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Air Fryer Meatballs

Air Fryer Meatballs are easy to make and super tasty! Serve them as an appetizer or a main dish - either way they're a real crowd pleaser!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, air fryer meatballs, meatball appetizer, meatballs
Servings: 4
Calories: 309kcal
Cindy - Air Fryer Eats


  • Air fryer


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground protein (ground beef, ground pork, veggie protein)
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp oregano

For the glaze:


  • Combine the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl.
  • Roll the mixture into 1-1.5 inch balls.
  • Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper or foil.
  • Place the meatballs into the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the meatballs at 380 degrees F for 8 minutes.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients together and brush over the meatballs.
  • Air fry the meatballs for another 7 minutes at 380 degrees F.
  • Remove the meatballs from the air fryer basket, then serve and enjoy!



Update: I've recently talked with people who have made this recipe in a Cuisinart Air Fryer Oven and also a Ninja Basket Air Fryer.
Both of these units seem to run "hotter" than most air fryers. That means you will need to LESSEN the cook time. For this recipe, the cook time was almost cut in half. I would suggest cooking for 5 minutes, adding the sauce and cooking for 1-3 more minutes.
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1351mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 7mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.