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Air Fryer Italian Meatballs Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 366kcal
Make the most flavorful and juicy meatballs EVER with the help of your air fryer. Simple to make, these ground beef meatballs can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as part of a main.
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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
    1 pound ground beef, 1 pound ground pork, 1 cup breadcrumbs, 4 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Using clean, dry hands, work the mixture together until well combined. Try not to compact it too much-- you want it mixed, but not smashed.
  • Form into 1” spheres and then cook in batches at 400F for 14 minutes per batch. If the meat is sticking to your hands, drizzle them with olive oil. This will help crisp the outside of the meatball and prevent them from sticking to your hands.
  • Enjoy with pasta or as an appetizer.
  • Store in a container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


  • Servings: 4 serving entree, 8 serving appetizer.
  • I use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to ensure that my meatballs are all the same size.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the meatballs reach at least 145F.
  • You can substitute the pork for lamb or Italian sausage, if desired.
  • You can keep the meatballs warm in a 250F oven until ready to serve.


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg