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A bowl full of air fryer meatballs.

Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

Stay in and cozy up with these hearty Air Fryer Meatballs, made with ground beef, pork, garlic, and cheese.
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 25 meatballs
Calories: 482kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion (grated (about ½ a medium sized onion))
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork or Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)


  • Saute onions. Add olive oil to a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the grated onion in the oil for about 5 minutes until it just begins to brown and the liquid evaporates. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, ricotta, egg and cooked onions. Mix together until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Scoop the beef mixture into 1 ½” balls (about the size of a golf ball). It will make about 25 meatballs.
  • Place meatballs in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Repeat with remaining meatballs, working in batches as necessary.


Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, air fryer beef meatballs, air fryer cheesy meatballs, air fryer meatballs, cheesy meatballs, easy meatballs


Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 915mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg