Juicy air fryer turkey burgers are easy to make and can be enjoyed all year long!
It doesn’t take long to form and cook ground turkey burgers! Serve them up with toasted buns, lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, and our delicious barbecue sauce.
I love a great burger (and even more when it’s an easy air fryer burger) and this recipe is no exception!
GROUND TURKEY Choose turkey that’s not labeled extra lean, that extra fat is needed to produce the juiciest finish! Chicken can be used but add some extra olive oil to keep the meat juicy as it cooks.
SEASONING Add a handful of seasonings (try our homemade seasoning salt) with a dash of soy sauce.
BINDER An egg yolk with some breadcrumbs to hold the meat together and you’re good to go!
Our Favorite Air Fryer
Our favorite air fryer is the Cosori 5.8QT. We love how much fits into it, how easy it is to clean and how crisp it makes our recipes.
How to Cook Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
- Combine all ingredients & form into 4 equal patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Brush patties with barbecue sauce (if using) and place the patties in the fryer basket, evenly spaced apart.
- Cook for 6 minutes, flip, & cook for another 6 to 8 minutes. The patties should be a little crispy on the outside & evenly browned on both sides.
- Serve immediately with toppings & condiments.
Air fryers can vary. The first time you make these, check them a little bit early to ensure they don’t overcook. They should be a little bit browned on the outside with no pink inside and the internal temperature should be 165°F.
Tricks for Actually Juicy Turkey Burgers
- Unlike beef, poultry needs to be cooked to the right temperature for safety, so check the temp with a meat thermometer once the cooking process is done. It should read 165°F (the same goes for ground chicken).
- Chilling the burgers first helps them hold their shape and allows the flavors to blend. If you’re in a real rush you can skip this step but be gentle when flipping them.
- If you only can get ‘extra lean’ turkey or chicken, add a little bit of fat for best results. A tablespoon of olive oil or some finely chopped bacon are favorites in our regular turkey burgers.
- Most importantly do not overcook. I recommend an instant read thermometer! Meat is expensive and this is a minimal investment that ensures the best cook!
Toppings for Turkey Burgers
We have all the best turkey burger toppings! Put a variety of them on a platter or in bowls and let everyone make their own burger masterpieces! Here’s a list of what we like that makes burgers extra special:
- Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Reheat them in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes.
- Freeze cooked burgers up to 2 months in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside.
Ground Turkey Favorites
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Originally posted at Spend with Pennies
Everyone loves a recipe that can be made in one pot, and this turkey stroganoff recipe fits the bill!
I love a classic stroganoff recipe and wanted to create a twist for leftover turkey (or even ground turkey)! Tender meat simmered in a seasoned sour cream sauce is perfect over egg noodles for a hearty meal.
- This quick dish saves time, energy, and kitchen cleanup! It’s a one-dish wonder that everyone loves.
- It’s such a versatile dish, perfect for mixing in favorite ingredients, leftover veggies or swapping out turkey for ground turkey or even chicken.
- It can be served over rice, potatoes, noodles, or even made on its own.
Ingredients and Variations
VEGETABLES With just a few veggies like onions and mushrooms add great savory flavor. Fresh mushrooms add rich flavor to the sauce when cooked.
MEAT This recipe can easily make use of leftover turkey either roasted or ground, or even meatballs. Of course, leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken work too.
EGG NOODLES Egg noodles are easy to find, but they are also fun and delicious when hand-made. This is also great over mashed potatoes or rice.
How to Make Turkey Stroganoff
Turkey Stroganoff is as easy to make as 1, 2, 3!
- Soften butter in a large skillet, sauté mushrooms with aromatics (onions/garlic). Add add wine and reduce. Remove mixture from skillet.
- Make the sauce in the same skillet by adding chicken broth to a bit of flour and butter.
- Stir in remaining ingredients (per the recipe below) plus the mushrooms & simmer.
- Remove stroganoff sauce from heat, stir in sour cream. Serve over noodles and enjoy!
Tips & Time Savers
- Using leftover cooked turkey (or chicken) makes this recipe a real timesaver.
- Canned mushroom soup can be used in place of fresh in a pinch.
- When adding the mushrooms back to the sauce, be sure to include including the juices to add flavor!
- Remove the sauce from the heat before adding sour cream. Sour cream can curdle if overheated.
- Leftover turkey stroganoff will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for about 3 days.
- Store the pasta separately and combine once reheated.
Leftover stroganoff can be frozen but freezes best without the sour cream. Sour cream will taste just fine once thawed but the texture can change very slightly.
Delish Leftover Turkey Favorites
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Originally posted at Spend with Pennies
This ground turkey pasta is a super easy cheesy meal made in just one pot! It’s so delicious, reminiscent of our favorite hamburger helper recipe but healthier and just as easy!
Add this to your dinner rotation; the entire family will love it!
Why You Need This One-Pot Pasta
- This easy recipe is a time-saver; something every home cook needs! All in one pan, no extra dishes.
- This recipe is made from scratch but is just as easy as any boxed mix you’ve ever used.
- It uses ingredients you most likely have on hand.
- The sauce is so good, my family just can’t get enough and you won’t believe how fast it comes together.
- It reheats well making it great for lunches (although we never have any left over).
Serve it with a colorful tossed salad and some homemade garlic bread!
What’s in Ground Turkey Pasta?
MEAT Ground turkey is the meat of choice, but ground chicken would work well in this dish too. Or use ground beef and turn it into a hamburger helper style dish.
PASTA Medium pasta shapes work well in this recipe, I love the way the shells act as little cups to hold the sauce. Penne or rotini are great choices.
SEASONINGS Paprika, garlic, and black pepper add flavor. Add salt to taste.
CHEESE Two different kinds of cheese give this ground turkey pasta it’s signature savory flavor and creamy texture.
Be sure to use a bold cheese like sharp cheddar, it gives this dish a flavor boost.
Ground turkey pasta is also a great way to use up leftovers!
- Add veggies like spinach, broccoli, or mushrooms (or anything else you think might go well with mac and cheese) for a heartier dish with extra texture and flavor.
How to Make Ground Turkey Pasta
This easy dinner comes together in no time. It’s such a quick dinner to make!
- Brown Meat – Brown turkey, onion, and garlic (per the recipe below). Drain any liquid.
- Cook Pasta with Meat – Stir in broth, milk, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Add pasta and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the pasta is tender.
- Thicken Sauce – Make a slurry by combining equal parts corn starch & water until smooth. Add to sauce to thicken.
- Add Cheese – Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
Tips For a Perfect Dish
- Choose a medium pasta shape; shells, penne, bowtie, or rotini are good choices.
- Different pasta shapes will cook for different times so check your pasta by tasting a piece. Add more time (and a bit more water/broth) if needed.
- Thicken the sauce further with more cornstarch slurry if needed.
- Freshly grated cheese will melt better than pre-grated, bagged cheese (bagged cheeses can be gritty). A sharp cheddar will add way more flavor.
- Add the cheese once the pan is removed from the heat. This keeps it from overheating and separating or becoming gritty.
- Cheesy ground turkey pasta tastes just as good the next day Keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator and it will keep about 3-4 days.
- Freeze turkey pasta in zippered bags with the date labeled on the outside and it will keep in the freezer for a month.
Did you make this Ground Turkey Pasta? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!
Originally posted at Spend with Pennies
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving whatever you chose or were able to do! We had a very nice dinner with a few family members. It takes a lot of time to prepare for a large meal between thinking of what to serve, buying the ingredients, prepping, cooking and cleaning up after for a meal that takes less than 30 minutes to eat. For me I wouldn’t change a thing! We have gone out to dinner only once or twice that I can remember over the years and it is just not the same. Plus I LOVE having leftovers as is or turning them into something else to snack on.
a couple of years I made Thanksgiving egg rolls which were a huge hit. Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Roll. This year I made Thanksgiving leftover sliders which were super easy to make and very tasty a definite keeper. I will make sure to have rolls on hand to make these again next year.
There are also two other recipes we had at the table that I plan on writing about and sharing with you over the next couple of weeks that will also be on our table throughout the year. My daughter made a brussel sprout pomegrante salad that was excellent and I made a butternut squash soup that was fantastic so stay tuned for those. I think the salad would be perfect on your table for this years Christmas dinner.
Thanksgiving leftover sliders
great way to use up some of your leftovers
- 1 package hawaiin rolls 12 pack or even more
- 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
- 1+ cup stuffing
- 3-4 slices havarti cheese or swiss, provolone whatever you have on hand
- 1+ cup shredded turkey
- 1/2 stick butter melted
- 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
slice the buns in half length wise. cover one half with cheese slices, add your shredded turkey and then your stuffing
on the other half spread your cranberry sauce and then flip that side onto the turkey side.
melt the butter and add the dijon mustard.
place on a baking sheet. Brush on some of the melted butter dijon mixture and bake for 7-8 minutes.
You could bake the turkey cheese side of the buns for 2-3 minutes before adding the cranberry side, it would give the cheese time to melt and let the turkey and stuffing heat up more. Some of the buns got a little browner than I liked because I wanted the cheese to melt.
Originally posted at Cooking at Clark Towers