These air fryer turkey burgers are simple, juicy, and delicious! Throw this easy meal together on a busy weeknight or whenever you’re craving something quick, yet healthy. A perfectly seasoned turkey burger patty is cooked in the air fryer in no time!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Ground turkey, a few very simple ingredients, and an air fryer is all you’ll need to make these air fryer turkey burgers! Lightly seasoned, then cooked to perfection and you’re free to serve them however you’d like.
- This recipe includes three different turkey burger options, allowing you to pick the one you like best! Choose from either making the patties yourself, buying them pre-made from the store or cooking up that box of frozen turkey burger patties in your freezer. Each method is equally as simple and delicious!
- The air fryer takes all the guesswork out of cooking these air fryer turkey burgers. Simply add the patties to the air fryer, cook for 15 minutes, pause to flip halfway through, and then you’re done! I love cooking up a double batch of these turkey burgers at the start of a busy week for an easy grab-and-go lunch or dinner.
Ground Turkey – This ground meat has less calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium than ground beef. I use and recommend 90%-95% lean ground turkey for this recipe. However, if you can’t find ground turkey you can easily substitute it for ground chicken instead.
Egg – The egg in this recipe helps to bind the air fryer turkey burger patties together during and after cooking. Without the egg, you’ll have a more crumbly turkey burger that risks falling apart when eaten. If you want to go without the egg, you can, though I do not recommend it for this recipe.
Worcestershire Sauce – Just a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce packs so much flavor into these air fryer turkey burgers! Often found in beef burgers and a variety of other grilled recipes, the Worcestershire sauce helps these burgers mimic that delicious, slightly tangy flavor.
- Ground turkey is stickier and slightly more challenging to handle than ground beef. Lightly coat your hands with oil before forming patties, in order to avoid sticking. It’s also useful to keep in mind that the less you mix and handle the ground turkey, the less sticky it will be!
- Leave the turkey burger patties in the freezer for no more than 10 minutes before transferring to the air fryer. The goal here is to get the patties solid enough to handle, but not too frozen to cook all the way through.
- Feel free to serve these air fryer turkey burgers however you’d like! I kept things simple with a toasted bun, a thick layer of mashed avocado, as well as some lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Fresh cucumber, pickles, or a slice of cheese would also make a great addition to these burgers!
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Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
- Large bowl
- Air Fryer
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, then divide and shape into four patties. Place the turkey burger patties in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, or until firm enough to handle.
- Add patties to the air fryer and cook at 360° Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Pre-made Turkey Burger Patties:
- If not already seasoned, evenly season both sides of pre-made turkey burger patties with salt and black pepper.
- Add to air fryer basket and cook at 360° Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Frozen Turkey Burger Patties:
- Add frozen turkey burger patties to air fryer basket and cook at 375° Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Depending on the thickness of your patties and the intensity of your air fryer, these turkey burgers may take a few more or a few less minutes to cook. When pausing the air fryer to flip the burgers, take a moment to evaluate how slowly or quickly they’re cooking and adjust the time from there.