Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs + Meal Prep

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Foodies, meet these delicious Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs. Turkey, juicy bell pepper and fresh herbs all mixed up and air fried to perfection. Appetizers and dinners have never tasted sooooo good.

Suitable for people following Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo and Keto diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

 

Air Fryer Meatballs (Turkey Meatballs) on a plate with coloured toothpics

Get these healthier Air Fryer Meatballs on your menu like yesterday. Trust me these lighter Turkey Meatballs are family approved and in the lick your plate clean kind category.

They have certainly come in handy during my most recent ‘oops, I forgot I had invited the kiddoes friends over on a play date, what shall I make now’ panicky moment.

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These are very, very versatile. Serve as an appetizer, in a sandwich or toss them in your regular pasta sauce and serve over cauliflower rice or veggie noodles for a low carb yet comforting meal.

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Feel free to serve them over regular pasta or rice too. Super easy to double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd.

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4 Awesome Reasons Why These Air Fryer Meatballs Are Much Healthier Than Regular Meatballs

  • They are made with ground turkey but feel free to swap in some ground beef or pork instead
  • These babies are breadcrumbs free.
  • They are air fried so with only a little spray of cooking oil.
  • They are cheese-free but with lots of flavour coming from the fresh herbs and pepper.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.

 

Ready to whip up the Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs? Then gather all your ingredients and let me show you …

Handy Tip: Use Good Kitchen Tools!

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How To Make Turkey Meat Balls in the Air Fryer Step-by-step

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F / 200C.
  2. Mix all the ingredients (minus the cooking spray) together in a bowl.
  3. Shape into 1-1/4-in meatballs.
  4. Place half the meatballs a single layer in air fryer basket; cook for 7-10 mins until lightly browned and cooked through,(shaking halfway through).
  5. Remove and keep warm, and repeat with the remaining meatballs.
  6. Serve warm with toothpicks and a dipping sauce. 
Collage of making air fryer meatballs (turkey Meatballs)

Turkey Meatballs Tips

  • Try and make sure the meatballs are all a similar size so that they cook at the same time.
  • Other veggies you can sub in include grated carrots, mushrooms etc.
  • Make the meatballs smallish so that they hold together during cooking.
  • You can add in other spices to your taste.

Meal Prep With Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Taking the time to meal prep at the beginning of the week is a great way to save time when it really counts on those busy weekdays. 

You can easily keep your family fuelled throughout the week by packing healthy, wholesome and tasty lunches.

And Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs really is the ideal meal prep ingredient. It is sooooo is fast and easy to make up a batch to use for meal prep at the beginning of the week.

And since it will stay fresh and tasty stored in the fridge, you can make up all sorts of wholesome meals that will be ready to go just when you need them most.

air fryer meatballs in meal prep bowls with cauliflower rice, lettuce and tomatoes

Meal Prep Storage Solutions 

There are many different storage options available, but these are the ones I come back to again and again and work best for all my meal prep needs.

  • Glass Meal Prep Containers with 1, 2 and 3 Compartments – Having 2 compartments is perfect for those build-it-yourself lunchbox ideas, or when you prefer to keep flavourful items separate. And single compartment containers are just the thing for making up meal prep bowls. These glass meal prep containers are freezable, microwavable, and dishwasher safe.
  • Reusable sauce cups with lids– to keep your food from getting soggy, it is important to store salad dressings, fat free yoghurt and salsa, etc. separate from the other food until mealtime. The 1-ounce size will right inside the larger glass containers.
  • Reusable Utensilsthere are lots of cute, packable reusable utensil sets to choose from. Some even come tucked inside a cloth napkin.
  • Reusable Water Bottle – stay hydrated and healthy with these fun portable water bottles.
  • Insulated Lunch Bag – pack up your glass container, utensils and water bottle in this insulated and easy to carry bag and head out the door!
Meal prep bowl with turkey meatballs and veggies

Air Fryer Meatballs Meal Prep Combinations

You really can pair Turkey Meatballs with just about anything to create a wide variety of make-ahead meals that taste amaaaaaazing and are good for you too.

Here are just a few of my very favourite combinations to get you started:

  • Turkey Meatball Bowl (pictured): Salad Greens + Cauliflower Rice + Tomatoes + Fat Free Yoghurt
  • Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes: Adds extra sweetness.
  • Instant Pot Quinoa: Adds some bulk.
  • Build-a-Burrito: Corn Tortillas + Turkey Meatballs + Black Beans + Salsa (the kiddoes love this one!)
  • The Goddess Bowl: Air Fryer Meatball + Quinoa + Roasted Veggies + Green Goddess Dressing. 

Weight Watchers Points in Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

There are 0 (yeap, zero!) Freestyle Points in one serving of Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs.

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Air Fryer Meatballs (Turkey Meatballs) on a plate with coloured toothpics
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5 from 10 votes

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

These easy Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs are sure to be a family favourite.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: air fryer, American, Western
Servings: 4
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb (675g) turkey mince
  • 1 red bell pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh herbs parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro coriander
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • For cooking
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400F / 200C.
  • Mix all the ingredients (minus the cooking spray) together in a bowl.
  • Shape into 1-1/4-in meatballs.
  • Place half the meatballs a single layer in air fryer basket; cook for 7-10 mins until lightly browned and cooked through,(shaking halfway through).
  • Remove and keep warm, and repeat with the remaining meatballs.
  • Serve warm with toothpicks and a dipping sauce.
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Notes

Turkey Meatballs Tips
  • Try and make sure the meatballs are all a similar size so that they cook at the same time.
  • Other veggies you can sub in include grated carrots, mushrooms etc.
  • Make the meatballs smallish so that they hold together during cooking.
  • You can add in spiced to your taste.
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Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas.
Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Wings.
Weight Watchers Points
There are 0 (yeap, zero!) Freestyle Points in one serving of Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2280IU | Vitamin C: 57.7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you! Trying to lose weight and usually hate turkey these were delicious. Followed the recipe entirely and now have a few days of food all prepared! Very tasty and highly recommended.

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