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Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers

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Learn how to cook frozen hamburgers quickly and easily in the air fryer for a simple but tasty meal the whole family will enjoy. Cooked in less than 20 minutes, serve them up with all of your favorite toppings.

A cooked hamburger pattu on a bun topped with pickles.

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Cooking frozen burgers in the air fryer has become one of my go-to methods – so quick and easy, totally effortless and the results are deliciously juicy. Frozen hamburgers are something I like to have on hand, for days when I need a quick lunch or dinner.

When you have no idea of what to serve for dinner and don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen after a busy day, this is a great way to get a meal on the table that you know that everyone will love.

Load them up with all of your favorite toppings and get something delicious in hungry mouths in a matter of minutes.

Be sure to try my Air Fryer Turkey Burgers too!

Close up of a hamburger in a bun with toppings.

How to cook air fryer frozen hamburgers

  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once preheated, place frozen hamburger patties into air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they don’t overlap.
Two frozen hamburger patties in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook on 360F for 6-8 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes on the other side.
  • Serve with any desired topping and enjoy.
Two cooked hamburger patties in an air fryer basket.

How do you separate frozen burgers easily?

We’ve all been there, you’re frozen burgers are well and truly stuck together and you can not separate them! Please do not try and use a sharp knife to cut them apart. Instead, rest a blunt butter knife between the burgers, and tap lightly with a mallet. The burgers will come apart easily with this method.

Do you have to thaw the burgers?

For the best results, use hamburger patties straight from the freezer. You can cook raw homemade burgers in the air fryer, but the timings will change. Store-bought frozen patties are always best cooked from their frozen state, no matter what method you are using.

What do you serve with them?

Once cooked, serve your burgers in your favorite buns with toppings and sauces like lettuce, red onion, pickles, ketchup, and mustard. Serve them alongside these favorite sides:

A burger patty sitting on a bun with lettuce, red onion and pickles.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Cook hamburgers until they reach an internal temperature of 165F. Use a quick read thermometer to test the temperature.
  • The hamburgers should be cooked from frozen. If you’re having trouble separating the burgers, use a butter knife and a mallet to softly tap between the burgers. They will easily separate.
  • Frozen hamburgers are known to leak a little burger goop while cooking. Simply wipe that off before serving.

More Air Fryer Recipes

Watch this video tutorial and see how I make these frozen burgers in the air fryer from start to finish. 

A cooked hamburger pattu on a bun topped with pickles.
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Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers

Learn how to cook frozen hamburgers quickly and easily in the air fryer for a simple but tasty meal the whole family will enjoy. Cooked in less than 10 minutes, serve them up with all of your favorite toppings.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried frozen burgers, frozen hamburgers air fryer recipe, how to cook burgers in an air fryer
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 2 burgers
Calories 350kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen hamburger patties
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • Desired toppings

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once preheated, place frozen hamburger patties into air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they don’t overlap.
  • Cook on 360F for 6-8 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes on the other side.
  • Serve with any desired topping and enjoy.

Video

Notes

  • Cook hamburgers until they reach an internal temperature of 165F. Use a quick read thermometer to test the temperature.
  • The hamburgers should be cooked from frozen. If you’re having trouble separating the burgers, use a butter knife and a mallet to softly tap between the burgers. They will easily separate.
  • Frozen hamburgers are known to leak a little burger goop while cooking. Simply wipe that off before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg
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