You’re going to love these Air Fryer Turkey Burgers that are made without breadcrumbs. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. These delicious and healthy burgers are ready in just about 15 minutes.

air fryer turkey burger served on a bun with sauce and onion

Juicy turkey burgers are the perfect alternative to beef burgers with less saturated fat. Fresh ground turkey makes for a quick dinner and a super flavorful burger.

Top your air fryer burgers with avocado, red onion, and turkey bacon for a delicious burger packed with protein and healthy fats. Almond flour binds the patties together in place of bread crumbs.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • 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 wrapped in lettuce, 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.
  • Make a sauce for your burger using any of my favorite gluten-free sauces.

Key Ingredients

Lean ground turkey is a healthy but juicy and delicious alternative to ground beef.

Almond flour keeps the turkey burger tender and moist.

Egg helps bind together all the ingredients.

Seasonings like garlic powder, black pepper, and sea salt give the patty additional flavor.

Ingredients for a grain-free turkey burger

Recipe Steps

Step One

Spray the basket of an air-fryer with nonstick cooking spray.

Step Two

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together with your hands and form 4 patties from the meat mixture.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

How to make air fryer turkey burgers in four steps

Step Three

Place the patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 12 to 14 minutes or until the internal temperature on an instant-read thermometer or a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step Four

Serve your healthy turkey burgers with your choice of bun (or lettuce wrap) and toppings. Some people like to add fresh onion, lettuce, cheese, barbecue sauce, or Worcestershire sauce.

four air fried turkey burger patties served on a tray

Pro Tips & Substitutions

  • For best results, use 93% lean turkey for these burgers. 99% extra 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.
  • If you want to wrap your burger in lettuce, use a flexible lettuce like iceberg, butter lettuce, or Boston Bibb.
  • You can also freeze these ground turkey burgers. Once you have formed the patties, layer them in parchment paper and freeze them for up to 2 months in a zip-top bag. Then, cook them from frozen.
An air fryer turkey burger with avocado and bacon

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 your air fryer isn’t designed to hold water in the bottom, then you can just skip this step.

Can I cook frozen turkey burgers in the air fryer?

Yes, you can! Set the temperature to 375 degrees F and cook the burgers for 15 minutes, turning them once during the cooking process.

A lettuce wrapped turkey burger

Other Healthy Air Fryer Recipes You Might Like

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air fryer turkey burgers on a plate

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers Without Breadcrumbs


Description

You’re going to love these Air Fryer Turkey Burgers that are made without breadcrumbs. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. These delicious and healthy 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. 
  2. You can also freeze these ground turkey burgers. Once you have formed the patties, layer them in parchment paper and freeze them for up to 2 months in a zip-top bag. Then, cook them from frozen.
  3. Use 93% lean turkey for these burgers. 99% lean turkey will not have nearly as much flavor.
  4. Feel free to substitute your favorite flour or breadcrumbs for the almond flour.
  5. 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.
  6. If you want to wrap your burger in lettuce instead of using a bun, use a flexible lettuce like iceberg, butter lettuce, or Boston Bibb.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: turkey burgers with almond flour, turkey burgers no breadcrumbs, burgers in air fryer

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