Easy Italian Meatballs Recipe for Air Fryer Perfection

Welcome to another delightful recipe for your air fryer! Today, I'll show you how to make succulent Italian meatballs with a crispy exterior and juicy interior, all cooked to perfection in your trusty air fryer. This is a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy your cravings for classic Italian comfort food. Let's get started!

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Preparation time:

25 minutes




  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to follow:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, milk, parsley, egg, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1.5 inches in diameter.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Place the meatballs in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave some space between them for even cooking.
  5. Cook the meatballs in the air fryer for 12-15 minutes, or until they are browned and cooked through, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.
  6. Once done, remove the meatballs from the air fryer and serve hot with your favorite marinara sauce and spaghetti or as an appetizer.
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Tricks and tips:

  • If the meatball mixture seems too wet, you can add extra breadcrumbs to firm it up.
  • For extra flavor, consider adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to the meatball mixture for a subtle kick.
  • You can also make a batch of meatballs ahead of time and freeze them for future use. Just thaw and air fry when ready to enjoy.

Benefits of the ingredients used:

Garlic is known for its immune-boosting properties, while oregano is rich in antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation. Additionally, the protein-packed ground beef provides essential nutrients for muscle growth and repair.

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Thanks for joining me in making these delectable Italian meatballs in the air fryer. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Buon appetito!

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