Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers Recipe

Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Total time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 4 frozen hamburger patties
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese

Burger Ingredients

  • Burger buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onion


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 190°C (375°F). It will take roughly 5 minutes.
  2. Place the hamburgers into the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes. Flip midway through cooking.
  3. Top the hamburgers with the cheese and cook for a further minute.
  4. Assemble your burger buns. I typically layer it in the following order; burger bun bottom, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, burger patty, red onion, any extra sauces, and the burger bun top.
  5. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • The frozen hamburgers should be gluten-free but double-check the package to be one hundred percent certain.
  • You may need to adjust the cooking time if your frozen hamburgers are quite thick. For example, the hamburgers in this recipe are roughly 1 cm (0.4 in).
  • Do not overlap the hamburgers as it will affect cooking times and result in a less even cook.
  • The cheese is optional but does help add a ton of flavor to the burger. I like to use cheddar cheese slices.
  • I recommend using a meat thermometer to check the temperatures of the hamburgers. Ideally, you want the burger to be at least 72°C (160°F).
  • If your air fryer starts to smoke, you may need to add a bit of water to the base of your air fryer basket. The water will help prevent the grease from the hamburgers burning and causing the air fryer to smoke.
  • Use a fish slice or spatula to flip the hamburgers. Tongs may break up the meat patty when you go to flip it.

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