Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs —Move over, Swedish meatballs. There’s a new sheriff in town, and its name is air fryer Swedish meatballs. These deliciously spiced meatballs are cooked to perfection in your air fryer, resulting in a meal that’s both healthy and tasty. So what are you waiting for? Try out this recipe today!

Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

Do you love Swedish meatballs? If so, you’re going to love this air fryer recipe! Our easy step-by-step guide will show you how to make your delicious Swedish meatballs in just 30 minutes. Plus, they’re cooked a fraction of the time and use less oil than traditional methods. So what are you waiting for? Start cooking!

My kids are huge fans of the Ikea signature dish, so they were over the moon that I could make these in my air fryer, and they are fabulous! Served with either traditional Spaetzle egg noodles or a big old pot of Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, these will sure to please even the pickiest eater.

And, of course, serve with a side of Lingonberry Jam!

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The Best Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

Are you looking for a delicious and easy air fryer recipe? Look no further than these fantastic Swedish meatballs! They are simple to make and taste amazing. You will love how crispy they are on the outside and tender inside. This is sure to be a new favorite!

What are Swedish Meatballs?

If you’re a fan of IKEA, then you know all about Swedish meatballs. But what are they, exactly? And how do you make them at home? This recipe will answer those questions and more! Swedish meatballs are a classic dish that you can enjoy any time of year. They’re perfect for serving at parties or potlucks or simply enjoying as a quick and easy weeknight meal. Best of all, they’re simple to make and can be tailored to your taste preferences. So what are you waiting for? Get cookin’!

Swedish Meatball Ingredients

Swedish Meatball Ingredients
  • Ground Beef
  • Bread Crumbs or Panko
  • Onions
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Beef Broth
  • Heavy Cream
  • Seasonings: Parsley, AllSpice, Ground Nutmeg, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Black Pepper

How To Make Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

Combine the ground beef, onions, bread crumbs (or panko), seasonings, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until the mixture is well combined.

Using a cookie scoop or your hands, roll the meatballs, and place them into the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 380 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. (Depending on your air fryer, shake your basket frequently during the cooking process)

Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

While the meatballs are cooking, make the gravy. Add the butter to a small saucepan, then over low heat, simmer until the butter is melted, and whisk in the flour. Pour in the beef broth and heavy cream, and simmer until the sauce is thickened. When the meatballs are cooked, place the meatballs into the saucepan and heat for a couple of minutes.

Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

Pro Tips:

  • Meat: While traditionally Swedish meatballs are prepared with ground beef, they can also be prepared with ground chicken, or turkey, for a leaner option.
  • Don’t Overmix: Do not overmix, otherwise, you will end up with tough meatballs.
  • Seasonings: You can use a variety of spices, some great options are ground nutmeg or diced parsley.

Freezing and Storing

This is one of my favorites to make ahead meals. I often double or triple the recipe and freeze one batch for later.

Store: If you have any leftover meatballs, let them cool to room temperature, and then place them into an airtight container. They will last in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days.

Reheat: You can reheat the meatballs in the air fryer or the microwave. Heat until warmed through.

Freezing: Let the meatballs cool to room temperature, and then place them on a greased baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the freezer until the meatballs are frozen solid. Transfer the frozen meatballs to a freezer-safe container or freezer bag.

How To Cook Frozen Ikea Meatballs in The Air Fryer

Ikea meatballs: they’re the perfect snack or dinner. But sometimes, you don’t have time to cook them up the old-fashioned way. That’s where the air fryer comes in! We’ll show you how to cook Ikea meatballs in the air fryer in this post. Trust us, and it’s easier than you think! So fire up your air fryer, and let’s get cooking!

Place the frozen meatballs in the air fryer, and set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until the meatballs are fully cooked.

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Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

3.29 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
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Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

Do you love Swedish meatballs? If so, you'll love this air fryer recipe. These delicious little meatballs are cooked to perfection in your air fryer. You'll be amazed at how crispy they are! Plus, this recipe is easy and quick to make. You'll have a tasty dinner ready in no time!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound ground beef, lean
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, or panko
  • 1 tablepoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg

Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Combine the ground beef, onions, bread crumbs (or panko), seasonings, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until the mixture is well combined.
    Swedish Meatball Ingredients
  • Using a cookie scoop or your hands, roll the meatballs, and place them into the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 380 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. (Depending on your air fryer, shake your basket frequently during the cooking process)
  • While the meatballs are cooking, make the gravy. Add the butter to a small saucepan, then over low heat, simmer until the butter is melted, and whisk in the flour. Pour in the beef broth and heavy cream, and simmer until the sauce is thickened. When the meatballs are cooked, place the meatballs into the saucepan and heat for a couple of minutes.
    Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!
    Air Fryer Swedish Meatballs

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 580kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 26gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 210mgSodium: 919mgPotassium: 488mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 990IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 3mg

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