Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs

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Cooking frozen meatballs has never been easier! Use this recipe to make air fryer frozen meatballs the next time you get a craving for spaghetti and meatballs.

air fryer frozen meatballs

Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs

Meatballs make some of the best dinners! You can easily make your own using whatever you have in the fridge or have a bag of frozen meatballs to quickly prepare a weeknight dinner using the air fryer.

In my personal opinion, making these frozen meatballs in the air fryer turned out amazing. They were cooked to perfection. Nice, golden brown on the outside with a meaty, juicy inside. So yum!

The best part is that you don’t even have to defrost them. Just pop them into the basket and let the air fryer do its thing.

air fried meatball on a fork

Don’t like frozen meatballs? If you want to make meatballs from scratch, check out my homemade air fryer meatballs recipe They’re absolutely delicious and perfect for freezer meal prep.

How To Cook Frozen Meatballs In The Air Fryer

Cooking up a batch of meatballs for dinner has never been simpler. You can have them ready in two simple steps!

Start out by placing the frozen meatballs in the air fryer basket.

a bag of frozen turkey meatballs

Cook frozen meatballs at 390F for 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.

Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs

Serve and enjoy!

cooked meatballs in an air fryer basket

Cooking Tips:

  • Surprise your dinner guests by making these mozzarella-stuffed meatballs in advance and freezing them to air fryer for dinner!
  • You can use any kind of frozen meatball you like. If you don’t like beef, swap them out for turkey or chicken meatballs instead.

cooking frozen meatballs in the air fryer

What To Serve With Air Fried Meatballs

Depending on what kind of meatballs you decide to cook up, there are literally so many different recipes to make with them.

For instance, if you decide to go the Italian route, you can make some homemade meatballs subs (or hoagies) with the air-fried meatballs, tomato sauce, and a ton of shredded mozzarella cheese! You can also make a classic spaghetti and meatballs dish too!

To do something a bit unexpected, I will sometimes cook up some penne or rotini pasta and toss it with some of my homemade basil pesto sauce and serve the frozen meatballs on the side.

cooked frozen meatballs in the air fryer

For a nontraditional (and non-Italian) kind of recipe, consider serving the air fryer meatballs on a plate with a side of mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce!

a plate full of meatballs

Hosting a dinner party? Make a batch of these air fryer frozen meatballs and serve them with a side of homemade bbq sauce as a dip. You can also coat the meatballs in the bbq sauce before serving them to your guests for a quick bite-sized appetizer.

air fryer frozen meatballs on a white plate

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this recipe for air ‘fried’ frozen meatballs, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

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Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs

These air fryer frozen meatballs are amazing! Just put frozen meatballs in the air fryer and it will cook them to perfection - no need to defrost! Air fryer is perfect for cooking frozen meatballs!
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer frozen meatballs, meatballs
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 447kcal

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  • 1.5 lb frozen cooked meatballs

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  • Put frozen meatballs in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook frozen meatballs at 390F for 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.


If you want to make meatballs from scratch, check out my Air Fryer Meatballs From Scratch recipe.
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Calories: 447kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 488mg | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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