These Air Fryer Meatballs are the juiciest. They are one of the things that the air fryer does VERY WELL. It really is hard to believe how good these meatballs are. Meatballs in the air fryer turn out juicy with crispy edges on the outside.
This is the easiest meatball cooking method.
These are the easiest meatballs. The air fryer makes throwing together a tasty dinner toghether quickly and easy to do. I mix up the meatball mixture and form them into meatballs and toss them into the air fryer to get them cooking.
I really like a good meatball sandwich. Grab a good sub roll or french baguette at the market and some prepared marinara sauce, and some cheese and you have a family lunch favorite.
Can I Use Ground Turkey or Lamb or Pork?
YES! I encourage you to get creative making meatballs. Beef is not the only meat to use to make your meatballs. Beef and pork are most common to make meatballs.
Note: This recipe will be the same no matter which meat you decide to use or combine. Below are a few meatball ideas.
- Beef Meatballs
- Turkey Meatballs
- Beef and Pork Meatballs
- Lamb Meatballs
I really like Lamb Meatballs too. These are great just served on their own with some Tzatziki Sauce and some pita. When I make lamb meatballs I use spices like Cumin, Coriander and some Oregano.
Why You Will Love These Meatballs?
- Easy to Make
- Quick and Versatile
- Make in a Small Batch
- Juicy and Delicious
How to Cook Meatballs in Air Fryer.
How to cook meatballs is why you are here. The process is quite simple and I am going to show you how to cook them step by step.
Once you make meatballs using this method I am pretty sure that is going to be your new secret weapon.
There are Full Instructions in the recipe card at the bottom as well.
- Ground Beef
- Panko Bread Crumbs
- Parmesan Cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Olive Oil
- Marinara Sauce
- Bread (If making sandwiches)
Step 1 – In a Large Bowl Combine Ground Beef, Bread Crumbs, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Milk, Eggs and Parmesan Cheese.
Step 2 – Mix Ingredients together by hand. Using hands and fingers to combine the mixture thoroughly. Do not over blend.
Step 3 – Roll the Meatballs into balls about the size of a golf ball. This should let you make about 12 meatballs per pound of meat as seen in the picture below. If you are making a lot of meatballs cooking in batches is the way to go.
Step 4 – Set Aside the Meatballs either on the counter or the refrigerator for about 10 minutes before cooking.
Place the meatballs in the Air Fryer in a single layer making sure not to crowd them so they get proper circulation and they can cook evenly. Spray the meatballs lightly with olive oil just to give a coating to the meatballs.
How Long to Cook Meatballs in Air Fryer?
Set the temperature on the Air Fryer to 400 Degrees. The cooking time for the meatballs is about 8 to 10 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time open the Air Fryer and give the meatballs a shake to move them around a bit. Be careful to not break any of the meatballs.
How to Cook Frozen Meatballs in Air Fryer?
Yes! You can make a large batch of meatballs and freeze them. They reheat from being frozen quite well. Reheating frozen meatballs in the Air Fryer.
You can also just drop frozen meatballs into your spaghetti sauce while it is simmering if you are making sauce for pasta or for meatball subs.
How Long to Cook Frozen Meatballs in Air Fryer?
Cooking and reheating frozen meatballs are easy to cook and ready quickly. This is why I always make big batches and store them in the freezer. Reheating them is quick and convenient and takes about 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Once cooking time is complete remove meatballs from the air fryer basket and give them a couple of minutes to stop cooking and enjoy them. Meatballs in the Air Fryer are so delicious and easy to make.
How to Store and Reheat Air Fryer Meatballs.
Refrigerator: If you have leftovers of air fryer meatballs do not fear. Leftover meatballs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days.
Freezer: If you would rather freeze the meatballs place them on a small baking sheet in the freezer for 2 hours. This will keep them from sticking together. Then place them in an airtight zip-top storage bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheat: Reheating frozen meatballs in the air fryer is easy. Place frozen meatballs in the air fryer at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes.
Reheating meatballs from the refrigerator in the air fryer. Set the temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
Meatballs in Air Fryer Ideas
- Marinara Sauce
- Hero Sub Sandwiches
- Homemade Pizza Topping
Other Air Fryer Recipes
Kitchen Essentials and Items Used
Air Fryer Meatballs
- 1 Pound Ground Beef
- 1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 Cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Black Pepper
- 1 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 6 Tbsp. Fresh Parmesan Cheese
- Mix the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, spices, salt, pepper, and Parmesan well.
- Make Meatballs from the meat mixture into medium-sized balls. Set aside or place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees
- Place Meatballs in Air Fryer making sure they do not touch each other. Spray with olive oil and Cook at 400 degrees for 8-10 Minutes.
- Serve with Marinara Sauce or use for Sub Sandwiches or Sliders.
- Makes About 12 Golf Ball Sized Meatballs