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Air Fryer Turkey Burgers on black plate in front of red gingham napkin

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are absolutely scrumptious! Crisp on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside. Cooking a turkey burger in the air fryer is so easy, and the cleanup is minimal!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook a turkey burger in the air fryer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 347 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt (or 3/4 tsp regular salt)
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey (85% to 93% lean)
  • Sliced Cheese (optional)


  1. In a bowl, beat the egg. Then add the bread crumbs and the milk. Mix well.

  2. Add the salt, pepper garlic powder, onion powder, and poultry seasoning. Mix well.

  3. Add the ground turkey and mix well with a fork to combine ingredients.

  4. Form 4 (4 oz) burger patties, or 3 (6 oz), or 2 (8 oz). Make an indent in the center of each patty about the size of a nickel (this helps reduce puffing up).

  5. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and add the burger patties.

  6. Close the lid and select the air fryer option for your model.

  7. ---NOTE: Thicker patties may need a longer cook time.---

    *Choose 360° F, and 14 minutes for a 4 oz patty. For 6 oz patties cook for 17 minutes. For 8 oz patties cook for 20 minutes. Flip the burgers halfway through cook time.

  8. The burgers should be at least 165° F internal temperature to be done.

  9. If you want a cheeseburger, place slices of cheese on the burgers and close the lid for a couple of minutes to melt it.

  10. Remove and build a fabulous turkey burger!

Recipe Notes

*There are many styles of air fryers on the market now. I used a Ninja Foodi® for this recipe. Cook times may vary with different styles/models.