Air fryer Meatballs

Air fryer Meatballs

Air fryer meatballs are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditionally fried meatballs. Here’s a simple and tasty recipe for the BEST air fryer meatballs:

Ingredients For Air fryer Meatballs

  1. 450 grams ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey, or a mix)
  2. 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (regular or panko)
  3. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or a mix of dried basil, oregano, and thyme)
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  9. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  10. Cooking spray or oil spray

Instructions For Air fryer Meatballs

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the ground meat, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to thoroughly combine everything.
  3. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or oil spray to prevent the meatballs from sticking.
  4. Shape the meat mixture into meatballs of the desired size. A common size is approximately 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter.
  5. Place the meatballs in a single layer in the preheated air fryer basket. Ensure there is some space between the meatballs for proper air circulation.
  6. Air fry the meatballs at 375°F (190°C) for about 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. The exact cooking time may vary based on the size of your meatballs and the air fryer model you are using.
  7. To check for oneness, cut a meatball to make sure it is cooked through. There should be no pink in the centre.
  8. Once the meatballs are cooked through and have a nice golden colour on the outside, remove them from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  9. Serve the air fryer meatballs with your favourite dipping sauce, marinara sauce, or use them in pasta dishes, sandwiches, or appetisers.
  10. Feel free to customise this recipe by adding other seasonings, herbs, or spices that you like. Enjoy your delicious and healthier air fryer meatballs!
Keep leftover meatballs in an airtight container or a zippered bag in the fridge for up to 4 days and in the freezer for up to a month.

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