Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

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5 from 9 reviews

This is an easy turkey burger cooked in the air fryer! These turkey burgers are flavorful and moist, thanks to lots of finely chopped onion and a touch of mayo.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound (454 g) 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup (66 g) finely chopped onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
  • 1/3 cup (37 g) plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • cooking spray (see notes 1 - 2)


  1. Finely chop the onion. Add the onion, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and black pepper into a medium bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F for 3 - 5 minutes.
  3. While the air fryer is preheating, add the ground turkey to the bowl. Mix by hand just until the ingredients are evenly combined, do not overmix.
  4. Shape the turkey mixture into 4 patties about 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) thick. Make an indent in the center of each patty; this helps the burgers stay flat while they air fry. Season both sides of the burgers with kosher salt (or regular table salt) to taste.
  5. Spray the cooking surface of the air fryer with cooking spray (see notes 1 - 2). Carefully add the burgers to the preheated air fryer and cook for 6 minutes. Then, flip the burgers and cook for 6 more minutes. Check the temperature of the burgers using an instant-read thermometer. If the burgers have not yet reached a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F, cook for an additional 1 - 2 minutes, or until they reach 165 degrees F.Β 
  6. Remove the turkey burgers from the air fryer and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.


If you don't have cooking spray, you can brush oil on the cooking surface of the air fryer using a silicone (heatproof) basting or pastry brush.

When choosing a cooking spray, please be aware that many have soy lecithin, which can cause a sticky buildup that degrades nonstick surfaces over time. If you're concerned about this, look for a cooking spray without soy lecithin, or use an oil mister.

To add cheese to the turkey burgers: after cooking, stop the air fryer but leave the turkey burgers inside the air fryer drawer. Add a slice of cheese on top of each burger and close the air fryer. Let the burgers sit in the air fryer for about 1 minute, or until the cheese is melted.

Uncooked turkey burgers can be individually wrapped and frozen for 3 - 4 months. If freezing the burgers, do not season the outside with salt before freezing. When ready to cook, preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F, then spray the cooking surface with oil. Unwrap the burgers and season both sides with salt to taste. Air fry the burgers for 16 - 17 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Flip the burgers halfway through cooking.

This recipe was tested using the Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 6 Quart Air Fryer. Depending on the air fryer you are using, cook times may vary.

The nutrition information below is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator; the nutrition counts of your dish will vary based on the brand and exact amounts of ingredients used. This nutrition estimate should not be considered a substitute for professional medical, health, or nutritional advice. See our fullΒ disclosure policy.


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