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Air Fryer Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Homemade Air Fryer Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe is low fat, and quick and easy to make. Takes less than 15 minutes to air fry 1 dozen meatballs.

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Air Fryer Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Whether you are making this homemade meatball recipe in the Ninja Foodi, Power Air Fryer, or regular Air Fryer, your family will be love them and you will wonder why you didn’t make them sooner. 

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Serves: 3 to 4

Easy Meatballs in Air Fryer Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of Ground Beef
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 fat cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of Italian seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1½ cup of Marinara Sauce (or any tomato based sauce of choice)
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How to Make Meatballs in the Ninja Foodi

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, parsley, bread crumbs, an egg and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

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Using a 2 inch ice-cream scoop, shape the mixture into 15 meatballs.

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Place about 7 or 8 meatballs in the lightly greased air fryer basket, in a single layer. Lightly brush or spray the meatballs with oil.

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How Long do I cook Meatballs in the Air Fryer for?

Air fry at 390 F for 8 minutes.

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Repeat with the remaining meatballs.

While the meatballs are cooking, heat up the marinara sauce in a saucepan.

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Toss the air-fried meatballs in the warm marinara.

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Serve hot with a side of your favorite bread or over cooked spaghetti, or steamed rice, or zoodles (for a low carb option).

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Ninja Foodi Meatball Recipe Notes

If planning to serve as an appetizer, do not toss the air fried meatballs in the marinara. Instead serve the warmed marinara as a side, for dipping.

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Yield: 3-4

Air Fryer Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Homemade Air Fryer Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe is low fat, and quick and easy to make. Takes less than 15 minutes to air fry 1 dozen meatballs.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of Ground Beef
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 fat cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of Italian seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1½ cup of Marinara Sauce (or any tomato based sauce of choice)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, parsley, bread crumbs, an egg and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  2. Using a 2 inch ice-cream scoop, shape the mixture into 15 meatballs.
  3. Place about 7 or 8 meatballs in the lightly greased or parchment lined air fryer basket, in a single layer. Lightly brush or spray the meatballs with oil.
  4. Air fry at 390 F for 8 minutes.
  5. Repeat with the remaining meatballs.
  6. While the meatballs are cooking, heat up the marinara sauce in a saucepan.
  7. Toss the air-fryed meatballs in the warm marinara.
  8. Serve hot with a side of your favorite bread or over cooked spaghetti, or steamed rice, or zoodles (for a low carb option).

Notes

If planning to server as an appetizer, do not toss the air-fryed meatballs in the marinara. Instead serve the warmed marinara as a side, for dipping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 556Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 1071mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 47g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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Debbie P

Monday 26th of April 2021

I am really looking forward to trying these.

Nicole

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Cooking time is listed as half of what you need. After 8 minutes meatballs were still raw.

Mary

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Wow, the only reason I could think that the Air Fryer Meatballs wouldn't be done is because every air fryer cooks differently. But other than that, I'm not sure why.

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