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Easy Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

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These Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs are the best thing since sliced bread! The perfect meal for a family on the go.

They are made with only a handful of simple ingredients making this a quick and easy dinner option. Taking the ingredients into consideration, they are healthy turkey meatballs that won’t mess up your weight watcher’s diet for the day.

These homemade meatballs are moist and juicy every time.

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

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Air Fryer Ground Turkey Meatballs

My whole family loves turkey meatballs. And I love how simple this recipe comes together.

Traditional meatballs are usually made with regular ground meat, but using ground turkey takes it to another level, making this a leaner and faster dinner option for the busy people out there.

These delicious meatballs are an easy entree that you can pair with rice and a vegetable. It is another great air fryer recipe to add to your dinner meal plan ideas that are a stress-free option.

This simple recipe is a great option to use for meal prep.

I have made a huge batch of this air fryer meatballs recipe and have portioned them out in an air-tight container to use in several meal prep recipes. You need to make this easy recipe to get delicious juicy meatballs.

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs ingredients

Ingredients for Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Here is what you need to make these ground turkey meatballs:

  • Lean Ground turkey

  • Egg

  • Seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder, garlic, and herb seasoning, salt, and pepper)

  • Chicken Broth

  • Ritz Crackers

  • Yellow onion

  • Worcestershire Sauce

  • Garlic Paste

  • Cooking oil spray

Items used for this Air Fryer Turkey Meatball Recipe:

How to Make Turkey Meatballs in the Air Fryer

Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix the crackers, chicken broth, yellow onions, garlic paste, Worcestershire Sauce, garlic paste, egg, and seasonings in a large mixing bowl.

Gently incorporate the ground turkey until everything is fully incorporated.

Use a cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop to shape each meatball.

Place meatballs on the rack that has been sprayed with cooking oil in a single layer.

Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 Fahrenheit. Flip them halfway through to get them golden brown on both sides.

Remove the meatballs and cook the remaining turkey meatballs.

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Air Fryer Turkey Meatball Faqs

How do you know when turkey meatballs are done?

In order to make sure your turkey meatballs are fully cooked use a meat thermometer. Turkey meatballs should reach a minimum safe internal temperature of 165F (74C).

Tips for the Perfect Meatballs

Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket or rack. A great way to make sure you don’t overcrowd while cooking is to cook the meatballs in batches if necessary. 

For the best results, gentle fold in the ground turkey and don’t over mix the mixture.

Can You Freeze Turkey Meatballs?

Yes. Once the cooked meatballs have cooled completely. You can place them in a freezer Ziploc bag.

If you enjoyed this Air Fryer Turkey Meatball recipe, you are going to enjoy these other air fryer recipes, too:

Air Fryer Turkey Burger

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Salmon

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Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Easy Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

These Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs are the best thing since sliced bread! The perfect meal for a family on the go.They are made with only a handful of simple ingredients making this a quick and easy dinner option.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 221 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • ¼ cup Ritz crackers crushed
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup onion grated
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic & herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound of ground turkey


  • Mix crackers with chicken broth until coated and moistened.
  • Mix garlic paste, Worcestershire sauce, onion, seasonings, and egg.
  • Gently fold ground turkey into the mixture.
  • Form ground turkey meatballs with melon or ice cream scooper.
  • Air Fry at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and the internal temperature, is 165 degrees.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy.


Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 23gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 805mgPotassium: 349mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer turkey meatballs, healthy turkey meatballs, turkey meatballs
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  • Reply Mirlene 2021/11/11 at 5:08 pm

    5 stars
    My kids love meatballs! I always try to find the easiest way to make them juicy too! I’m glad I can do this on the air fryer and can make it a bit moist and not too dry!

    • Reply Dionne 2021/11/19 at 11:18 am

      Meatballs are a win win every time with kids.

  • Reply Artney 2021/11/11 at 5:15 pm

    5 stars
    I love the versatility of the air fryer! These turkey meatballs look scrumptious! I love all of the herbs. Can’t wait to try them.

  • Reply Jessica Formicola 2021/11/11 at 6:09 pm

    5 stars
    I love any excuse to use my air fryer, and these meatballs are one of my favorites! Perfectly moist and so full of flavor!

  • Reply Tara 2021/11/11 at 7:30 pm

    5 stars
    Oh wow!! I love all the flavors in these turkey meatballs. That texture sounds fantastic with the use of the air fryer. So easy too!

  • Reply Sharon 2021/11/11 at 7:46 pm

    5 stars
    Making meatballs from scratch in the air fryer has never been easier! What a delicious and easy recipe.

    • Reply Dionne 2021/11/19 at 11:17 am

      So easy every single time!

  • Reply Jyoti Behrani 2021/11/11 at 7:54 pm

    5 stars
    These air fryer turkey meatballs were fantastic! Thank you for the great recipe.

    • Reply Dionne 2021/11/19 at 11:17 am

      You’re more than welcome.

  • Reply Chenée 2021/11/21 at 1:02 pm

    5 stars
    We love meatballs and it’s so much easier to make them in the air fryer! Thanks for this recipe!

  • Reply Tavo 2021/11/21 at 1:21 pm

    5 stars
    Really nice polpettes (as we call them here in Italy). Packed tons of flavor!

    • Reply Dionne 2021/11/28 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you and thank you for teaching me something new.

  • Reply Jacqueline Meldrum 2021/11/21 at 2:28 pm

    5 stars
    Every time I see another air fryer recipe I remind myself to get it out of the cupboard and start using it

    • Reply Dionne 2021/11/28 at 7:57 pm

      LOL. You really should get it out.

  • Reply Caroline 2021/11/21 at 2:46 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve never thought to make meatballs in the air fryer – they look like they come out great, so look forward to giving them a try.

  • Reply Sara Welch 2021/11/22 at 2:10 pm

    5 stars
    Another great recipe for the air fryer! Enjoyed these for dinner last night and they do not disappoint! Quick, easy and delicious; my whole family loved them!

    • Reply Dionne 2021/11/28 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experience.

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