Tasty air fryer turkey meatballs inspired by the flavours of Greek cuisine with dill, oregano and feta cheese. Cooked in the air fryer in under 15 minutes, not only are they quick and healthy but perfectly juicy with a crisp exterior. Great for meal prep, these turkey meatballs are so versatile.
Turkey and Feta Meatballs is one of my favourite summer recipes. These tasty air fried meatballs go so well with my Chopped Feta Salad and some orzo or rice for a healthy dinner. Dip them in tzatziki or ranch dressing, stuff them in a wrap or sandwich or serve them with Bulgur Salad for an easy lunch.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Healthy – turkey mince is a great source of lean protein, low in fat and rich in B vitamins and choline.
- Quick and Convenient – Air frying meatballs is quicker and easier than baking or pan frying. There is no need to preheat an oven (making this a great recipe for hot days) and no oily, crusted frying pans to clean up after!
- Perfect for Meal Prep – These Greek inspired meatballs are great served hot or cold, ideally with Greek salad or orzo. They will store for 3 days after cooking and can also be frozen. I love them with salad or in wraps for easy lunches.
Air Fryer Meatballs
I love using an air fryer to cook meatballs – I find it quicker, easier and less messy than oven baking or pan frying. There are so many air fryers on the market right now, to suit almost any budget. I use a Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker which has an Air Fryer function and I highly recommend it, I hardly use my oven any more!
Meatballs that are cooked in the air fryer are lovely and juicy on the inside with a nice crispy outside. Cooking time can vary based on the size of meatballs plus the air fryer you are using, as some models may vary.
I make my turkey and feta meatballs using a 5cm scoop and get roughly 20 meatballs out of the recipe. They cook perfectly in 15 minutes, and I turn them halfway through cooking.
The full list is in the recipe card below, but here are a few helpful hints about key ingredients to help you make the best Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs.
- Turkey Mince – I typically use 2% fat but you can use whatever type your prefer.
- Breadcrumbs – I make my own by pulsing pieces of bread in a food processor. This is a great tip for using up bread that is past its best. I make a batch of breadcrumbs with the end of a loaf and store them in a ziploc bag in the freezer. There’s no need to defrost frozen breadcrumbs, you can just add them to the recipe as per instructions.
- Parsley, Oregano and Dill – I use dried herbs for ease, but you can swap in fresh if you have it.
- Feta Cheese – adds a salty, savoury flavour to the meatballs and also helps to keep them juicy and moist when cooking.
- Onion and Garlic – for flavour. I use this handy mini chopper to chop them really finely. If you prefer, you can swap in 2 teaspoons each of garlic and onion powder instead.
- Egg – to bind the mixture together.
Serving and Storing
Use these air fried meatballs in a Gyro-style wrap or sandwich with salad for a tasty lunch.
Cooked turkey meatballs store in the fridge for 3 days. You can serve them chilled or reheat in the air fryer or microwave until piping hot.
Turkey meatballs can be frozen for up to 3 months either cooked or uncooked. Freeze on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper then transfer to food-safe bags. Defrost in the fridge overnight before cooking or reheating to serve. This recipe makes 4 portions but can easily be doubled if you want to cook once, eat twice!
I hope you like this recipe as much as I do! Please leave a comment or tag me on Instagram @carrieskitchen_ if you make it!
More Easy Dinner Recipes:
- Asian Inspired Pork Meatballs
- Easy Turkey Bolognese
- Baked Mediterranean Orzo
- Tomato, Basil & Chicken Spaghetti
- Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs with Feta
- 500 grams turkey mince
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 50 grams crumbled feta cheese
- 1 onion finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic finely diced
- oil spray for cooking
- To make the meatballs, combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Use your fingers or a large spoon to throughly mix everything together (damp hands really are the best utensil for this.)
- Use a cookie scoop or spoon to measure out roughly 10 meatballs. Roll and shape with your hands.
- Lightly grease the basket of your air fryer (I use an olive oil spray) and place meatballs into one layer in the basket. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Cook meatballs in the air fryer at 200℃/400℉ for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through, turning halfway.