Air Fryer Meatballs

Air Fryer Meatballs

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
Total Time: 27-30 minutes
Yields: Approximately 20 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground beef (or a mixture of beef and pork)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for some heat)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare Meatball Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes (if using), milk, egg, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Shape Meatballs:
    • Scoop out portions of the mixture and roll them into meatballs, about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Ensure they are evenly sized for consistent cooking.
  4. Spray with Olive Oil:
    • Lightly spray the meatballs with olive oil cooking spray. This helps to achieve a golden and crispy exterior.
  5. Air Fry:
    • Place the meatballs in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded. You may need to cook them in batches.
  6. Air Fry for 12-15 Minutes:
    • Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket or turning the meatballs halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  7. Check for Doneness:
    • Ensure the meatballs are cooked through with an internal temperature of at least 160°F (71°C).
  8. Serve:
    • Once done, remove the air-fried meatballs from the air fryer. Allow them to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  9. Enjoy:
    • Serve these flavorful air-fried meatballs as a delicious appetizer, part of a meal, or in a sandwich. They’re versatile and tasty!

Note: Cooking times may vary based on the size of the meatballs and the specific model of your air fryer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly and always use a meat thermometer to ensure the meatballs are fully cooked.

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