Our fresh and homemade Air fryer turkey patty recipe is a game changer.  You can make a healthy air fried turkey patties using fresh ground turkey meat by air frying to perfection. We show you how! 

Air Fryer Turkey Patties

Air Fryer Turkey Patty Recipe

These turkey patties are great for a low carb and keto diet. High in protein and low in fat, you can enjoy these anytime of day. From salads to lettuce wrapped burgers and keto sandwiches, you can enjoy quick and easy turkey patties. Add a little crushed fennel and sage spices and it can easily become a breakfast turkey patty.

Air Fryer Turkey Patties

Video: Fresh Air Fryer Turkey Patty Recipe

How to Make Fresh Turkey Patties Recipe {Tips}

  • 99% lean ground turkey meat is the most leanest option of all but the patty will cook a little drier. So try to make smaller patties that cooker quicker. If the patty is too large, you need to cook it longer which can make it dry.
  • We prefer ground Turkey meat that has brown meat in it for more flavor.
  • Use a quality ground turkey meat. The patties will cook with more texture and less mushy. Here’s a great guide to buying ground meat.
  • Add your favorite spices like lemon pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Or if you like a smoky spicy flavor patty, add some chipotle and smoked paprika.  
  • Hand shaped patties: Remember that timing will vary a lot because everyone shapes their patties differently. A thicker patty will require longer cooking times.
  • Different air fryers: Also, timing will vary because every air fryer is different. Some cook hotter than others. But after your first batch, you’ll know what timing is best for your preferred texture on your specific air fryer model. 
  • Love cheese? Make a turkey cheeseburger in the air fryer. Add a slice of cheese on top of the meat when it’s cooked and air fry for just about 30 seconds so the cheese can melt.
  • All recipe details and step-by-step photos are in the recipe box below.

Can You Air Fry Raw Frozen Turkey Patties?

Yes you definitely can! Here’s our detailed write up for air frying turkey patties that are raw from frozen. These store bought frozen patties do cook well in the air fryer. You just need to make sure that they are completely cooked in the middle before serving. Check out all our easy air fryer recipes here. different brands of frozen turkey patties

Make Ahead Turkey Patty Recipe and Re-Heating

You can easily make a big batch of these turkey patties for make-ahead meals. Just allow the completely cooked patties to cool completely then freeze them in an air tight container. Before re-heating, allow the turkey patties to thaw completely. You can heat them up by searing them on a pan with a little olive oil, microwave them or re-heat them in the air fryer at 360°F for about 6 minutes. Air frying times will vary depending on how big or thick your patties are.

How To Serve Turkey Patties?

  • In a low carb lettuce wrapped turkey burger. Her’s our recipe.
  • Turkey patty salad. Just add your favorite lettuce and topping along with a keto friendly or low carb dressing.
  • Make some gravy and you have an easy turkey salisbury “steak”!
  • Serve on keto friendly bread for a turkey patty melt.
  • Slice the turkey patty into strips and make fresh rice paper spring rolls. Here’s an inspiration.
keto lettuce wrapped turkey burgers
Air Fryer Turkey Patties

Air Fryer Turkey Patties (Fresh Homemade)

The secret to these amazing turkey patties is the savory sauce (either Worcestershire sauce, fish sauce, or soy sauce). They lend a wonderful rich and deep umami flavor. Our favorite is fish sauce. It’s brings a depth of flavor that will keep everyone saying this burger patty is the best they’ve ever had! If fish sauce isn’t up your alley, Worcestershire or soy sauce are still great alternates.
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  • 1 lb. (454 g) ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire , fish sauce, or soy sauce (fish sauce is our favorite)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried herbs (oregano, thyme, dill, basil, marjoram)
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt , or to taste
  • Lots of black pepper
  • oil spray , for coating


  • Preheat air fryer at 380°F/193°C for 5 minutes.
  • Mix together the turkey, garlic, Worcestershire sauce (or fish sauce or soy sauce), dried herbs, onion, salt and pepper until just combined.
    Turkey patty ingredients in a bowl
  • Form the turkey into 4 patties about 4” wide. Spray both sides with oil. If you have a smaller air fryer, you’ll have to cook in two batches.
    Turkey meat formed into 4 patties and sprayed with oil
  • Spray the air fryer basket/tray with oil or line with a non-stick perforated silicone liner in a single layer. Cook in batches if needed.
    2 turkey patties in air fryer basket
  • Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for a total time of 10-12 minutes. After the first 6 minutes, flip the patties. Continue to Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for another 4-6 minutes or until its internal temperature is 165°F/74°C or cooked to your preferred doneness. If your patty is thicker, you many need to cook for a few more minutes. For best juiciness, cover the patties and let rest for 3 minutes.
    2 cooked turkey patties in air fryer basket


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 144kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 392mg, Potassium: 406mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 42IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg