How to Make Air-Fryer Frozen Hamburgers

Beat the heat this summer with air-fryer frozen hamburgers. No thawing necessary—and the cleanup couldn't be easier!

You can air fry nearly anything these days! In addition to chicken tenders, potato chips and bacon, did you know you can cook air-fryer frozen hamburgers in just about 10 minutes?

Air frying is a simple way to cook frozen foods you would typically deep-fry, grill or bake. It keeps the inside moist and tender while giving the exterior a nice crisp. Air frying frozen hamburgers is way quicker than firing up a grill and keeps the house cool by leaving the oven off. Plus, burgers cook evenly in the air fryer each and every time.

How to Cook a Frozen Hamburger in Your Air Fryer

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You may be wondering if you can really cook frozen burger patties in the air fryer, and the answer is yes! It’s a great dinner option when you’re running short on time or just want to enjoy a classic hamburger without waiting for the meat to thaw.


  • 2 frozen raw beef patties
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil spray


Step 1: Prepare the patties

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Spray both sides of the frozen burger patties with oil, then season generously with salt and pepper. Coat the air fryer basket with oil spray, then place patties on the air fryer basket.

Step 2: Air fry frozen hamburgers

Air fry frozen burgers at 350°F for about 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

Step 3: Enjoy juicy burgers

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Once cooked to your preferred doneness, remove the hamburgers from the air fryer basket and place onto buns. Add desired toppings and enjoy!

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How Long to Cook Frozen Hamburgers in an Air Fryer

To make delicious frozen burgers in the air fryer, cook at 350° for 8-10 minutes.

You may need to adjust the cook time depending on the size and thickness of your burger. It is best to use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be 160°.

What to Serve with Your Hamburgers

Once cooked, serve the patties in lightly toasted hamburger buns with burger toppings like lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard.

Pair your hamburgers with a side of french fries, onion rings, barbecue baked beans or pasta salad.

Ready to air fry more of your favorite foods? Use our handy air-fryer cooking chart for meat, seafood, vegetables, baked goods and more!

Jenna Urben
Jenna is a recipe developer, food writer and content creator based in Texas. She is Taste of Home’s go-to writer for allergy-friendly and vegan recipes that don’t sacrifice flavor or texture, such as coconut cream, vegan chicken nuggets and kale pesto. As someone with food intolerances herself, Jenna knows first-hand the challenges of cooking in a dairy- and egg-free kitchen. Her food blog, The Urben Life, features hundreds of allergy-friendly recipes that the whole family can enjoy and has been spotlighted by Parade, TODAY Food and Stylecaster.