Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

AIR FRYER TURKEY BURGERS

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These air fryer turkey burgers are both easy to make and incredibly tasty! The air fryer ensures these turkey burgers cook evenly and efficiently, resulting in irresistibly juicy and flavorful patties. Our homemade special sauce takes these burgers to the next level, adding a burst of tangy goodness that perfectly complements the savory turkey patties. So, if you’re looking for a quick, easy, and delicious meal option, look no further than air fryer turkey burgers topped with our signature sauce! It’s a winning combination that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Why You Will Love These Turkey Burgers

  • They are a healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers.
  • Cooking turkey burgers in the air fryer makes them slightly crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.
  • These turkey burgers are made with seven simple ingredients.
  • It is easy to make these turkey burgers, and they cook quickly in your air fryer.
  • This recipe is quick and convenient. It’s the perfect flavorful and easy weeknight meal.
  • You can customize these turkey burgers by adding your favorite toppings and burger buns.
  • Leftovers are perfect for meal prep and can be easily reheated!
  • You don’t need any breadcrumbs or eggs to make these burgers.

What Are Air Fryer Turkey Burgers?

Air fryer turkey burgers are turkey burger patties that are cooked in the air fryer, rather than in the oven, in a pan on the stove, or on the grill. Cooking them in the air fryer is a quick and easy method that results in juicy turkey burgers. We made homemade turkey burger patties and seasoned them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian herbs, and Worcestershire sauce. Then, we topped these turkey burgers with our homemade special sauce for the ultimate combination of delicious flavors.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for air fryer turkey burgers
  • Ground Turkey: Use ground turkey breast in this recipe. We used 99% fat-free ground turkey breast.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season the turkey burgers with salt and pepper.
  • Garlic Powder: Add garlic powder for flavor.
  • Onion Powder: Add onion powder for another layer of flavor.
  • Italian Seasoning: We added Italian seasoning for an even more delicious flavor.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: The Worcestershire sauce enhances the flavor and juiciness of these turkey burgers.
  • Burger Buns: Use four of your favorite burger buns.
  • Sauce: Make our homemade special sauce for burgers. It consists of 0-fat Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and apple cider vinegar. Or, use your favorite burger sauce.

How To Make Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2: Add the ground turkey to a large bowl. Then, add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce to the bowl.

Seasoned ground turkey in bowl

Step 3: Mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined, but don’t over-mix.

Combined turkey burger ingredients

Step 4: Divide the mixture into four even-sized portions. Roll the mixture into four even balls and lightly press them down to form the patties.

Step 5: Place an optional parchment paper liner in the air fryer basket. Then, add the turkey burger patties to the air fryer basket. You may need to cook the patties in batches.

Step 6: Air fry the turkey burger patties and flip them halfway through.

Cooked turkey patties in air fryer basket

Step 7: To make our homemade special sauce for burgers add the 0-fat Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and apple cider vinegar to a bowl. After that, thoroughly mix.

Step 8: Once the turkey patties are fully cooked, let them slightly cool. As an option, toast the burger buns in the air fryer for a few minutes. Then, assemble the turkey burgers. Add a cooked patty to each burger bun, top with our homemade special sauce, and add other optional toppings.

Assembling a turkey burger

How Long To Cook Turkey Burgers In The Air Fryer

Cook these turkey burgers in the air fryer at 375°F (190°C) for 8-10 minutes, or until fully cooked and they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Flip the patties halfway through so they cook evenly.

Toppings For Turkey Burgers

Serve air-fried turkey burger patties on your burger bun or choice and add your favorite optional toppings. We love adding our homemade special sauce to these burgers. Some other topping ideas are shredded lettuce, sliced red onion, diced sweet onion, guacamole, sliced avocado, cheese, sliced tomatoes, caramelized onions with mushrooms, sprouts, ketchup, or mustard.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Serve these air fryer turkey burgers as a delicious meal or enjoy them with some sides. Here are some of our favorite sides to serve with these burgers:

  • French Fries: Serve these burgers with french fries or sweet potato fries.
  • Potatoes: Enjoy with a side of air fryer potatoes, roasted potatoes, or our cheesy smashed potatoes.
  • Corn: Serve them with a side of grilled corn on the cob.
  • Salad: You can serve air-fried turkey burger patties over a salad or lettuce wraps instead of buns. Or, enjoy a side salad with these turkey burgers.
  • Bowl: Make a burger bowl with the air-fried turkey burger patties.
  • Vegetables: Enjoy these burgers with a side of roasted vegetables or air-fried vegetables.
  • Sauce: Enjoy these burgers with our special sauce, BBQ sauce, or your favorite burger sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Flip The Burgers Halfway: You must flip the burgers halfway through while they are cooking so they cook evenly on both sides and are fully cooked.
  • Parchment Paper Liner: Add a parchment paper liner to your air fryer basket before adding the turkey burger patties for a quick and easy clean-up.
  • Don’t Over-mix: Don’t over-combine the ingredients for these turkey patties. Over-mixing can cause them to be dense.
  • Don’t Overcook Burgers: Ensure the turkey burgers are fully cooked and have reached an internal temperature of 165°F before eating them. However, be careful not to overcook them so they stay as juicy as possible and don’t become dry. It’s helpful to use a meat thermometer to ensure the burgers are fully cooked.
  • Cook Patties In Batches: Depending on the size of your air fryer basket you may need to cook the turkey patties in batches. If all four patties don’t fit, cook two at a time. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket, the patties need enough room to cook properly.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover air-fried turkey patties in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in tinfoil in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Before serving again, reheat the patties in the oven or air fryer for a few minutes or until warm.

Variations

  • Ground Turkey To Use: We made these turkey burgers with 99% fat-free ground turkey breast. You can use 93% lean ground turkey if you prefer.
  • Ground Chicken: You can use ground chicken breast for this recipe instead of ground turkey if you prefer.
  • Toasted Burger Buns: You can toast the burger buns in your air fryer at 350°F for about 2-3 minutes. Or, toast them in a toaster oven.
  • Low-Carb Option: To make these turkey burgers low-carb and keto-friendly use lettuce instead of a bun. Or, use a low-carb burger bun.
  • Add Cheese: You can add cheese to your burgers. Add cheese in the last one to two minutes so it melts while the burgers finish cooking. Some cheese options are a slice of American cheese, cheddar cheese, or Monterey Jack. You could even add cheese to the turkey burger patties. Crumbled feta cheese would be a wonderful addition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are These Turkey Burgers Gluten-Free?

You can make these turkey burgers gluten-free. To do this, use gluten-free Worcestershire sauce and gluten-free burger buns, or lettuce instead of buns.

How Long Do Turkey Burgers Last?

These cooked turkey burgers will last up to four days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Are These Turkey Burgers Healthy?

Yes, these turkey burgers are an easy and healthy meal! No oil is in this recipe, and we used 99% fat-free ground turkey breast. Also, these burgers are made with simple ingredients and are healthier than traditional ground beef burgers.

Can I Freeze Turkey Burgers?

Yes, you can freeze these turkey burgers cooked or uncooked. If they are cooked, let them completely cool after air frying them, and place parchment paper between the patties so they don’t stick together. After that, store the patties in an airtight freezer bag or container. You can freeze them for 2-3 months. Also, you can freeze uncooked patties. To do this, form and shape the patties, wrap them in parchment paper, and place them in a freezer-safe bag. Before you are ready to eat them, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Then, air fry them until they are fully cooked, flipping halfway.

Do You Need To Flip Burgers In The Air Fryer?

Yes, you need to flip these turkey burgers when they are halfway through cooking in the air fryer. It helps ensure they cook evenly throughout and are fully cooked.

Can You Air Fry Frozen Turkey Burgers?

Yes, you can air fry frozen turkey burgers. Air fry them at 375°F for 15-17 minutes, or until fully cooked, flipping halfway through. Make sure they have reached an internal temperature of 165°F before eating them.

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AIR FRYER TURKEY BURGERS

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

124

kcal

These air fryer turkey burgers are easy to make, juicy, and incredibly tasty! The air fryer ensures these turkey burgers cook evenly and efficiently.

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Ingredients

  • For The Turkey Burgers
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 4 burger buns

  • Sauce For Burgers
  • 1/4 CUP 0-fat Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise, optional

  • 2 teaspoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon pickle relish

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Directions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Add the ground turkey, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce to a large bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined, but don’t overmix.
  • Divide the mixture into four even-sized portions. Roll the mixture into four even balls and lightly press them down to form the patties. Each burger patty should be about four ounces and 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place an optional parchment paper liner in your air fryer basket. Then, add the turkey burger patties to the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the patties in batches.
  • Air fry the turkey burger patties at 375°F for 8-10 minutes, or until fully cooked and they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Flip the patties halfway through while they are cooking so they cook evenly.
  • To make our homemade special sauce for burgers add the 0-fat Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and apple cider vinegar to a bowl. Then, thoroughly mix the sauce.
  • Once the turkey patties are fully cooked, let them slightly cool. Optional: Toast the burger buns in the air fryer for a few minutes. Then, assemble the turkey burgers. Add a cooked patty to each burger bun, top with our special sauce, add other optional toppings, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Store leftover air-fried turkey patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • The WW points and calories do not include the burger bun or sauce.
  • WW Points™: 0 points per serving
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories124
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 70mg 24%
  • Sodium 360mg 15%
  • Potassium 8mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0.8g 0%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
    • Sugars 0.5g
  • Protein 28.1g 57%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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