How Long to Cook Burger in Air Fryer


Air fryers are an amazing piece of technology, but they do have some quirks. For example, air fryers cook food very quickly—and with a high-temperature setting, the outside can turn brown and burn before the inside is done. That’s why I recommend cooking frozen or homemade burgers for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in an air fryer to make sure they’re fully cooked through without overcooking them on the outside.

Cook pre-packaged frozen burgers for about 15 minutes.

To cook pre-packaged frozen burgers, place them in the air fryer basket and set to 400 F for 15 minutes. Don’t overcook them; you want to make sure they’re cooked through but not browned or dried out. If you want cheese on your burger, add it about 5 minutes before the cooking time is up.

Cook homemade burgers for about 20 minutes.


For homemade beef burgers, cook them for about 20 minutes. Turkey and chicken burgers will take less time. The exact cooking time depends on the size of your burger, how well done you like it and whether or not it’s frozen. If you’re cooking a frozen burger in an air fryer (and not thawing first), expect to add a few minutes onto that total cooking time because it needs more time than fresh meat does to heat up through completely–and don’t forget to preheat your appliance!

You can cook both frozen and homemade burgers from room temperature or from the fridge.

You can cook both frozen and homemade burgers from room temperature or from the fridge.

Frozen burgers will take a little longer to cook than room temperature ones, but only by about 10 minutes, so it’s not really worth it to take them out of the freezer in advance. Just get them out of the box when you’re ready to start cooking! If your burger is already cooked (like if you’ve made patties), simply place it on top of whatever other ingredients are going into this recipe and proceed with cooking time as usual.

Add cheese after you pull the burgers out of the air fryer, so it melts properly.

After you pull your burgers out of the air fryer, add cheese. Don’t let it melt in there! The best way to do this is to sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of each burger and put them under a broiler for about 30 seconds until melted.

If you put too much cheese on your burger, some may ooze out of its bun when you bite into it–and no one wants that! On the other hand, if there isn’t enough melted goodness inside this delicious sandwich, then what’s even the point?

Air fryers cook food very quickly, so it’s best to keep an eye on them while they’re cooking.

When using your air fryer, it’s important to remember that the food cooks quickly–much more quickly than in an oven or on a stovetop. So you’ll want to keep an eye on it while it’s cooking and make sure that nothing burns. If you’ve never used an air fryer before, here are some tips for making sure everything turns out right:

  • Don’t forget to turn the food over halfway through cooking! This is especially important when cooking something like chicken wings or drumsticks (which tend not to be very flat). The top side of these cuts can easily get overcooked while waiting for the underside of each piece gets done.*
  • Don’t leave your air fryer unattended while it’s running; keep checking on things every few minutes as they cook.*
  • Don’t overload–it takes time for heat transfer between pieces of food, so if there are too many pieces crowded into one basket at once, some may end up being overcooked while others stay undercooked.*


I hope this article has helped you understand how long it takes to cook a burger in an air fryer. If you’re still unsure, just remember that the best thing to do is follow the instructions on your machine and keep an eye on things while they’re cooking.

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