Air Fryer Party Meatballs

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.

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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 amount 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. Sadly she has since passed away and it is nice to bring her meatballs recipe back to life on Recipe This. Plus I am giving it a modern twist of cooking them in the Air Fryer instead of the frying pan like she would have done.

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Air Fryer Party Meatballs
Serves: 24
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  1. In a large mixing bowl place on your seasonings and mix well so that everything is evenly coated.
  2. Add the mince to the bowl and mix well.
  3. Form into medium sized meatballs and place them into your Air Fryer.
  4. Cook them for 15 minutes on a 190c heat or until nice and crispy and cooked in the middle.
  5. Place them on sticks before serving.
When I am cooking in the Air Fryer I find that it doesn’t do a very good job if the contents are over crowded, so if you have a small Air Fryer I suggest you do them in batches of 12.


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11 comments… add one
  • avatar Jessy @ The Life Jolie Feb 25, 2016, 4:15 pm

    These look delicious- I am fascinated by air fryers- we love fried food but not all the grease. I’m dying to get one!

    • avatar Samantha and Dominic Feb 29, 2016, 9:40 am

      Best kitchen gadget we ever bought and they last years. Got mine 2011/2012 time and it is still in really good condition now even though it has been used a lot!

  • avatar Sam @ Living The Dutch Dream Feb 26, 2016, 11:37 am

    Ah, my mum has just had an air fryer for her birthday and is just getting to grips with it. I think she might like this recipe so I’m pin it aand send her a link. Thanks for sharing.

  • avatar Joybee Feb 26, 2016, 6:32 pm

    These sound delicious. I’ve been looking to purchase an air fryer but I’m still not sold on it. I don’t deep fry foods because of the mess with all the oil needed but I’m still hesitant to buy an air fryer. Is it better than just baking foods that are traditionally deep fried?

    • avatar Samantha and Dominic Feb 29, 2016, 9:39 am

      Hi Joybee,

      I think a lot of people use airfryer for all sorts of things and not just for French Fries and other deep frying alternatives. Thanks for how quick it does the cooking and the style of cooking I use my airfryer as my deep fryer, microwave and grill alternatives.

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