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Air Fryer Party Meatballs. Introducing you to my aunt Sheila’s party meatballs, modernised for the air fryer. A true American Italian air fryer meatballs recipe passed down through the family.
Air Fryer Party Meatballs with a true American Italian taste was among the first recipes ever to be published on RecipeThis.com and I am now updating it. I am updating my air fryer party meatballs with more information so that you can make the best ever Italian meatballs in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Party Meatballs
These EXACT party meatballs are the same ones that I used to enjoy as a kid. I had a lovely aunt that used to come and visit us in England from America. She was my mum’s sister and lived near New York and as such she was always up to date on the latest food trends.
You know how it is living in Europe, you’re always a good few years behind what is happening in the United States and food was very much like that.
My aunt would visit for a couple of weeks and stay at my grandma’s house. It was a small house with a small kitchen and yet she would manage to make a huge pan of meatballs and then serve them with pasta and tomato sauce.
I always felt honoured to be able to be part of her meatball moments. A lot of the time she would also serve them up on their own on sticks.
Her husband that she married was American Italian and she always had a thing for food that fitted in with his culture such as party meatballs. Or her love for chicken parmesan.
Sadly, she has since passed away and it is nice to bring her meatballs recipe back to life on Recipe This.
I will always remember her for delicious food and that amazing American accent. Nobody ever said my name with the same over the top accent as what she did.
Plus I am giving it a modern twist of cooking them in the Air Fryer instead of the pan like she would have done.
So let’s keep her party meatballs going and celebrate proper American Italian meatballs!
Best Air Fryer Meatballs
If you want the best air fryer meatballs, then this is it.
They are so easy to make yourself at home.
In fact, they would be easy to call dump and go meatballs as it is as simple as that. Throw all the ingredients into a bowl, mix them, turn them into meatball shapes and cook them.
Of course, the air fryer helps make this process even better as it makes your air fryer party meatballs taste so good!
You can then eat them over my Instant Pot Garlic Spaghetti or serve them on sticks and have them as a true Air Fryer Party Food!
Meatballs In Air Fryer
The hubby and I always discuss what’s for dinner the next day, in the same way, every day.
- Dom: Are you getting something out of the freezer for dinner tomorrow?
- Sam: Yes, what do you want?
- Dom: Anything that can be cooked in the air fryer!
- Sam: I got some mince out!
- Dom: What are we making?
- Sam: Don’t know yet!
Because mince (aka ground meat) is so versatile I can then decide what to cook the next day. It might be air fryer burgers, but quite often it is meatballs in the air fryer as they are so delicious.
The conversation can also be very similar for cooking in the Instant Pot, the Sous Vide or the Slow Cooker. Plus, because we eat in the air fryer so frequently, I can be talking about mince, chicken breast or sausages as we eat these the most.
Using A Meatball Press
There is such a thing as a Meatball Press to make your meatball shapes PERFECT. I love it and it keeps my meatballs all the same size and stops your meatballs from looking ugly.
Which is perfect for parties too.
MORE Air Fryer Meatball Recipes
I am a HUGE fan of meatballs and cook them frequently in the air fryer. I love them with different types of mince including chicken meatballs, pork meatballs, turkey meatballs and of course beef meatballs.
Here are a few Air Fryer Meatball Recipes:
- Air Fryer Honey & Mustard Pork Meatballs
- Air Fryer Meatball Sub
- Air Fryer Vegan Meatballs
- Air Fryer Moroccan Couscous Meatballs
- Air Fryer Jamaican Chicken Meatballs
Air Fryer Party Meatballs
- In a large mixing bowl place on your seasonings and mix well so that everything is evenly coated.
- Add the mince to the bowl and mix well.
- Form into medium sized meatballs and place them into your Air Fryer.
- Cook them for 15 minutes on a 190c/375F heat or until nice and crispy and cooked in the middle.
- Place them on sticks before serving.