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A plate of zoodles and turkey meatballs with serving dishes in the background.

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

For a quick and healthy dinner, try these juicy Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs. Serve them plain or with your favorite marinara sauce. This healthy recipe is made gluten-free and dairy-free.

  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups warmed marinara sauce (optional, for serving)
  • Cooked noodles or vegetable noodles (optional, for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional, for topping)


  1. Spray the inside of your air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Use your hands to combine the ingredients.
  3. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2 -inch diameter meatballs. You should have enough for 12 meatballs.
  4. Lay the meatballs in a single layer in your air fryer. Try to keep the meatballs from touching.
  5. Bake at 380°F for 12 minutes, or until the outsides of the meatballs have browned slightly.
  6. Let the meatballs cool for a few minute before serving.


  1. Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
  2. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the meatballs in two batches.
  3. The nutrition information for this recipe only includes the meatballs and does not include any noodles or sauce.

Keywords: meatballs, ground turkey, gluten-free meatballs, air fryer