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Air Fryer BBQ Turkey Meatballs (Easy & High Protein!)

published: March 4, 2024

updated: March 4, 2024

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Our Air Fryer BBQ Turkey Meatballs are a quick, easy, and delicious way to get 31 grams of protein into your diet. These meatballs are bursting with flavor and are a hit with the whole family!

3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe

  1. They're made in the air fryer. I love the convenience that my air fryer brings to the table, and these meatballs are ready in 30 minutes or less thanks to the air fryer's ability to cook things quickly and evenly.
  2. Creamy BBQ flavor. We combined the creaminess of sharp cheddar cheese with the tanginess of BBQ sauce to deliver a crave-worthy flavor combination.
  3. Family-Friendly. When you have a crowd to feed, our Air Fryer BBQ Turkey Meatballs will serve them all. These delicious, protein-packed meatballs are family-approved!

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BBQ Turkey Meatballs made in the air fryer

Air Fryer BBQ Turkey Meatballs

Our Air Fryer BBQ Turkey Meatballs are a quick, easy, and delicious way to get 31 grams of protein into your diet. These meatballs are bursting with flavor and are a hit with the whole family!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 317 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Large spoon or ice cream scooper
  • 1 Mixing spoon
  • 1 Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Finely chopped white onion
  • 2 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Suagr-free BBQ sauce I used G. Hughes
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Add the ground beef, breadcrumbs, onions, garlic,
    cheddar, egg, worcestershire sauce, and seasonings
    to a large bowl.
  • Combine ingredients and form into one large ball.
  • Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, create 10 even
    meatballs.
  • Pre-heat air fryer to 350 degrees. Spay air fryer
    basket with cooking spray. Add meatballs into the air
    fryer in a single layer.
  • Allow meatballs to cook for 8-10 minutes. Flip.
    Continue to cook for another 8-10 minutes or until
    meatballs are cooked through (internal temperature
    should be 165 degrees).
  • Remove from air fryer, drizzle with BBQ sauce,
    serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 2meatballsCalories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 31gFat: 16g
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About the author, Tami Smith

Hi, I'm Tami, a certified macro coach, nutritionist and personal trainer! I love creating and sharing quick and easy macro-friendly recipes, and working out in my garage gym!

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