Air Fryer Recipes

Classic Hamburger / Cheeseburger

hamburger airfryer with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce

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Sometimes, nothing tastes better than a good, old-fashioned hamburger. This anytime classic meal can be dressed up or down, served with piping hot fries, a side salad, or a simple bag of your favorite chips. In the summertime, the thought of cooking out makes us want to fire up the grill, but in the off-season, in the event of rain, or simply because you want a quicker alternative, a hamburger air fried to perfection is never a bad choice!

The Classic Hamburger/Cheeseburger in the air fryer

Everyone has his or her own special recipe for hamburger patties. Some add secret sauce to the ground beef. Others add their favorite spices. But whatever your preference–savory, spicy, or tangy–air frying a cheeseburger or hamburger will become a favorite go-to for busy weeknight meals, rainy weekends, and even sunny Fourth of July celebrations. Stay cool in the comfort of your own home while you cook these delectable burgers.

air fryer hamburger

For more formal or health-conscious meal prep, serve these burgers on a whole wheat bun topped with plenty of veggies, alongside nutritious spinach and strawberry salad. No carbs? No problem! Wrap these patties between two pieces of lettuce and enjoy! For less formal events or cookouts, serve with fries, onion rings, or your favorite chips. To add variety, you can also experiment with different types of cheese, like jalapeno cheddar or smoked Havarti, or different buns, like sourdough or pretzel.

We all love our burgers a certain way. Save time on the patties by trying them in your air fryer. We promise you won’t regret it!

air fried cheeseburger

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Air fryer Classic Hamburger

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hamburger airfryer with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce
Air Fryer Hamburger
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins

Quickly cook hamburgers in your air fryer

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried hamburger, hamburger
  • 1 pound ground beef (I prefer 80/20 for juicier burgers)
  • sandwich buns
  • desired toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.)
  1. Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees while you're preparing your burgers

  2. Shape ground beef into the desired number of patties.

  3. Place into air fryer basket.

  4. Cook at 390 degrees Fahrenheit (199 degrees Celsius) for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  5. Note: DO NOT PRESS THE BURGER, that is what makes them dry.

  6. If desired, add cheese and cook another minute to melt.

  7. Plate and enjoy!

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  1. 1

    I used my air fryer for the first time yesterday. I absolutely love it! I made hot wings in twenty seven minutes. I used the recipe that I found on this site. I absolutely recommend trying this recipe.

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      Hi, Brenda – these instructions are for a thawed/non-frozen burger patty. But thanks for the idea – we’ll trying air frying from frozen and update the recipe when we know how it goes!

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      Hello Brenda, Although I typically defrost everything before I place it in the air fryer, you can cook a frozen patty in the air fryer. You may need a meat thermometer to make sure that it gets to 160 degrees. The thermometer is definitely needed when you are placing it in a super thick patty, as cooking time WILL vary based on thickness. Hope this helps.

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