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Air Fryer Meatballs

These easy air fryer meatballs are perfectly seasoned, with a delectable crispy exterior and juicy center, making them the best addition to your next bowl of spaghetti!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: air fryer meatballs
Servings: 6 - 8 servings
Calories: 276kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons green onions chopped
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix together gently with a spatula or your hands. Mix just until incorporated, as overmixing will cause the meatballs to be tougher.
    1 pound lean ground beef, ½ pound ground pork, 1 egg, ½ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, 3 tablespoons green onions
  • Gently form into 1” to 1 ½” size balls. Place on a parchment lined plate or sheet pan until ready to start cooking.
  • Coat the inside of the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray, then arrange the meatballs inside, leaving a space between to allow for airflow.
    Nonstick cooking spray
  • Cook for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown and no longer pink in the middle. If using a meat thermometer, they should reach 165 F when cooked through. Depending on the size of your air fryer, it may be necessary to cook these in batches.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1083mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3mg