Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are a fantastic alternative to traditional beef burgers. They offer a lighter option packed with flavor, perfect for those seeking a healthier yet satisfying meal.

This cooking method utilizes circulating hot air to crisp the exterior while keeping the inside juicy and tender.


  • Ground turkey (90/10 or 85/15 lean)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil (optional)


1. Prep the turkey: In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix gently but thoroughly until everything is evenly incorporated.

2. Shape the burgers: Wet your hands slightly to prevent sticking. Form the mixture into patties of your desired thickness, typically around ½ inch to prevent them from shrinking too much during cooking. You can make a dimple in the center of each patty to help them cook evenly.

3. Preheat the air fryer: Most air fryers work best when preheated. Set your air fryer to 360°F (180°C) and preheat for 3 minutes.

4. Cook the burgers: Lightly grease the air fryer basket with olive oil, if desired. Place the burger patties in a single layer, making sure they don’t touch. Cook for 7-8 minutes, then flip the patties and cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) as measured by a meat thermometer.


Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your burgers and your air fryer model. It’s always best to check for doneness with a meat thermometer.

You can use frozen turkey burgers. Just cook them for a few minutes longer, around 18-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Feel free to experiment with different seasonings! Chopped onion, bell peppers, or breadcrumbs can be added to the meat mixture for extra flavor and texture.

Let the cooked burgers rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the patty, resulting in a more flavorful burger.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy air fryer turkey burgers!

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