When you want an easy and delicious dinner that only takes 45 minutes, try this Easy Air Fryer Meatloaf. You only need five simple ingredients for this recipe that is grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb. This is a family favorite!

sliced meatloaf served on a plate with fresh parsley on top

My husband loves meatloaf and I do too, but it can take forever to bake in the oven (see my Taco Meatloaf recipe if you aren’t in a hurry). This shortcut method uses the air-fryer to cut the cooking time in half.

This recipe is made grain-free and low-carb by using almond flour to help add texture to this traditional American dish. I also used ketchup and mustard to help add flavor.

labeled photo with ingredients for air fryer meatloaf

Recipe Steps

Step One

Spray the basket of your air-fryer with non-stick cooking spray and preheat it to to 375 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, flour, egg, ketchup, and mustard. Reserve half the ketchup for the top of the meatloaf later on.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

ingredients for air fryer meatloaf mixed in a mixing bowl

Step Two

Use your hands to mix together the ingredients and form them into a loaf. Then, place the uncooked meatloaf in the basket of your air-fryer.

Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the basket to help prevent smoking.

uncooked meatloaf in the basket of an air fryer

Step Three

Bake the meatloaf for 15 minutes. Then, pause the air fryer and spread the rest of the ketchup on top. Bake for another 10 minutes.

baked meatloaf with ketchup on top in an air fryer

Step Four

Once the meatloaf is done cooking, turn off the air fryer and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then, slice the meatloaf and serve it hot.

sliced air fryer meatloaf with a sprinkle of parsley on top

FAQs

Can I bake this in a regular oven instead of an air fryer?

Yes! Bake the meatloaf at 375 degrees F for 50-60 minutes.

I don’t have almond flour, can I use regular flour instead?

Yes, you can use any type of flour your like. You can also use breadcrumbs, but then the recipe won’t be gluten-free or grain-free.

What brand of air-fryer do you recommend?

I have an air-fryer similar to this one.

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sliced air fryer meatloaf served on a plate

Easiest Air Fryer Meatloaf


Description

When you want an easy and delicious dinner that only takes 45 minutes, try this Easy Air Fryer Meatloaf. You only need five simple ingredients for this recipe that is grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb. This is a family favorite!


Ingredients

Scale
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup, divided (use sugar-free ketchup to keep this recipe low-carb)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Spray the basket of your air-fryer with non-stick cooking spray and preheat it to to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, flour, egg, ketchup, and mustard. Reserve half the ketchup for the top of the meatloaf later on.
  3. Use your hands to mix together the ingredients and form them into a loaf. Then, place the uncooked meatloaf in the basket of your air-fryer.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the basket to help prevent smoking.
  5. Bake the meatloaf for 15 minutes.
  6. Then, pause the air fryer and spread the rest of the ketchup on top. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  7. Once the meatloaf is done cooking, turn off the air fryer and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Then, slice the meatloaf and serve it hot.

Notes

  1. If you don’t have almond flour, you can use whatever type of flour you like.
  2. You can use grainy mustard or yellow mustard.
  3. Be sure to use sugar-free ketchup to keep this recipe low-carb.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: grain-free meatloaf, air fried meatloaf, low-carb meatloaf recipe

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