Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

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Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs can be made in under 30 minutes with a few simple ingredients. Use them for an easy dinner or meal prep.

Air fryer turkey meatballs in a white bowl

These air fryer turkey meatballs can be used in so many ways. I am no stranger to a good meatball like these Basic Meatballs, Parmesan Pesto Chicken Meatballs and Porcupine Meatballs

If you like baked turkey meatballs you will LOVE these air fryer meatballs. I have been using my air fryer almost everyday. It crisps foods perfectly on the outside and keeps it juicy and moist on the inside. 

Ingredients Needed: ground turkey, egg, panko bread crumbs, soy sauce and parsley

Why this Recipe Works

  • Making these in the air fryer makes for easy cleanup, no oven required and fast!
  • Can be used for many different meals.
  • Using ground turkey is a good source of lean protein. 


  • Mix together ground turkey, egg, panko crumbs, parsley and soy sauce until combined.

Ingredients for turkey meatballs in a bowl

  • Roll the mixture into small, 1-inch balls.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Put half of the meatballs in the basket.
  • Air fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. I like to stop at the 5 minute mark and flip meatballs over. Cook for additional 5 minutes.

Turkey meatballs in air fryer basket

  • Set cooked meatballs aside and place the other uncooked meatballs in the air fryer. Cook for 10 minutes.

Tips for the Perfect Meatball

  • Don’t over mix to ensure tender meatballs.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the mix for Italian turkey meatballs.
  • Be sure not to crowd the air fryer basket. Cook in two batches to ensure they get cooked evenly.


Yes! Cook the meatballs and let them completely cool. Place them on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Place the frozen meatballs into a freezer safe bag or container. 

When ready to cook, thaw meatballs and place them back in air fryer for 5 minutes or bake or warm in slow cooker. 

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This is the same Air Fryer I use at home. I cook with it almost everyday and we love it! 

Turkey meatballs are great served with a side dish or used for meal prep. I will double the recipe and have them for several days during the week. Serve them rice, pasta, zucchini noodles, roasted veggies or even in a sandwich. 



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4.89 from 35 votes

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

By Heather
Turkey Meatballs baked in the Air Fryer
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • ground black pepper


  • Mix ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Lightly spray air fryer basket and place half of the meatballs in basket. 
  • Cook meatballs at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Turn the meatballs over and cook for another 5 minutes. 
  • Remove cooked meatballs and place the remaining uncooked meatballs in the air fryer basket and repeat. Cook for 5 minutes at 400 degrees, flip and cook another 5 minutes. 


  • Don't over mix to ensure tender meatballs.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the mix for Italian turkey meatballs.
  • Be sure not to crowd the air fryer basket. Cook in two batches to ensure they get cooked evenly.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 385mg | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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