Juicy, savory, and delicious ground turkey, feta, spinach, and spices make these air fryer turkey burgers a healthy, flavorful option that you’ll want to make on repeat. Serve on your favorite gluten free hamburger buns for the ultimate summer meal!

a turkey burger on a gluten free bun with tzatziki sauce, tomato, lettuce, and red onion

What Makes This Recipe Great

Ground turkey is healthy, inexpensive, and super versatile. However, if it’s not seasoned well, it can be super bland. We’ve all had dry turkey burgers that lacked that juicy burger texture and flavor, so I set out to create a recipe that had all the healthy benefits of turkey, but with tons of delicious flavor!

Let me introduce you to these yummy air fryer turkey burgers! Complete with a Greek flair, these delicious burgers are packed with spices, feta, and spinach and topped with tzatziki sauce to create the perfect, juicy burger!

Ingredient Notes

ingredients for air fryer turkey burgers

Ground Turkey: I like to buy organic ground turkey, but feel free to use your favorite!

Crumbled Feta: You can buy feta that is already crumbled, or buy a block of feta and crumble it yourself! The blocks typically come in water and are fresher than other versions. Either way, feta is a delicious addition! Feel free to omit this for dairy free or use a dairy free alternative.

Coconut Aminos: This is a gluten-free replacement for soy sauce and adds a ton of flavor to the air fryer turkey burger patties.

Spices: Salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, onion powder, and minced garlic.

Egg: This helps bind the patties together. If you have an egg allergy you can use a substitute like a chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds + 2.5 Tbsp water) or a flax egg!

Gluten Free Crackers: Crushed up Simple Mills Sea Salt crackers or crushed up Siete Foods tortilla chips!

Recipe Step by Step

steps to make air fryer turkey burgers
  1. Combine all of the turkey burger ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently using your hands. You want everything to be combined, but be sure not to overwork the meat or it will be tough! 
  2. Form the meat mixture into 8 even patties, about 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Place the patties on a platter and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Use your thumb to make an imprint in the middle of each patty. This ensures they stay flat when grilling and don’t turn into a puffy ball!
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 375. Spray the basket with cooking oil.
  4. Cook the patties for 11-12 minutes (in batches if necessary so they aren’t overlapping), flipping halfway through. Internal temp should be 165 and then you know they are done! 
air fryer turkey burger patties on a plate

How Long To Grill Turkey Burgers

If you prefer to make these on the grill, they will turn out just as delicious!

  1. Oil your grill grates before turning it on – use tongs and a paper towel dipped in olive oil or avocado oil and spread it on the grates. This ensures the burgers won’t stick! 
  2. Heat your grill to medium heat. 
  3. Cook the turkey burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side. Use a grill spatula to flip. 
  4. Serve with your favorite toppings!

Mary’s Tips & Tricks

Dairy-Free: Omit the feta for dairy-free – these will still be delicious!

Storage: Store leftover cooked patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on a skillet over the stove and serve with gluten free hamburger buns and toppings!

air fryer turkey burgers on a piece of lettuce with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce

Recipe FAQs

Can I freeze leftover patties for later use?

Yes! I recommend taking the uncooked turkey, forming your patties, and freezing the patties in a freezer-safe, airtight container with layers separated by parchment paper for easy patty removal. Defrost overnight in the fridge and grill or air fry as directed.

What toppings should I put on these air fryer turkey burgers?

Serve these turkey burgers with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and tzatziki sauce, if desired. Check out my homemade tzatziki sauce recipe. It’s dairy-free, easy to make, and delicious! Sandwich these patties in your favorite gluten free hamburger buns!

What are the best gluten free hamburger buns?

Udi’s, Schar, Canyon Bakehouse, and Three Bakers are brands that have excellent gluten-free bun options!

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 6 oz crumbled feta
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ cup crushed up Simple Mills Sea Salt crackers, can also sub crushed up Siete Foods tortilla chips!

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the turkey burger ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently using your hands. You want everything to be combined, but be sure not to overwork the meat or it will be tough!
  • Form the meat mixture into 8 even patties, about 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Place the patties on a platter and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Use your thumb to make an imprint in the middle of each patty. This ensures they stay flat when grilling and don't turn into a puffy ball!

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375. Spray the basket with cooking oil.
  • Cook the patties for 11-12 minutes (in batches if necessary so they aren't overlapping), flipping halfway through.
  • Internal temp should be 165 and then you know they are done!

Grilling Instructions

  • Oil your grill grates before turning it on – use tongs and a paper towel dipped in olive oil or avocado oil and spread it on the grates. This ensures the burgers won't stick! 
  • Heat your grill to medium heat.
  • Cook the turkey burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side. Use a grill spatula to flip.
  • Serve with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and tzatziki sauce, if desired. Enjoy! 

Notes

Dairy Free: Omit the feta for dairy free – these will still be delicious!
Freezing: I recommend taking the uncooked turkey, forming your patties, and freezing the patties in a freezer-safe, airtight container with layers separated by parchment paper for easy patty removal. Defrost overnight in the fridge and grill or air fry as directed. 
Storage: Store leftover cooked patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on a skillet over the stove and serve with a gluten free bun and toppings!
Toppings: Serve these turkey burgers with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and tzatziki sauce, if desired. Check out my homemade tzatziki sauce recipe. It’s dairy-free, easy to make, and delicious! Sandwich these patties in your favorite gluten free hamburger buns!

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger, Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Sodium: 771mg, Potassium: 410mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 868IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 127mg, Iron: 1mg