Easy Weeknight Keto Taco Style Turkey Burger


Do you love burgers and tacos? Well, this is a great weeknight meal for you! It’s quick, easy, and you probably have most if not all of the ingredients at home right now. Plus, I think the simpler the the better when it comes to eating keto, and this recipe definitely hits the mark! It’s so simple you practically don’t need a recipe!

Want to know how to make this keto-friendly taco-style turkey burger recipe? Let’s get started!

Ingredients for Keto Taco Style Turkey Burger

  • Ground Turkey
  • Taco Sauce
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • White Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Turkey Burger Seasoning 
    • Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, Cumin, Onion and Garlic Powder

Tools You’ll Need for the Turkey Burgers

Cast Iron Skillet


Cutting Board


Burger Press* (optional)

*A smaller-sized heavy skillet will work here to keep the burger flat while cooking and get a nice color.

Turkey Burger Recipe Nutrition Facts

There are 153 calories in a turkey burger. Ground turkey also has 11 grams of fat and 0 carbs. Get full nutrition facts here.

How to Make Keto Turkey Burger Taco Style

This burger is so easy because we are simply adding the classic taco flavors on top of a burger. 

Prep Veggies and Cheese. Cut up lettuce, white onion, tomato, and shred cheese.

Make Turkey Burgers. Form that ground turkey into four 4oz patties. Shape your uncooked turkey burger on a square of parchment paper for easy transfer to the pan.

Sprinkle seasoning on both sides of your burger.

Fry your burger in a cast iron skillet with a neutral oil like avocado oil.

Plate. Place your burger on a plate or bowl and top with taco sauce or salsa and all of your favorite toppings.

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turkey burger topped with sour cream, cheese, onion, lettuce

Easy Weeknight Keto Taco Style Turkey Burger

  • Author: Bridgette Williams
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 1x



1 lb ground turkey

1 tbsp avocado oil
2 cups shredded lettuce
1/4 cup diced white onion
1/4 cup diced tomato
2 oz of shredded cheese

4 tbsp sour cream

4 tbsp prepared taco sauce

Seasoning Blend
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. Mix seasoning blend. Set aside.
  2. Prep veggies and cheese. Shred lettuce, diced white onions and tomato, and shred cheese.
  3. Form four 4 oz turkey patties. Sprinkle both sides with the seasoning blend (easier to season second side once flipped in the pan).
  4. Heat skillet to medium-high heat.
  5. Add burgers to pan and press with a burger press or smaller heavy bottom pan, to allow full contact with the pan.
  6. Cook for approximately 3 minutes on one side and 2 on the other or until no pink and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Once done, remove from skillet and plate. Add sauce directly to the burger and top with all additional toppings. Enjoy!


macros will vary depending on your choice and/or brand of toppings and how much you use.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 351
  • Fat: 28
  • Carbohydrates: 3 NC
  • Protein: 22 g

Tips For Keto Turkey Burgers

Do not overcook your burgers. Naturally, you need to ensure they are done. The internal temperature of a turkey burger should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t overcook them because they can dry out.

Season. Is there a seasoning that you usually add to your taco meat? Use that instead, just as long as it’s keto-friendly and seasoned.

Need more protein? Increase the size of your burgers from 4 oz to 6 oz or whatever fits your daily macro goals.

Can I cook a turkey burger in the air fryer? Yes!

How long to cook a turkey burger? About 5 minutes total for a 4 oz burger over medium-high heat or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 

extreme close up of cooked turkey burger

Storage for Taco Style Turkey Burgers

This keto-friendly turkey burger taco-style meal is super easy to store. All ingredients can be prepped ahead and packed in separate air-tight containers or even mason jars for most of the toppings. You can form turkey burger patties one to two days in advance. Form and place each patty in between parchment paper, and place in a zip-top storage bag or properly sized air-tight container.

Turkey Burger Variations

Use ground beef instead of turkey. This is an easy switch and could add a little more fat depending on what your daily macros are looking like, it may be a better option.

Add guac. Perhaps another way to Get Ya FatUp with this dish. Guacamole is delicious, nutritious, and can add extra fat to this quick and easy keto dish.

Add other toppings that you love. If you love cucumber as I do, add that on top for that extra crunch factor. Other options include cilantro, sliced radish, pickled jalapeno, or even a squeeze of lime to name a few. If you typically have it on a traditional taco and it’s keto-friendly, go for it!

What are some of your favorite taco toppings?

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I’m Bridgette, the creator of FatUp. Keto has been a friend of mine since 2016, helping me to lose over 50 pounds (30 in the first 3 months)! I’m a 30 something, new mom, wife that loves photographing food and creating recipes here on getyafatup.com. My goal is to make keto easy an approachable for women everywhere.