How to Cook Frozen Meatballs in an Air Fryer with Ease

Ingredients: – Frozen meatballs – Olive oil or cooking spray (optional)

Preheat Your Air Fryer:Preheat your air fryer to the recommended temperature, usually around 375°F (190°C). This preheating step ensures that the meatballs cook evenly and efficiently.

Arrange Meatballs in the Air Fryer Basket:Place the frozen meatballs in the air fryer basket. It's essential not to overcrowd the basket, as it may result in uneven cooking. Leave some space between the meatballs to allow hot air to circulate.

Optional: Lightly Coat with Oil:If you want your meatballs to have a crispy exterior, you can lightly coat them with olive oil or use a cooking spray. This step is optional but can enhance the texture of the meatballs.

Set the Cooking Time:Set the cooking time for your air fryer. Generally, frozen meatballs take about 12-15 minutes to cook in an air fryer, but cooking times may vary depending on the size and type of meatballs, as well as the brand of air fryer.

Flip or Shake Midway:To ensure even cooking, you may want to flip the meatballs or shake the basket halfway through the cooking time. This helps promote even browning on all sides.

Check for Doneness:Near the end of the cooking time, check the internal temperature of the meatballs with a meat thermometer. The minimum safe internal temperature for ground meat products, including meatballs, is 160°F (71°C).

Serve and Enjoy:Once the meatballs are cooked to perfection, carefully remove them from the air fryer basket. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.