Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

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Oh meatballs… is there anything better? These Air Fryer Meatballs are honestly perfect and could not be easier to make.

Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

Seriously, I am being totally honest when I tell you after cooking meatballs in your Air Fryer you will never want to cook them any other way. The come out perfectly crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. If you are skeptical the Air Fryer will deliver perfectly cooked meatballs – try this just one time and you’ll be hooked. I cannot get enough of these addicting Air Fryer Meatballs because they come out so darn perfect every time.

Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

Five minutes of preparation is all it takes to get these meatballs started. And with your Air Fryer to speed things up, your total time is only twenty-five minutes! It seems totally unbelievable but it is true. And unlike your oven, the Air Fryer doesn’t warm up your whole kitchen. Just another reason to love this recipe for Air Fryer Meatballs.

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To make these meatballs, all it takes is three easy steps. You start by combining all your ingredients and rolling the mixture into one and half inch meatballs. Looking to make your meatballs lower in carbs? Add extra Parmesan cheese instead of the bread crumbs. After forming the meatballs, place them in the Air Fryer basket in a single layer. Make sure they aren’t touching. Cook your meatballs at 375 degrees for fifteen minutes and that is all there is to this recipe!

air fried meatballs

These work great on subs or in pasta. Heck, I like the on their own! Looking to add these meatballs in a tomato sauce? All you need to do is heat some prepared tomato sauce in the microwave and pour it over top of your meatballs. You’re going to love these easy and delicious Air Fryer Meatballs. You can’t beat the easy preparation and perfectly cooked flavor.

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Homemade meatballs are so delicious and they are easier than ever before when you use your Air Fryer. This recipe for Air Fryer Meatballs is quick and delicious. The flavor is so great you’ll swear that you were at a fine Italian eatery! Lucky for you these meatballs are not a secret family recipe. I just can’t get enough of this amazing recipe and I know you’ll like it time and time again, too.

easy air fryer meatballs recipe

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Air Fryer Meatballs

These air fryer meatballs are amazing! Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside - so addictive! So quick and easy to make in the air fryer!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl, then roll into 1 1/2 inch meatballs.
  • Put the meatballs into an air fryer basket in a single layer, without them touching.
  • Air fry the meatballs at 375F for 15 minutes.


If you want to serve meatballs with tomato sauce, heat prepared tomato sauce in a microwave and pour over cooked meatballs.
To make these meatballs low-carb, add more Parmesan cheese instead of bread crumbs.
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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Tossed with some store bought marinara over pasta, it’s an easy low fat dinner!

  2. 5 stars
    So fast and easy and oh so good!
    I must confess though, I ate four of them right out of the pot because they were so tasty.
    Here’s my go to meatball recipe from now on with Marinara.
    Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Love, love these meatballs. So easy to make and so quick. We eat them at least once a week, delicious! I added an egg to the meatball recipe.

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