Ikea frozen meatballs in air fryer! The flavor and convenience of putting meatballs straight from the freezer into the air fryer is simply unmatched! You can serve them with rice, on a sandwich, or even with a delicious sauce.
Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs
This is a quick, easy way for you to enjoy juicy, tender meatballs.
Not only you can put your meatballs straight into the air fryer, but the fryer will cook them all the way through. There’s no need to thaw or defrost your meatballs before cooking because they will be perfect going straight from freezer to fryer and then onto your plate.
To make this dish, you will need IKEA frozen meatballs and simple ingredients for the sauce.
How To Cook Frozen Meatballs in Air Fryer
To make air fryer frozen meatballs, you’ll need to follow a few of our tips.
- First of all, different brand of frozen meatballs will have different sizes. We use IKEA meatballs. You will want to follow packaging instructions, but remember to vary this based on the size of the meatballs and your air fryer.
- Every air fryer is different, so you might need to adjust your cooking time based on your air fryer. Be sure to cook a small batch of meatballs first to make sure you’re getting the temperature and cooking time right for the size of meatball and for your particular air fryer.
- You’ll want to cook your meatballs in a single layer. Avoid stacking them in multiple layers or overcrowding your air fryer basket. Air fryers work by circulating hot air on the surface of the food that you’re cooking. If you don’t have enough space between the meatballs, or they’re touching, the hot air won’t be able to warm up the entire surface of the meatball. You’ll end up with unevenly cooked meatballs.
- You don't need to coat your meatballs in a cooking spray before cooking.
- Cook your meatballs straight from frozen. You don’t need to thaw them out first. In fact, doing so might make the meatballs mushy when cooked as they will “poach” in the excess water from thawing.
This recipe asks you to use a basket air fryer, but if you have a different type, don’t worry! You can use another air fryer for this recipe. Just make sure to follow our other tips, and cook a small batch of meatballs first. This way, you can tweak your cooking time and temperature to suit the meatballs and your air fryer.
We recommend that you air fry your meatballs for 12-15 minutes at 350 F (180 C). If your meatballs are on the smaller side, closer to 8-12 minutes is better. If you have larger meatballs, we recommend cooking for closer to 15 minutes. Every meatball and air fryer combo will have a “sweet spot” where it’s perfectly cooked, but it’s most likely within this range.
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