Are you looking for a delicious and easy way to cook frozen meatballs in an air fryer? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, I will walk you through all the steps necessary to make the perfect air-fried meatballs for your family.
Not only will you learn how to cook frozen meatballs in an air fryer, but you’ll also get tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your air fryer. So, let’s get started!
1. How To Cook Frozen Meatballs in Air Fryer
- Frozen Meatballs Package (You can use Angus Beef Meatballs, Armour Original Meatball, or Great Value Meatballs Fully Cooked)
- Your Favorite Dipping Sauce (BBQ Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Hot Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce)
Step 1: Take the amount of frozen meatballs you want to eat out of the package.
Step 2: Put frozen meatballs into an air fryer basket and spread them in a single layer. Coat frozen meatballs evenly with an oil spray
Step 3: Air fry frozen meatballs at 390 ° F for 8 minutes. After the first 4 minutes, press pause to check and shake the basket.
Step 4: Use kitchen tongs to transfer meatballs to a plate and let them cool down for 1 minute then cover them with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy. You can also use them as an addition to other dishes such as pasta, rice, or sandwiches.
2. Tips When Cooking Frozen Meatballs in Air Fryer
- You don’t need to preheat the air fryer and thaw frozen meatballs before cooking
- You should leave as much space around them as possible; this will help meatballs become more crispy and delicious.
- If you have a small basket, you may need to cook frozen meatballs in batches.
- You should use parchment paper so that you can easily clean the basket after frying
3. What To Serve With Meatballs?
If you’re looking for the perfect meal to serve with meatballs, you’ve come to the right place! Meatballs are a classic comfort food that everyone loves, and they’re easy to make and extremely versatile.
One of the most popular ways to serve meatballs is with pasta. Different types of pasta work well with different types of meatballs. For example, Swedish meatballs go great with egg noodles. Italian meatballs pair nicely with spaghetti, penne, or rigatoni. For either type of meatball, a simple marinara sauce is a classic and flavorful accompaniment.
If you’re looking to lighten up your meal, a side of steamed or roasted vegetables is a great way to go. Try pairing your meatballs with roasted carrots, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or green beans. Roasting the vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and helps them to soften. The vegetables can be seasoned with olive oil and salt, or you can get creative and add garlic, dried herbs, or Parmesan cheese.
Mashed potatoes are another great side dish to serve with meatballs. The creamy and comforting mashed potatoes are a perfect complement to the hearty meatballs. You can add butter and milk to give the mashed potatoes a richer flavor, or try adding garlic or chives. If you’re looking to make your mashed potatoes even more flavorful, you can stir in some Parmesan cheese or top them with a dollop of sour cream.
Salads are a great way to round out your meal and add a refreshing touch. A simple side salad of lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers goes nicely with both Italian and Swedish meatballs. You can also opt for a more complex salad, such as a Caesar salad or Greek salad. The crunchy lettuce and vegetables offer a nice contrast to the soft texture of the meatballs.
Finally, you can’t go wrong with a side of bread. Whether you opt for a loaf of crusty Italian bread, crunchy garlic bread, or a soft dinner roll, bread is always a welcome accompaniment to meatballs. You can also get creative and try different types of bread, such as focaccia or ciabatta.