A Guide to Cooking Frozen Turkey Burgers in the Air Fryer

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to prepare a healthy meal? Look no further than this recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers. With the help of an air fryer, you can have a delicious and juicy turkey burger ready in no time. This hands-off cooking method is perfect for busy individuals who want a satisfying meal without the hassle.

Profile view of an air fryer turkey burger from frozen

You might be wondering, why choose the air fryer? Aside from its speedy cooking time, it offers the convenience of satisfying your burger cravings without firing up the grill, especially during the winter season. What’s more, cooking frozen turkey burgers in an air fryer eliminates the troublesome oil splashes that often occur when using a cast iron on the stovetop.

Ingredients You’ll Need

To make these delectable turkey burgers in the air fryer, you’ll only require a few simple ingredients:

  • Frozen turkey burgers: There’s no need to thaw them in advance. You can place the frozen patties directly into the air fryer. Whether you choose to use store-bought or homemade turkey burgers, the choice is yours.

Two frozen turkey patties on a plate

Cooking Instructions

Making Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers is incredibly easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Add the frozen patties to the air fryer. You can place up to two patties at once, and it’s perfectly fine if they touch each other.

  2. Set the air fryer temperature to 375°F (190°C) and cook for 15 minutes, flipping the patties halfway through. If your burgers are thicker, you may need to add an extra 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Once cooked, serve the turkey burgers with your favorite toppings.

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Overhead view of a serving dish with two turkey burgers, fries, and ketchup

Recipe Tips

  • Note that cooking times may vary slightly depending on your air fryer model. Refer to your manual to determine if preheating is necessary.

  • Cooked turkey patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

  • To ensure your turkey burgers are fully cooked, use an instant-read meat thermometer. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).

Topping Ideas

Looking to elevate your turkey burger game? Here are some delicious topping ideas to consider:

  • Ketchup
  • Honey mustard
  • Caramelized onions
  • Roasted garlic or air fryer-roasted garlic (mashed into a paste and spread onto the patties or buns)
  • Hummus
  • White bean hummus
  • Butter lettuce
  • Red onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Bacon (air fryer bacon)
  • Cheese

Close-up of two turkey burgers with fries and ketchup

How to Make Homemade Turkey Burgers

For those who prefer homemade turkey burgers, follow these simple steps:

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients using a fork. Avoid overmixing the mixture.

  2. Shape the turkey mixture into four patties, approximately ½ inch thick.

  3. Place the patties on a parchment-lined sheet pan and freeze. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container.

More Air Fryer Recipes to Explore

If you’re a fan of air fryer cooking, here are some additional recipes to try:

  • Everything But The Bagel Chicken Tenders (Air Fryer and Oven)
  • Air Fryer Meatballs
  • Air Fryer Gnocchi
  • Air Fryer Garlic Bread
  • Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
  • Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops
  • Air Fryer Tater Tots
  • Frozen Burgers in an Air Fryer
  • Air Fryer Korean Fried Chicken
  • Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

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