Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

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Air Fryer Cheeseburgers. The ultimate air fryer cheeseburger recipe. Delicious double cheese and double hamburger patty cooked in the air fryer. Incredibly simple to prep and cook and a great example of fakeaway air fryer fast food.

Air Fryer Cheeseburgers
Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

Welcome to our air fryer cheeseburger recipe.

We all have our guilty pleasures that we refuse to admit to, or only admit to if we are forced. For us, an addiction to the British takeaway must be one of those things.

It was just something that we always had and always wasted way too much money on. Between 2000-2008 we must have had about 800 of them if not more.

It started off when we first moved in together and we would go to the takeaway on the way home from a night dancing.

Because we were dancing, we never really had a big weight gain as we were burning the calories.

But as the years passed, we did pile on the pounds and it was made worse when we moved for university and the lure of the cheap student deals took over our universe.

Dominic would always have a double cheeseburger, a single chicken burger, fries, and some of my garlic bread.

Whilst I would have garlic bread with cheese and some fries and probably onion rings too.

This would probably cost us close to £20 and was a total waste of money when we hardly had any.

I just wish there were air fryers back then so that we could make a homemade air fryer cheeseburger with a lot less guilt.

The double cheeseburger was always Dominic’s thing as I was always a doner kebab or a deep pan pizza girl myself. It always looked horrible with lots of saturated fat, way too much unhealthy cheese and like a typical diet hater he always ordered it without salad.

Back in 2016 I set Dominic to work with a challenge of creating a delicious double cheeseburger at home and it was the most delicious cheeseburger I had ever tried.

It didn’t have that saturated fat feeling that his usual greasy takeaways had, and the burger patties were smaller.

Instead of two HUGE burger patties two smaller ones were loaded into the air fryer and OMG I can not believe all these years later how good it is.

When he is cooking lunch for us in the air fryer, I will often request his air fryer cheeseburgers.

Served with air fryer sweet potato fries they are delicious and a lunch worth waiting for.

As its been a while since it was written and because I like taking photos of delicious air fryer cheeseburgers, we have updated it for the summer of 2020 for you.

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Cooking Burgers In An Air Fryer

You have probably bought an air fryer and thought air fryer fries, air fryer onion rings, maybe even air fryer roast chicken and cooking burgers in an air fryer has not been top of your agenda.

Well it should be as air fryer burgers are utterly amazing when cooked in the air fryer.

A bit like if you cooked burgers on a grill, they are a healthier alternative that carries less saturated fat and does not have that greasy feeling.

The fat goes into the bottom of the air fryer and you feel like you are eating a much leaner burger patty.

Cheeseburger In Air Fryer

Cooking a cheeseburger in air fryer, is not that different compared to my air fryer hamburgers, my air fryer chicken burgers, or my air fryer veggie burgers.

You use your favourite bowl to mix your burger patty ingredients.

But instead you load the burger patty with soft cheese before cooking your cheeseburgers.

They are then loaded with sliced cheese so that you can have lots of melted cheese on top before you add garnish to your burger.

It is delicious and Dominic’s air fryer cheeseburgers are PERFECT every single time.

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Recipe

Air Fryer Cheeseburgers step by step

This cheeseburger in air fryer recipe is so SIMPLE:

  1. Prep burger patty ingredients and load into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix and use a biscuit cutter to make into burger shapes.
  3. Load into the air fryer basket and cook on medium.
  4. Place a layer of sliced cheese on top and cook for a further minute.
  5. Load your homemade cheeseburgers onto burger buns and serve with your favourite sides.

Dominic’s Best Air Fryer Cheeseburger

Best Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

Well you cannot take the chef out of Dominic and he goes the extra mile making sure your air fryer cheeseburger is the best one you have ever had.

He does this by layering the cheeseburger with mayonnaise, cheese and spreading butter on the burger bun.

To make an air fryer cheeseburger like Dominic follow these layers:

  • Spread your burger bun with butter
  • Add a cheese slice to the bottom
  • Add mayonnaise
  • Add your cooked burger patties
  • Add cheese slice
  • Add a final layer of mayonnaise

Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger

If you would like to transform your air fryer cheeseburgers into air fryer bacon cheeseburgers, then I recommend cooking a slice of bacon as you prep your burger patty.

Cook the bacon in the air fryer for 3 minutes at 180c/360f. Then add it back to the cheeseburger when you are melting your layer of cheese on top of the burger. So yummy!

How Long To Cook Burgers In Air Fryer?

Cooking burgers in the air fryer does not take that long. In fact, when we made our air fryer cheeseburgers, we cooked our burger patties for a total of 13 minutes.

This included a 12 minute cook, followed by an extra 1 minute to melt the cheese.

Air Fryer Burger Temp?

The best temperature for air fryer cheeseburgers is 180c/360f. This provides the air fryer with a medium heat and cooks the cheeseburgers through without worrying that they are overcooked.

Air Fryer Burger Recipes

We have lots of delicious air fryer burger recipes on Recipe This. In fact, we were the original creators of air fryer burgers with our ultimate air fryer burgers and there have been many copycat burger recipes in the air fryer since then.

Here are a few more air fryer burger recipe ideas:

Air Fryer Cheeseburgers
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Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

Air Fryer Cheeseburgers. The ultimate air fryer cheeseburger recipe. Delicious double cheese and double hamburger patty cooked in the air fryer. Incredibly simple to prep and cook and a great example of fakeaway air fryer fast food.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 6
Calories: 223kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Ingredients:


  • Peel and dice your onion and load it into a mixing bowl with the rest of your burger patty ingredients. Mix well. Add in the soft cheese and mix a little more.
  • Use a biscuit cutter to cut into burger shapes.
  • Load into the air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Load your burger up but without the bun lid (including the layers we showed you above) and cook for a further 1 minute.
  • Add your burger bun lid and serve.


Make sure your sliced cheese is secure on the top of your burger. Otherwise the air circulation will remove it. If you are having problems with this use a cocktail stick to hold it into place.
You can mix and match ingredients such as swapping seasoning for taco seasoning if you are having a Mexicana feast.
You can use any mince. I prefer beef or beef and pork mixed. Chicken and turkey or veal also works well.
Remember to slice your onion thin. Otherwise you will end up with big chunks of onion when you take a bite of your cheeseburger.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes. Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets. CLICKING HERE →

4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Cheeseburgers”

  1. 5 stars
    Never thought of using the air fryer for melting cheese before. This is a terrific idea. Love your hamburgers recipe and i am going to try this with your air fryer fries. Love your great recipes.

  2. 5 stars
    These are such a good idea for a quick and tasty dinner! I added some italian seasoning and will mix in diced bell pepper next time. Definitely going to start keeping sliced cheese on hand for these.

  3. 5 stars
    Ugh, I really hate sliced processed cheese, but maaaaybe you’ve convinced me to try it melted in the air fryer? Or maybe I’ll just buy grated ????. Anyway, thanks for the recipe!

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