Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Mozzerella-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs have been a staple in Italian cuisine for centuries. They were originally made with a mixture of bread crumbs, meat, and spices and were often served as a way to use up leftover meat. The addition of cheese to meatballs is a more modern twist, but has become a popular variation. Air frying has also become a popular cooking method in recent years, as it allows for a healthier alternative to frying foods in oil.

Air Fryer Mozzerella-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: AppetizerCuisine: Italian
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These delicious turkey meatballs are stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese and cooked to perfection in an air fryer. They make a great appetizer or can be served as a main dish with your favorite side.


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into small pieces


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1 pound of ground turkey, 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Take a small piece of mozzarella cheese and stuff it into the center of each meatball, making sure to seal the meat around the cheese.
  • Place the stuffed meatballs in a single layer in your air fryer basket.
  • Cook the meatballs for 8-10 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve the meatballs hot with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.


  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake these meatballs in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
  • For a healthier option, you can use ground turkey breast instead of ground turkey.
  • Be sure to use lean ground turkey to avoid excess grease in the air fryer.

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