Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers

Discover the simplicity and flavor of Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers with this quick and straightforward cooking method using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi! Enjoy juicy turkey burgers with minimal clean-up and maximum taste in just 20 minutes or less! 

air fryer frozen turkey burgers

In today’s hectic world, finding time to prepare healthy meals can be challenging, even as a trained chef!  Enter the air fryer – a revolutionary kitchen appliance that turns the impossible into the possible, allowing busy families to enjoy healthy meals without the lengthy cook time. 

If you have frozen turkey burgers on hand but forgot to thaw them, worry not! The air fryer efficiently cooks a simple frozen turkey burger in air fryer without the need for thawing, making meal prep simple and straightforward.  In under 20 minutes, you can have perfectly cooked turkey patties ready to be served. There’s no thaw needed, and the cook time is incredibly fast. Air frying frozen turkey burgers ensures that they cook evenly, retaining their juiciness and flavor without the need for additional oil or fat.

Air fry frozen turkey burger to perfection by placing the frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer basket in a single layer. With a consistent cooking temperature, each turkey burger air fryer frozen comes out perfectly cooked!

🥷🏻Ninja Foodi Frozen Turkey Burgers

The Ninja Foodi Cook System is a multifaceted kitchen gadget that epitomizes convenience and versatility for modern cooking needs. The Ninja Foodi integrates various cooking functions into one appliance, offering not only air frying options but also slow cooking, baking, and steaming, among others. When it comes to making frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer, the Ninja Foodi stands out, ensuring perfectly cooked, juicy burgers in a matter of minutes. I love using my Ninja Foodi Grill to cook anything and everything! 

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💫The Best Frozen Turkey Burgers

  • Trader Joe’s Frozen Turkey Burgers: Known for their all-natural ingredients, Trader Joe’s turkey burgers boast robust flavor and high-quality turkey, making them a favorite for many seeking a healthy and tasty burger option.
  • Jennie-O Turkey Burgers: Celebrated for offering lean, flavorful turkey burgers that are low in fat and calories but high in protein, ensuring a healthy meal without compromising taste.
  • Good and Gather Turkey Burgers: With no artificial colors or flavors, Good and Gather Turkey Burgers are a solid choice for those who prefer clean eating, delivering a delightful taste and texture, and can be found at Target.
  • Butterball Turkey Burgers: Stand out for their consistent quality and juicy, tender texture, providing a reliably delicious burger experience every time.
  • Bubba Burger Turkey Burgers: Renowned for their convenient and hearty turkey burgers that cook perfectly from frozen, ensuring a satisfying meal even on the busiest days.

📖How To Air Fry Frozen Turkey Burger

1️⃣ Place your frozen turkey burgers into the air fryer basket in one single layer.

2️⃣ Cook at 375 for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

3️⃣ .Remove turkey burgers from the air fryer with tongs or a spatula.

4️⃣ .Serve hot on a bun, lettuce wrap or cut up and put into a salad. 

NOTE: Cook time may vary with each air fryer. Please make sure your turkey burger is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

👩🏻‍🍳Chef Val’s Cooking Tips

  • To ensure your frozen turkey burgers cook evenly in the air fryer, arrange them in a single layer, ensuring each patty has enough space for the hot air to circulate around it efficiently.
  • Always check the internal temperature of your turkey burgers using a meat thermometer; they are fully cooked when they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Even frozen burgers benefit from additional seasoning; feel free to sprinkle your favorite herbs or spices on the burgers before cooking to enhance the flavor.
  • Halfway through the cooking time, flip the burgers to ensure they are cooked evenly and have a nice, crispy exterior on both sides.
  • Keep in mind that every air fryer is different, so you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly to achieve the perfect doneness for your frozen turkey burgers in air fryer.
  • Opt for high-quality frozen turkey burgers with a higher lean meat percentage for a healthier meal and better taste and texture.
  • After cooking, let the turkey burgers rest for a few minutes; this allows the juices to redistribute throughout the burger, keeping it moist and flavorful.
  • Serve your air-fried turkey burgers with whole-grain buns, lettuce wraps, or even sliced and added to a fresh salad for a wholesome and balanced meal.

⏲️How Long To Cook Frozen Turkey Burgers In Air Fryer

Air Fryer Temperature (°F)Approximate Cooking Time (minutes)
350°F18-20 minutes
375°F15-17 minutes
400°F12-15 minutes

Each time frame allows for the burger to cook thoroughly, ensuring the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Remember to flip the burgers halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook evenly.

🧂Turkey Burger Seasoning Ideas

Learn how to season frozen turkey burger patties before cooking them.  Even though they’re frozen, the seasonings cling to the patties as they begin to cook, allowing the spices and herbs to meld with the meat, delivering a mouthwatering flavor with every bite. Experimenting with various seasonings can also provide a delightful diversity to your meals, making each turkey burger experience unique.

  • Classic: Salt, black pepper, and garlic powder
  • Italian: Oregano, basil, and garlic powder
  • Spicy: Cayenne pepper, paprika, and onion powder
  • Herb: Rosemary, thyme, and garlic powder
  • BBQ: Smoked paprika, onion powder, and a touch of brown sugar
  • Garlic Lover: Granulated garlic, parsley flakes, and black pepper
  • Tangy: Lemon pepper and garlic powder
  • Mediterranean: Cumin, coriander, and oregano
  • Sweet and Savory: Maple syrup and Dijon mustard, brushed on while cooking

FAQ

Can I cook more than one frozen turkey burger patty in the air fryer at once?

Yes, you can cook multiple patties at once as long as they are placed in a single layer without overlapping, ensuring even cooking. Make sure there is enough space for air to circulate around each patty for optimal results.

Do I need to thaw the turkey burgers before placing them in the air fryer?

No thaw or defrosting is needed; you air fry frozen turkey burgers directly in the appliance.

Do I need to preheat the air fryer?

Preheating the air fryer gives the food a jumpstart on thawing and defrosting while beginning to cook. However, if you don’t have time to preheat the air fryer, you can start cooking, it will take a bit longer. 

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air fryer frozen turkey burgers

Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers

Discover the simplicity and flavor of Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers with this quick and straightforward cooking method using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi! Enjoy juicy turkey burgers with minimal clean-up and maximum taste in just 20 minutes or less! 
4.58 from 26 votes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 Turkey Burgers
Calories: 282kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Frozen Turkey Burger Patties

Instructions

  • Place your frozen turkey burgers into the air fryer basket in one single layer.
  • Cook at 375 for 15 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • Remove turkey burgers from the air fryer with tongs or a spatula.
  • Serve hot on a bun, lettuce wrap or cut up and put into a salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 282kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 92mg

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  2. 5 stars
    Previously I tried cooking at 400F. Following this recipe @375F gave more even cooking. After the 15 minutes I grilled the inside faces of the bun @400F for 1 minute, then assembled burger on bun, another 1 minute @400F. Then I put some pick de gallo with Guacamole on top of the turkey burger. The grilled bun didn’t turn mushy. WIN!

  3. 5 stars
    New to air frying!! Honestly, my Emeril’s air fryer is kinda intimidating! Thnx to your thorough AND easy directions, I’ve been cooking turkey burgers EVERY weekend!!

    1. Air fried turkey burgers > all the other turkey burgers! Thanks for the kind review! -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)

  4. What if you are using bread? Do you cook the Turkey burger, and then put the bread on alone and toast it, or put the sandwich together and air fry it once it’s altogether?

    1. Hi, Paula. I wouldn’t air fry it all together. The buns will turn into hockey pucks! Instead, brush the buns with butter or olive oil and air fry them seperately at 325 degrees for 2 to 3 minutes. -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)

  5. 5 stars
    I have a countertop air fryer. Made dinner for 2 in a flash using 2 turkey burger patties with sweet potato fries at the same time. The burgers were topped with homemade barbecue sauce.

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