Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers

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These frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer are a great way to cut back on beef! It couldn’t be easier to cook turkey burgers in the air fryer, and they come out perfectly cooked and ready to eat! You can also easily turn it into a cheeseburger.

package of frozen turkey burgers in front it air fryer

Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers

I used the Kirkwood brand of All Natural Turkey Burgers, but you can use a different brand if your store doesn’t carry this one!

hand holding package of frozen turkey burgers in front of air fryer

My air fryer only holds 1 turkey burger at a time, so if you want to cook more, do so in batches.

single turkey burger in the air fryer

Your family will love these air fried turkey burgers! Perfect for something lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol than traditional hamburgers, but still juicy and tasty!

turkey burger cooking in the air fryer with hand holding basket

Although you have to always be careful of portion size, turkey is healthier than regular hamburgers when it comes to certain nutritional content. When compared side by side, turkey and beef burgers have about the same amount of protein. However, there is a difference when it comes to sodium, calories, and saturated fat.

hand holding air fryer basket with cooked turkey burger

If you are watching out for your cholesterol, then turkey burgers are the way to go because they contain lower amounts of “bad” fats. They are also less processed and have a lower glycemic index than beef burgers.

1 turkey burger cooking in the air fryer

For example, a traditional hamburger has about 165 calories while a fat-free turkey burger has 115 calories. When you compare saturated fat, hamburgers have 3.1 grams while turkey burgers have less than 1 gram. As for sodium, hamburgers contain 70 mg of sodium while turkey burgers contain only 50mg of sodium.

Turkey burgers, especially fat-free ones, provide a cleaner source of protein that is a healthy alternative to beef.

close up of cooked turkey burger in the air fryer

This recipe also cooks so fast! It is perfect for a hungry family member or busy worker on the go!

package of all natural frozen turkey burger next to air fryer basket with turkey burger inside

How to Cook Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers

This recipe is very simple! All you need is your air fryer, non-stick cooking spray, frozen turkey burger patty, and toppings of your choice!

spatula holding a turkey burger above air fryer

First lightly spray the interior of the basket with some non-stick cooking spray to prevent sticking. Alternatively, you can brush the basket lightly with some vegetable or olive oil.

hand holding air fryer basket with turkey burger inside

Next place the turkey burger in the basket. I used one because that is what fit. If you have a bigger air fryer, you can cook more at the same time. Just make sure they do not overlap.

air fryer basket entering air fryer with a turkey burger

Set the temperature to 375F for 15 minutes.

spatula holding cooked turkey burger above air fryer basket

When it is done, you can eat it as is, but if you want a cheeseburger, add a slice of cheese on top of the burger. Place the basket back in the air fryer for 2 minutes, without setting the temperature or cook time. The residual heat should melt the cheese on its own!

When done, remove and enjoy with your favorite toppings!

close up of cooked turkey burger inside air fryer

Cooking Tips:

  • No need to defrost! You can cook this burger right from frozen.
  • If serving to children, let cool slightly before serving.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should be at least 165F before serving.

hand holding sandwich of bun, lettuce, onion, and turkey burger

What to Serve with Air Fried Turkey Burgers

These burgers are great on their own, or you can add some cheese and other toppings!

I like mine with cheese, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, and onions.

Here are some more burger topping ideas:

  • Gruyere and caramelized onions
  • Pickles and mayo
  • Guacamole and tomato
  • Sriracha mayo and scallions

They would also be yummy served with some fries on the side such as my Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries or Air Fryer Frozen French Fries!

close up of sandwich with lettuce, onion, turkey burger, and ketchup on plate

Yum! I love a good burger!

juicy turkey burger featuring bun, lettuce, onion, patty, and ketchup on plate

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Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burger

These frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer are a great way to cut back on beef! It couldn't be easier to cook turkey burgers in the air fryer, and they come out perfectly cooked and ready to eat!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, turkey
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Keto / Low-Carb
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 200kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen turkey burger patty

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Instructions

  • First spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray, or brush lightly with vegetable oil.
  • Place a frozen burger patty in the air fryer. I used one since you don't want to overlap them.
  • Set the temperature to 375F for 15 minutes.
  • Let cook. When done, check the internal temperature to make sure the burger reached 165F.
  • If you want to add cheese, place a slice on top of the patty. Place the basket back in the air fryer but do not turn it on. Let it sit for 2 minutes and the cheese will melt from the residual heat.
  • Then add your desired toppings and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 200kcal | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 160mg | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.44mg
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