Air Fryer Turkey Twizzlers

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Turkey Twizzlers. Introducing you to delicious crispy Bernard Matthews turkey twizzlers cooked in the air fryer.   

Put the deep fat fryer away and enjoy turkey twizzlers with less fat via the air fryer. You will be amazed by how crispy they are and how quick they are for weeknight family dinners.

air fryer frozen turkey twizzlers recipe
Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Twizzlers Recipe

Jamie Oliver Turkey Twizzlers

The first ever memory of turkey twizzlers was back in 2005 when Jamie Oliver was on a campaign wanting to get turkey twizzlers banned from the school dinner menu.

I remember at the time when Kyle first started school in England (back in 2006) how strict school dinners was and I was too afraid to send Kyle to school with a packed lunch for fear of a telling off.

I remember when Jamie Oliver was all over the media talking about the use of turkey twizzlers in school and how we should be feeding our kids healthy food and that turkey twizzlers was one of the worst foods around.

I believe later his wife was seen buying frozen food, much to the delight of the media.

Having never tried them, I just assumed that they were an alternative to the chicken nugget (but obviously with turkey) and didn’t give them much more attention.

That was back in 2005 and having recently moved back to England, for the first time ever I spotted turkey twizzlers in Iceland.

I later learnt that the recipe has been approved since the Jamie Oliver days and now has majority turkey, compared to before being majority fat.

Today I wanted to show you how to cook the turkey twizzlers in the air fryer. Which of course will reduce the fat even further compared to deep frying them.


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What Are Turkey Twizzlers?

Turkey twizzlers are the creation of Bernard Matthews. As in the guy that brings us the amazing turkey produce that you can find in many supermarkets in the frozen food section.

They are shaped like this:

what are turkey twizzlers

And are perfect for air frying and become wonderfully crispy when you load them into the air fryer with some extra virgin olive oil spray.

Like I mentioned above thanks to Jamie Oliver’s campaign they are no longer on the school dinner menu. But you can serve them at home with air fryer fries for your kids.

What To Do With Twizzlers?

The best option with Bernard Matthews turkey twizzlers is to cook them in the air fryer, and then serve them with some potatoes for dinner for the kids.

I recommend serving them with our air fryer cajun fries, or air fryer frozen French fries. Or check out our air fryer chicken nuggets and fries recipe as we show you how to do beans or spaghetti at the same time.

Turkey Twizzlers Iceland

When experimenting with cooking turkey twizzlers in the air fryer we bought two different boxes of them:

  • American Cheeseburger Flavour
  • Tangy Tomato Flavour

Both flavours can be air fried and what I love about the tangy tomato version is the beautiful colour of them. And they have such a wonderful tomato flavour it reminds me of when Walkers did tomato ketchup flavoured crisps.

How To Cook Turkey Twizzlers In The Air Fryer?

air fryer frozen turkey twizzlers instructions
  • Load. Add your frozen twizzlers into the air fryer basket.
  • Spray. Add a spraying of extra virgin olive oil and this will make your twizzlers as crispy as the deep fat fryer but without the high fat content.
  • Cook. Air fry for 6 minutes depending on how powerful your air fryer is and how crispy you would like them and then serve.

How Long Do You Cook Turkey Twizzlers?

We recommend a turkey twizzlers cook time of JUST 6 minutes. We found more than this and they were overcooked and under this and they will not be nice and crispy.

You can also do one batch of Bernard Matthews turkey twizzlers at once in the air fryer.

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air fryer turkey twizzlers
air fryer turkey twizzlers
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Air Fryer Turkey Twizzlers

Turkey Twizzlers. Introducing you to delicious crispy Bernard Matthews turkey twizzlers cooked in the air fryer.
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time6 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 220kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Turkey Twizzlers Ingredients:


  • Remove frozen turkey twizzlers from the packaging and place in the air fryer making sure they are spread out.
    How To Cook Turkey Twizzlers In The Air Fryer?
  • Spray with extra virgin olive oil to create a crispier coating.
    How To Cook Turkey Twizzlers In The Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 6 minutes at 180c/360f, or if you want them crispier opt for 200c/400f.
    How To Cook Turkey Twizzlers In The Air Fryer?


Quantity. We used two boxes of the Bernard Matthews turkey twizzlers. With one box of the cheeseburger and one tangy tomato. And that was to feed four of us. If just doing two, then one box is perfect.
Thanks for reading our Turkey Twizzlers Air Fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more frozen ideas, I recommend you check out our air fryer frozen waffle fries next.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.3g | Protein: 17.4g | Fat: 10.4g | Fiber: 1.9g
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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2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Turkey Twizzlers”

  1. 5 stars
    My kids love these and i am new to the air fryer and they turned out great, i even had a few myself as they come out great and so much quicker than in the oven.

  2. 5 stars
    Love these as a quick dinner for all my kids, and cooked in the air fryer they do not dry out and is so much quicker than in the oven.


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