Are you ready for the chonkiest, juiciest air fryer burger you’ve ever had? These air fryer ground turkey burgers are so delicious in the Ninja Foodi. Paired with a light, yet high protein dill yogurt sauce and a side of Greek Salad, you’ll have yourself a truly hearty spring time meal.
The ingredients are key to keeping these homemade turkey burgers from drying out. Eggs and breadcrumbs (or crushed pork rinds for a gluten free and little bit of a lower carb burger) should not be skipped. As for toppings, I think less is more. The yogurt dill sauce is just a suggestion, but it’s so delicious!
The air fryer burgers come together with a little chopping. I mean, some of the ingredients could be considered optional, except the salt, eggs and breadcrumbs, but together they make the most delicious ground turkey burgers. Mix the turkey, eggs, bread crumbs, black olives, celery, onion, kale, parsley, tamari and salt together until just combined. Form them into 6 burgers and put them on a plastic lined tray for good measure. Refrigerate them to firm them up before cooking, or go ahead and air fry them in the Ninja Foodi!
First thing’s first: the yogurt dill sauce. This is a really great chip dip, too, by the way! Simply mix together yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mint and dill and give it a taste. It may need more lemon or salt for your taste buds. I also set aside some washed lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, and mustard for when the burgers were done.
Flip the burgers (gently!) and air crisp until they’ve reached 165 °F inside. This is how to make a turkey burger 101. Set them aside and keep them warm while you cook the remaining three since you can only fit 3 at a time comfortably. Then when you’re just about ready to serve your burgers, you can toast your buns in a separate toaster or air crisp them in the Ninja Foodi for two minutes. Top with your faves and serve it with my Greek Salad for the perfect fresh air fryer burger experience!
How do you make frozen turkey burgers taste better?
Dress them up of course! Think about:
The more the better when it comes to sliders and burgers to me. Yes the meat is important and typically the star of the show but that is just the very beginning. If I can find beautiful avocados at the store I will grab a ton and load it up with slices. Mash and add some salsa into the mix to make guacamole turkey burgers too.
Now these aren’t for ground turkey. If your meat is defrosted you’d want closer to an 8 minute burger cook time. At 4 minutes flip them over. Test at the end to ensure they reach 165 degrees F.
Internal temperature of 165 degrees will ensure the very middle is not raw and safe to eat. Just sprinkle with salt and pepper if you like, or leave burger patties plain in air fryer basket.
Either way all pieces should stay in a single layer and not overlap or they won’t cook properly. You can cook a turkey burger Ninja foodi grill style too, that has the air crisp function for that.
With preheating time this will take about 15 minutes total, talk about a quick dinner idea! To improve your experience I do recommend spraying your basket lightly with non stick spray.
Time needed: 14 minutes.
Frozen Turkey Burger in Air Fryer
If you have a bunch of people coming over you can create a burger bar, that is fun! For a healthier choice, try making frozen salmon in air fryer too.
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Looking to air fry everything! Here are a few other good ideas we love:
How to cook frozen turkey burger in air fryer
You can print the recipe below and keep it handy or of course we love seeing you so just come back for directions. Change it up with different types of buns every time you serve them. One of our new favorites is to use bagel thins! Toast them up for fewer carbs but you still get the breading you want.
If you cut the patties into fourths you can put 2 together on small Hawaiian rolls and create sliders that kids love. Anything made into finger food is way more fun right?
How to make a frozen turkey burger in air fryer so it’s tender on the inside and crisp on the outside. Put them on a bun and dress them up!
Make a frozen turkey burger in air fryer tonight! Dressed up with lettuce, tomato and ketchup, they make a great protein packed dinner. Easy air fryer recipes are our favorite. (affiliate links present)
Ok so we first made frozen chicken patties in air fryer. They turned out so well that turkey burgers were next. Let’s be honest, we are a busy family. With kids sports, both of us working full time and having to figure out new meals each week, these are great.
You can just throw them into a preheated basket, heat and then top with all your favorite burger toppings to add vegetables into your dinner. Try them both and see which is your favorite, or rotate from week to week. Use any brand of machine or Ninja Foodi to make these.
Basically all the different models are the same except for the size and shape of the basket. Meaning, some will hold more pieces than the others which means less batches for you.
If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:
I know, it’s hard to believe that cooking frozen meat in an air fryer would come out good, but it does. I mean, frozen chicken in an Instant Pot worked great so we thought, it’s gotta’ be good.
Here are a few questions you might have before you get going:
14 minutes works perfectly for us. Of course if you like them really crispy you could add another minute or two. To keep it juicy don’t overcook.
You can broil them in the oven, but I think they’re better to air fry. Instant Pot hamburgers come out quite well too when defrosted.
Yep, this is how to cook frozen burgers in an air fryer. That uses ground beef but prepared turkey or chicken patties work well too.
You literally just throw them right in, no prep required. I mean if you wanted to add some seasonings you could but would need to wait a few minutes until they defrosted a bit. That way your salt and pepper (or whatever you choose to add) will stick nicely for added flavor.
This is what you’ll need to pick up to get ready for this meal, there isn’t much really.
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