Air Fryer Meatballs

Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

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My journey to perfecting these meatballs started during a family vacation in Italy. After savoring the most delicious meatballs in a quaint Trattoria in Rome, I was determined to recreate that magical flavor back home. However, with our busy schedules, I needed a method that wouldn’t keep me in the kitchen for hours. Enter the air fryer – a game-changer for any home cook.

These meatballs are incredibly easy to prepare and packed with flavor, thanks to a blend of Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, and a touch of garlic. The air fryer ensures they cook evenly, with a delightful crispness on the outside while remaining juicy inside. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods, cutting down on the oil without compromising on taste.

One of my favorite aspects of this recipe is its versatility. You can enjoy these meatballs as a main dish, paired with spaghetti for a classic Italian meal, or as a protein-packed snack on their own. They also make fantastic party appetizers when served with a marinara dipping sauce. For a fun twist, try adding a bit of chopped basil or swapping out the ground beef for turkey or chicken – it’s a great way to keep things interesting!

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a kitchen newbie, this recipe is sure to impress. It’s quick, simple, and utterly delicious – perfect for those nights when you want a homemade meal without the fuss. So grab your air fryer and get ready to enjoy some of the best meatballs you’ve ever tasted!

Air Fryer Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk (or water)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef

Directions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, minced garlic, beaten eggs, and milk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Form the mixture into 24 meatballs with slightly damp hands.
  4. Lightly oil the air fryer basket and arrange the meatballs in a single layer.
  5. Cook the meatballs in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
  6. Let the meatballs rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Air Fryed Meatballs

Air Fryer Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk (or water)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef

Directions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, minced garlic, beaten eggs, and milk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Form the mixture into 24 meatballs with slightly damp hands.
  4. Lightly oil the air fryer basket and arrange the meatballs in a single layer.
  5. Cook the meatballs in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
  6. Let the meatballs rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

Air Fryer Meatballs

Make mouth-watering meatballs in minutes with your air fryer. This recipe is a family favorite you'll keep coming back to!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 24 meatball
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Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk or water
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, minced garlic, beaten eggs, and milk. Mix everything together until well combined.
  • With lightly wet hands, form the mixture into 24 meatballs.
  • Lightly grease the air fryer basket and place the meatballs in a single layer.
  • Air fry the meatballs for 10-12 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Allow the meatballs to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Keyword Air Fryer, ground beef

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