Air-Fried Meatballs and Bell Peppers

This air-fryer dinner recipe comes together in just 15 minutes. Serve with rice to complete your meal.

Meatballs and Bell Peppers on black plate
Photo: Brie Passano
Cook Time:
15 mins
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 meatballs + 2 cups bell pepper mixture


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 red, yellow, and/or orange bell peppers, cut into strips

  • 1 cup thin onion wedges

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef and/or pork

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs

  • Sliced green onions

  • Hot cooked rice (optional)


  1. Coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer at 375°F. In a large bowl combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Transfer half of the soy mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in bell peppers, onion wedges, and oil. Add ground beef and/or pork, chopped onion, and bread crumbs to reserved soy mixture in large bowl; mix well. Shape into 12 meatballs.

  2. Arrange meatballs in prepared air-fryer basket. Arrange bell pepper mixture around meatballs. Cook 15 minutes or until meatballs are done (160°F), turning meatballs and stirring bell pepper mixture once. Top servings with green onions and, if desired, serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1082mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 101.9mg 510%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Potassium 694mg 15%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 58mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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