Get ready for the best homemade Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs recipe. A healthier version of meatballs that are easy to assemble and quick to cook, ready in 10 minutes! This is a perfect spaghetti topper, great in a quinoa bowl, and the best meal prep meal. Eat them right away, or freeze for another day!
This simple recipe is perfect all year long! Whether eating them for a back to school lunch or making them as an appetizer for a Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner or New Years Eve Party, you can't go wrong.
Be sure to check out our other air fryer favorite meals like Air Fryer Quesadilla, Air Fryer Turkey Bacon and Air Fryer homemade Taquitos.
Try this gluten free option with gluten free sweet and sour meatballs.
- Ground Turkey
- Bread Crumbs
- Parmesan, grated
- Yellow Onion
- Table Salt
See recipe card for quantities.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, milk, parmesan, garlic, and diced onion. Mix well.
2. Add the ground turkey and mix in with the other ingredients. Use a large mixing spoon and mix until all ingredients are throughout the ground turkey.
3. Next crack the egg into the ground turkey mixture.
4. Mix until a ground turkey mixture is created.
5. With the raw meat mixture roll meat into balls, about the size of a golf ball. Place the meatballs in a lightly greased air fryer basket evenly spread out.
6. Cook the Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs for 10 minutes at 400* F. Flip the balls over at 5 minutes and continue cooking.
Hint: The meat mixture can get sticky when rolling into balls. For best rolling technique roll the meat as if you are making cookie dough balls.
- Gluten Free - take out the breadcrumbs and milk to make this a gluten free meatball. The taste and texture will still be delicious!
- Italian Meatballs- Add 1 tablespoon of dried Italian Seasoning to make these Italian Style Meatballs.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes for a spicy version of this recipe.
- Try this fun recipe using cream cheese and Bisquick Cream Cheese Sausage Balls.
You will need an air fryer for this recipe. We love the ninja foodi, or any other will work. Every air fryer is different and cook times may need to be adjusted depending on what brand you have.
Store cooked meatballs in the refrigerator in an air tight container for 2-3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or the microwave.
This is a great meal to freeze for another time. Freeze cooked meatballs in the freezer for 1-2 months in an air tight container. When your ready to eat, thaw and then air fry for 5 minutes.
Make sure to flip the meatballs halfway through the cook time so they cook evenly. This will ensure you have a delicious and juicy dish!
Homemade Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs
- air fryer
- Large Mixing Bowl
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup grated parmesan
- ¼ cup yellow onion diced
- ½ tablespoon garlic. minced
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- Preheat the air fryer to 400* F.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the breadcrumbs and milk, mix.
- Add in the parmesan cheese, finely diced onion, garlic, and salt. Mix well.
- Next add in the ground turkey and mix in the other ingredients into the meat.
- Add the egg and mix until the meat mixture is smooth.
- Form the meat mixture into golf ball sized balls and add them to a lightly greased air fryer basket. Space them out evenly. You may need to cook 2-3 batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Air Fry for 5 minutes and then flip each meatball over and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until cooked all the way through.
- Enjoy topped on spaghetti, as a meal prep add on, as an appetizer, or freeze.
- Makes about 12 meatballs.
- Add 1 tablespoon of dried Italian seasoning to make them Italian Meatballs.
- These make a perfect freezer meal. Freeze after cooking, thaw and reheat in the air fryer for 5 minutes.
This meal only takes ten minutes to cook! You will need to flip them over after 5 minutes and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Yes. This recipe teaches you how to make and cook the perfect meatball in the air fryer.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
My family loves these homemade meatballs. We made a double batch and froze half and used the other half in quinoa bowls, and for spaghetti night. My kids couldn't stop eating them!