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Air fryer sausage balls

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Air fryer sausage balls are juicy and packed full of all kinds of delicious flavors. These sausage meatballs make the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party.

Air Fryer Sausage Balls

Sausage balls

We love sausage balls  in our house, especially in the air fryer. They are easy to prep (like less than 15 minutes) and cook incredibly fast. Not only that, but the air fryer has a way to lock in the flavor and juices to give you the most incredibly tender sausage meatballs. 

This sausage meatball recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and perfect to serve at parties. You can prep and cook a lot of meatballs in your air fryer really fast. 

This recipe will be another air fryer recipe you will want to add to your weekly meal plan just like our air fryer garlic parm zucchini fries as well as air fryer Reuben fritters

Sausage Balls

How to make sausage balls in the air fryer

  • Mix together ingredients
sausage ball ingredients
  • Roll into 1″ balls
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  • Place in air fryer
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  • Cook as directed below
Sausage Balls done in air fryer

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Cooking times vary depending on the size and brand of your air fryer. We are sharing general guidelines, but it might differ a bit with your air fryer. Cook based on this recipe and then alter as needed. 
  • Don’t overmix your sausage balls. If you overmix it can lead to tough meatballs. I recommended mixing the meat mixture with your hands. 
  • Use a 2 Tablespoon cookie scoop to ensure all your meatballs are the same size. 
  • When cooking meatballs be sure they are not touching to allow them to get crispy. 
  • Get creative! Try different types of meats or add a variety of cheeses for even more flavor. 
Air Fryer Sausage



Your cooked air fryer meatballs will last about 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container. If you want to crispy them back up, place them in the air fryer to reheat. 

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This recipe makes a lot of meatballs. I love making a big batch and then freezing raw meatballs to pull out later and cook in the air fryer. 

To freeze, you will roll your meatballs and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Be sure they are not touching. Once you have rolled all your meatballs place on a tray and freeze. Allow them to freeze completely (1-2 hours). Once frozen, place them in a freezer-safe bag. 

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Cooking frozen meatballs

When you are ready to make your frozen meatballs you will pull them out of the freezer and place them in the air fryer basket. Cook them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Be sure to check the internal temperature to ensure they are fully cooked before consuming them. 

Ready for more Air fryer favorites? Try these recipes!

Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

Copycat Red Lobster Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms 

Air Fryer Red Lobster Copycat Coconut Shrimp

The Best Sausage Balls in the Air Fryer
Air Fryer Sausage Balls

Air Fryer Sausage Balls

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air fryer sausage balls are juicy and packed full of all kinds of delicious flavors. These sausage meatballs make the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party.


  • 3 Cups Bisquick 
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Pound Bulk Sausage like Jimmy Deans


  1. Preheat Air fryer to 390
  2. Mix together pork, cheese, and Bisquick.
  3. Roll into 1" Balls
  4. Cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Remove and serve


Or Bake in the oven on 350 for 20 minutes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 410mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

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