Healthy Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

Air-fried meatballs are juicy and soft within and crunchy outside. These meatballs go well in spaghetti, sandwiches, and appetisers!


– 2 egg – 2 tablespoons sour cream or ricotta cheese – ¼ cup milk – 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumb – 2 tablespoon unsalted butter – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 2 shallots finely diced – 3 cloves garlic minced or grated – 1 pound ground beef I recommend using 80/20 ground beef – 1 pound ground pork – ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – ⅓ to ½ cup finely minced fresh parsley – 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning – Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1

Mix the eggs, milk, sour cream or ricotta, and breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Let soak 20 minutes. 

Step 2

While everything soaks, melt butter and olive oil in a skillet. Cook the shallots for 3-5 minutes, then add the garlic for another minute. Stop cooking and set aside. 

Step 3

Ground beef, pork, parmesan, parsley, soaked breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, shallot combination, and two large pinches of salt and pepper should be placed in a large basin.

Step 4

Mix by hand until completely combined.  Refrigerate the meatball mixture for 20 minutes. This aids portioning. 

Step 5

Pat a tablespoon of the mixture into a small patty and sear it in a skillet while it rests. Test the patty and adjust the meatball mix's salt and pepper.

Step 6

Portion all the meat onto a lined or sprayed baking sheet using a cookie scoop (2 teaspoons). Roll each meatball into a ball with your palms after portioning. Avoid oversqueezing the mix to avoid dense meatballs. 

Step 7

Once rolled, lightly brush meatballs with cooking spray. This will brown them well. Pre-heat your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F.

Step 8

Put the meatballs in the air fryer basket in batches, depending on its size. Flip meatballs halfway through cooking at 400°F for 10 minutes. Add to pasta sauce, use in recipes, or freeze.


– Serving: 4meatballs,  – Calories: 589kcal, – Carbohydrates: 17g,  – Protein: 33g,  – Fat: 42g,  – Saturated Fat: 17g,  – Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g,  – Monounsaturated Fat: 18g,  – Trans Fat: 1g,  – Cholesterol: 180mg,  – Sodium: 479mg,  – Potassium: 571mg,  – Fiber: 2g,  – Sugar: 3g,  – Vitamin A: 611IU,  – Vitamin C: 7mg,  – Calcium: 168mg, – Iron: 4mg

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