Rating: 4.9 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

After cooking meatballs in the air fryer, I will never bake them in the oven again. The insides stay nice and tender while the outsides get a slight crisp on them. 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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 meatballs
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine beef, pork, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic, egg, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs in a large bowl. Mix well until evenly combined. Form into 16 equally-sized meatballs using an ice cream scoop and place on a baking sheet.

  • Place 1/2 of the meatballs in the basket of the air fryer and cook 8 minutes. Shake the basket and cook 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 15 minutes (cook for 12 minutes, shake, and then cook 3 minutes more).

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 2g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 35.5mg; sodium 170.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2020
This recipe is so easy and so good. The only thing I did different is we only had elk meat instead of regular hamburger. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2021
Instead of ground beef and pork, used 1.5 lb. of ground venison. This recipe was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2020
I added extra parmesan cheese because we loooove cheese and used teriyaki sauce to give it a lil bang it was soooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2020
Easy as cake! I made some adjustments for personal taste, but this is in HEAVY rotation in my house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
This recipe is so easy and so good. The only thing I did different is we only had elk meat instead of regular hamburger. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2021
Made mine with a venison and beef mixture. I also placed a small ball of mozzarella cheese in the middle and it was great! I used the same seasonings and put it in my Ninja Foodi. 8 min on the bake function and 4 in the air fryer function. My go to recipe for meatballs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2021
Wonderful Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2021
I had to adjust the time but these were great and easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2021
Really enjoyed these meatballs. Not too many ingredients which I like and I fried them in olive oil instead of using my air fryer. They were the perfect texture and flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2020
Really good. I was shocked that I actually had all the ingredients. I made my meatballs the size of billiard balls so I had them in the air fryer for 14 minutes at 350. I used my meat thermometer to verify that they were cooked inside. I followed the recipe exactly as shown. Definitely use the ice cream scoop to make your meatballs uniform. Read More