Perfectly cooked, juicy turkey burgers in the air fryer in around 20 minutes! The air fryer is the easiest and best way to make simple, healthy turkey burgers.

If you like this recipe, be sure to check our other popular burger recipes! Choose from bunless burgers, greek turkey burgers and cheese and bacon stuffed keto burgers.

Making turkey burgers in the air fryer

Cooking turkey burgers in the air fryer helps them stay nice and juicy! They cook quickly and it locks in the seasonings and juices while it cooks. Here are the steps:

  1. Preheat your air fryer (even if yours doesn’t preheat, it helps to cook the burgers evenly and quickly)
  2. Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix lightly to incorporate
  3. Form the ground turkey into patties
  4. Place burgers in the air fryer to cook for 12-14 minutes, flipping halfway
  5. While the burgers cook, prep your toppings
  6. Build your burgers and enjoy every delicious bite!
Turkey burgers in an air fryer basket with one patty being lifted by a spatula.

Recipe tips

  • Mix the ingredients lightly – Over-mixing will turn the turkey tough and rubbery, mix just enough to get everything spread throughout the turkey.
  • Oil your hands – Ground turkey can be sticky, so add a little oil to your hands before forming the patties and they won’t stick to your fingers.
  • Coconut aminos – You can substitute soy sauce or liquid aminos, but you’ll only need about 1 tsp as they are much saltier than coconut aminos. Or, try out our DIY coconut aminos substitute.
  • Chipotle powder – Can be very spicy, adjust to suit your taste. Can also omit completely or substitute chili powder.
Two loaded turkey burgers in a to-go container with parchment paper. Extra chipotle aioli sauce on the side.

Why you’ll love these air fryer turkey burgers

Simple – Only 5 ingredients and they are prepped and on the table in about 20 minutes!

Versatile – You can switch up the toppings, add some cheese or bacon aioli sauce, or even turn them into burger bowls!

Healthy – With clean, straightforward ingredients, these turkey burgers taste great and are the perfect healthy burger option.

Close up of a turkey burger patty in an air fryer basket.

Serving suggestions

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Heat up your air fryer and cook up these juicy burgers soon! You’ll be amazed by the flavor from the simple ingredients and how easy it is to get perfectly juicy turkey burgers in the air fryer.

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Image of a loaded turkey burger on a gluten free bun. Toppings include chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, turkey patty, caramelized onions and microgreens.
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Air Fryer Turkey Burgers (Perfect Every Time!)

These deliciously juicy turkey burgers are cooked to perfection in the air fryer in around 20 minutes! You'll love every single bite of these simple and healthy burgers.


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder, optional

Serving ideas:

  • Gluten free buns or lettuce buns
  • Tomato
  • Caramelized onions
  • Microgreens and/or lettuce
  • Chipotle aioli



  • Preheat air fryer if needed to 375° Fahrenheit.
  • Combine all of the patty ingredients in a large mixing bowl with your hands and form into 4 patties. Make sure they're even and about 1/2" thick.
  • Add patties to your air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for another 6 minutes, or until fully cooked through.
  • Serve with GF buns or lettuce buns and your favorite toppings. Some ideas are listed above!

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Nutrition amounts are per serving and only include the burger for this recipe. Any buns or toppings used need to be calculated and added separately. Amounts provided are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 134kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 2g, Fiber: 0.1g
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Air Fryer Turkey Burgers (Perfect Every Time!)Air Fryer Turkey Burgers (Perfect Every Time!)