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Meatballs in the air fryer: how to have them soft and juicy

meatballs in air fryer

Air fryer meatballs aren't fried but are still extremely tasty. Here is our 20 minute recipe.

Who doesn't like meatballs ? Already with their shape they are able to restore spirits after a long day and if you then add that they are very simple to prepare, it is not difficult to understand why many consider them a real comfort food. But what if we told you that you can make meatballs in an air fryer?

Once again this appliance comes to our aid by providing us with quick, light and odorless cooking , one of those that once started can be forgotten. That's it, air fryer meatballs are all about it. Ready to be amazed by this recipe?

meatballs in air fryer
meatballs in air fryer

How to make meatballs in an air fryer

  1. First you need to prepare the dough . In a bowl mix the minced meat, the egg, the Parmesan cheese, a pinch of salt and a little parsley. However, you can flavor the meatballs according to your tastes.
  2. Mix well with your hands then add the breadcrumbs, just enough to dry the mixture.
  3. Form balls about the size of a walnut and as they are ready, place them in the basket of the air fryer, spacing them apart.
  4. Cook them for 5 minutes at 180°C , then turn them over and continue cooking for another 5 minutes at the same temperature. Serve piping hot with a side dish of your choice.

As you can see we have prepared some non-fried air fryer meatballs, perfect if you are on a diet or just looking for something light to bring to the table. Alternatively you can always preparebaked meatballs , equally delicious.


You can keep the meatballs for a couple of days in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, or freeze them for up to 6 months.

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