Air Fryer Pork Meatballs


Perfectly crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside--pork meatballs made in the air fryer. The best part is that you can make them ahead of time and freeze for later use. I have included those directions in the notes. Dip meatballs in marinara, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 meatballs


  • 12 ounces ground pork

  • 8 ounces ground Italian sausage (mild or hot)

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine pork, sausage, bread crumbs, egg, salt, parsley, and paprika in a large bowl and mix until evenly combined. Form into 12 equally-sized meatballs using an ice cream scoop. Place meatballs on a baking sheet.

  3. Place 1/2 of the meatballs in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes. Shake the basket and cook for 2 minutes more. Transfer to a serving plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining meatballs.

Cook's Note:

These can be made ahead and frozen for later use. After step 2, place the baking sheet in the freezer for 4 hours. Transfer meatballs to a freezer-safe container. Cook time will need to be increased to 14 minutes when cooking them frozen (cook for 10 minutes, shake, and then cook 4 minutes more).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
8g Fat
4g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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