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5 from 4 votes

Air Fryer Meatballs

Air Fryer Meatballs are tender, juicy, and so flavorful. They make a perfect, easy appetizer but also taste delicious with spaghetti and marinara sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 420kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (3/4 cup if using pre-grated)
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, combine ground meats. Add minced garlic, egg, grated cheese, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Add bread crumbs and blend into mixture. Add milk. Shape into 1 1/2-inch meatball.
  • Place meatballs in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Cook in batches if necessary.


  • Avoid over-mixing.
  • Instead of using only ground beef and ground pork, you can also use 1 pound ground beef, 1/2 pound ground pork, and 1/2 pound ground veal. 
  • Instead of plain breadcrumbs, you can also use Italian-style breadcrumbs.
  • Preheating your Air Fryer is recommended. 
  • Give the Air Fryer basket a light spray with light olive oil spray.
  • Test with an instant-read thermometer for doneness. The internal temperature should be 160-165 degrees F.
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Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 3mg