As a busy women, I relied heavily on freezer staples like frozen burger patties to get quick, easy meals on the table. However, I always had trouble cooking them evenly without ending up with either a raw inside or burnt outside.

Over time, I experimented with different cooking methods until I discovered the best ways to perfectly cook frozen burger patties. Now that I’ve perfected my techniques, I want to share what I’ve learned so anyone can enjoy juicy, tender burgers from the freezer.

1. How To Cook Frozen Burger Patties


  • 4-6 frozen burger patties
  • 1 tsp olive oil (or cooking spray)


  • Cook in Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

Remove the frozen burger patties from their packaging and place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they don’t overlap.

Cook the patties for 12 to 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through to ensure even cooking.

Once done, serve the juicy burgers on your favorite buns with condiments and toppings of your choice.

  • Cook in Oven

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper to ease cleanup.

Lightly brush the frozen burger patties with olive oil or use cooking spray to prevent sticking and enhance browning.

Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.

Cook the patties for 15 to 20 minutes, flipping them once at the halfway mark to ensure even cooking. You can top each burger with cheese in the last 5 minutes, if desired

Once cooked, transfer the patties to your preferred buns and serve with your favorite toppings.

  • Cook on Grill

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400°F or 204°C).

Brush the frozen burger patties with olive oil or use cooking spray to prevent sticking and promote browning.

Place the patties directly on the grill grates, leaving some space between them. Grill the patties for 6 to 8 minutes per side, flipping them once.

Once cooked to perfection, transfer the patties to your favorite buns and dress them with your choice of toppings.

  • Cook on Stove

Preheat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium heat.

Add a small amount of olive oil or butter to the pan, just enough to coat the bottom.

Place the frozen burger patties in the skillet, allowing space between each patty.

Cook the patties for 6 to 8 minutes per side, flipping them once to ensure even cooking.

Once cooked, serve the patties on your preferred buns and garnish with your favorite condiments and toppings.

I’ve found the air fryer to be the easiest way to get perfect burgers straight from the freezer with minimal mess and fuss. However, these tasty patties can also be cooked in the oven, on the grill, or stovetop for variety. No matter the cooking method, I hope these techniques help others enjoy frozen burger patties with confidence just as much as I do!

Emily Harris

Emily Harris is a seasoned chef and a food aficionado with a boundless love for all cuisines. With years of experience experimenting in the kitchen and crafting delightful dishes, Emily has honed her culinary expertise to share with the world

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