Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

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Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are filled with smokey flavors, they are juicy and come together quickly and mess free in the air fryer. Topped with a zesty, optional jalapeño mayo.

Turkey Burgers on buns on a gray plate and spoon on the side with jalapeño mayo.
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Why Make These Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

These burgers are healthier than your average burger made with lean ground turkey. They are flavored with special seasoning blend, smokey flavors and they come together in about 20 minutes or less, similar to my Turkey Smash Burgers! No messes with these air fryer burgers, simply pop it in the fryer and let them cook, no splatter or fuss.

The topping options are endless and fully customizable. The jalapeño mayo is optional but extra tasty, it would be great on BBQ Pulled Chicken as well. Enjoy these any day of the week or for your next get together.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients needed to make air fried turkey burgers.

Lean Ground Turkey. I typically use a 90/10 or a 93/7 blend of ground turkey. Choose your favorite brand. Which is also great for my Korean Ground Turkey.

Red Onion. This adds flavor and moisture to the burgers.

Seasoning. Italian blend, smoked paprika, black pepper, salt.

Garlic. Fresh finely minced garlic for aromatics.

Breadcrumbs. Use gluten free or regular breadcrumbs. They add moisture and help the burgers stick together.

Worcestershire Sauce. This is one of my favorite condiments, it flavors meat so well, it’s salty and delicious.

Liquid Smoke. One of my favorite secret ingredients to burgers. It add a nice “meaty” smoked flavor and pairs great with the seasoning.

Olive Oil. Just a little olive oil to mix into the meat to help keep it moist.

Jalapeño Mayo. This is optional! A wonderful spread for the burgers. This will need jalapeños, lime, salt, pepper, garlic.

Optional Toppings. Romaine, avocado, cheese slices, ketchup, mustard.

Recipe Variations

Ground Turkey. Ground beef will also work and ground chicken as well.

Liquid Smoke. The burgers will still be delicious without it but add a little extra smokey paprika if needed.

Worcestershire Sauce. You can sub soy sauce.

Breadcrumbs. You can sub panko if needed.

Olive Oil. Any oil of choice will work, just use a neutral oil.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Jalapeño mayo and air fried turkey burger in a white bowl.

Step One. Make the Jalapeño Mayo, set aside. Add all turkey burger ingredients to a mixing bowl. Mix together really well. Preheat air fryer on 350º form patties and place on a plate until air fryer is heated. .

Step Two. Grease air fryer with spray oil and cook turkey burgers for 12-15 minutes. I like to place a small piece of parchment under the burgers. Please note air fryer temps and cooking times can vary.

Air Fried turkey burgers on a white plate an parchment paper.

Step Three. Assemble the burgers with a generous amount of jalapeño mayo. You can also top salads with this burgers or make a turkey burger wrap. The options are endless. Additionally, you can top these burgers with my Pesto Dressing to really elevate them!

Turkey Burgers on a plate with avocado

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I make these low carb?

Yes! You can skip the breadcrumbs and put them on lettuce wraps. You can also add these to a salad or burger bowl. Skipping the buns will save you 200 calories.

It the jalapeño mayonnaise spicy?

It really depends on the jalapeño. You can discard the seeds and flesh to make it less spicy. You can also skip the spread if needed.

Air Fryer Turkey Burger Pairings

These burgers are wonderful with my Asian Cabbage Salad, Homemade Crispy Fries, Beet and Feta Salad. These burgers are also yummy and filling on their own.

A hand holding a burger with ketchup.

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Turkey burgers on a grey plate with a spoon and sauce.
5 from 3 votes

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are filled with smokey flavors, they are juicy and come together quickly and mess free in the air fryer. Topped with a zesty, optional jalapeño mayo.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • air fryer
  • large mixing bowl

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
  • tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 buns, optional!

Jalapeño Mayo

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Jalapeños, finely diced
  • 3-4 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions 

  • Add all turkey burger ingredients to a mixing bowl. Mix together really well. Preheat air fryer on 350º form patties and place on a plate until air fryer is heated. 
  • Grease air fryer with spray oil and cook turkey burgers for 12-15 minutes. Please note air fryer temps and cooking times can vary. Add burgers to a salad or on buns with cheese or favorite toppings, like jalapeño mayo.

Jalapeño Mayo

  • Finely dice jalapeño and discard seeds and white flesh. Add lime juice, minced garlic, jalapeños to the mayo. Whisk well and set aside until burgers are ready or store in a jar for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger with bun | Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 12mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 546
Keyword: 20 minute, Air Fryer, easy dinner
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Loved how these came together in the air fryer such an easy clean up afterward really enjoyed. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! I’ve tried a couple other turkey burger recipes and this one won hands down. Will definitely make again.