Turkey Burgers in the Air Fryer are so easy to cook, they’ll become a go-to meal for you!

Frozen turkey burgers come out tender and juicy, with a lightly crisped exterior. This recipe is so easy and delish. In no time at all, you’ll have hot and ready burgers to dress with all your favorite burger toppings!

Air Fryer Turkey Burger assembled on a plate

Turkey Burgers in Air Fryer

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Best Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

  • Turkey burgers are lower in saturated fats than regular beef burgers and the air fryer cooks them to juicy perfection every time, whether they come frozen or if they are allowed to thaw.
  • No grill prep and no sunny days are needed to make this juicy burger recipe.
  • Even last-minute dinner guests will love a DIY turkey burger bar and the air fryer makes it quick and easy. Get restaurant-worthy buns by toasting them under the broiler first!
  • Make the air fryer pull double duty and cook these easy turkey burger sides! Air Fryer French Fries, Air Fryer Zucchini Fries, Air Fryer Potato Chips, and for dessert, some sweet Air Fryer Fried Oreos.

Frozen turkey burgers on a plate

Ingredients & Variations

BURGERS: Turkey burgers are lower in fat than other burgers and they can also be found in fat-free versions. The key to keeping them juicy is not to overcook them and top them with delicious spreads and dressings.

SAUCE: Any sauce will do! Brush on any favorite bbq sauce, a spicy chili sauce, or ketchup halfway through the cooking time.

TOPPINGS: What’s a burger without an assortment of toppings? Offer a platter of lettuce leaves, slices of cheese, onions, tomatoes, pickles, and condiments like mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup.

VARIATION: For stuffed turkey burgers, start with thawed patties and cut halfway through the burger horizontally almost to the other side. Sprinkle in some cheese, onions, or sliced jalapenos, and then air fry per directions.

Turkey burgers topped with bbq sauce in an air fryer basket

How to Cook Turkey Burgers in the Air Fryer

Fresh or frozen, the best way to get perfect turkey burger results is to start with a preheated air fryer.

  1. Place the patties in a single layer and cook (per recipe below).
  2. Brush on barbecue sauce and continue cooking.
  3. Make sure burgers reach 165° F.

Air Fryer Turkey Burger partially assembled on a plate

Tips for Perfectly Juicy Burgers

Since turkey burgers are lower in fat, they can overcook easily. It’s wise to use a meat thermometer to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way, especially if cooking from frozen.

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Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers

Air Fryer Frozen turkey burgers are a quick meal in the air fryer.
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 4 frozen turkey burgers ½ inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce

For Serving

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mayonnaise optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
  • Place turkey burgers in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook burgers for 13-14 minutes, flipping halfway through the cook time and brushing with bbq sauce.
  • Serve on hamburger buns with desired fixings.


Nutrition information is for turkey patties only.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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