Top low-carb and keto hamburger recipes

Everybody loves a good burger. So do we! Such a deliciously easy way to feed a family with little effort and big taste. Savor all the twists and turns a low-carb and keto burger can take, there is really no limit to creativity when you’re assembling these juicy bites — with or without the bun. Lose the bun if you like and go heavy on the mayo!

With our tasty recipes, you can make your own succulent steakhouse burgers at home with simple ingredients and seasoning. They are healthy, delicious, and almost infinitely customizable.

Build your own or check out our most popular recipes below. These are burgers you can really sink your teeth into. From quick beef patties to classic burgers armored with a homemade keto bun, we’ve got you covered with the best.


What’s the difference between a keto burger and a regular burger?

The traditional or classic burger would have been sandwiched between a carbohydrate-rich bread bun, sporting anywhere from around 22 g to a whopping 50 g net carbs. But swap out the bun and any sugary sauces, and your meal can become comfortably low carb (between 4-8 g net carbs, depending on what you add in your burger).


Bun, wrap, or naked?

There’s no need for the carb-heavy burger bun to enjoy your burger; in fact, all the flavor is in the content. Leaving your burger naked or wrap it in a lettuce leaf to really savor the flavors. If you do prefer a bun, why not try our keto hamburger buns or even a low-carb mug bread? Both work amazingly to complement your burger while giving you that classic burger feel.

This amazing butter burger by KetoConnect is served in a crispy fresh lettuce wrap.


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The burger patty

Nothing beats a ground beef burger, lightly spiced and pan-fried. Naturally, there are all sorts of ground meats that can be made into burger patties – chicken, pork, venison, or even fish. For a vegetarian option, a big slice of halloumi or a fried egg can also make a fantastic filler.


Keto friendly burger toppings

A selection of tasty toppings can be added to make your burger into the ultimate low-carb friendly meal. These can be built into your burger or set out communal-style to let everyone enjoy the fun of building their own burger. In our visual guides below you can easily find out how many carbs different kinds of veggies and condiments contain.

Here are our top 5 keto topping suggestions:

  1. Mayonnaise
  2. Cheese
  3. Avocado
  4. Bacon
  5. Pickles

 

Top keto burger recipes

Keeping it keto while munching on the juiciest burgers. Bun or no bun, you’ll be living the dream with our best keto burger recipes.



Top low-carb burger recipes

These dishes are slightly higher in carbs. Use them only occasionally if you want to stay in ketosis.



Burger sides

What to serve with your burgers? We’ve got you covered in the sides department with these awesome dishes that will make your burgers taste even better. Crunchy slaws or deep-fried goods? The choice is yours!


Dressings & condiments

Some would argue that the dressing makes or breaks the burger. Depending on if you prefer the creaminess of a homemade mayo or the tartness of a low-carb ketchup or guacamole, you have endless choices to select from. Sauce can be added to any burger to supercharge the flavor and add extra juiciness to your creation. But be careful to check the labels of store-bought ones sauces and ideally make your own.


Meal plan

Keto: Fast-food favorites #2

Missing cheeseburgers, pizzas, tacos, and BLTs on your keto diet? Well, you don’t have to. This meal plan really proves how for every high-carb favorite there is a delicious keto alternative. This week’s meal plan brings you some of those favorites. But of course they are all jazzed up and turned into healthy meals by our keto recipe wizards. It’s like having your cake and eating it too.

This meal plan will keep you below 18 g net carbs per day. How great is that?

Full meal plan →