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Can I freeze meatballs?

Yes. Meatballs are a perfect dish to freeze in advance and cook later when needed. To prevent them from sticking to each other, it is better to freeze meatballs on a tray first, and then put them in an airtight freezer.

What are the most famous meatballs?

Italian and Swedish meatballs are very famous, with Italian meatballs having their own original recipe whereas the Swedish meatball recipe actually originating in Turkey and being brought to Sweden in the 18th century by King Charles XII of Sweden. Persian meatballs called “koofteh” are also famous. Ancient Persia is the place where the meatballs originated.

#Air Fryer

Meatball Poppers Air Fryer Recipe

Category:Main dish
Cuisine:American
Serving:4
Cook Time:10 minutes
Prep Time:20 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 351

Here is a delicious air fryer meatball recipe with marinara sauce which turns out an easy and healthy menu for tonight along with some spaghetti!

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Meatball Poppers Air Fryer Recipe

Meatball is a dish made with ground meat dish combined with other ingredients such as onion, garlic, eggs, breadcrumbs etc., formed into a ball shape, and then cooked. The content of meatballs, meat patties, meat rissoles, and meatloaf are almost the same but these four mainly differ in shape from each other. Meatballs are round ball-shaped, whereas meat patties and rissoles are round but flat, with rissoles being smaller. Meatloaf, on the other hand, is loaf-shaped like bread and eaten sliced. Additionally, of these four, meatloaf is baked whereas the three others are generally fried even though baking them is possible, too.

Air fryer meatballs recipe below, flavored with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, is a very easy and quick recipe to make. When you’d like to serve a spaghetti and meatballs dish to your loved ones, this recipe will be your favorite to make meatballs. Making meatballs in the air fryer ensures meatballs are well-cooked and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside so the air fryer takes the burden of cooking meatballs and eases your life in the recipe below.

Let’s move on to the air fryer meatball poppers recipe and make you serve a meal that your family cannot get enough of!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Olive oil spray

  • 1 cup marinara sauce

  • 4 ounces grated mozzarella cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat the air fryer by selecting the “Steak” function and adjusting the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up.

  2. Add ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper into a bowl and mix them well.

  3. Make 16 to 20 meatballs from the mixture, forming the pieces into a ball shape.

  4. Open the air fryer, lightly grease the basket with olive oil spray, and add the meatballs in a single layer.

  5. Mist the meatballs with olive oil spray, and close the air fryer.

  6. Set the timer to 9 minutes and press the “Start/Pause” button to start cooking.

  7. Cook until the meatballs are golden brown, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.

  8. Once the meatballs are cooked, open the air fryer and carefully add ½ teaspoon of marinara sauce on each meatball.

  9. Put some mozzarella cheese on top of each meatball and close the air fryer.

  10. Adjust the timer to 1 minute and continue cooking until the cheese melts.

  11. Open the air fryer once ready and transfer meatballs onto a serving platter.

  12. Garnish with parsley and insert toothpicks to eat easily.

  13. Serve warm.

  14. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Amount/​Serving
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
351
Carbs
10.7 grams
4
Fat
13.9 grams
18
Protein
43.7 grams
79
Cholesterol
118 milligrams
39
Sodium
502 milligrams
22
Fiber
1.8 grams
6
Extras
  • RECIPE NOTE FOR MEATBALLS:

    If you have time, you can make these meatballs smaller. Smaller meatballs will be funnier to eat for kids.

    HOW TO SERVE MEATBALLS:

    You can serve meatballs with spaghetti and green salad if you do not have any problem with having additional carbohydrates.