Making burgers in the air fryer is so quick and simple, it’s a game changer. From juicy hamburgers in the air fryer to cheeseburger and sliders, our favorite appliance doesn’t disappoint! If you don’t have a grill, the air fryer is going to change your burger world. We have turkey burger recipes and plant based burger recipes using vegan patties!

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How to Make Turkey Burgers in the Air Fryer

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We love turkey burgers! They’re lighter and healthier when compared to other meat patties.

Air Fried Plant Based Burgers

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Veggie and plant based burgers have some a long way! With new types of plant based proteins, the options for plant based patties are plenty! From fresh to frozen pre-made plant based meat patties, we have all the recipes for you to enjoy.

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Cooking time will vary depending on how thick your patties are. Air fry at the lowest timing we suggested and check the burgers. Continue cooking the patties to your preferred doneness. 
80/20 is a good ratio for the beef/fat and will result in juicier burgers. Leaner ground beef for burgers will cook more dry but they won’t shrink as much. Fattier ground beef has more flavor but will shrink more.
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  • 1.25 lb. (567 g) ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire , fish sauce, or soy sauce (fish sauce is our favorite)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt , or to taste
  • Lots of black pepper
  • oil spray , for coating

Burger assembly:

  • 4 Buns , + optional cheese, pickles, lettuce, onion, tomato, avocado, cooked bacon etc.


  • Preheat the Air Fryer at 380°F/193°C for about 4-5 minutes.
    Touching the Air Fryer panel
  • In bowl, combine beef, garlic, garlic powder Worcestershire sauce (or sauce of choice), salt and pepper. Mix everything until just combined.
    Burger patty ingredients
  • Divide and flatten into 4 patties about 4” wide (don't pack the patties too firmly or else you'll have a dense burger – form just enough so that the patty holds its shape). Spray both sides with oil and spray the air fryer basket. If you have a smaller air fryer, you’ll might need to cook in two batches.
    Uncooked patties in the air fryer
  • Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for about 8-12 minutes, flip after 6 minutes. Cook to your preference or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F/71°C. Timing will vary depending on thickness of patties and individual air fryer model.
    Cooked burgers in the air fryer
  • For Cheeseburgers: add the slices of cheese on top of the cooked patties. Air fry at 380°F/193°C for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to melt the cheese.
    Cheese melted on top of burger in the air fryer basket
  • For best juiciness, cover the patties and let rest for about 3 minutes. While patties are resting, warm the buns in the air fryer at 380°F/193°C for about 1 minute. Serve on buns, topped with your favorite burger toppings. 
    Warming the buns in the air fryer basket

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 500kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 101mg, Sodium: 644mg, Potassium: 480mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 4IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 105mg, Iron: 4mg