Air Fryer Meatballs are tender, juicy, and so flavorful. They make a perfect, easy appetizer but also taste delicious with spaghetti and marinara sauce!
Cooking the meatballs in the Air Fryer is easier than cooking them on the stove or in the oven. They will not fall apart because you have to handle them less, they stay perfectly ball-shaped, and brown evenly. It’s also less messy because you don’t have any oil splattering from the pan.
This recipe doesn’t even use any additional oil! The meatballs fry in the own fat, just like our Air Fryer Chicken Wings, which are an all-time reader-favorite. You need to give them a try. I’m sure you will love them!
▢ 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.
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.