Preheat the air fryer by running it at 360°F (180°C) for 5 minutes.
Bring out the air fryer basket and brush with a small amount of oil. Then spread out the meatballs in a single layer.
Air fry at 360°F (180°C) for 6 minutes, shaking the meatballs around once halfway.
Serve immediately with your favorite sides and dipping sauces!
This recipe for Frozen Meatballs in Air Fryer was created in a Philips HD9252/90 Air Fryer*. Cook times can vary with your air fryer model.
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Frozen meatballs: This recipe was created with small, Swedish style meatballs. For larger meatballs you will need to adjust the cooking time - see tips & tricks section below for suggestions. We are using pre-cooked meatballs.
Vegetable oil can be skipped, but adds nice color
Preheat your air fryer for best results and the quickest cook
Don't defrost the meatballs - cook them straight from frozen
Cook frozen meatballs in one layer for an even cook. If making more meatballs, cook them in batches.
Shake them around halfway for an even cook
Cook time can vary with different air fryers
Don't cook them too long as this will dry them out
If the meatballs are larger start with 4 + 4 minutes and add more time if needed in 1 minute increments
If the meatballs are not heated through after 6 minutes, just add more time in 1 minute increments
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days - but remember that they are at their best just after frying
Reheat meatballs by air frying for 2 minutes at 300°F (150°C), shaking them once halfway