Easy Frozen Turkey Burger Air Fryer


Frozen Turkey Burger Air Fryer

Air fryer frozen turkey burger patties are very easy to make, and they are a delicious alternative to your traditional beef burgers. Making turkey burgers in the air fryer will allow you to enjoy a delicious burger that is unlike any other.

We are excited to share this recipe with you in hopes that you will enjoy it! 

Air Fryer Turkey Burger from the side

Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers

Making frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer is a great alternative to your normal beef patties if you’re looking for something different.

Not only is turkey good for you, but preparing them in the air fryer will allow you to make dinner with very little hassle and mess. 

Why Use an Air Fryer

Using your air fryer is a great way to cook frozen turkey burgers. When you cook in an air fryer, it circulates hot air all around the food, which allows it to turn out with a slightly crispy texture, as if the food had been deep-fried.

Plus, you don’t have to heat up your large oven, when you are cooking something small, like a turkey burger. 

Now, let’s look at what you will need in order to make some easy and delicious frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer. 

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

What You’ll Need To Make Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Frozen turkey burgers

Worcestershire sauce, optional

Garlic salt



Hamburger bun 

Toppings as desired 

Condiments as desired 

Air Fryer Turkey Burger top down

How to Cook Frozen Turkey Burger in Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C)

Open the package of frozen turkey burgers, and rub each one on both sides with Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with garlic salt, salt, and pepper as desired. 

Once the air fryer is preheated, open the air fryer, and place the turkey burger patties inside the air fryer basket in a single layer, with space around each patty if possible. 

Close the air fryer, and air fry at 375°F (190°C) for approximately 12 to 18 minutes, or until the internal temperature of your turkey burger reaches at least 165°F (74°C). 

Once your turkey burger is done, remove it from the air fryer, assemble your burger, serve and enjoy!

Turkey Burger Internal Temp

Because your frozen turkey burger is made from poultry, the ground turkey must reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F (74°C) in order for it to be safe to consume. 

How Long to Cook Turkey Burgers in Air Fryer

The amount of time it takes for a turkey burger to cook at 375°F (190°C) so that the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F (74°C) may vary depending upon your specific air fryer.

We estimate that it will take between 12 and 18 minutes for the burger to cook, however, you may need to add or subtract some time for your burger to turn out perfectly. 

I have an instant vortex mini air fryer, and it takes approximately 10 minutes for my frozen turkey burger to reach 165°F on the inside of the burger when cooked at 375°F.

Please note that the time will vary depending upon how frozen your burger patties are, and the air fryer you are using. 

Great Burger Topping Ideas 

When it comes to burger toppings, there are so many different options you can choose from.

Some of our favorites include basics like lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and cheese.

However, you can add other things to your burgers such as mushrooms, guacamole, salsa, French fried onions, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

Simply get creative and add whatever sounds good to you on top of your prepared turkey burger. 

Air Fryer Turkey Burger from above

Tips and Tricks

How do you make frozen turkey burgers taste better? Although not required, we do recommend rubbing your turkey burger with a little bit of Worcestershire sauce before it is cooked.

This will help to enhance the overall flavor of your burger. We also recommend sprinkling your frozen burger patty with garlic salt, salt, and pepper as desired.

These are not required but will increase the overall flavor of your burger. 

Storing Leftovers

Room temperature. Your turkey burgers should not be left at room temperature any longer than two hours before they go bad. 

Refrigerator. To store your leftover turkey burgers for longer, you’ll want to place them into an airtight container or steal the patties in a plastic storage bank. Then place the patties into the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. 

Freezer. If needed, you can also refreeze turkey burgers after they have been cooked. To do this, you will only want to freeze the cooked turkey burger patty, seal it in an airtight container, or plastic freezer bag. Then place it in the freezer for up to three months. 

Reheating Leftovers

Air fryer. One of the best ways you can reheat leftover turkey burgers is in the air fryer. To reheat, preheat your air fryer to 350°F, then add your turkey burgers to the air fryer basket. Air fry for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are warmed through. 

Stovetop. Another easy way to reheat your leftover turkey burgers is on the stovetop in a skillet. To do this place the skillet over medium heat, then add your patties. Reheat the patties on both sides until they are warmed through. 

Microwave. Although we do not recommend this method as much, you can also eat your leftover turkey burger patties in the microwave. To do this, place onto a microwave-safe plate, then microwave for 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds or until the patties are warmed all the way through. 

Oven. You can also reheat leftover turkey burgers in the oven if you wish. This works best when you are reheating a large number of patties. Preheat the oven to 350°F, then place the patties onto a rimmed cookie sheet. Bake in the oven at 350°F for approximately 10 to 12 minutes or until the patties are warmed through.

Grill. Another way you can reheat leftover frozen turkey burger patties is on the grill. Preheat your grill to approximately 350°F, then add your patties directly to the grill grates. Heat the patties on both sides until they are warmed. 

Air Fryer Turkey Burger streight on


Cooking turkey burgers on the stove. Another variation to preparing frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer is to cook them on the stovetop.

To do this you will need a skillet on your burner over medium-high heat. Add your frozen turkey burger patties, and heat over medium-high. Warm the burgers until the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F in the center of each burger. 


Do you need to thaw frozen patties before air frying? 

One of the great things about cooking frozen patties in the air fryer is that you do not need to thaw them before cooking. You can simply remove the frozen patties from the freezer, and the air fryer basket, and cook until done. 

What temp should turkey burgers be?

Turkey burgers, because they are of the poultry family, must reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F before they are safe to eat. 

What If I Want To Use Raw Ground Turkey Meat?

You can use raw ground turkey to form your own turkey burger patties if desired. Simply press the patties, then air fry until the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F. 

What temp is turkey burger done?

Turkey burgers must reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F before they are safe to enjoy eating. 

Air Fryer Turkey Burger bitten into

What to Serve with Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Some of our favorite dishes to serve alongside air fryer turkey burgers include the following:

Turkey Burgers in Air Fryer

Making turkey burgers in the air fryer is great because it allows you to make dinner with a very little cleanup and hassle. Air fryer turkey burgers also turn out to be very tasty because of the way air fryers cook the burgers. Now, it’s time to get cooking and try out this delicious frozen turkey burger air fryer recipe! We hope you enjoy it! 

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Faith is the resident baking expert of this sister duo, and first started baking at age ten when she learned to make chocolate chip cookies on her own. From there she went on to have her own night of the week to make dinner for the whole family. She is excited to share amazing recipes and a love of food, and help you become kitchen smart!

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