Frozen Veggie Burger in Air Fryer

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Craving a veggie burger but only have frozen patties? A frozen veggie burger in the air fryer works just fine!

Ready in just a few minutes and crispy on the outside, these tasty air fryer frozen veggie burgers are best enjoyed loaded up on a bun with your favorite condiments!

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Frozen veggie burgers in the air fryer are quite tasty.

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you head off to cook frozen veggie burgers in air fryer, read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect!

  • Different veggie burgers are made from different things – some contain beans or soy protein while others are vegetables pressed into patties. As a result, the cooking time can vary slightly – so use our recommendations as guidelines only.
  • There’s usually no need to add any extra oil to frozen veggie patties since they usually already contain some. They will cook and crisp up nicely in the air fryer.
  • There is no need to defrost the veggie burger patties first. Just add the frozen patties to the preheated air fryer.

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

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Step by Step Instructions

If you wondering how to cook a frozen veggie burger in the air fryer, you can follow the step-by-step recipe photos in this section.

This way, you can see how we make ours – it’s very simple.

If you just want the cooking times and temperatures without visuals, you can scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

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Place the frozen veggie patties into the air fryer.

To start, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the air fryer is up to heat, add the frozen veggie patties.

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Cook the veggie burgers until fully heated and slightly crispy.

Cook the veggie burgers for 9-13 minutes total until they are fully heated through and slightly crispy on the outside.

Flip the veggie burgers about halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking and crisping.

There are lots of different kinds of frozen veggie burgers and every air fryer is different so your cooking time can vary slightly.

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Toast the burger buns.

When the veggie burgers are cooked, remove them from the air fryer basket but keep the air fryer on.

Split open the buns and put them into the air fryer. Cook the buns for 2-3 minutes until toasted to your liking.

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These veggie burgers are dressed and ready to party!

Once the buns are heated, remove them from the air fryer. Assemble the veggie burgers with lettuce, tomato, and condiments of your choice. Enjoy!

These veggie burgers make for a great meal with other veggie side options like frozen veggie fries!

Storage Tips

Air fried frozen veggie burgers are best enjoyed hot and fresh. However, you can pack any leftover patties into a sealed container and store them in the fridge.

Depending on what exactly the veggie burgers are made of, the inside may get a little bit soft in the fridge so it’s best to eat them sooner rather than later.

We’d recommend reheating them in the air fryer so as to achieve a crispy outer layer again – but there’s no promise that it’ll come back to life like it’s fresh out of the air fryer.

Related Recipes

For more great burgers and buns in the air fryer, check out these tasty options:

veggie burgers with buns and condiments on white plate

Air Fryer Frozen Veggie Burger

Air Fryer Frozen Veggie Burgers are a great alternative to meaty burgers. Crispy on the outside and loaded with a tasty veggie core, veggie burgers are great on a bun with your favorite condiments!
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Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen veggie burger patties
  • 2 buns
  • lettuce
  • condiments of your choice

Instructions

  • To start, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • When the air fryer is up to heat, add the frozen veggie patties.
  • Cook the veggie burgers for 9-13 minutes total until they are fully heated through and slightly crispy on the outside. Flip the veggie burgers about halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking and crisping. There are lots of different kinds of frozen veggie burgers and every air fryer is different so your cooking time can vary slightly.
  • When the veggie burgers are cooked, remove them from the air fryer basket but keep the air fryer on. Split open the buns and put them into the air fryer. Cook the buns for 2-3 minutes until toasted to your liking.
  • Once the buns are heated, remove them from the air fryer. Assemble the veggie burgers with lettuce, tomato, and condiments of your choice. Enjoy!

Notes

  • There are various types of frozen veggie burgers – some have beans on the inside while others are vegetables pressed into patties. All of this is to say that cook time can vary slightly depending on the exact type of veggie burger patty you are using.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g

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.

Course Vegetarian
Cuisine American
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Lisa is the main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer almost 2 years ago and has since used it over 350+ times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested every single recipe on Simply Air Fryer.

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