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How to cook frozen Swedish meatballs in air fryer. You will love these Swedish meatballs cooked from frozen in the air fryer and how juicy they are once cooked.

We have cooked many different types of meatballs in the air fryer, and these are the best we have ever had!

Air Fryer Frozen Swedish Meatballs
Air Fryer Frozen Swedish Meatballs
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Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

Back when we lived in Portugal, everything was always so slow. Whenever they planned something new, it would take years for it to happen and for the plan to go into action.

That was the process when we found out that they were going to be building a brand new shopping centre and that the main thing for the building was going to be an Ikea.

At that point I had never been in an Ikea before and was excited to see all their storage solutions that everyone talks about, but the main attraction was always going to be the Swedish Meatballs, something I had never tried before.

Well, in typical Portuguese style we waited and we waited and we finally got our Ikea. I’m not sure exactly how long that time was, but I think it was about 3 years.

Then on the weekend it finally opened (it was Easter) it was Easter and OMG worse than shopping for gifts on Christmas Eve. And I was looking forward to sitting in the café in Ikea and having my Swedish meatballs.

And you GUESSED IT…..way too busy and no chance of getting any. So we went into the Ikea shop and grabbed some and took them how and instead had air fryer Swedish meatballs.

They were so good compared to any other frozen meatballs we had cooked in the air fryer and Ikea soon became our go to for storage, air fryer accessories and of course some frozen meatballs that we could air fry.

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Can I Cook Swedish Meatballs From Frozen?

YES, YES, YES, you can cook Swedish meatballs from frozen and you will love them! They are truly delicious and then perfect for serving with a traditional meatball sauce.

I recommend getting the bags of frozen Swedish meatballs from Ikea and then storing them in your freezer until you need them and then air frying.

Can You Air Fry Frozen Meatballs?

Yes, you can air fry frozen meatballs and these air fryer Swedish meatballs are not my first. Usually, I have this habit of buying lots of fresh meatballs from the supermarket and then realising they have got close to the use by date and then placing them into the freezer.

Then the meatballs are air fried from frozen.

If you would like to learn more about frozen meatballs in the air fryer do check out our original post.

What Are The Best Frozen Swedish Meatballs?

The best frozen Swedish meatballs are those purchased from Ikea. No one does a better job than what Ikea does.

But you can also use any Swedish meatballs from the supermarket such as from Iceland, Aldi, Costco etc.

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Frozen Swedish Meatballs Air Fryer Ingredients

Frozen Swedish Meatballs Air Fryer Ingredients

Meatballs – You can cook up to a bag at once of frozen Swedish meatballs. But you can air fry less meatballs depending on how many you have in and how many people you are feeding.

You don’t need any oil because the air fryer meatballs have their own natural fat in them and they never go dry in the air fryer.

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How To Cook Swedish Meatballs Using Frozen Meatballs?

  • Load. Start by loading frozen meatballs into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook. Then air fry frozen meatballs in the air fryer for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Serve. Load onto a dinner plate with your favourite Swedish meatballs sauce.

And I am sure you can see now how easy these Swedish meatballs air fryer recipe is and why you should be doing it too!

How Long Do You Air Fry Frozen Meatballs?

You will be pleased to know that frozen Swedish meatballs in the air fryer take JUST 8 minutes.

You can also reheat your Swedish meatballs sauce in the air fryer in 4 minutes.

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Or if you have a Ninja Foodi you can also cook Swedish meatballs in the ninja foodi. They are just as delicious, I would just recommend adding two extra minutes to the cook time if using the air fryer function.

But you can also pressure cook the frozen meatballs like we do in our instant pot frozen meatballs recipe.

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What To Serve With Swedish Meatballs In Air Fryer?

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Given the choice I would choose to have frozen Swedish meatballs with a Swedish meatball sauce. But if you don’t have this then you have so much choice. For example, in our air fryer cookbook, we have a recipe for mushroom stroganoff and this would create a delicious creamy sauce alternative.

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Frozen Swedish Meatballs In Air Fryer

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Frozen Swedish Meatballs In Air Fryer

How to cook frozen Swedish meatballs in air fryer. You will love these Swedish meatballs cooked from frozen in the air fryer and how juicy they are once cooked.
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2
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  • 1 Bag Frozen Swedish Meatballs

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  • Place your frozen Swedish meatballs into the air fryer basket. Don’t preheat the air fryer.
    How Long Do You Air Fry Frozen Meatballs?
  • Air fry frozen Swedish meatballs for 8 minutes at 180c/360f or until crispy and brown.
    How Long Do You Air Fry Frozen Meatballs?
  • Then serve.
    How Long Do You Air Fry Frozen Meatballs?


Medium. Go for a medium sized frozen meatball as they will then all cook together rather than some being done and some being over.
Thanks for reading our frozen Swedish meatballs in the air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious ideas with meatballs do try our instant pot Swedish meatballs which is perfect for your midweek dinner.


Calories: 1184kcal | Protein: 76g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 324mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 1292mg | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4mg
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love meatballs, especially fresh ones that have been put in the freezer. These ones cooked in the air fryer are so quick and easy to make. I made some meatball subs for us and the kids and we all loved them thanks for the tips they are a god send for newbies like me 🙂

    1. Hi Tim,

      We have never made it unfortunately so not sure how to make it or what it is made from 🙂