Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In just minutes, your family can enjoy these flavor packed meatballs. Yum!

Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs

Air fryer meatballs recipe

We have a blast trying new things in the air fryer. This delicious air fryer meatballs recipe does not disappoint. You get all that you love about homemade meatballs without the work.

You can serve these with dipping sauces or add them to spaghetti. The ideas are endless!

From party appetizers to dinner, this recipe is the best. The meatballs taste amazing and the entire family will enjoy this meal.

Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs
Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs

Ingredients for the best meatballs in air fryer:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • ½ pound Pork Sausage or Ground Turkey
  • ¾ cup oats, quick-cooking
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs

How to Make Air Fryer Meatballs:

Mix all ingredients together until well combined, let rest for 10 minutes.

Roll either 1-inch or 2-inch sized meatballs, depending on how you want to serve them, and place in a single layer in the air fryer.

Make sure they are not touching. You may have to cook these in batches so they don’t touch.

Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs


Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes.

Cook meatballs at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes for 1-inch meatballs and 15 minutes for 2-inch meatballs.

Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs

Shake basket every 5 minutes for even cooking.

Cook times can vary some. I recommend checking at 8 and 12 minutes respectively.

Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs

What to serve with air fryer meatballs?

My kids love various sauces for dipping. This is also great if you are serving as an appetizer. A few of our favorites include:  homemade ketchup, homemade barbecue sauce and pizza sauce.

Air fryer cauliflower is really easy and so good with the meatballs.

You can add the meatballs to spaghetti sauce for Italian night. This is so amazing! We love this easy crock pot spaghetti sauce recipe.

They are great on subs or sliders. Yum!

The meatballs are also delicious served mashed potatoes or rice.

It’s also delicious with rice.  Learn how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier.

I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to reheat and serve. We do this for lots of meals and it helps on busy weeknights.

Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs

Tips and tricks for the best air fryer meatballs:

Use a cookie scoop to make the meatballs. This will help to ensure they are uniform and they will cook more evenly.

You will love using these stainless steel scoops! They are so handy for lots of things in the kitchen.

I have had mine for several years and I use them for all types of baking. I bought the 3 pack and love having various sizes.

They are perfect for meatballs, cookies and more! Trust me, they will get lots of use and are well worth the small investment.

Another tip for cooking meatballs is to make sure they do not overlap. You may have to cook several batches but it is worth the extra step.

What type of air fryer do I need to make air fryer meatballs?

I love my air fryer and my only regret is that I didn’t purchase one sooner. I have the 5.8 quart air fryer here and it is awesome.

This is such a great way to enjoy foods that taste like they are fried but with significantly less oil than traditional ways to fry food. You need little to no oil to use the air fryer and it makes for a really great meal.

Whether you want to cook veggies, chicken, fish or more, the air fryer is a game changer. If you do not have one yet, you will love cooking with one and making this flavor packed cauliflower!

Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs

Try this air fryer meatballs recipe today!

The combination of ground pork and ground beef really give this recipe so much flavor. Air fried meatballs are amazing. You can even add finely chopped onions to the meatballs if you prefer.

Feel free to use ground turkey. It is so easy to use what you have which makes it easy on your grocery budget.

Sometimes, we add Parmesan cheese. Yum!

These quick and easy air fryer meatballs are a must try!

Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy the best flavor packed meatballs. Enjoy this easy beef and turkey recipe on subs, spaghetti and more. #eatingonadime #airfryermeatballs

Print this recipe for meatballs in air fryer below:

Air fryer meatballs

5 from 2 votes
Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy flavor packed meatballs.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 302
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • ½ pound Pork Sausage or Ground Turkey
  • ¾ cup oats quick-cooking
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons onions finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined, let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll either 1-inch or 2-inch sized meatballs, depending on how you want to serve them, and place in a single layer in the air fryer, without them touching. Do so in batches if necessary.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes.
  • Cook meatballs at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes for 1-inch meatballs and 15 minutes for 2-inch meatballs, shake basket every 5 minutes for even cooking. Cook times can vary some, I recommend checking at 8 and 12 minutes respectively.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 302kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 25g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 407mg, Potassium 436mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 75IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 68mg, Iron 2mg

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