Air Fryer Honey & Mustard Meatballs

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Air Fryer Honey & Mustard Pork Meatballs. Delicious honey and mustard ground pork meatballs cooked in the air fryer. A flavoursome pork meatball thanks to the mix of sweet honey and spicy yellow mustard.

Air Fryer Honey & Mustard Pork Meatballs
Air Fryer Honey & Mustard Pork Meatballs

Air Fryer Pork Meatballs with honey and mustard was among the first 15 recipes ever to be published on and I am now updating it. I am updating my air fryer pork meatballs to add new photos along with some new kitchen gadget accessories that I didn’t have available to me back in 2015.

Air Fryer Honey & Mustard Pork Meatballs

I call my Air Fryer honey and mustard pork meatballs, my favourite of all the meatball recipes I have ever created here on

That is because they are a fridge raid air fryer meatballs recipe. Where I have taken what food I have leftover in the fridge and made something delicious on a whim.

I do this all the time with meals and when Dominic tells us we have nothing in and we need to go shopping, I point out something weird and wacky that we can make with leftovers.

This is EXACTLY what I wrote back in December of 2015 as I made these honey and mustard pork meatballs for the first time:

I love to experiment with mince and this recipe was the result of having some leftover pork mince in the fridge and fancying something quick to eat when I was in a rush. I never really thought over the ingredients, I just felt like they tasted delicious and quickly jotted down what I had included so that one day I could share it on my blog.

Well it turns out that this cold day at the beginning of December has become that day. I am also planning on having some for brunch today instead of just eating the kid’s advent calendars.

If that is YOU and you want to make air fryer meatballs from leftovers, then grab your favourite mince (called Ground if you are American), add to it your favourite seasoning, make them into cute meatballs and cook them in the air fryer.

Even better serve them with our Instant Pot Garlic Spaghetti and you have an amazing dinner for your family.

Air Fryer Homemade Pork Meatballs

The best meat for making meatballs with for me is minced pork, or as the Americans call it Ground Pork.

This is because pork is a fatty meat and is easier to make meatballs with and by using ground pork, you don’t need to use egg to make the pork meatballs.

Simply throw in your ingredients, add some type of flour to bind them together and then make them into your meatball shapes.

It really is as simple as that.

I recommend Butcher Box for your ground pork and they have plenty of other ground meats to choose from to, depending on what meat you want to put into your meatballs.

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Pork Meatballs Made In The Air Fryer

I love how fast you can cook pork meatballs in the air fryer. It is a no fuss way of cooking meatballs and they have a wonderful crispy skin and keep their shape so well too.

You can also cook your pork meatballs directly in the air fryer basket, without having to use any other air fryer accessories. Remember the first time I made these for the blog was back in 2015, before I had any good air fryer accessories.

Air Fryer Meatballs Low Carb

Air Fryer Honey & Mustard Pork Meatballs

I have made no secret of it and the fact that I follow the Paleo diet most of the time. That means that a lot of my recipes are low carb. Just like the fact that my air fryer meatballs are low carb.

In these air fryer meatballs, there is no breadcrumbs and no breading involved. Instead as a binding agent I have used my favourite Bob’s Red Mill Oat Flour.

But a good plan B, is to use a mix of pork mince and beef or veal mince. This will make them less fatty and they will bind together without the need of any flour or breadcrumbs.

Can You Air Fry Meatballs?

Absolutely! I have cooked my meatballs in the air fryer for a long, long time now. In fact, I couldn’t imagine cooking them any other way now.

The air fryer is fantastic for crisping up the outside and making sure that they are well cooked in the middle.

You don’t have to worry about your pork meatballs being dry in the air fryer as this will never happen.

Air Fryer Meatballs Temperature?

For cooking my air fryer meatballs, I cook them at a temperature of 180c/360f. This ensures that they are cooked in the middle but have a nice outside crunch. It also stops them from being over cooked too.

After all, there is nothing worse than burnt, dry meatballs.

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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 Honey & Mustard Pork Meatballs

Air Fryer Honey & Mustard Pork Meatballs. Delicious honey and mustard ground pork meatballs cooked in the air fryer. A flavoursome pork meatball thanks to the mix of sweet honey and spicy yellow mustard.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 357kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:


  • Peel and thinly dice the red onion.
  • Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well until the pork mince is well seasoned.
  • Using a meatball press create your meatballs. If needed add some oat flour to combine them together.
  • Place the pork meatballs into the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Serve while still warm.


My pork meatballs used this meatball press. They are a small to medium size, so add a couple more minutes if you have large meatballs.
We used this brand of honey, it is not overly sweet and perfect for cooking with.
The oat flour we recommend is Bob’s Red Mill and it is gluten free and perfect if you follow the Paleo or other similar diets.
The honey is what gives the skin of the meatballs such a fantastic crunchy glow. We recommend that if you don’t like honey that you use something similar like maple syrup.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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