bunless Burger

Get ready for creamy avocado, savory bacon, and juicy chicken by the mouthful. This keto burger recipe from Ditch The Carbs is keto and gluten-free.

Top this versatile chicken burger with jalapeños, keto ketchup or a slice of cheese if you tolerate dairy.

Paleo Lamb Burgers

You are in for a unique burger experience with these Greek-style patties from Paleo Running Momma.

Expertly seasoned, and topped with dairy-free tzatziki made with coconut cream, you’re in for a treat that will impress the entire family.

Keto Lamb Sliders

If you’re in the mood for a smaller meal, try this keto lamb slider recipe from Diet Doctor.

These Mediterranean sliders are bursting with zesty, lemony flavor and smell amazing, thanks to aromatic oregano, and are perfect as a light meal or an appetizer.

Keto Fish Cakes

A perfect low-carb way to fill a keto bun, these tasty salmon cakes are perfect for the pescatarian or fish-enthusiast in your life.

Made from scratch and missing carb-heavy fillers or preservatives, these tasty fish cakes whip up in just 15 minutes.

Low-carb Salmon Patties

The beauty of this salmon keto burger from These Old Cookbooks is its simplicity. (It only needs 6 ingredients, all of them keto pantry staples.)

Salmon cooked with butter, eggs, black pepper and olive oil goes a long way toward your high-fat, low-carb keto goals, and the minimal cooking time makes this recipe an easy choice for any weeknight dinner.

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