You’re going to love these easy and juicy Air Fryer Turkey Burgers that are made with no breadcrumbs. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. These gluten-free burgers are ready in just about 15 minutes.

turkey burger on a grain-free bun with a slice of bacon

Do you have an air-fryer in your kitchen yet? At first I was skeptical about buying another appliance, but now I really love it! An air fryer is essentially a mini convention oven, so it is excellent at removing moisture from foods and creating a crispy exterior. This air-fryer is similar to mine.

Many people think an air fryer is a deep fryer, but it is not. Just think of an air fryer as a small oven that can fit on your countertop. Air-frying is great because it doesn’t heat up your kitchen and you can make smaller batches of food without worrying about having to heat up your big kitchen oven.

Recipe Highlights

  • These air-fryer turkey burgers are grain-free, gluten-free, and so easy to throw together in a short amount of time.
  • Turkey burgers can be served on a gluten-free bun. Or, for a low-carb option, serve the burgers on a salad or on top of spiralized zucchini noodles.
  • You can meal prep these burgers and re-heat them throughout the week. Or, freeze the cooked burgers and serve them at a later date.

Recipe Steps

Step One

You won’t believe how easy this recipe is. Just mix together the ingredients and form the patties with your hands. One pound of turkey will yield about 4 burgers.

uncooked burgers in air fryer basket

Step Two

Place the burgers in the basket of your air fryer. Add a little bit of water to the air fryer to keep the burgers from smoking.

Set the time to 360 degrees F and cook for 12-14 minutes. Serve the air-fryer turkey burgers with your favorite toppings, including air fryer bacon!

cooked burgers in the air fryer basket

Pro Tips

  • Use 93% lean turkey for these burgers. 99% lean turkey will not have nearly as much flavor.
  • Feel free to substitute your favorite flour or breadcrumbs for the almond flour.
  • If you have a small air-fryer, you may need to cook the turkey burgers in two batches. If so, place the cooked burgers on a plate and cover them with foil to keep them warm while the others cook.

FAQs

Can I use ground beef for this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! But, check out my Air Fryer Hamburgers recipe for exact cooking times.

I don’t have almond flour. Can I leave it out?

Yes, you can. Or, you can substitute gluten-free or regular breadcrumbs for the almond flour.

Why do you put water in the bottom of the air fryer?

By putting water in the bottom of the air fryer, it will keep any grease from smoking. If you air fryer isn’t designed to hold water in the bottom, then you can just skip this step.

Where do you get your buns?

I buy grain-free, gluten-free buns from the freezer section of my local natural foods market.

burger on a plate with a half of an avocado, lettuce, and tomatoes

Other Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

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burger on plate with bacon and lettuce

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers (No Breadcrumbs)


Description

You’re going to love these easy and juicy Air Fryer Turkey Burgers that are made with no breadcrumbs. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. These gluten-free burgers are ready in just about 15 minutes.


Ingredients

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup almond flour (see notes for substitutions)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Spray the basket of an air-fryer lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add the water to the bottom of the air fryer. This will keep any grease from smoking during the cooking process.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, almond flour, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, and oregano. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together and form four patties.
  4. Place the patties in the air fryer basket and set the time to 360°F for 12-14 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer reads 165°F.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Or, you can freeze the cooked burgers for up to 2 months. 
  2. You can substitute any type of flour for the almond flour. You can also use breadcrumbs instead of flour, if you prefer.
  3. If you have a small air-fryer, you may need to cook the turkey burgers in two batches. If so, place the cooked burgers on a plate and cover them with foil to keep them warm while the others cook.
  4. Use 93% lean turkey for these burgers. 99% lean turkey will not have nearly as much flavor.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: turkey burgers no breadcrumbs, almond flour turkey burgers, air fried burgers

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