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Golden brown cooked meatballs in an air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs – Quick and Easy

  • Author: Amy Estes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs come out perfectly crispy, golden, and juicy in minutes. Wonderfully dippable in your favorite sauce or served on top of a pile of spaghetti for a spaghetti and meatballs feast. They cook quickly and make a meaty, protein-packed addition to any meal.


  • 22 oz frozen meatballs


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F.
  2. Once the air fryer is ready, place the frozen meatballs into the air fryer basket in a single, even layer. You may need to cook them in two batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  3. Cook the meatballs for 7-8 minutes, check and flip them in the basket then cook them for 1-5 more minutes until golden and fully warmed through. I used standard-size turkey meatballs and they cooked in about 11 minutes. 
  4. Remove and serve with your favorite dipping sauce or over some spaghetti.


  • You want to use fully-cooked frozen meatballs from the freezer. Any brand should work. Smaller meatballs will take less time to cook so check them as they are cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer – make sure the meatballs are in an even layer and not overlapping so they can get nice and golden on all sides.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat the meatballs in the air fryer at 350 degrees F until warmed through.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Italian

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