Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are a delightful twist on the classic beef burger. These lean yet juicy ground turkey patties are perfectly seasoned and ready in under 20 minutes. The best part? They are made quick and easy in the air fryer, making them a healthier option for the whole family to enjoy!
Air frying is truly the ultimate cooking method for turkey burgers. It’s quick, easy, and always results in tender, juicy patties. These burgers have become a favorite in our home and are perfect for satisfying our burger cravings!
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Why Air Fryer Turkey Burgers Are the Best
Let’s dive into why air fryer turkey burgers are a cut above the rest:
- Simple and Fast – With just a few minutes of prep and 15 minutes in the air fryer, these burgers are a great option for a quick weeknight meal.
- A Healthier Protein Option – Ground turkey contains less saturated fat and cholesterol compared to traditional ground beef. These burgers are also low-carb and naturally gluten-free, making them suitable for Whole30 and Paleo diets.
- Versatile – You can mix and match sides and toppings to create different flavors and meals. Skip the bun and make a turkey burger salad or load the turkey burger up with avocado crema or homemade barbecue sauce for added deliciousness!
Air Fryer Turkey Burger Ingredients
To make your own flavorful air fryer turkey burgers, you’ll need:
- Ground turkey: Homemade patties allow you to customize the flavor to your liking.
- Garlic: Minced garlic adds a burst of flavor, but you can use garlic powder as a substitute.
- Seasoning: A blend of smoked paprika, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Worcestershire sauce: This sauce adds a delightful umami flavor to the burgers. If unavailable, coconut amino or soy sauce can be used as alternatives.
How to Make Turkey Burgers in the Air Fryer
Follow these simple steps to create mouthwatering air fryer turkey burgers:
- Preheat the air fryer to 370°F before cooking.
- In a large bowl, combine the ingredients and form 4 equally sized burger patties.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place the turkey burgers in a single layer. Cook at 370°F for 10 minutes.
- Flip the burgers and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Serve your turkey burger on a bun or lettuce wrap with your favorite toppings.
Turkey Burger Toppings
Get creative with your turkey burger toppings! Here are some delicious additions to consider:
- Cheddar/Swiss: Add a slice of cheese and let it melt in the air fryer for a perfect cheesy finish.
- Sauce: Try something different from standard mustard and ketchup. Tangy BBQ sauce or creamy Tzatziki sauce are quick and easy homemade options.
- Greens: Elevate the healthiness by adding jalapeños, arugula, or sliced avocado.
- Tomato: Sliced heirloom tomatoes or air-fried green tomatoes bring freshness to the burger.
- Red Onion: Red onion adds a flavorful kick. Consider caramelizing onions for an extra layer of deliciousness.
- Pickles: Explore the world of pickled veggies with options like pickled onions, cucumbers, and jalapeños.
Feel free to experiment with these recipe variations:
Lean Ground Turkey
Opt for lean ground turkey for added nutrition and less sodium compared to ground beef.
Turkey Burgers with Breadcrumbs
For some added crunch, coat the seasoned turkey patties in an egg wash and breadcrumbs before cooking. Use gluten-free breadcrumbs to keep the burgers gluten-free.
If you want to amp up the flavors in your turkey patties, try adding spices like cajun seasoning, Italian herbs, or jerk seasoning.
What to Serve With Turkey Burgers
To complete your meal, consider these tasty options:
- Salad: Place your turkey burger on a bed of fresh salad or serve a salad on the side. Try a refreshing Detox Cucumber Salad!
- Potatoes & Tots: Pair your burgers with classic fries or get creative with Cauliflower Tots.
- Pasta: Serve a quick pasta dish alongside your burgers. Avocado Pesto Pasta or Mediterranean Pasta Salad are excellent choices.
Leftovers & Storage Options
Leftover turkey burger patties can be stored in an airtight container or zip lock bag in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the air fryer for 2-4 minutes at around 350°F when ready to enjoy.
Can I Prep Turkey Burgers Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! Make a batch of turkey burger patties and store them in an airtight container with parchment paper between each patty to prevent sticking. Raw patties can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.
I hope you enjoy mastering the art of making Air Fryer Turkey Burgers with this recipe! Don’t forget to rate the recipe and share your thoughts in the comments below. If you capture any mouthwatering photos, tag #goodfoodbaddie on Instagram and Pinterest. I love seeing my recipes come to life in your kitchen!
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