Air fryer turkey meatballs in red sauce on rigatoni

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Make tender and delicious air fryer turkey meatballs in less than 30 minutes!

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 14 minutesTotal: 24 minutes
Servings: 3 servings 1x


  • 1lb ground turkey (I like to use dark meat ground turkey)
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (omit if you don’t like spice)


  1. Pour ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, parmesan cheese, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper into a large mixing bowl. Mix together with a spoon or your hands until a smooth, even mixture remains. 
  2. Spray air fryer basket with non stick spray. Use a 2tbsp scoop to scoop out 12 meatballs. Roll them into tight balls with wet hands and arrange on the air fryer basket.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 350F. When the air fryer is warm, place the basket inside and cook at 350F for 14 minutes or until the internal temp of the meatballs reaches 165F.

** To serve I like to heat a jar of marinara sauce over med-low heat on the stove. Then, I toss the meatballs in the sauce and serve over pasta!

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