Quick Homemade Air Fryer Cheeseburger Recipe

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Recipe


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 2 slices of your favorite cheese
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, condiments


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
  2. Shape the Patties: Divide the ground beef into two equal portions. Gently shape each portion into a patty slightly larger than the size of your hamburger buns. Make a slight indentation in the center of each patty to prevent it from puffing up during cooking. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Air Fry the Patties: Place the patties in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure there’s some space between them for air circulation. Cook the patties for about 7-9 minutes, flipping them halfway through for even cooking. The internal temperature should reach 160°F (71°C) for medium-done burgers.
  4. Add the Cheese: During the last 1-2 minutes of cooking, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty. Close the air fryer to allow the cheese to melt over the patties.
  5. Toast the Buns: While the cheese is melting, you can optionally toast the hamburger buns in the air fryer for about 1-2 minutes until they’re golden brown.
  6. Assemble the Burgers: Once the patties are cooked and the cheese is melted, carefully remove them from the air fryer. Place each patty on a toasted bun. If desired, add lettuce, tomato, onion, and your preferred condiments.
  7. Serve and Enjoy: Put the burger tops on and serve your delicious homemade air fryer cheeseburgers immediately. Pair them with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

Note: Cooking times may vary based on the type and brand of air fryer you’re using, as well as your preferred level of burger doneness. Always ensure the internal temperature of the burger reaches a safe temperature of 160°F (71°C).