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Air Fryer Meatballs

You just can’t go wrong with homemade meatballs! There is something about a classic meatball recipe everyone loves. These air fryer meatballs take a classic and make it even more delicious. All in just 10 minutes!
Course Appetizer or main
Cuisine American/Italian
Keyword air fryer meatballs, beef meatball recipe, best meatball recipe, easy air fryer meals
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 meatballs
Calories 129kcal


  • Air fryer OR oven


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 pounds ground beef 80/20
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt to taste


How to Make Meatballs

  • Place 1 pound ground pork and 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef in a large mixing bowl.
    Ground beef and pork in a bowl
  • In a separate bowl, beat 4 eggs. Then, add them to the bowl with the meat.
    Mixing eggs for air fryer meatball mixture
  • Mix in 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning. Stir it all together.
    Dry spices on top of meatball mixture in bowl
  • Add 1 cup Parmesan cheese to the mixture. Stir to combine completely.
    Mixing Parmesan into beef and pork meatballs
  • Divide the mixture into meatballs by rolling the meat into a ball shape using your hands.
    Rolling a meatball into a ball

How to Cook Meatballs in the Air Fryer

  • Add meatballs to your air fryer tray, evenly spaced apart so none of them are touching.
    Raw meatballs on an air fryer tray
  • Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes. Swap the trays: move the bottom tray to the top rack, and the top tray to the bottom rack. Cook for another 5 minutes. After taking out of the air fryer, sprinkle with sea salt to taste.
    Two trays of air fryer meatballs in the air fryer to cook



  • This meatball mixture makes about 3 dozen medium-size meatballs.
  • Serve with best ever meatball sauce recipe for a delicious combination of flavors!
  • How to Cook Meatballs in the Oven: Add meatballs to a baking sheet and bake in your oven at 425°F for 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg