3 Healthy Burger Bun Alternatives That Are Just As Good!

The right “bun” can bring a lot of flavor and texture to a Burger and it doesn’t always have to be a traditional bun. Think outside the classic bun with these creative, delicious ideas for taking your Burger game to the next level of yum while keeping it light and healthy.


Keto-friendly Burger buns might seem like a contradiction, but your friend at Murphy’s are here to say you can have your burger and eat it too!

Create a delicious, low carb lettuce Burger using a wedge of the iceberg for a satisfying crunch or a roll of spinach for a soft taco style texture. Keep it healthy with crispy greens, carrots, peppers, and pickles. Avoiding cheese along with carbs? Try a spread of tahini sauce or hummus for a non-dairy alternative.

For portion watchers – try our Angus Burger (or if you’re vegan or vegetarian our Beyond Burger!).


Kick back, relax, grab a cold mai tai and take a daring plunge with these Hawaiian burgers . Try this sweet & savory approach to lighten up your Burger.

Trade plain, old everyday buns for pineapple slices to set the theme. Pair burgers with spicy red onions, lettuce, and tomato. You can even add a hint of teriyaki or sweet and sour sauce to bring out the island flavor. 

BE BOLD & SWITCH OUT THE BUN in this Spicy Hawaiian Burger recipe.


Set your burgers free and go completely bunless. Naked Burgers are a great way to pair amazing dishes with their beefy soulmate and without the guilt of eating a heavy carb.

A few of our favorite combinations include pairing a Murphy’s Pub Burger with grilled vegetables, chopped Burger on top of a leafy green salad or even your favorite Burger, deconstructed. Try this BUILT Burger with no bun. Get even more creative with bacon-wrapped sliders by using a muffin tin to line mini patties with hickory-smoked bacon goodness.

What’s your favorite way to pair a burger? Let us know some other bun alternatives we should try.

Murphy’s Irish Pub delivers the best cuts to restaurants, grocers, special events, and direct to your fridge. We’re fourth generation lovers of Burgers and take pride in bringing the best Burgers to you Burger lovers at home or in our restaurant.  Want Murphy’s delivered to your doorstep? Check out our online menu!

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