Air Fryer Meatballs

No kidding that 90% of my plates are composed of air fryer meatballs. Probably the easiest and fastest dinner you will ever make!!

After trying air fryer meatballs, I will never bake them in the oven again. The insides stay nice and tender while the outsides get a slight crisp. No kidding when I say that 90% of my plates are composed of air fryer meatballs. This recipe is probably the easiest and fastest lunch or dinner (or breakfast!) you will ever make. The preparation takes only 5 minutes; cooking them takes 12 minutes, and you won’t have to clean anything more than the air fryer. I mean!!! Busy moms, busy dads, busy students, busy workers… this is the recipe for you!! Believe me.

How to Make Air Fryer Meatballs 

You’ll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let’s go over the basics of making air fryer meatballs:


These are the simple ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe at home: 

  • Meat: You’ll need lean ground beef, 80/20 work best. 
  • Gluten free flour: an optional ingredient that helps give the meatballs more body.
  • Egg: An egg lends moisture and helps hold the meatballs together. 
  • Seasoning: These air-fried meatballs are seasoned with fresh garlic, parsley, and salt.

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make air-fried meatballs: 

  1. Combine the ingredients. 
  2. Shape the mixture into balls. 
  3. Air fry for 9-12 minutes.

How long to cook them?

In an air fryer preheated to 400 degrees F, the meatballs should cook for about 10 minutes. Don’t forget to allow the meatballs to rest for five minutes before serving. 

How to store them? 

Serve these air-fried meatballs alone or with tzatziki sauce tases amazinggg. I also love them with raw honey.

Can You freeze them? 

Yes! Freezing meatballs is a great way to prepare meals. After step two, freeze the meatballs. When you want to cook them, just add them to the pre-heated airfyer and cook for about 15 minutes.

Air Fryer Meatballs

Air Fryer Meatballs

Recipe by Pia SegoviaCourse: main


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  • 1 pound of 80/20 ground beef.

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • optional: 1 pasture-raised egg

  • optional: 1/4 cup gluten free flour (green plantain or rice)

  • None-animal based ingredients, optional
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh minced parsley

  • 1 teaspoon powder garlic

  • 1/4 onion, minced


  • Combine the meat with the salt. Add the egg, flour and rest oil the ingredients if you prefer it, but it not necessary.
  • Using your hands, make 8-10 meatballs.
  • Cook them in the air fryer at 400F for 12 minutes.


  • I usually use the 80/20 ground beef as the meatballs are quite more juicy than if you use leaner ground beef as it is 7% or less. If you prefer a leaner meat, you can totally use the 7% or less, but I would recommend to add one egg to the mixture as it will make it a little more fluffy and give it a softer texture.
  • On the other hand, if you use more fatty ground beef (20-27%), you can add 1/4 cup of gluten-free flour (as the green plantain or rice flour), to give the meatballs more structure. It all depends on your preferences.

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