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Impossible Burger in the Air Fryer

Craving a plant based burger that can be ready fast? With Impossible Burgers in the air fryer, you’re only 10 minutes away from a juicy, delicious, satisfying veggie burger!

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Air fryer Impossible Burger

Whether you follow a vegan diet or you just want to incorporate some meat-free meals into your life, you have to try an air fryer Impossible Burger!

It’s so juicy and delicious, you won’t even realize you’re eating a plant-based burger.

If you’ve never tried an Impossible Burger before, throw all your preconceived notions about veggie burgers out the window.

Even meat eaters will go crazy for these juicy patties. It’s hard to believe they’re totally vegan!

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Best of all, you can air fry an Impossible Burger in 10 minutes. All that’s left is to grab your favorite bun, add all the toppings your heart desires, and enjoy!

Air Fryer I recommend: Large, easy to clean, square basket, burner on top and bottom. Click to see it.
ingredients to make air fryer impossible burger

How to Cook Impossible Burgers in the Air Fryer

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Season each patty with salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings you like.

burger patties in air fryer basket

STEP TWO: Place the patties in a single layer in the basket. Lightly spray the tops of the patties with oil.

cooked hamburger patties in air fryer basket

STEP THREE: Air fry Impossible Burgers for 5 minutes at 380 degrees F.

STEP FOUR: Carefully flip the patties, then continue cooking for 4-6 minutes or until cooked through. 

Meat-Free Sides to Serve with Air Fryer Impossible Burgers

Air fryer Impossible Burger cut in half

How Long to Impossible Burgers in the Air Fryer

We want the internal temperature of each patty to reach 160 degrees F.

The best way to get the most precise cooking time is to use an Instant Read Thermometer so you know exactly when your air fryer Impossible Burger is ready.

For me, cooking Impossible Burgers in the air fryer for 9-11 minutes, flipping at the halfway point, is usually the perfect amount of time.

If you’re not sure, start with 10 minutes total and adjust based on your preferences.

Air fryer Impossible Burger with colorful topppings

Tips for Making the Air Fryer Impossible Burgers

  • Make sure the Impossible Burger is thawed prior to cooking. If your Impossible Burgers are frozen, increase the cooking time to 14-15 minutes, flipping after 8 minutes.
  • A spritz of oil on the burgers will also help them get a nice crisp on the outside.
  • Lay the Impossible Burgers in the air fryer basket in a single layer with space between each patty. This will allow them to cook evenly. Avoid overcrowding the basket.
  • Flip the patties after 5 minutes so that both sides will develop a nice crust.
  • If you want to add cheese, place your desired slice of regular or vegan cheese on top of the patty once the burgers have finished cooking, then close the air fryer basket for 2 minutes. The residual heat will melt the cheese.
sliced Air fryer Impossible Burger

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Air fryer Impossible Burger

Impossible Burger in the Air Fryer

Samantha Erb
Air fryer Impossible Burgers are juicy, delicious, and ready in just 10 minutes! These patties are so good, your family might not even realize they’re eating a plant based burger.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 543 kcal


  • 2 Impossible Burger patties thawed
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • SERVE WITH: Burger buns or lettuce wraps cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato, avocado, pickles, or your favorite toppings


  • Season the burgers with salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings you like.
  • Place patties in a single layer in the basket, spraying them lightly with oil. 
  • Air fry for 5 minutes at 380 degrees F.
  • Carefully flip the patties and continue cooking for 4-6 minutes or until cooked through, the internal temperature of 160 degrees F.


Serving: 1gCalories: 543kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 34gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1082mg
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