Air Fryer Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Meatballs stuffed with mozzarella and a crispy breading made in the air fryer.
Servings: 22 meatballs
- 11 mini bocconcini balls sliced in half
Meatball Breading (optional)
In a large bowl combine the ground meat with the meatball ingredients and roll into 1 inch balls.
Slice the mini bocconcini in half and then flatten out a meatball in to the palm of your hand and place a piece of cheese in the centre. Fold the edges of the meatball around the cheese and make sure there are no open seals.
Place meatballs in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes.
Preheat air fryer to 400°F
If breading combine the pork rind crumbs and parmesan in a medium bowl. remove meatballs from fridge and roll through the breadcrumb mixture until meatball is coated. Place each meatball in a lightly greased air fryer basket.
Air Fry for 12 minutes at 400°F. You may need to fry in batches, depending on your air fryer.
Remove from air fryer basket and serve with marinara sauce, shaved parmesan and fresh basil.
Top Tip: I prefer a lean ground beef for this recipe as fattier ground beef may release more juices which in turn will release more of the melted mozzarella during the cooking process.
Tip: when compacting the meatballs try not to pack too tight, oil your hands and gently and quickly form the meatballs.
Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g