Make super juicy homemade turkey burgers in an air fryer in less than 25 minutes! Made with minimal ingredients, these Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are great for an easy weeknight dinner!
When you hear turkey burgers, do you think of those gross, flavorless frozen turkey burger patties? Well, this recipe is so much better than the frozen variety. It’s quick and easy to turn lean ground turkey into juicy burgers with the help of your air fryer.
These Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are super thick and so flavorful. I made them for my friends when I was camping in my RV, and they were so sad that I didn’t make a double batch because they wanted more!
- Fast and easy – They’re made in under 30 minutes, perfect when you want a home cooked meal within a time crunch!
- Easy cleanup – Using an air fryer makes clean up is insanely easy!
- Budget-friendly – The recipe includes a short, easy to stock ingredient list.
- Lean protein – These lean Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are low in saturated fat and pack 32g of protein per serving.
Air Fryer Turkey Burger Ingredients
- Ground turkey– I recommend using 93% lean ground turkey for the best result.
- Yellow onion
- Worcestershire sauce
- Seasoning – Salt, black pepper, and a little cayenne pepper.
Optional Turkey Burger Toppings
- Greens – Use baby spinach for added nutrition and great flavor. Mixed baby greens are also a great choice.
- Cheese – I love the creamy, smoky flavor of Gouda cheese on turkey burgers. Sharp cheddar, pepper Jack, or Swiss cheese are delicious too.
How to Make Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
- First, add the ground turkey, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and cayenne to a large bowl and mix until well combined.
- Next, divide the mixture into 4 even patties.
- Then place the patties into the air fryer basket. There’s no need to use any oil if you’re using 93% lean ground turkey. If you’re using ground turkey breast, you’ll want to coat the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray first.
- Air fry at 390 degrees F for 12 to 13 minutes, or until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.
- Top with any of the optional toppings and serve.
Homemade Turkey Burger Freezer Tips
You can make the turkey burger patties ahead of time and simply freeze them. Place individual patties in separate freezer-safe plastic storage bags or wrap each burger patty in parchment paper and then stack them in a larger bag. Label the bags with the date and freeze them for up to two months.
When you’re ready to use them, simply thaw the frozen turkey burger patties overnight in the refrigerator and cook them as directed.
More Easy Air Fryer Recipes
If you’re like me and are absolutely obsessed with your air fryer, check out our Air Fryer Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos or tender Air Fryer Pork Chops. A couple of my favorite air fryer veggie recipes are my Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts and Air Fryer Broccolini.
More Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes
Looking to add more lean protein into your weekly dinner menu? Check out the recipes below for more easy ground turkey recipes.
Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
- 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey, see Notes below
- ½ medium yellow onion, grated
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoons pepper
- ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 4 buns
- baby spinach or mixed baby greens
- sliced tomato
- sliced gouda cheese, or your favorite cheese
- Add the ground turkey, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and cayenne to a large bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Divide the mixture into 4 even patties.
- Place patties into the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 390 degrees F for 12 to 13 minutes or until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.
- Top with any of the optional toppings, as desired.
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