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Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

These air fryer turkey burgers are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional burgers. Made with lean ground turkey, they are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Serve them on a bun with your favorite toppings, and they are sure to be a hit with the whole family!

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An air fryer turkey burger on a white plate.
Air fryer turkey burger.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • These turkey burgers are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The air fryer cooks the burgers in just a few minutes, so you can have a tasty and satisfying meal on the table in no time.
  • Ground turkey is leaner than beef, so they are a healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers.
  • Turkey burgers are versatile and can be served in a variety of ways. You can serve them on a bun with your favorite toppings, or you can serve them on a bed of mixed greens for a lighter and healthier meal.

Scroll down for the printable card for this air fryer turkey burger recipe, or read on for all the details.

What do you need?

A flaylay of the ingredients for this recipe for air fryer turkey burgers.

Full ingredients list and quantities is given in the recipe card below.

Ground turkey

85% lean ground turkey is a good option to use for this recipe. The fat adds more flavor to the burgers and keeps them juicy. However, you could use a leaner ground turkey if you prefer.

Diced onion

Diced onion adds texture as well as flavor to the burgers. If you don’t have time to chop onions (or you don’t like the texture), you can substitute one tablespoon of onion powder.

Breadcrumbs

You can you any type of breadcrumbs for this recipe, white, wholewheat, panko, or gluten-free will all work.

Seasonings

This recipe uses a simple seasoning mix made from salt, 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning, garlic powder, ground mustard, and ground black pepper.

You can substitute poultry seasoning, or any other spice mix that you like. However, check that it has some salt in it, and add a teaspoon of salt if it does not. You need around 3½ teaspoons of seasoning, including the salt.

Soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce

Soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce add depth of flavor to the ground turkey, which can be a little bland if not flavored correctly.

How to cook turkey burgers in an air fryer

This recipe is very simple to make, there are just a few key steps to getting it just right:

  1. Make the patties. Mix the ingredients (except the oil) together in a large mixing bowl. You can use a stand mixer if you have one.
  2. Form the patties. Form the turkey mixture into patties around ½ inch thick. If you like you can make them slightly concave as the burgers will dome in the middle when they are cooked. Preheat the air fryer to 360°F/ 180°C while you are making the parties.
Turkey patty mixture in a bowl.
Mix the turkey burger ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Uncooked turkey patties on a metal tray.
Form the turkey burger mixture into patties.
  1. Place the turkey patties into the air fryer tray or basket, ensuring they are not touching. You may have to cook them in batches or use a layer accessory.

Tip

If food tends to stick to your air fryer, you can brush the tray or basket with a little oil before placing the patties in.

  1. Air fry the turkey burgers for 15-18 minutes, flipping halfway through if required for your air fryer. Check the internal temperature to ensure the burgers have reached the safe temperature of 165°F/ 74°C in the center of the thickest part.
  2. Serve on hamburger buns with your toppings of choice. Enjoy!
Uncooked turkey burgers in air fryer tray.
Place turkey patties in the air fryer tray or basket. Ensure they are not touching.
Air fried turkey burgers in air fryer tray.
Air fry turkey burgers for 15 minutes until cooked through (flip them over halfway through if needed).
An air fried turkey burger on a white plate.
Serve air fried turkey burgers in a hamburger bun with cranberry sauce and salad.

Serving ideas

These turkey burgers are great served with cranberry sauce, lettuce, tomato, and red onion. You can also add a little mayo.

If you want to add cheese to your burger patties, place cheese slices on top of the patties when they have around 3 minutes of cooking time remaining to melt the cheese. I would recommend using Swiss cheese or camembert.

An air fryer turkey burger on a white plate.
Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

How to cook turkey burgers in your air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb/ 450g lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoons soy sauce (reduced-sodium)
  • 1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

To serve

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 slices red onion

Instructions

  1. Place ground turkey, diced onion, breadcrumbs, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings and salt into a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined [Note 1].
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape into patties around ½-inch thick.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 360°F/ 180°C.
  4. Place turkey patties in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching [Notes 2, 3].
  5. Air fry turkey burgers for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through if required for your air fryer.
  6. Check the internal temperature to ensure the burgers have reached the safe temperature of 165°F/ 74°C in the center of the thickest part [Note 4].
  7. Serve on hamburger buns with cranberry sauce and salad.

Notes

  1. You can use a stand mixer for this step if you have one.
  2. If food tends to stick to your air fryer basket, you can lightly brush it with cooking oil before adding the patties.
  3. You may need to cook the patties in batches, or use a layer accessory.
  4. Use an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1050mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 38g

Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.

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