Frozen Turkey Burger in Air Fryer

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Searching for a lean burger that cooks right from frozen? You should try frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer!

Ready in minutes and cooked to a crispy outside, these turkey burgers from frozen can be dressed however you like – you can even toast the buns!

two turkey burgers on sesame buns on white plate on wooden board
Frozen turkey burgers are easy to make in the air fryer.

Recipe Tips

Before you make air fryer frozen turkey burgers, be sure to have a read through this short section so that you know what to expect!

  • There’s no need to defrost the frozen turkey patties – you can cook them right from frozen.
  • The brand of turkey burger and your air fryer will influence the cooking time a bit. Just ensure your burger is cooked through.
  • Once the turkey patties are done, you can toast your buns in the air fryer – so don’t turn it off just yet!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you’re still pondering the question “can you cook a frozen turkey burger in the air fryer?” the answer is yes – and here’s how you do it step-by-step!

If you’re just looking for the time and temperature without visuals, skip to the bottom of this post.

frozen turkey burger in black air fryer tray on white counter
Add the frozen turkey burgers to the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the air fryer is hot, add the frozen turkey patties into the air fryer tray. Make sure that there is no overlap so that they can cook evenly.

cooked turkey burger patties in black air fryer tray on counter
Make sure the burger patties are fully cooked.

Air fry the turkey patties for 13-18 minutes total until fully cooked through as well as browned and slightly crispy on the outside.

Flip the patties over around the halfway mark in cooking time to ensure even cooking.

The cooking time can vary depending on the thickness and brand of the turkey patties as well as your air fryer.

halves of burger buns laying in black air fryer tray
You can toast the buns if you want.

Once the turkey burger patties are done, remove them from the air fryer but keep the air fryer on if you want to toast the buns (optional).

Open up the buns and place the top and bottom half into the air fryer. Toast the buns for 2-3 minutes but keep an eye on them so that they don’t get too crispy/burnt.

two turkey burgers with buns on white plate on wooden board
These turkey burgers are dressed and ready to be enjoyed!

Once the buns are toasted, remove them from the air fryer and assemble the turkey burger with toppings however you like (optional).

These turkey burgers make a quick meal that goes well with steak fries, freshly-made French fries, or even homemade sweet potato wedges to change it up. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

If you have uneaten, cooked patties you can store them in the fridge in a sealed container. Properly stored, they’ll last for up to 3 days.

However, since it’s meat, we’d recommend eating leftovers sooner rather than later.

To reheat them, we’d suggest the air fryer for a few minutes to ensure even heating.

The air fryer might also help to whisk away any excess moisture that formed while they were stored in the fridge!

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For other yummy burger recipes (of all kinds), check out these burgers that you can make in the air fryer!

two turkey burgers with buns on white plate on wooden board

Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burger

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers are a quick dinner idea. Cooked right from frozen in just minutes, these frozen turkey burgers can be topped however you like!

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen turkey patties
  • 2 buns (optional)
  • lettuce and tomato slices (optional)
  • condiments of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once the air fryer is hot, add the frozen turkey patties into the air fryer tray. Make sure that there is no overlap so that they can cook evenly.
  3. Air fry the turkey patties for 13-18 minutes total until fully cooked through as well as browned and slightly crispy on the outside. Flip the patties over around the halfway mark in cooking time to ensure even cooking. The cooking time can vary depending on the thickness and brand of the turkey patties as well as your air fryer.
  4. Once the turkey burger patties are done, remove them from the air fryer but keep the air fryer on if you want to toast the buns (optional). Open up the buns and place the top and bottom half into the air fryer. Toast the buns for 2-3 minutes but keep an eye on them so that they don't get too crispy/burnt.
  5. Once the buns are toasted, remove them from the air fryer and assemble the turkey burger with toppings however you like (optional). Enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure that the turkey burger is fully cooked before consumption. As mentioned, the exact cooking time can vary by brand, the thickness of the patties, and your air fryer.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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