5 Creative Ways to Eat a No-Bun Hamburger


no-bun keto hamburger alternative

If you’re on the hunt for a delicious and savory alternative to the classic hamburger with a bun, you know the challenges of finding something that has the same flavor and is as filling as the original. 

Keto hamburger recipes can be difficult to find online, and oftentimes hard to replicate. We’ve got a few up our sleeve that are some of the best options you’ll find. If you’re craving a Keto hamburger, you’re in the right place.

Cheeseburger Soup

During the colder months, we’re all searching for great soups that we can implement into our meal plan. Cheeseburger soup not only fits the bill, but it’s a low-carb option that will fill you up and leave your family or dinner guests feeling satisfied (and probably asking for your recipe!) 

Warm and savory? Check! This Keto soup is thickened with a mix of cream cheese and heavy cream, creating a warm hamburger soup with a cheesy base. There’s an option to add potatoes for a boost in starch, or cauliflower to get an extra serving of veggies. 

Take it to the next level by garnishing your hamburger soup with pickles and crunchy bacon. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also easy to make. Total cook time (prep and cook) is right around 30 minutes. Rejoice, keto hamburger soup!

Cheeseburger Casserole 

For those with big families, dinner guests, or if you’re looking for dishes you can extend to multiple meals through leftovers, this one’s for you. 

Cheeseburger casserole is Keto-friendly and has the same flavors as a hearty bacon cheeseburger. It’s got mayo, ketchup, mustard, and a healthy dose of cheese to satisfy all your Keto cravings in one dish. 

This is the Keto hamburger recipe everyone around your dinner table will enjoy. It also goes great with our classic Keto fries or crispy zucchini fries with your favorite dipping sauce. The options are endless! 

Lettuce Wrapped 

For a lighter option, you can always opt for fresh lettuce to surround your burger patty (or patties). Fresh lettuce will give your keto hamburger a nice crunch, and it’s well within the low-carb Keto guidelines. 

For a sturdier burger experience, opt for Romaine lettuce to hold your burger together and minimize the mess. Healthy and mess-free… how every meal should be.

Portobello Mushrooms 

If you love grilled mushrooms, this is a great option instead of a bun! You can easily pop your mushroom caps on the grill with the patties or pan-fry them for a similar taste. These are fairly sturdy and will help keep your burger all together for every bite. 

It’s an extra serving of veggies with the same look as a bun, making this a Keto win-win! 

Tomato Bun 

If you’re a fan of the fruit (sometimes vegetable) you can easily create a low-carb keto hamburger by slicing up a tomato and stacking your burger patty in between. The thickness of the tomato is totally up to you, but we recommend a slightly thicker cut so you’re getting a good variety of your favorite burger flavors in each bite. 

The secret to a delicious Keto burger recipe is all the fixings — mustard and ketchup, mayo, pickles, and bacon! Don’t skimp on these extras because they’re what take your burger experience up a notch.

To succeed on the Keto diet, we focus on finding appropriate alternatives to the foods we love and perfecting the recipe along the way. It can be difficult, but getting there is half the fun. 

At Sugarless Crystals, we try to create and perfect the ultimate Keto dishes, desserts, and snacks to help you successfully transform your diet and find better, healthy options. 

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