Quick Bunless Turkey Burger

Quick Bunless Turkey Burger with Low-Calorie Topping Ideas

July 23, 2021

Are you 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.

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.

Quick Bunless Turkey Burger

Recipe by: Amy Roskelley of Health Beet
Makes 8 Servings
Prep: 5 minutes, Cook: 10 minutes; Total: 15 minutes


  • 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
  • Season salt
  • Ranch dressing
  • Mustard
  • Light mayo
  • Sugar-free ketchup
  • Ranch dry seasoning
  • Hot sauce
  • Sugar-free BBQ Sauce
  • Light Italian Dressing
  • Hummus
  • Tomato sauce
  • Crushed pepper flakes
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Teriyaki sauce


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


Calories and macros in the Nutritional Information below are for Turkey burger in the photo. It includes:

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

Bunless Turkey Burger Nutritional Info

Calories 248; Carbohydrates 6 grams; Fat 14 grams; Protein 27 grams

Bunless Turkey Burger
Amy Roskelley


Amy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health from BYU. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Certified Personal Chef (IAP), and Certified as a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (AFPA). She is the founder of the health and fitness blog, Health Beet and the creator of many low calorie recipes author of weight loss books. Read more articles by Amy!
Recipe Disclaimer: If you have specific dietary restrictions, allergies or a nutrition plan that you are following, make sure to read the ingredient list prior to consumption. All information on ObesityHelp.com is intended for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please contact a medical professional with any questions and concerns.