Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls

Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls —  Don’t let the name fool you. Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls are as easy to make as traditional fried ones. This is a family favorite recipe we’ve been making for years and now it’s perfect for an air fryer! You’ll be surprised how delicious they taste!

The best part? They’re healthy too, without the need for adding more oil to cook them up.  All without sacrificing flavor! These would be perfectly served at your next party or game day event while still being healthy enough for weeknight dinners. We hope you try these out soon-you won’t regret it!

These are also very KETO and Low-Carb Friendly, and only have a few ingredients, which means you can whip these up in minutes!

These make for an amazing appetizer, breakfast, lunch, or dinner food! And since they are almost all protein, they will keep you filled for hours!

Some of my other favorite Air Fryer KETO Recipes areLOW-CARB AIR FRYER SCOTCH EGGS, AIR FRYER CORNISH HENS, and AIR FRYER CREAM CHEESE AND HERB STUFFED CHICKEN.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls

  • Ground Italian Sausage
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Almond Flour

How To Make Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls

Ground Sausage in Bowl

In a large bowl mix together the ground Italian sausage, Italian seasoning, shredded cheese, and almond flour. Mix well.

Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls

Form meatballs, about 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls. Place them into the air fryer in a single layer. Set the temperature to 370 degrees F, air fryer setting for 10 to 15 minutes.

Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls

Pro Tips:

  • This recipe will work in any Air Fryer Basket or Oven Model. I have made them through the years in the Ninja Food, Instant Pot Vortex, GoWise, PowerXL, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and Maelthy Lid. The recipe will remain the same. The cooking time will vary slightly.
  • For best results, try to shape all of the meatballs in about the same size, so they all cook up at the same time.
  • Try using a cookie scoop, if you have trouble shaping the Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls.

LEFTOVERS AND REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS

These make for a great next-day meal, as long as they are stored correctly. For best results, let them cool to room temperature, and then place them into an airtight container. They will last in the refrigerator for about 3 to 5 days.

To Reheat them, place them into the air fryer basket or in the microwave and heat until warmed through.

FREEZER INSTRUCTIONS

These freeze very well, so if you have been looking for a great meal-prep recipe, this is one of my favorites.

To freeze, prepare as directed in the recipe below, but don’t cook them. Place them on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Then place the baking sheet into the freezer, until the meatballs are frozen solid.

Remove the frozen meatballs from the baking tray and place them into a freezer bag, they will last about 1 to 2 months.

Cook them per the directions below, but add a few minutes, since you are starting them from frozen.

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Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls
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Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls

5 from 2 votes
Author: ForkToSpoon.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls —  Don't let the name fool you. Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls are as easy to make as traditional fried ones. This is a family favorite recipe we've been making for years, and now it's perfect for an air fryer! You'll be surprised how delicious they taste!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound ground Italian pork sausage
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  • Mix the ground Italian sausage, Italian seasoning, shredded cheese, and almond flour in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Form meatballs, about 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls. Place them into the air fryer in a single layer. Set the temperature to 370 degrees F, air fryer setting for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer, Air Fryer Basket or Air Fryer Oven

Notes

Pro Tips:

  • This recipe will work in any Air Fryer Basket or Oven Model. I have made them through the years in the Ninja Food, Instant Pot Vortex, GoWise, PowerXL, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and Maelthy Lid. The recipe will remain the same. The cooking time will vary slightly.
  • For best results, try to shape all meatballs to about the same size, so they all cook up simultaneously.
  • Try using a cookie scoop if you have trouble shaping the Air Fryer Italian Sausage Balls.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 20gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 604mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 251IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 184mgIron: 2mg

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