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Air Fryer Homemade Meatballs

Enjoy these meatballs on a plate of noodles, with a sandwich or just stand alone as an appetizer.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer meatballs, best air fryer meatball recipe, easy air fryer meatballs recipe
Servings: 36 meatballs


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb ground chuck or beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan (preferred brand BelGioioso) ½ cup if using another brand
  • 1 cup white bread good quality white bread
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • cup grated onion with juice this the secret for moist meatballs
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large egg
  • cooking spray


  • Using a small bowl: remove the bread crust & tear/cut into small cubes. Pour milk and let the bread soak. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl: combine all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs and mix well. Note: if you are using another brand of cheese (ex. Kraft), add only ½ cup.
  • Scoop out about 1 tbsp of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball (should make ~36 meatballs). Cover the meatballs with the breadcrumbs and transfer to a plate. Coat with cooking spray.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Coat the basket with cooking spray. Place the meatballs in the basket. Air fry for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown; make sure to flip half way. (Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat this step as necessary).

Serve and enjoy!