Forget the long bake time needed for a classic lasagna and use your air fryer to make these mini meat loaves. These smaller cheese-stuffed loaves "fry" in just 15 minutes.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Brie Passano

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20 mins
40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium bowl combine first 5 ingredients (through pepper). Add ground beef and bread crumbs. Combine, being careful not to overmix.

  • Divide meat mixture into four portions. Press a well into each portion, leaving 1/2-inch border around the edge. Place 2 slices of pepperoni in each well, shingling to cover the length of the well. Top each with about 6 mozzarella pearls. Press meat mixture around the filling to enclose. Shape each portion into an oblong loaf shape.

  • Place loaves in basket of air fryer, in batches. Cook at 370°F for about 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of meat reaches 165°F. Serve topped with warm marinara sauce, fresh basil and Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; fat 21g; cholesterol 136mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 11g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 2g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 4g; protein 31g; vitamin a 544.5IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 7.9mg; vitamin b6 0.6mg; folate 33.2mcg; vitamin b12 2.9mcg; sodium 601.4mg; potassium 578mg; calcium 197.8mg; iron 3.7mg.